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Robotic laser system for cutting plastics
Author(s): R. Barbucha; M. Tański; K. Garasz; M. Kocik
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, an innovative concept of optical component for CO2 laser operating industrial robot is presented. The robot was rebuild and adapted for special optical path for up to 6kW CO2 laser beam to follow all of its joints up to cutting head. Originally, welding robots have some joints hollow inside. This fact was used to carry on laser beam inside robot joints. The idea for this concepts comes from the fact, that CO2 laser beam cannot be put into fiber, like in case of fiber lasers. Moreover, CO2 laser have enormous advantage over other IR lasers in cutting polymers, plastics and thermoforming materials due to its absorption for the 10,6 μm wavelength [1]. In this paper, a result of industrial robot cage with fume extraction system is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10974, Laser Technology 2018: Progress and Applications of Lasers, 109740J (4 December 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2503968
Show Author Affiliations
R. Barbucha, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery (Poland)
M. Tański, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery (Poland)
K. Garasz, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery (Poland)
M. Kocik, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10974:
Laser Technology 2018: Progress and Applications of Lasers
Jan K. Jabczynski; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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