Standnummer: 221

The new version of BeamWatch, the only non-contact beam monitoring system offered by Ophir Spiricon Europe, features 3D views of laser beam caustic and ellipticity. BeamWatch charts all beam measurements over time. This allows users to individually or automatically trace waist width and location during setup to more easily determine when the beam is aligned and in focus. An industry first, the time charts feature is also useful for high power laser users who can now monitor how beam characteristics change as the laser is used over long periods of time. BeamWatch is able to dynamically measure beams with spot sizes down to 55μm. This allows for instant readings and, therefore, rapid correction of large area cosine changes. This means smaller, higher accuracy welds and cuts, and reduced variability across parts. BeamWatch measures the Rayleigh scatter of the beam, so there is no contact and results are delivered in less than a second. This means no power restrictions; the system has already been successfully used on high power lasers up to 100kW. BeamWatch is a lightweight, compact system that monitors high power YAG, fiber, and diode lasers in the 980-1080nm range. (191 w.)