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LDMdirect

Customized Direkt Diode Lasers

The modular beam sources of the LDMdirect series enable fast and economical realization of customer-specific solutions for special applications and installation situations.
 

Design Examples

LDMdirect 2000

Ultra-compact direct diode laser for heat treatment applications with a housing width of only 50 mm. The processing head with integrated beam source and optics generates rectangular and fully homogenized laser spots that can be adapted to process requirements. Multiple processing heads can be cascaded forming a system setup.

Anwendungen

Diode lasers have been used in the manufacture of CFRP components since 2009. When tape-laying and tape-winding fibre-reinforced plastics, the tapes that have been deposited or wound are welded using lasers. The improved mechanical properties for products and weight savings of up to 70 percent lead to a continuous increase in applications with CFRP (carbon fiber-reinforced plastic) components. However, current production systems with a single machining head are limited in their maximum yield. In order to increase the production capacity of strip application systems, Laserline developed a modular direct diode laser with a housing width of less than 50 mm. The design allows the integration of several heads in one clamping. The processing head with integrated laser source and optics generates a rectangular, fully homogenized laser beam that can be adapted to the strip sizes. The maximum laser power of over 2 kW per processing head ensures high process speeds and reliable melting of the strip material. A high working distance of more than 200 mm enables contamination-free and collision-free production. The use of exclusively industry-proven standard components ensures a fast and reliable process start-up. 

LDMdirect 3000

Highly rugged and protected direct diode laser for harsh process environments.

Applications

An important field of application for diode lasers in the industrial sector is laser cladding or laser metal deposition (LMD) for the production of high-quality laser coatings. Components enhanced by diode laser cladding are used, for example, in mining, agricultural machinery or vehicle production. Special application or integration requirements make the use of fiber-coupled diode lasers difficult in individual cases. 

The design concept of this direct diode laser, which was developed for integration into a complex cladding system for engine components, is particularly suitable for harsh process environments. The process head meets the requirements of protection class IP64 and is also designed for moving operation with high accelerations.

Specifications

  LDMdirect 2000LDMdirect 3000
Max. laser power2,000 W3,000 W
 Other specifications on request
Type Direct diode laser 
Wavelength range900 nm bis 1070 nm
Weight4 kg31 kg
Dimensions 380 x 131 x 49.5 mm480 x 485.5 x 223 mm

 

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