LightningTM II, 2-Axis Scan Head

Our highly engineered components and subsystem solutions—combined with deep expertise in advanced photonics—make us the global technology partner of choice for advanced industrial OEMs and system integrators. Our Lightning scan heads combines expertise from our Cambridge Technology engineering teams to develop a modular, all-digital scan head solution providing flexible integration options for the most demanding applications.

LightningTM II, 2-Axis Scan Head

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Description

Our 2-axis modular digital LightningTM II scan heads offer the highest speed and accuracy, ideal for advanced industrial and electronics applications such as via-hole drilling, additive manufacturing, and micromachining. Our concept tackles flexibility, engineered to work around your manufacturing design. Our scan head elements can be configured together or throughout your machine, enabling complete customization in your laser processing design. Our 2-axis modular scan heads are optimized for demanding applications requiring fast, precise scanning and continuous operation. The LightningTM II, 2-axis scan head is an all-digital solution that delivers the highest processing accuracy and speed with 24-bit position resolution.

OEM machine builders looking for a compact flexible system integration, the highest possible material throughput, continuous operation, and ability to create features such as holes, curves, lines, and patterns with precision in few micrometers can turn to the LightningTM II, 2-axis modular solution for their needs.

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Highest position accuracy in the industry

Highest position accuracy in the industry

Uses 24-bit low drift encoder technology for the highest position accuracy and stability in the industry.

Features highly engineered components

Features highly engineered components

Highly engineered Beryllium mirrors and motor design enable fast step response time for high scanning speed.

Flexible options

Flexible options

A variety of tuning types available for specific applications.

Micromachining

Micromachining

Our modular scan head solution is ideal for micromachining applications providing reliable, consistent delivery of high-precision and stable beam positioning.

Via-Hole Drilling

Via-Hole Drilling

High-duty cycles for via-hole drilling are possible using the LightningTM II scanning platform designed to deliver high-accuracy, high-speed and low drift. The proprietary, 24-bit encoder ensures unbeatable drilling precision, and each component— including our highly engineered beryllium mirrors— is tailored for dynamic performance and scanning speed using predictive positioning controls.

Specifications
Aperture 14 mm20 mm25 mm30 mm
Wavelength Options

CO2: 9.4 μm, 10.6 μm
Fiber: 1030 nm - 1090 nm
Green: 532 nm
UV: 355 nm
Broadband Coatings: 350 nm – 12 μm

CO2: 9.4 μm, 10.6 μm
Fiber: 1030 nm - 1090 nm
Green: 532 nm
UV: 355 nm
Broadband Coatings: 350 nm – 12 μm

CO2: 9.4 μm, 10.6 μm
Fiber: 1030 nm - 1090 nm
Green: 532 nm
UV: 355 nm
Broadband Coatings: 350 nm – 12 μm

CO2: 9.4 μm, 10.6 μm
Fiber: 1030 nm - 1090 nm
Green: 532 nm
UV: 355 nm
Broadband Coatings: 350 nm – 12 μm

Scan Angle

± 22°

± 22°

± 17°

± 20°

Step Response

0.36 ms

0.37 ms

0.36 ms

0.55 ms

Typical Processing Speed

50 rad/s

50 rad/s

50 rad/s

50 rad/s

Repeatability1

<1 µrad

<1 µrad

<1 µrad

<1 µrad

Notes:

All angles are in optical degrees, unless otherwise noted.

  1. RMS, per axis. 3