Prima North America, Inc. introduced and demonstrated the new Laserdyne 430 multi-axis laser system at Prima Aerodays. The two-day aerospace workshop was dedicated to presentation and demonstration of the newest material processing laser applications used in the manufacturing of aircraft and aerospace / land-based turbine components.
With over 75 international participants, including leading European aerospace manufacturers and laser experts, Aerodays featured presentations and demonstrations of the new multi-axis laser technology, including introduction of the updated Laserdyne 430, the latest system from Laserdyne Systems – Prima North America.
The Laserdyne 430 is a 3-axis system designed for precision cutting, welding and drilling 2 and 3 dimensional components. The 430 system is currently available with a 4th rotary/circular axis option, and a 5th tilt axis will be available in 2011.
The Laserdyne 430 operates at speeds up to 800 inch/min in the X, Y, Z axis (0-20 m/min) with bidirectional accuracy of 0.0005 inch (12.7 micrometer). This accuracy is throughout the system’s 600 x 400 x 500 mm work envelope, making it ideal for processing a broad range of components such as precision drilled fuel filters, electronic assemblies, and transition components at the highest rates with precision quality.
The Laserdyne 430 system has Laserdyne’S latest and most powerful system controller, the S94P. The Laserdyne 430 includes the full complement of Laserdyne hardware / software features where required, with features such as BreakThrough Detection (BTD) and Laserdyne’S patented Automatic Focus Control (AFC). These features have been employed by system users to laser process complex electronic, medical, and turbine engine components in far shorter cycle times with superior quality than other laser systems. “The Laserdyne 430 is delivered as a turnkey system with a choice of industrial Nd:YAG, CO2 and fiber lasers,” reports Terry L. VanderWert, president of Prima North America and a presenter at Prima Aerodays. “Wherever possible, we have leveraged proven technology from our Laserdyne® BeamDirector® systems and 30+ years experience in industrial laser processing to offer our customers systems with the highest performance and process reliability.”
All of Laserdyne’s lasers including the Laserdyne 430 are designed, built and tested to ASME B 5 5.54 and ISO 230 standards.