11 March 2008

Prima North America, the world leader in precision multi-axis laser machining systems, announced the sale of a Laserdyne 790 XS - CL50k system to C.R.M.A. (Société de Construction et de Réparation de Matériel Aéronautiqu

Laserdyne 790XS systemC.R.M.A. is a subsidiary of Air France located in Elancourt, France, specializing in repairing and refurbishing turbine engine components. Established in 1957, the company currently has over 300 employees. The C.R.M.A mission is to be the center of excellence for repairing Air France’s engines. The acquisition of the new Laserdyne 790 XS – CL50k is designed to enhance that position, according to a joint announcement made by the two companies.

Terry L. VanderWert, President of Prima North America, said the order includes both the supply of a turnkey Laserdyne 790 XS system and the development of custom laser processes and part programs for several unique C.R.M.A. operations.

“The laser process and part program development will be under the direction of Peter Thompson, Technical Director for Laserdyne Systems,” reported Mr. VanderWert. “Mr. Thompson will guide the development process for C.R.M.A. utilizing the next generation of Laserdyne hardware and software features, and oversee all facets of system use to achieve maximum productivity. This dual approach – providing an innovative laser system together with full process development -- will ensure that customers derive the full productivity and reliability of their Laserdyne systems and that they are, in a word, successful.”

C.R.M.A.’s new 790 XS is a six-axis system and has Laserdyne’S latest and most powerful controller, the S94P. The system includes a full complement of Laserdyne hardware and software features such as Optical Focus Control (OFC) and BreakThrough Detection. OFC complements Laserdyne’S patented Automatic Focus Control (AFC) and BreakThrough Detection has been proven by system users to produce parts in far shorter cycle times with superior air flow consistency.

“C.R.M.A’s commitment to Laserdyne technology is an example of another leading global aerospace company’s positive evaluation of our technology and the direction we and our parent company, Prima North America, are headed,” stated Mr. VanderWert.   “Laserdyne’S latest software and hardware, which includes the Convergent Lasers CL50k, together with the innovative concept of At Focus Drilling and Laserdyne’s exclusive Hole Diameter Compensation software, will be important to the future success for all manufacturers of turbine engine components. We are proud of our tradition of providing innovative and productive solutions to real world problems.”

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