Rofin has broadened its high power DQ series of q-switched solid state lasers with introduction of the new DQ 010. The high performance lasers of the DQ series intended for use in surface applications such as ablation, cleaning and insulation, with other applications currently in development. Both the 1kW output power and increased pulse-peak performance of the DQ010 serve to reduce cycle times and operating expenses.
The DQ010 can be integrated into beam switches or power splitter modules, allowing the use of one beam source in several different production lines. This means that initial investment cost are reduced, while the increased efficiency of the beam source lowers the ongoing running costs. The high average power allows efficiency when selectively removing material. The device is suitable for solar panel ablation, mould cleaning, material coating removal, and surface treatment of flat screens.