Press Release Summary: Product Update Benefits of Fiber vs. YAG Lasers Fiber Trumps Nd: YAG on All Fronts
Press Release Body: Fiber laser marking and cutting technology is making a significant impact on the industrial manufacturing market due to its low cost, low maintenance and increased efficiency in comparison to Nd: YAG lasers. Fiber Lasers are also considerably more affordable. The early adopters of this ultra-efficient laser equipment are already seeing an increased return on investment. Still not convinced? Check out the side by side comparison of benefits and features and decide for yourself.
Fiber Laser Nd: YAG Laser Reliability 50,000 -100,000 hours 500 - 1,000 hours (lamp-pumped) 10,000 - 20,000 hours (diode-pumped) Power Consumption 170W per hour 6kW per hour Maintenance · No maintenance · No consumables · No cleaning or aligning of mirrors · No filters (chiller) · No aligning of beam path · Optical path requires frequent adjustments to optimize power output · Periodic replacement of flash lamps, diode packs and solid state crystals · Diode pack maintenance requires factory-trained personnel and extended down time · Cleaning, replacement and aligning of laser mirrors Power Efficiency Up to 50% 2 -3% (0.2% with 3x Nd:YAG) Beam Quality Round, concentric Near M2 = 1 (<1.05) No symmetric on both sizes Inferior M2 Spot Size 50% smaller than Nd:YAG spot size Requires less power to achieve the same result Significantly larger than the fiber laser Requires more lasing power to achieve the same result Optical Path/Beam Path Flexible cable Up to 50m Mirrors, Optical Path Loss of beam quality and significant power drop-off with fiber delivery scan head system Cooling Air cooled De-ionized (DI) water Size 19" rack mount unit Large footprint Chiller No chiller necessary up to 200W, Q-switched (pulsed) or CW 30X Watt to laser output power (replacement required every 1- 2 years)
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