Z-laser has released its ZM18 family of lasers for vision, measurement, scientific, medical and alignment applications. The lasers are available with wavelengths of red, green, blue and IR, with output powers up to 200mW. The lasers can be powered by supply voltages from 5-30V DC, and feature voltage, spike and reverse-polarity protection. At any voltage within this range, the lasers can be modulated both analogue and digitally simultaneously, at frequencies of up to 20MHz. This allows the laser intensity to be varied, while also enabling the laser to be synchronised with a camera or other equipment. Furthermore, the sophisticated electronics feature a built-in micro controller and serial interface facilitating the logging of temperature, operating hours, etc.
The laser comes with a simple, external hand focusing mechanism and the thread-mounted barrel serves as a mounting. Furthermore, the laser provides an LED laser operation and pre-failure indicator ensuring the user is aware the laser is in operation, and replacement lasers can be installed prior to the machinery equipment failing. Rated at IP67, the laser is fully waterproof.