Amada Weld Tech (Monrovia, Calif.) recently announced its WL-300A laser processing workstation, configured for nanosecond-pulsed fiber laser applications. Typical applications include marking of metals and select plastics, particularly for medical, electronic components, battery and aerospace applications.
This laser workstation is a larger version of the LMWS laser marker workstation that is designed to accommodate larger parts. Integrated with Amada Miyachi’s LMF fiber lasers (10-70 W), the WL-300A units have the same GUI and interface for transfer from prototype to production. The WL-300A is available in bench-top or floor-standing models. Standard options available include an XY table, rotary stage, cover gas module, fume extraction, bar code reader and camera systems to tailor the machines to the specific process.
The WL-300A offers motorized Z-axis for focus adjustment, access to parts and tooling, a large viewing window, an optional XY table for step-and-repeat motion and an optional compact motorized rotary axis, according to the company. Lens options include F-Theta 100 mm, 160 mm, 254 mm, and 420 mm for marking a variety of parts and sizes.
The WL-300A can handle line-art graphics; shaded graphics; TrueType fonts; single point or drill object arrays; and Data Matrix or QR code barcodes; as well as MS AutoDate, MS TextMerge, serialization, and barcode marks. Though primarily designed for laser marking and engraving applications, the laser source can also be used to weld and cut thin metals (up to 0.010” (250 micron)).
Software features include a Windows 10-compatible job editor, graphics importing tools, multi-language support and an advanced DXF filter with process optimization. Password protected security lockout is also available.