New Optic concept AT BT
At the Fakuma exhibition in Friedrichshafen a new optical concept of the business unit Laser Plastic Welding (LPW) has been presented the first time.
The concept is based on two separated basic optics, which can be equipped with additional optical modules for beam shaping. Those basic optics differ in its features. The BT version (Base Technology) is composed with only optical components while the AT version (Advanced Technology) is equipped with additional electronics for process monitoring. The mechanical connection for the beam shaping modules, however, is the same in both optics. Thus, a simple exchange is ensured. The highlight of this development is that the modules are interchangeable. With a simple replacement, the optic can be operated with a Spot, a Ring, a Field or a Line beam shaping module.