IPG Photonics introduces retrofit service

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IPG Photonics is now offering retrofit services to help customers replace older production lasers with energy-efficient fibre lasers. An experienced team, including engineers familiar with system integration, including beam delivery, application development, controllers, robots, software and safety, will provide the new service from IPG's operations in the United States, Germany, China, and Japan.

'We have had many companies approach us about replacing their CO2 and YAG laser sources on existing production lines so they can enjoy the tremendous benefits that fibre lasers provide,' commented Bill Shiner, vice president of industrial markets for IPG. 'This new service allows those companies to utilise their existing motion system or transfer line while obtaining the most reliable and cost-effective laser technology with minimal risk and down time.'

IPG now has an energy savings calculator on its website that calculates potential electrical energy savings from using a fibre laser.