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.
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