Dukane, introduces a new Laser Welding System that allows clear-to-clear plastic welding without the need for laser absorbing additives. This system incorporates a recently developed 2 micron laser with a greatly increased absorption by clear polymers and enables a highly controlled melting through the thickness of optically clear parts. New beam delivery system integrates both, programmable multi-axes servo gantry and a scan head, supported by a proprietary LaserLinQTM software which harmonizes the action of both components moving the beam. This assures highly precise and controllable beam delivery when welding mid-size and large components.
This system also provides users with the ability to break complex weld patterns into separate geometric segments, modify each segment independently and assign different welding parameters to each segment. CCTV camera integrated within the machine enables a live weld preview on HMI screen and ability to directly monitor and record welding cycles for further analysis. All laser enclosures are Class I CDRH certified and utilize laser-safe glass viewing windows. The flexible welding system also allows for rapid change-over of a wide variety of highly specialized tooling cassettes. The tools, as a standard, incorporate binary tool ID recognition for automatic weld recipe recall. They are capable to support multi-cavity function, multiple feature detection, vision systems, and independent clamping systems in an effort to compensate for part variations. This system is designed to provide clear-to-clear laser welding solution to medical, electronics, automotive, appliances and other industries.