The new ExactWeld 230 from Coherent Inc. is a turnkey solution for automated, precision laser welding of metal parts. It includes a 200W (400W optional) fibre laser, part clamping, up to four-axis (x, y, z, c), user friendly software, an optional vision system, and factory automation capabilities. ExactWeld 230 is suitable for medical manufacturing such as endoscope production, as well as the fabrication of precision sensors, jewelry, timepieces and automotive electronics.
ExactWeld 230 also incorporates Coherent’s innovative SmartWeld technology for producing complex ‘beam wobble’ patterns, including circular and zigzag paths. SmartWeld enables bridging of larger gaps, which relaxes tolerances, increases process flexibility, and delivers welds with higher quality and reproducibility.
Unlike many competitive products, which address only part of the entire welding process (e.g. just a laser, part handling robotics or process monitoring equipment), Coherent ExactWeld delivers a complete, end-to-end solution. For example, a specific solution may include an integrated vision system for either operator or automated part monitoring, a pneumatically actuated precision fixturing (including sensors), and/or a rotary table for part loading/unloading. Plus, Coherent backs up ExactWeld with complete process development support to aid in the production of task-specific process recipes, and operator training to ensure operator proficiency.
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