Laser welding via scan systems offers advantages such as:
- low distortion – locally limited energy input to workpieces leads to low thermal and mechanical loads
- contactless – comfortably long working distances (up to approx. 1 m) offer considerable flexibility even when using industrial robots
- short process times – high weld speeds and real-time monitoring increase productivity
These characteristics, coupled with high quality and extensive workpiece-geometry design freedom, have elevated scanner laser welding to a broadly-utilized joining process in modern industrial production. And it enables welding of diverse recyclable materials (e.g. plastics, metals and glass) in various thicknesses.
Typical laser welding applications for scan systems
Quasi-simultaneous welding of plastics or glass
High weld quality, no distortion, no particles, flexible workpiece geometries
Very fine weld seams, filigree components, high precision, narrow weld radii
Remote welding for auto manufacturing
Significantly higher efficiency, higher throughput, lower costs, flexible weld geometries
Particularly suited for remote welding:
Further information is available at the website of our associated company Blackbird Robotersysteme and can be found in the report Remote laser welding benefits a variety of production applications at Industrial Lasers.