Laser and Electronics for Safer Welding of Plastics Components
Clean, fast, flexible, clean-room compatible and reliable: for the first time, LPKF Laser & Electronics is presenting laser systems for plastic welding at MT-Connect. These systems allow safe, hygienic and hermetically sealed connections between plastic components – without (chemical) additives or particles and with low mechanical component stress. The technology is used, for example, in the joining of plastic housings or geometric bodies as well as in microfluidics.
The LPKF InlineWeld 6200 is a compact laser system for plastic welding. Weld seam widths in the micrometre range, absolutely tight seams and particle-free operation predestine the system for use in medical technology. Thanks to a special fine focus variant, the laser achieves extremely fine seam structures. The system can also be equipped for the clean room. Flexible production options, material-friendly processing, hygienic and high-precision processes ensure quality and profitability.
The InlineWeld 6200 laser system requires little footprint and can be integrated into production lines. Components up to a size of 150 mm x 150 mm can be processed. From small series to large-scale production, InlineWeld operates very economically and with high performance. The latest CAM software ProSeT enables quick and easy adjustment of the welding contour. This gives users flexibility in their product design.
Standardized electrical and mechanical interfaces – also for industry 4.0 integration – enable integration into existing manufacturing execution systems. Quality assurance is ensured by seamless process monitoring and process control, which is conveniently carried out by the user’s higher-level, central control system. The welding process can be documented for each individual component with several test procedures.
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG manufactures machines and laser systems used in electronics fabrication, medical technology, the automotive sector and the production of solar cells. Around 20 percent of the workforce is engaged in research and development.