Kern Laser Systems has upgraded its HSE product line. Kern is a supplier of mid-range CO₂ laser systems with table sizes ranging from 52 x 25 inch to 80 x 120 inch and various laser sources available up to 400W. A new direct drive gantry system has been implemented that simplifies the calibration and maintenance schedule.
Matthew Dale explores some of the latest technology for manipulating and measuring the beam, including a multi-spot optical module for laser brazing and a contactless beam analysis device
Moving to very high power lasers for welding metals, like aluminium in car production, has some big benefits, as Greg Blackman finds out