January 15, 2013
TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the latest generation of its programmable focusing optics, the PFO 3D, for scanner welding, cutting, and drilling.
The maximum work area of the laser has been increased to 20.8 by 30.7 in. in elliptical form with a Z stroke of up to ±18.7 in. The maximum laser power has also been increased to up to 8 kW. Robot-mounted optics can be controlled to process on-the-fly through real-time synchronization of the scanner axes and robot axes.
The new CalibrationLine function helps determine the exact position of the focal point and the power of the laser beam. The mirror stabilization program corrects mirror positions measured in offset and gain, independent of temperature and humidity. The addition of the "wobble" feature improves material processing capabilities in bridging gaps, battery welding, and creating repeating pattern for larger contact area with a small focus spot.