LightWeld™ enables dramatically faster welding, is easier to learn and operate and provides higher-quality, consistent results across a wider range of materials and thicknesses than MIG or TIG with minimal distortion, undercut or burn-through. The heat-affected zone is dramatically minimized, as is the need for traditional post-processing grinding or polishing for increased productivity, less scrap and lower cost-per-part. LightWELD welds dissimilar metals of different thicknesses with ease and creates aesthetic high-strength joints with minimal or no consumable wire. Laser power up to 1500 W adjusts easily with intuitive controls to quickly set optimum weld settings for various materials and thicknesses. With 74 stored preset and user-defined process parameters, novice welders can be trained and welding in a matter of hours. Select stored modes provide up to 2500 W of high peak power for even greater welding capability.
Clearly labeled rear connections make getting started fast and easy. Laser delivery, gas and gun control is pre-wired in a 5 m (optional 10 m) cable. Just plug in the power cord and gas connection, attach the clamp to your work surface and you are ready to go. An ethernet connection provides access to advanced parameter settings to fine tune and save process parameters.
The handheld welding gun is compact, ergonomic and proven to be the most comfortable, well balanced and easy to use gun available with a selection of nozzle tips to optimize different joint types. The lightweight and built-in wobble functionality enables operators to produce high-quality welds consistently throughout the day and safely with its 2-step trigger. Wobble parameters are pre-programmed and can be saved by the operator and recalled immediately as needed.
LightWELD is a Class IV laser system and routine precautions are required for the safe operation of the equipment. Built-in features include key switch control of laser source and emergency-stop button ensure deliberate operation, fiber laser interlock verifies integrity of laser delivery to the welding gun & 2-step weld gun trigger for intentional operation. The part contact electrical interlock turns off the laser power if the welding head is not in contact with the welded parts.
Operators must wear all recommended personal protective equipment (PPE), including the IPG laser safety glasses and IPG helmet with shield provided with LightWELD™, laser-resistant and heat resistant gloves, caps, leather apron and other laser-resistant and heat-resistant clothing.