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Laser Welding Systems

AMADA WELD TECH offers a complete range of turn-key semi-automated systems for laser welding which provide the fastest path from application concept to full production.

Successful laser manufacturing processes depend in large part on the successful integration of laser system.  Designers need to develop systems where the motion, laser, software, and tooling work properly and are integrated into a whole that supports the desired process flow. Putting all the pieces together can be a challenge, compounded by the fact that many integrators do not understand lasers, and might have to rely on the laser manufacturer to integrate the system. Subsequently, if a problem arises, or if changes are needed to adjust to a new product, the integrator is not in a position to modify or repair the laser system.

AMADA WELD TECH not only manufactures laser welders but also engineers and integrates laser systems and offers designers a one-stop shop for system integration. This includes running samples of the process in-house to ensure it does the entire job as specified, and answering in-depth application questions.

Products

Jupiter Advanced Laser Welding System

The Jupiter Advanced LW System is a series of Cartesian CNC workstation for laser welding of precision parts with the highest quality. AMADA WELD TECH offers its expertise to all of its customers to correctly match any welding application with the right laser welder, fibers, optics, tooling and process parameters. The Miyachi laser welders can join a wide range of (stainless) steels, nickel alloys, titanium, aluminum and copper. Typical laser welding applications include seam sealing of implantable medical devices, stents, guide wires, catheters, high frequency aerospace radar components, spot welding of small mechacnical parts, battery housings, hermetic seam welding of sensors, etc.


Key Features of the Jupiter Advanced Laser Welding System

  • Modular, stand-alone system adaptable to customers requirements
    Class-1 safety enclosure fulfills CE safety regulations
    High accuracy servo motor motion system
    Standard 3 CNC programmable axes (X,Y,Z), expandable to 5 (by adding 2 rotary axes)
    CNC G-code contour programming with powerful extensions
    Aerotech CNC controller platform
    Industrial PC for maximum certainty on product recipe and data logging storage
    PSLF (Position Synchronized Laser Firing) option to match laser output to a variable motion speed along a contour
    IMS3000 (Integrated Manufacturing Software) for integral production recipes, storing and loading of all relevant product parameters in one central database (laser, CNC, vision, operator work instructions, etc.)
    Advanced FDA/Mil-Spec compliant data logging (system messages, laser performance, serial and batch numbers and external power meter measurements)
    Integrated Remote Service and diagnostics

 

Jupiter Advanced Laser Welding System for medical device welding

Our Jupiter advanced laser welding system for medical device welding is based on our largest modular platform and suitable for welding parts up to 1400mm long. This reliable production system is cleanroom compatible and suitable for several medical applications, such as welding stent placing devices, welding sensors, welding CCTV camera housing and more. Data logging and traceability according to FDA standards is included and multiple automation modules can be integrated upon request.


Specifications

150W QCW fiber laser (1500W peak) for welding steel and Titanium
XYZ and rotary axis for welding long cylindrical parts (stents, catheters, hypotubes, etc.)
Accuracy standard <=20 microns down to <=2,5 microns for advanced drive systems
Baseplate and bridge/ gantry standard aluminum with steel. For increased accuracy granite versions available 
Aerotech motion stages, standard servo with ball screw. For increased accuracy linear motor stages are available
Product tooling with quick release functionality


 

Jupiter Glovebox Laser Welding System for Medical Implantable Devices (MID’s)

Pacemakers, defillibrators, heart rhythm monitors and cochlear implants require a perfect hermetic seal. Our Jupiter Glovebox Laser Welding Systems for Medical Implantable Devices (MID’s) are designed together with our customers. Providing a controlled and regulated gas atmosphere ensures the perfect environment for the weld process and the internal atmosphere of the welded part. Position Based Firing (PBF), better known as Synchronizing Position Synchronized Output (PSO) enables weld pulses to be spaced at regular spacing, independent of the four- or five axis motion programmed. This ensures regular heat input in sensitive areas, like sharp corners of the titanium shells. AMADA WELD TECH’s Glovebox Laser Welding systems offer a safe environment for the parts as well as the operator.


Specifications

Integrated laser, motion and environmental controls
Systems ensure a reliable weld spot overlap and a superior hermetic seal
Several laser types can be integrated, including Pulsed Nd-YAG, Pulsed fiber and CW fiber lasers
Optimized Titanium dust deposition reduction by means of laser and process settings optimizing
Several sizes  and configurations available (2, 3 or 4 gloves)
Precise control of moisture, pressure and gas composition
Full datalogging in all relevant process parameters
Parts picking and parts clamping possible
Automatic weld seam detection and alignment
Future Proof Windows 10 environment

Jupiter Laser Welding System for battery tab welding

Our Jupiter Laser Welding System for battery pack welding is a semi-automatic production system for welding high-quality battery modules for applications like power tools, aerospace, military and automotive battery modules. It can be equipped with several lasers up to 1 kW, a laser weld head with fixed optics or a galvo (scanner).  Providing a motorized XY table and a motorized Z-axis, focusing on the parts and positioning of the parts is easy. Allows for battery modules about 300x300x300mm with typical weights up to 20 kg and is suitable for thin- to medium thickness battery tabs in nickel, Hilumin, aluminum, copper and brass (300 to 500 micron thickness upper limit dependent on material and design).


Specifications

Fully enclosed laser welding system  for battery tab welding
Class I, safe to operate in a normal production environment
500W average power fiber laser in the Near Infra-Red (NIR) wavelength range
Manual operated front door for manual loading
Automatic operated side door for robot loading
Integrated Combustion Suppression unit (CSU) to safeguard the system and operator
Integrated downholder for maximum joint quality and process traceability
Outcoupling optics (laser weld head) with fixed optics or galvo (scanner)
Motorized XY table and motorized Z-axis for positioning and focusing on the parts
Integrated shielding gas delivery
Integrated fume extraction
PLC control for easy of usage and reliability in production environments


Customized Solutions

Send your sample to one of our technology centers in Europe for an evaluation. We will then determine which solution meets your needs best. AMADA WELD TECH offers feasibility testing and application consulting.

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