High Power Industrial Laser Solutions
Convergent Photonics CO2 lasers, based on DC excitation technology, proven by many years of industrial production, offer high quality beam with the optimum energy distribution, high electrical efficiency, especially compared to RF excited lasers, and variable gas consumption, which minimizes operating costs. Moreover, laser gas mixture and purity tolerance is larger, especially compared to RF excited lasers.
Convergent Photonics new CF Series fiber lasers, are designed to deliver the best performance in material processing to better suit the customer needs. The highly efficient and compact CF series high power fiber lasers with output power up to 3 kW or 4kW, guarantees low maintenance operation, high reliability and superior cutting performances. Convergent Photonics Fiber lasers are very easy to integrate in different machine configurations.
Today, world’s 50% of laser drilling is performed by Convergent Photonics served Nd:YAG lasers. Our laser source is proven to work by various industries, including aerospace and land based turbine manufacturers and excel in percussion drilling and trepanning where very high peak power pulses up to 50 kW are demanded. Convergent Photonics CL Series Nd:YAG Pulse Lasers are specifically designed for laser drilling with features perfectly suited for drilling of cooling holes of turbine vanes, blades, shrouds, and combustor liners. CL Series lasers are also utilized in exotic aerospace material cutting.
Metal and steel laser cutting and laser welding
The history of Convergent Photonics dates back in1961, shortly after the invention of the laser in 1960. The CO2 product line of Convergent can be traced to 1966, with the start-up of Coherent Radiation (Palo Alto, CA). Coherent founders demonstrated their fìrst CO2 laser at the Westcon exhibition in the fall of 1966.
The first customer for the laser was the Boeing Co. where it was used “to investigate cutting and welding titanium”. In 1981, Laser Inc. began to purchase and assemble kits for CO2 lasers from Coherent and shortly thereafter, Coherent acquired Laser Inc., which became the industrial arm of Coherent, producing several models of slow flow CO2 lasers.