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MLP series consist of the following types of machines:

  • MLP1 for micro- and nanoprocessing of composite materials, crystals, ceramics, and manufacturing of 3D structures and micromechanic devices;
  • MLP2 for precision laser marking and microprocessing of various commercially manufactured products, including in the advertising and jewelry industries;
  • MLP3 for high-accuracy laser dicing and cutting of sheet metal along complex paths with high speed, precision and contour profiling quality, without defects or burrs. Additional capabilities include scribing and processing of thin-film structures.

Depending on required processing tasks, the machines are equipped with different types of lasers (solid-state flashlamp-pumped lasers, CO2 lasers, ytterbium fiber lasers, etc.), linear-motor driven kinematic systems providing processing accuracy from 0.1 micron, and state-of-the-art control systems of our own making.

The described machines are used in the aviation and space industry, nuclear industry, electronics and instrumentation engineering, telecommunications, etc.

MLP series stations are certified under the facultative certification scheme, and engineering designs are protected by patents.

APPLICATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Laser systems MLP1-0X, MLP1-0XX.xxx. are suited for high quality dimentional machining (cutting, milling, scribing, piercing) of ceramics, polycor, sapphire and can be used for processing of microcircuit substrates, thin sheets of ferrous and non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, aluminum) and so on.

Fiber diode-pumped lasers (MLP1-0XX) and solid-state diode-pumped lasers (MLP-0X) are used in MLP1 systems as a laser radiation source. An advantage of a diode-pumped laser is high average output power and stability for the power density over 107 W/cm2. This type of lasers is better suited for the processing of thin materials and thin films.

A workpiece is fixed on a workpiece stage and moves relative to the laser spot by means of a computer-controlled precision X-Y positioning stage. MLP1 machines have a new generation linear synchronous motor drives fixed on a vibration resistant marble base. The use of fiber lasers and linear synchronous motor drives fixed on a marble base allows us to offer a breakthrough laser technology and to considerably increase the machine reliability, technical capabilities and production capacity.

The optical system responsible for forming the laser spot travels along the Z-axis with the help of the positioning system. A patented laser beam rotation system is also available. For the purpose of visual inspection of the work zone the machine optical system has a built-in TV-camera.

MLP1 series machines have a protective processing chamber with lighting and blocking system, which provides Class I laser safety. The machine also includes a pneumatic system responsible for the delivery of the neutral gas or air to the work zone; power supply unit and control units; a PC and appropriate software.

We use higher reliability new generation components in our machines. Flexible module connection and ďopen architectureĒ design allow to better meet ergonomic requirements and to expand machine technical capabilities by using options and by modernizing machine modules.

MACHINE SYSTEMS AND MODULES

Standard package:

  • Laser
  • Optical system (laser beam transmitting and shaping modules, visual control system, focusing system)
  • Positioning system (positioning stages)
  • Power supply units, cooling system and control units
  • Process modules (pneumatic system, working chamber, workpiece stage and others)
  • Machine control system (basic blocks, software package)
  • Supporting frame

Options:

  • As per specification agreed with a customer

MAIN TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND PARAMETERS

Process parameters

The machines are suited for high quality (with minimum processing defects) precision dimensional machining (cutting, drilling, milling, piercing, engraving and etc.) of 22XC ceramics, PK-1. PK2, polycor of VK100-1 type and other types of polycor up to 0.5-1 mm thick, thin metal sheets (0.1-0.5), beryllium oxide ceramic plates and other materials; thin films machining. The processing is done in the automatic mode under the programme control according to customerís drawings

Machine systems and modules requirements
SystemsRequirements
Laser (standard package)1. Quasi-CW fiber laser YLR- 250/1500-QCW Ėņ—. 2. Solid-state diode-pumped laser
Optical system1. Laser beam transmission and shaping modules: Modules with adjustable mirrors which provide horizontal reflection of laser beams and their vertical transmission. 2. Visual control system: TV observation system with monitor. Emitter of electrical signals - synchronized with vertical and horizontal scanning signals - that form a cross mark on the monitor screen and control its coordinate position. 3. Focusing system (Optical head) Cutter head accommodating the mechanism of focusing lens travel along the optical axis, gas nozzles, mechanism of nozzles alignment perpendicular to the optical axis, protective windows. Set of focusing lenses. 4. Linear motor-driven precision XY positioning stage on a marble base used for workpiece horizontal movement and Z-axis drive used for focusing lens (cutter) vertical travel.
Power supply units, cooling and control systems1. Power supply units: Power supply units for the motors of positioning stages. 2. Cooling system: Self-contained cooling system. 3. Control units: Blocking system. Status indicators. Power and energy indicator.
Process modules1. Pneumatic system: Electric valves, filter regulators, nozzles, quick detachable connectors and hoses for the delivery of gases to the work zone. 2. Working chamber: Protective working chamber equipped with a sliding door and protection window, lighting and blocking systems provides class I laser safety. 3. Workpiece stage: T-slot stage
Machine control system1. Main units: PC. Microprocessor modules. Manual control unit. Pedal. 2. Software package: Job-files processing and fulfillment. Downloading, setting and memorizing of technical parameters. System control and self-diagnosis.
Supporting frame accommodating the working chamberMable base connected with the frame through vibration dampers. Protective working chamber with transparent radiation blocking screens.
OptionsLaser beam rotation mechanism with vertical travel drive
System control

The machine control is maintained via CNC-system installed on an IBM PC compatible computer. Virtual CNC-controller AEROTECH A-3200 and real-time operating system OS RTX supporting modern multi-core processors ensure quick and accurate fulfillment of work. The system software enables to download, edit, save and fulfill job-files, to set and memorize job parameters, to carry out the system control and self-diagnostic tests during the machine operation. Work drawings can be prepared and downloaded in DXF format available in most graphics programmes (CAD, Corel-Draw, Kompas and many others)

STANDARD PACKAGE CONTENTS

Item Name:

  • Assembled laser machine (as described in paragraph 2)

Spare parts, tools and accessories (main items):

  • Infrared visualizer
  • Set of adjustable diaphragms
  • Protective glass
  • Protective spectacles with SZS-22 type protective lenses

Technical documentation and manuals:

  • Technical certificate
  • Specifications and operation manual with Appendices
  • Technical documentation for input blocks

Software CD-ROMs:

  • Installation CD with application software
  • MS Windows XP Prof., licensed CD
  • Operation manual CD
  • Drivers and CD with input blocks software

TERMS OF PAYMENT AND DELIVERY

Equipment is delivered in complete scope of supply and put into operation at Customerís premises.

Delivery contract includes two stages:

1st stage Ė Production of equipment according to approved specifications (technical requirements) and equipment acceptance at Supplierís premises. Customerís specialists are given training on equipment operation.

2nd stage Ė Equipment is assembled and put into operation at Customerís premises.

Terms of payment Ė 50% prepayment, 40% payment after equipment has been accepted by Customer at Supplierís premises (upon receipt of ready for shipment notification), 10% payment after equipment has been put into operation at Customerís premises.

Marking and micro processing laser system

General Information

Application:

MLP2-00X-3D Turbo fiber laser systems are intended for precision laser marking and micro processing of workpieces during the industrial production process, advertising and jewelry production.

Technologies used:

  • Superficial marking
  • Deep engraving (micro-milling)
  • Thin materials cutting (e.g. steel, silicon)
  • Thin-film materials processing

Materials we process: steel, aluminum, titanium, copper alloys, brass, painted metal surfaces, ceramics, plastics, polycarbonate, semiconductors, label foil, some types of paper and cardboard, acryl and others.

System operation and basic modules:

Basic modules:

  • Laser source: MLP2 systems are equipped with Ytterbium fiber lasers made by IPG Photonics. These types of lasers have the minimal power consumption and size, require no maintenance service or consumables, have excellent reliability and durability characteristics and ensure long-term failure-free system operation during the production run
  • Laser beam deflection system: Symbols, drawings and images are made by a focused laser spot moving along the workpiece surface. High speed and accuracy of laser spot positioning is achieved by means of precision two-axis galvanometer scanner. MLP2 systems use new generation galvanometer scanners manufactured by RAYLASE, Germany
  • Positioning system: Apart from the beam deflection mechanism there are also computer-controlled precision positioning stages, which allow the work piece and the marking module (laser emitter with the galvanometer scanner and the objective lens) to travel in X-Y-Z planes relative to each other. This is achieved by using a certified Z-manipulator with two-axis vertical drive for workpiece and marking module travel and XY-drive for workpiece and marking module travel. Optional rotary drive allowing workpiece rotation is also available
  • System control: System control is maintained through an IBM PC compatible computer
  • Software features: Software in Russian.The software allows to prepare the process design in vector- and raster-format files and to transfer these files into operational format Ė MCL; marking in vector and raster modes; to set technical parameters manually or by choosing an available programme mode; to work in repetition modes; to work in automatic numeration and encoding modes; to test system hardware and external units; to control engraving process and ?-drive operation. Vector or raster format work drawings, pictures or images can be downloaded in HPGL-compatible format (PLT, DXF or BMP files) of any graphics software (CAD, Corel-Draw, Adobe, Kompas or others)
  • Distinctive features and advantages: One of the system advantages is the use of a marking module (emitter + scanner) in combination with a compact precision XYZ positioning system, which enables processing both by moving the laser beam and by moving the workpiece and the marking module. This solution considerably expands technical capabilities of the system

Optional modules:

  • Rotary drive intended for workpiece rotation
  • Changeable objective lenses with different focal lengths used to increase the marking field
  • Extra smoke removal system
  • Protective cabin providing Class I laser safety
Specifications:
Laser typeYtterbium fiber laser
Radiation wavelength1.02-1.07 micrometers
Pulse repetition rate20-100 KHz
Maximum pulse energy0.5 mJ
Pulse duration0.05 Ė 0.08 microseconds
Average output power10, 20, 50 W
Galvanometer scanner:
Positioning accuracy< 3 micrometers
Standard size of the marking field110 mm ű110 mm
Positioning tables:
X travel of a workpiece400 mm
Y travel of the marking module300 mm
Z travel of a workpiece250 mm
Z travel of a workpiece250 mm
Positioning accuracy20 micrometers
Optical systemWide-angle lens
Marking (engraving) speedUp to 2000 -3000 mm per second
Mains supplySingle-phase network 220 V
Input powerNot more than 0.7-1.5 kW(depending on the laser output power and options parameters)

Package Contents

Standard Package:

  • Power supply and control modules (computer case and electronic power supply and control units of the laser emitter, drives control unit and controls)
  • Operatorís work place including monitor, keyboard and control unit
  • Marking module Ė scanning head, fiber laser and lens
  • Certified precision Z-manipulator with two-axis vertical travel drive and the work tool (laser emitter and galvanometer scanner with lens)
  • X-drive for workpiece travel
  • Y-drive for the work tool travel
  • Set of technical documentation and manuals
  • Set of spare parts, tools and accessories

Options:

  • Rotary drive for a workpiece rotation
  • Smoke removal system
  • System of monitoring, control and reading of bar-codes and DataMatrix
  • Protective cabin providing Class I laser safety

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