Laser specialist LAP expands its highly successful product family of CAD-PRO laser projectors to include new models with a green laser diode. The CAD-PRO LD green has a laser source with up to 30,000 hours of operating time, which is three times the service life of conventional DPSS laser modules. In addition, the unit features optimal visibility of the projected laser lines especially on dark surfaces. Developed and tested by LAP, the CADPRO LD green is without peer in the field of industry-level laser projection.
The CAD-PRO LD green includes eight new additional versions of the highly successful CAD-PRO laser projectors marketed by LAP. LAP supplies the new CAD-PRO with green diode laser as “Precision” and “High Precision” units featuring power levels of 5 mW and 10 mW. The units of power class 5 mW meet the guidelines of laser class 2M. The units of power class 10 mW meet the guidelines of laser class 3B.
The “Precision” units attain an accuracy of ±0.2 mm at one meter of projection distance, whereas the accuracy of the “High Precision” units is even better at ±0.1 mm per meter. Moreover, the green diode laser can be used for both unicolor and multicolor projections (multicolor: red+green+yellow). CAD-PRO models with conventional Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) laser technology will continue to be available for purchase.
Innovative diode technology increases production reliability
The long service life of the laser diode is a major advantage of the CAD-PRO LD green. To our customers, this means even higher reliability during manufacturing. For additional safety if the laser source fails, the laser projector can be fitted with a second green laser source for unicolor projections.
Green laser color has many benefits
The green projection color also has some tremendous benefits in applications, in which laser lines or contours need to be projected onto a dark background. Green laser lines are much more readily visible than red ones on dark, wet or patterned surfaces. The green diode (520 nm wavelength) possesses comparably high electrical/optical efficiency. Compared to the DPSS module (532 nm wavelength), the lush dark green hue of the diode laser is readily visible and is perceived as pleasant by the human eye. Green is the first choice in projections from a great distance as well. This applies specifically to objects such as rotor blades of wind turbines, since the laser projectors are often installed at great height in the factory halls. Another benefit of the CAD-PRO LD green: The laser projector made by LAP can be focused, meaning that the focus can be adjusted by remote control as a user-friendly feature.
Positive feedback on the green diode laser already at market launch
The new CAD-PRO LD green has been developed based on the successful CAD-PRO laser projectors, which have been part of LAP’s product portfolio for over 10 years. The users include corporations from the aerospace industry, automotive industry and shipbuilding industry producing components from composite materials. CAD-PRO laser projectors have also been in use for many years in rotor blade manufacturing for wind turbines, production of ready-mixed concrete parts and in stone and wood processing.