Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New CeramiCore Technology

Achieve Better Engraving Quality & Energy Efficiency with Ceramic Laser Source with the groundbreaking CeramiCore® technology, Trotec is setting new standards again.

Trotec introduces a new line of CO2 laser sources from US-based manufacturer Iradion Laser, Inc. The innovative and patented laser source delivers unparalleled reliability, high engraving quality, and longevity. The resonator body where the laser radiation is generated is made of 100% ceramic. This technology is 100% unique to the industry.

Benefits of the Ceramic Design:
Traditionally, all-metal or glass laser sources are used for laser processing. CeramiCore® technology totally redefines the basic laser source concept. The ceramic design gives superior benefits compared to all metal or glass lasers. There is no aluminum welds or sealing, which leak over time. Two ceramic half shells are fused together to form the resonator during manufacturing and fired at over 800 degrees Celsius. The burning process effectively cleans the interior surface, removing any impurities.

Furthermore, all of the optical elements and the electrodes are mounted on the outside of the resonator and the gas is excited through the ceramic body. This means that there are no interior metal surfaces that could damage the gas mixture's equilibrium. The result is a pure gas composition over the lifetime of the laser source. These enhancements mean a longer lifetime of the ceramic laser source compared to traditional sources.

Ceramic lasers can be operated at much greater pressures resulting in faster pulse speeds, which are critical for high speed engraving and marking applications. Laser users can benefit from highest engraving quality at speeds up to 140 inches/second.

Also, the innovative design allows for lower energy consumption. Benchmark tests show an energy reduction rate of up to 30%.

Seamless Integration:
The laser sources have been optimized for Trotec laser systems to maximize  CeramiCore® technology's benefits.

“We've tested Iradion laser sources stringently and extensively for a number of years. We wanted to assure ourselves that CeramiCore® technology is a perfect match with Trotec laser systems. Above all, the power stability of the laser sources throughout their lifetime impressed us”, explains Stephan Fazeny, head of R&D at Trotec.

“It is our mission is to make our customers more profitable, today and tomorrow. To make this happen, the key is consulting the customer and offering the best product based on the best technology. Iradion, for us, is the perfect partner,” states Dr. Andreas Penz, CEO of the Trotec group.

About Iradion:
Iradion is a US-based manufacturer of OEM laser sources with 15 years of experience in developing and manufacturing laser source technology for sophisticated applications like ceramic scribing. Iradion’s research efforts are fully focused on their groundbreaking ceramic technology. Initially developed for one of the world’s biggest defense and security corporations, Iradion’s laser source technology was designed to provide precision, stability and longevity in the harshest environments possible.

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