PyroPhotonics launches flexible laser for industrial microprocessing applications
Jun 15, 2007
PyroPhotonics has announced that it has introduced PyroFlex, the world's first industrial pulsed laser that is capable of truly shaping pulse parameters to exact specifications for microprocessing applications. PyroFlex will be on display at LASER 2007 World of Photonics, which is being held in Munich, Germany from June 18-21.
PyroPhotonics' new PyroFlex is the first technology that can flexibly and precisely "shape" the pulse parameters of the laser through a sophisticated, patent-pending digital control process which allows critical parameters including pulse width, pulse height, and even the precise pulse shape to be specified and controlled independently. This unique capability allows the application developer to generate laser pulses to precise and complex specifications.
With PyroFlex, the critical pulse parameters are controlled by software, rather than being determined by the hardware of the laser cavity. This can reduce the application development process to a timescale measured in hours rather than months, and opens the door to developing new processes that were not previously possible, increasing opportunities to create proprietary processes and applications for rapid deployment.
"For the end customer, total ROI improves significantly, productivity increases, line yields increase, and wastage drops," said Tullio Panarello, President and CEO of PyroPhotonics. "For example, in a semiconductor line, PyroFlex can mark, cut and trim all with one device - which otherwise would take three machines to do, less accurately. By specifying PyroFlex-based process tools, the end customer can eliminate an inventory of many different laser devices, and productively redeploy the specialist staff needed to operate and maintain them."
For more information, please visit www.pyrophotonics.com