13 March 2009

MEDTEC 2009 Exhibition - Laser Technology for Medical Device Manufacturing

With over 40,000 systems installed worldwide, Rofin has dedicated itself to becoming the leading manufacturer of lasers and laser based solutions for industrial materials processing.

Not only are the quality and performance expectations of the medical device manufacturing industry exceptionally high, the range of applications is wide and varied. Rofin’s laser technology has reached a level where there are products and solutions available for a diverse range of applications, and examples of systems and solutions for welding and marking will be included on the Rofin stand at the MEDTEC 2009 Exhibition.

Micro and Precision Welding
StarWeld Select is an ergonomically designed and fully integrated laser welding system. The system includes four high precision axes which can be controlled manually by use of a joystick or operated under full CNC control. This concept provides a high degree of flexibility for welding applications on medical device components. A flow controlled exhaust system with HEPA filters is also incorporated and a closed loop cooling system enables continuous operation.

StarWeld Select offers the user as much automation as they desire, with the minimum of complexity. All parameters are easily adjusted using the multi-function joystick and the large colour touch screen.


The CUBE - Configurable technology for marking
The CUBE is the ideal platform for the integration of the comprehensive range of laser sources such as solid-state, fibre or diode lasers which are available from Rofin-Baasel. Combine this range of laser sources with the array of focussing optics and axes which are available, and you have the capability to individually configure the CUBE for a multitude of marking applications for medical device components. This innovative system is equally at home in a production environment or a research laboratory.

The CUBE laser marking system provides the benefit of non-contact, abrasion-resistant, permanent marking onto many different types of material with predictable and consistent results. The laser can be used to generate alpha-numeric content, vector or rastered graphics, grey-scale, bar codes or data matrix codes.

The flexible configuration of the CUBE also provides a number of options in the way in which the system can be used. By adding a galvo scanning head and servo positioning axes, the system can be used to process large parts, or large trays of smaller parts, quickly and precisely. The system also incorporates automatic rise and fall doors, on three sides if required, which enable the system to be automatically loaded and unloaded by a robot as part of an integrated production facility. Equally the CUBE can be used as a stand-alone system which can be easily loaded and unloaded manually via the automatic doors.

Rofin-Baasel UK Limited can be found in Hall 19 – Stand Number 2032 at the MEDTEC 2008 Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham – 25th and 26th March 2009.

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