Trotec range of laser equipment are equipped with a new line of CO₂ laser sources from US-based manufacturer Iradion Laser. This patented laser source concept delivers reliability, high laser marking and engraving quality and longevity, and the resonator body where the laser radiation is generated is made of 100% ceramic.
Only laser machines with an air cooled laser source from 40 to 120 watts are equipped with CeramiCore.
Usually all-metal or all-glass laser sources are used for laser processing. CeramiCore® technology completely redefines the basic laser source, and their ceramic design gives tremendous benefits in comparison to metal or glass lasers.
There are no aluminium welds or sealings, which could potentially leak over time. This is guaranteed by the production process, which sees two ceramic half shells fused together to form the resonator. The ceramic resonator is fired at 800 degrees, and the burning process cleans the interior surface, leaving it in immaculate condition.
Pure gas composition
All optical elements are glued onto the ceramic, the electrodes 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 potentially damage the gas mixture’s equilibrium. The result is a pure gas composition which lasts the lifetime of the laser source.
Fastest pulse speeds for highest engraving quality
Ceramic lasers can be operated at much greater pressures, leading to faster pulse speeds. Higher speeds are essential to high speed engraving and marking applications processed using laser etching equipment. The innovative architecture of the electronics features lower energy consumption, with benchmark tests showing a reduction of up to 30%.
The laser sources have been optimised specially for Trotec laser equipment, maximising CeramiCore® technology’s benefits.
Iradion is a US-based manufacturer of OEM laser sources with 15 years of experience developing and manufacturing laser source technology for sophisticated applications like ceramic scribing. Initially developed for one of the world’s biggest defence and security corporations, Iradion’s laser source technology provides precision, stability and longevity in the harshest environments.