Video | October 19, 2022

Ophir BeamWatch Integrated – Automated Beam Measurement for Industrial High-Power Lasers

Source: Ophir Photonics

MKS developed the Ophir BeamWatch Integrated industrial laser beam profiler to meet the needs of material processing users. Designed for use with high-power laser beams, the measurement device combines non-contact beam profiling of the BeamWatch family and an Ophir power measurement sensor with high industrial standards in automation technology.
Beam profiling and power measurement are integrated into a closed, robust housing.

In addition to GigE, industrial interfaces such as ProfiNet, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT or CC-Link are provided to easily integrate the system in automated production lines. Within seconds, the fully automated measurement is done, and all individual laser parameters are instantaneously transferred. Additionally, an OK/NOK (good/bad) output can be configured based on based on relevant process parameters. In case of a NOK, the user can take corrective actions before bad parts are produced.