Genuine GSI OEM lamps out-perform all others. GSI Group, in close co-operation with its lamp supply partners, has made significant enhancements to its range of laser arc and flash lamps. These new and improved OEM lamps are in addition to the current range of standard JK lamps and have a significantly longer service life. The range of lamps available extends to both new model JK lasers and older JK700 series lasers.
Key Features and Benefits
- Typical lamp shot life improvements of > 2-3 times
- Retrofit to JK700 Series - direct replacement
JK401SM/501SM/802SM/1002SM/2003SM CW Lasers:
- Designed with re-usable boot assembly (recommended 10 lamp changes per boot assembly)
- Typical lamp life improvement of > 2 times
- Booted lamp design for a quick and easy lamp change, thereby maximizing laser up time
GSI has a philosophy of continuous improvement and strives to work hard on improving both its current range of JK Lamp Pumped Solid State (LPSS) lasers and on enhancing the performance and serviceability of its lasers in the field. Only GSI, as the designer of these systems, can really understand what is needed to reliably improve lamp performance without compromising laser operation and without risk of incurring damage to the laser resonator itself. Qualification trials are extensive and carried out under a wide set of operating regimes ensuring that the lamps are suitable for the complete range of parameters that the lasers are capable of. Literally tens of thousands of hours of CW running and hundreds of millions of shots pulsed operation have been run to ensure the lamp design and qualify data integrity.
Typical Lamp Life Improvements for Latest JK Lamp Technology Versus Previous Generations
Example 1: JK501SM running at full CW power (500W at the workpiece). Pair of M203178B booted lamps assemblies benchmarked against standard lamps. End of life defined as 20% drop in laser output for against starting lamp drive conditions. Actual lamp drive conditions used were maximum worst case drive condition (9kW per lamp).
Example 2: JK600HPS running at 40Hz, 5.5J per pulse (220W average power – at resonator), 0.6ms rectangular pulse. Pair of PA033540X enhanced lamps benchmarked against standard lamps (P55B6770B).
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This post was published on August 16, 2018 and updated on August 16, 2018.