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Rofin introduces StarWeld Tool Open

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The new StarWeld Tool Open brings mobile laser welding to perfection. Without the time consuming toil of dismounting large tools or moulds, the user can accomplish on-site repairs and enjoy the advantages of laser welding as a flexible and location-independent process.

Goes anywhere

With swiftness and precision, a weight-compensated hinged bracket arm brings the welding head in position over the workpiece. With a range of 1.70 m horizontally and of 1.80 m in height, the user should be able to reach the target even on the large moulds or tools. The alignment of the positioning axes parallel to the welding seam makes for an intuitive control of the travelling paths. During the welding process, the system is controlled via a joystick. Usually, it is sufficient to control one axis only.

Everything on board – everything in view

150 W of laser power, integrated water/air cooling unit, positioning arm and XYZ-axes system, the user will find everything neatly integrated into a compact and mobile unit. For surveillance of the halogenlamp- or LED-illuminated processing area, a microscope or a camera with LCD screen are available, also in a trinocular configuration, if desired. The removable system control box allows programming close to the workpiece.

Optimal beam quality – precise weld seams

The Nd:YAG laser with the patented Sweet Spot resonator combines optimal first pulse behaviour with the possible beam quality. The laser was specially optimised for deployment with optical fibers. Pulse shaping and a motorized focus adjustment of 0.4 to 1.6 mm expand user options in setting weld seams, thus reducing post-processing and making user repairs even more cost-effective.

With the StarWeld Tool family, Rofin / Baasel Lasertech cover the entire range of laser deposit welding applications in mold and die production. Together with partners in the tool and mould making industries, the technical staff will find the perfect solution for users’ individual application.

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