Processing Head Configurable for Range of Applications
The FLBK40 lightweight, compact processing head from Coherent is optimized for industrial laser applications with limited space and requiring minimum mass.
The FLBK40 lightweight, compact processing head from Coherent is optimized for industrial laser applications with limited space and requiring minimum mass. The FLBK40 is a modular beam delivery system with collimators, focusing lenses, cameras, camera adapters and an infrared illuminator that can be rapidly configured for a range of cutting, welding or drilling applications.
The system includes four different focal length collimators with QB connectors to match the head to the output characteristics of a range of fiber lasers. Six sets of focusing optics (four for welding and two for cutting) focus at different spot size and working distance combinations. The integrated infrared illumination and camera options are designed to provide good visibility of the work surface independent of ambient light conditions.
This family-owned job shop has developed an integrated fabrication and machine shop in order to satisfy customers' changing needs. In doing so it has become an example that other shops might want to imitate.
For trimming composite parts, this shop describes where it uses machining centers and where it uses waterjet.
At first, abrasive waterjet machines were naturally at home in the fabricating shop. Today, certain models resemble a typical, fully enclosed CNC machine and they fit well in a machining job shop setting.