Industrial laser applications require a stable temperature to ensure maximum performance. Thermoelectric coolers provide spot cooling for laser optics to deliver robust, low-power and maintenance-free operation. By utilizing advanced thermoelectric materials, the UltraTEC™ UTX Series achieves greater heat pumping capacity and a higher thermal insulating barrier compared to standard semiconductor materials, making it ideal for spot cooling of industrial laser applications.
Temperature stabilization is key to maintaining peak performance for any industrial laser system. With a cooling capacity of up to 400 Watts and a temperature stability to within ±0.05°C of the set point temperature, the NRC400 Nextreme Performance Chiller is ideal for cooling low-power laser applications.
With an increasing demand for advanced industrial manufacturing, laser systems have become the most important fabrication tool. While high powered lasers such as CO2 lasers are used for coarse cuts of metals, ultrafast lasers are used for fine cuts and polishing of semiconductor materials. Fiber lasers have the versatility to do both. In today’s consumer electronics, electrification of vehicles and green energy are driving the need for advanced laser machining and additive machining of complex materials.
Industrial laser applications require precise temperature control for maximum performance. Temperature changes distort laser wavelength resulting in poor welding or less precise cutting. UltraTEC™ UTX Thermoelectric Coolers provide spot cooling for industrial lasers systems to deliver robust, low-power and maintenance-free operation.
Industrial lasers are used for a wide range of applications including cutting, welding, micro-machining, additive manufacturing and drilling. No matter the application, industrial laser systems generate a significant amount of heat. There are several different types of industrial laser technologies, ultimately distinguished by the power density of the laser and its use. For all laser technologies, OEMs seek advanced cooling of the power source and the laser optics.
The increasing demand in many end markets for advanced manufacturing systems that are able to increase production and cut costs have positioned laser systems as an important fabrication tool. High-power industrial lasers can generate outputs in excess of 10,000 W when processing thick metals, generating a significant amount of heat not only in the targeted surface but also in the sensitive optics inside the laser. The temperature of these optics needs to be maintained to achieve peak performance for the tool.
Lasers come in many different sizes and power levels. High power lasers are commonly used for brazing, metal cutting, deep metal welds and metal cleaning, while low power lasers can be used for printing & marking, soldering, plastic welding and laser powder remelting. For all laser technologies, OEMs seek advanced cooling of the power source and the laser optics to maintain peak performance and long life operation.
Industrial lasers come in various sizes and power levels. Brazing, metal cutting, deep metal welds and metal cleaning require high-power lasers while printing & marking, soldering, plastic welding and laser powder remelting use low power lasers. Temperature stabilization is key to maintaining peak performance for any industrial laser system.