Gecko polygon scanners

Precision Laser Scanning is now offering two Gecko polygon scanner models: the Gecko-5-OTS polygon scanner with an 8.5mm aperture and up to 5,000 rpm; and the Gecko-33-OTS polygon scanner with a 4.5mm aperture and up to 33,000 rpm.

These two models cover the most commonly required speed ranges. Typical applications include velocimetry, laser micrometre, microscopy, laser light shows and low cost scanning to do a proof of concept. On completion of a proof of concept, an OEM can specify a custom Gecko with any number of facets and speeds up to 55,000 rpm. The controllers of the Gecko family are part of the motor, which fits well in applications requiring a compact form factor.

Analysis and opinion

After the international laser technology congress AKL, in Aachen in May, Matthew Dale learned that dramatic increases in power are on the horizon for ultrafast lasers


Greg Blackman finds that new EU PPE regulations mean that laser safety eyewear must have an operational lifespan, a change that will impact manufacturers and users alike


Keely Portway looks at how digitally networked laser machines, along with additive systems, will help improve production efficiency in the factories of the future