Product Overview: ALO3 Adaptive Laser Brazing Optic

Product Overview: ALO3 Adaptive Laser Brazing Optic


– Hello, my name
is Jason Woolley
and I am the laser group
key account manager
here at Abicor Binzel.
Today we’re here
to talk about the
adaptive laser optic version
3 called, for short, ALO3.
The ALO3 laser optic is an
optic that uses laser light
in order to melt two pieces
of material together.
We use that in conjunction
with a wire feed system,
the Abicor Benzel MF1,
where we feed wire through
the wire feed system
and then we actually
also melt this wire.
That wire acts as a filler
material for the part itself.
It can be used in aluminum
and steel welding.
The ALO3 optic utilizes a
tactile seam tracking arm
right here that allows
you to move back and forth
and track the seam in
the wide direction.
As well as use a
telescoping axis
to move up and down
in a Z direction.
By using these two features,
we can actually track the
seam in three dimensions.
The ALO3 swivel axis allows you
to move plus or minus 90
degrees from the zero position.
In addition, we have
a telescopic axis
that can move up 13
millimeters and down seven
while maintaining an auto focus
of plus or minus 5 millimeters.
The ALO3 incorporates an auto
focus into the optic itself.
The auto focus utilizes a
columination mirror back here
that moves up and down via servo
and we read the telescopic
arm that moves up and down
that registers the Z
height of the part.
As that telescopic
axis moves up and down,
we send a signal over to the
columination lens to follow it
and this keeps the
exact spot size the same
no matter where that part is,
within the tolerance of plus
or minus five millimeters.
The ALO3 has a cover glass.
The cover glass actually
prevents spatter
from coming off of
the work surface
and contaminating the optic.
This drawer has the safety
glass that can be changed out
in order to keep the optic
in optimum running condition.
Another new feature of
the ALO3 is the PGM,
process glass monitor.
This process glass
monitor allows us
to measure the
temperature of the glass
and determine the
amount of contamination
that that glass receives.
The ALO3 optic
now has the option
to be equipped with
the sceye system.
Our sceye system is
an integrated camera
that’s coaxial to the beam
that records the process
as you’re welding.
This recording is coupled
with all of the signals
that are important
for good quality weld.
Such as laser power, wire
feed speed, robot speed.
As we’re monitoring each one
of these with the sceye system,
we can go back and look
at the videos of each weld
to determine if any
one of those parameters
is causing any kind of
issue with the weld.
It’s a fantastic diagnostic tool
for your maintenance personnel.
We have specialized
algorithms that can actually
see pores in the
weld in real time.
This allows you to
not have a secondary
or post scanning process, thus
saving you both cycle time
and money for your
capital expenditures.
The ALO3 now incorporates
a new crossjet.
It’s the skye compact crossjet.
This crossjet was
designed to outperform
the original CJ2 crossjet
normally available on the ALO3.
We are seeing up to eight
times the cover glass life
by using this new crossjet.
In addition, this crossjet
was designed specifically
for our sceye quality systems.
It allows a larger field
of view for the camera
so that you can see more
when you’re looking back
at your individual videos.
The ALO3 is made with
a modular construction
that allows it to be configured
for many different lasers.
Anything from diode lasers to
fiber lasers and disc lasers.
The ALO3 field bus can be
set up to match your plan.
Whether you use profinet,
profibus, ethernet, interbus,
or devicenet, we have a
compatible field bus for you.
The ALO3’s modular construction
includes a hershman block.
The hershman block,
located right here,
is a quick disconnect
for the ALO3 optic.
It allows you to mount the optic
on the left side
or the right side,
all while maintaining
the same TCP centerpoint.
The advantage to the customer
is in an unfortunate
crash incident,
you can quickly remove this head
all within about 15 minutes,
put a new head back on
and there is no need
to reteach your robot.
The ALO3 is perfect for
a customer who is welding
with laser and needs wire fill.
Because the wire fill is
integrated with the optic,
we use the tip of the wire
in order to follow the seam.
This patented
design by scansonic
allows the customer
to have variations
in their part tolerances
and yet still end up
with a perfect weld every time.
For more information
about the ALO3,
please go to our website
binzel-abicor.com
to the contacts page and look
for your key account manager.
I’m Jason Woolley.
Thank you for watching,
have a great day.

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