At a maximum pulse power as high as 10 kW, the laser’s average power ranges from 20 to 150 W. With a selectable pulse width between 0.2 ms and 50 ms and pulse energies ranging from 0.2 joules to 90 joules, it can be supplied with an air-cooled chiller or water/water heat exchanger. The laser is available with as many as six laser light cables to enable use by several workstations. The company says its power feedback control and power-supply technology provide the laser with pulse stability for precision welding thin foil, fine wire and thin-walled tubing.
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