About Our Lasers
Cutting Edge Maintenance Free
We believe our customers should use the best technology available and that’s why we offer the most advanced fiber laser markers in the world. Say goodbye to the days of changing lamps, complex alignments and water cooling. Our systems are air-cooled, solid-state and maintenance free.
In addition our MOPA laser architecture offers advantages over other average fiber lasers including increased power, advanced marking capabilities and more.
TYKMA laser advantages:
- Air-cooled solid state maintenance free design
- MOPA fiber laser technology available from 10 to 70 watts of power
- Advanced capabilities to solve the most difficult marking applications
- No lamps, water cooling or alignments and zero calibrations required
- Longest reliability; up to 100,000 hours life span with three year warranty
- Compact machine footprints with simple modular designs
Efficient Environmentally Friendly
Fiber lasers are up to ten times more efficient than traditional YAG laser systems. In addition, they use little to no energy in stand-by mode.
Our turn-key laser marking systems are designed using low power components, maximizing energy efficiency and savings.
Advanced Performance Maximum Flexibility
Pulse Duration Control with MOPA Technology
While today’s modern fiber laser technology has improved laser reliability and lifetime, many fiber lasers fall short when processing a wide variety of difficult or sensitive materials. Our MOPA technology solves this problem. Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA), is what gives our laser systems capability and performance that exceed other lasers. Our MOPA fiber laser technology offers a solution for marking on difficult materials such as gold and nickel plating, plastics, PCB and other sensitive materials and layers. In addition, ablating of anodized and painted surfaces, smooth finishing of deep engravings and annealing for medical devices can also be enhanced. Utilizing selectable waveforms and an expansive frequency range, we are able to accomplish results where other laser technologies and systems fall short. By changing waveforms we change the pulse duration and offer greater peak power at high frequencies. This setting is controlled directly within the software and is part of the overall “recipe” used when determining ideal laser settings for a particular material and mark type. This capability is currently available in our systems from 20 to 70 watts.
Application Example | Anodized Aluminum
With anodized aluminum the results are improved by selecting an optimized waveform in the software, thus lowering the pulse duration and improving the marking results. Figure 1 shows magnified marking results from a standard fiber laser marker. Figure 2 shows magnified marking results from our fiber laser using an optimized waveform improving surface finish and brightness and decreasing cycle time.
Application Example | Plastics
With plastics the results are improved by selecting an optimized waveform in the software, thus lowering the pulse duration and improving the marking results. Figure 1 shows magnified marking results from a standard fiber laser marker. Figure 2 shows magnified marking results from our fiber laser using an optimized waveform, which improved the absorption rate increasing the mark density and contrast.
Application Example | Gold Plated Semiconductor Lids
It’s critical to minimize surface penetration when marking plating or other sensitive layers on semiconductors or electronic components. When using a standard fiber laser it is difficult to mark the surface while minimizing the aggressiveness of the mark. Waveform control allows us to discolor gold plating shown in the photos above without exposing the underlying layer which can lead to corrosion.
Power and Precision
Fiber lasers offer the dynamic combination of high peak power and optimized beam quality.
This combination is ideal for deep engraving and is further enhanced with our waveform pulse control.
Near perfect beam quality and small spot sizes allow for micro markings with quality and precision.
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