Laser 2000 has introduced the PC-Plug Sensor, from LaserPoint, which enables a PC or laptop to be used in conjunction with a sensor to create a full laser power meter instrument.
Traditionally the complete measurement set is made of a detector head connected to separate electronic unit to display results: LaserPoint has developed the next generation of laser power measurement instruments introducing new microelectronics circuitry that has reduced the complete electronics to the size of a USB 2.0 or RS232 plug.
The result is new family of measurement tools that are smaller, more economical, and easy to embed in laser systems . The PC-Plug series of sensors has been specifically developed for all those applications that do not require a display but where readings can be analysed and displayed on the now ubiquitous computer. The whole range of power values from 10 mW up to 10 kW can be covered with the available power meter heads. All the superior technologies like the super hard coating are also available for this series.
With simple plug and play functionality, no additional meter and at a lower cost, the PC Plug-USB/RS 232 sensors have all the power and sophistication of signal processing and software of a traditional power meter. The RS232 version is the most convenient platform to have power measurement integrated inside laser processing systems. The PC-Plug-USB sensors get their supply power from the USB connection while the only requirement for RS232 version is a +12VDC input.