II-VI improves laser processing head with integrated vision system

July 16, 2019
The processing head's new vision system offers high-precision seam tracking capabilities that enable filet welds in automotive manufacturing.

The RLSK remote laser processing head from II-VI (Pittsburgh, PA) now integrates a vision system to enable precision welds that are critical in next-generation automotive manufacturing. The vision system offers high-precision seam tracking capabilities that enable filet welds, saving material and offering the ability to produce vehicles that are lighter and therefore more fuel-efficient.

The processing head is capable of positioning the laser beam over its entire three-dimensional working range in milliseconds, with pinpoint positioning accuracy based on automated referencing to almost any workpiece physical feature. High-quality welds can be produced in any direction at a >10 m/min rate. It is available with an optional internal camera for process training and monitoring, and is supported by the company's RLSK Studio software suite.  

For more information, please visit ii-vi.com

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