UK distributor ES Technology has added to its range the Mini diode laser system manufactured by Dilas. Despite its compact dimensions (336 x 144mm) the diode laser system delivers optical output powers of up to 50W CW at 980nm from a 400μm fibre, and up to 35W CW power with a 200μm fibre. Cooling is provided by Peltier elements and air flow.
The system can either be controlled via a USB port, using software supplied by Dilas, or by conventional analogue and 24V signals. The Mini is available an an easy-to-integrate OEM version (without housing) or as a fully housed desktop version. A 5m fibre optic cable with SMA connector allows flexible beam guidance to the work area.
A range of accessories, such as processing heads with different focal spot sizes and working distances, can be used in conjunction with the Mini system, and the integrated red pilot beam facilitates alignment of the laser to the work piece. The Mini can be used for a variety of applications in direct materials processing such as selective soldering and welding of plastics, as well as for applications in illumination, analysis or research and development, for which different wavelengths (630-2,000nm) are available upon request.