Large area remote processing with high power solid state lasers
An investment in a fiber or disk laser requires the cost-effective utilization of this resource. For many application cases, a scanner system represents the most efficient variation of guiding the laser beam quickly and precisely and thus being able to do without costintensive CNC axes. Production costs per unit can be brought down by reducing cycle times, in addition it is desirable to minimize non-productive times. In this endeavor, aside from component handling, the infeed times of the machine tool play a large part. The current solution is only available for a very limited working area. On the other hand, an expansion by means of overlapping additional axis systems has a strong adverse effect on the economical advantages. Thus, there is a need for a beam deflection unit for highly dynamic solid state lasers with a large working area.