Fiber laser, CO2 laser equipment designed for stainless steel tube fabrication

April 15, 2014

Rofin offers FL series fiber laser equipment for welding thin-walled stainless steel tubes, as well as CO2 slab lasers for welding medium- and thick-walled stainless steel tubes.

The fiber lasers, with output power up to 6 kW, are suitable for welding different stainless steels and nickel-based custom materials from 80 to 150 μm thick. During the welding of thin materials, only small weld pools are developed, so processes can be realized that are not possible with conventional welding methods.

The CO2 slab lasers have an output power up to 8 kW and a beam quality of K = 0.95. They are suitable for welding wall thicknesses from 0.04 to 0.31 in.

The equipment is based on the Profile Welding System (PWS), a complete laser welding system with integrated process sensors for gap recognition and seam tracking. The new Weld Sensor allows the user to make automatic corrections to the welding position on the joint gap via the integrated control system, as well as observe the welding process.



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