High-Performance Motion and Control Solutions for Improving Throughput and Precision in Laser Materials Processing

The first laser beam was generated in 1960 with a ruby laser – today, about 60 years later – they are indispensable tools in industrial materials processing. In ablation, cutting, micromachining, drilling, or welding – in a great variety of procedures, they optimize manufacturing processes and make many future technologies even possible. For example, the electronics sector and the automotive or semiconductor industries benefit from the advanced capabilities of laser material processing.

However, process, material, work cycle, ambient conditions, and criteria such as throughput, precision, geometry, and size of the machining surface make very different demands on machine builders, system integrators, and also on the basic components of any system: The positioning of the workpiece, the laser, and their motion control. But the one and only system does not exist since solutions are as individual as there are different applications.

In order to develop the appropriate positioning solution that can also be optimally integrated into the application, PI works closely with its customers right from the start. Due to the variety of technologies and experience in precision positioning and automation, PI can react flexibly to the requirements of laser technology and offer motion solutions that meet customer needs: From single and multi-axis systems without beam deflection to highly customized solutions where the motion of galvanometer scanners and the positioning systems have to be synchronized and are able to run simultaneously.

ACS Motion Control, as part of the PI Group, allows the supply of highly sophisticated automation and motion controllers with a wide range of drive options and dedicated modules for the control of laser applications.

PI is your partner for motion and control solutions for applications such as:

Laser Ablation
Laser Micromachining
Laser Welding
Laser Cutting
Laser Drilling
Creating the Perfect Cutting Edge
Creating the Perfect Cutting Edge
Glass is indispensable for the modern consumer industry. The transparent material is used mainly for displays on smartphones, tablets, and screens. The demands on glass processing have also increased considerably because of the constant further development and large-scale production of these products.
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Synchronized Laser and Motion Control
Synchronized Control of Laser and Motion Path
Lasers have been used for many years in materials processing for welding and cutting applications. Laser technology, however, was always considered to be a specialist area, requiring complex control systems for accurate manipulation as well as significant investment and expertise.
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Enabling Higher Functional Density
Increasing the Functionality Density of Electronic Components
Smartphone, smartwatch, tablet, industry electronics, electric car, camera and security systems, hearing aids, or pace makers – PI develops motion and control solutions for large-scale laser drilling since none of these technologies can do without high functional density on printed circuit bords.
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Improving Quality in Stencil Production
Improving Speed and Cutting Quality in Stencil Production
Platform and motion control solutions for high-throughput and high-precision laser-based stencil production. For the component assembly process, this means: A higher connection density, smaller connection surface, reduced installation space, more complex components, and a higher throughput.
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Automation Platforms for Laser Material Processing

Precision – Throughput – Synchronized Motion

Version / Date
BRO67E R1 2018-06
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Version / Date
BRO67CN 2018-11
pdf - 12 MB

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Lasers are indispensable tools in industrial materials processing. In ablation, cutting, micromachining, drilling, or welding – in a wide variety of applications, they improve the quality of manufacturing processes. In our digital event you will learn more about trends, applications, and technologies to make use of the potential of lasers and to enable future technologies.


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