LightningTM II, 3-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 LightningTM 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, 3-Axis Scan Head

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Description

Our digital LightningTM II modular scan head offers the most flexible system integration option out in the market. Designed to be build around your machine, our 3-axis modular scan head can be easily taken apart to fit into your system for a truly customized solution. Packed with the highest speed, accuracy and support for different system integration options, our LightningTM II scan heads are optimized for demanding applications requiring fast, precise scanning and continuous operation. They ensure high stability featuring nonstop, consistent performance, and offer substantial flexibility when processing over large work fields. This scan head is ideal for demanding laser material processing applications like additive manufacturing, micromachining, and converting. Our 3-axis modular solution is ideal for system engineers looking for a flexible, high-quality beam delivery solution that delivers high throughput and accuracy throughout the job, high quality finish of 3D parts and a flexible system integration.

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Industry's highest scanning speed
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Industry's highest scanning speed

Lightning TM II achieves a jump speed of up to 50 rad-optical/sec with 30mm aperture mirrors, thanks to the ingenuity in the design of our lightweight Beryllium mirrors and powerful motors. This ensures parts are build with high throughput, reducing the costs to build parts.

High quality parts
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High quality parts

LightningTM II features a digital encoder with 24-bit resolution and advanced digital servo model that ensures a scanning accuracy of 10µm or better, ensuring parts are built with high-fidelity to the design

Additive Manufacturing
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Additive Manufacturing

In complex applications like Additive Manufacturing, the physical size of the finished part, build rate and minimal feature size often dictates the complexity of the laser scanning system and its integration.

We offer a wide range of scanning products that system integrators can choose from based on the trade-offs of various requirements. For example, a machine producing large, high-quality metal parts may require multiple 3-axis full-digital scan heads for high accuracy and stability. In addition to the various options of XY scanning sets and scan heads, adding intelligent scanning control offered by our ScanMaster Controller (SMC) orchestrates laser lasing with scanning motion, further improving accuracy, processing flexibility, and throughput.

Micromachining
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Micromachining

For applications that require precise scanning in micro-spaces, our digital 3-axis scan head provides performance, accuracy without compromising in speed and continuous operation. Key features include:

• Fast step response time of 225 µsec @ 0.3mm step (f = 100mm)
• High field reliability with robust water cooling and adaptive thermal management
• Real-time position feedback with 24-bit GSBus communication (when combined with our ScanMaster controller solution)

Converting
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Converting

Laser processing systems in converting applications require versatility to perform accurately and at high speeds. Our 3-axis scan heads ensure consistent laser spot quality for field sizes up to 1.5m x 1.5m with highly accurate beam positioning. When combining our laser scanning systems with our advanced ScanMaster controller product, OEMs fully optimize scanning performance for high throughput and continuous production with a true 2D mark-on-the-fly.

Specifications
Aperture 20 mm30 mm50 mm
Wavelength Options

UV: 355 nm
Green: 532 nm

CO2: 9.36 µm, 10.6 µm
Fiber: 1060 nm - 1090 nm

CO2: 9.36 µm, 10.6 µm
Fiber: 1060 nm - 1090 nm

Typical Processing Speed1

50 rad/s

50 rad/s

18 rad/s

Repeatability2

<1 µrad

N/A

<1 µrad

Command Resolution

24-bit

24-bit

24-bit

Notes:

All angles are in optical degrees, unless otherwise noted.

1. Work field range and input aperture varies with DFM.

2. RMS, per axis.