Laser selection guide

Laser Selection Guide

Synrad offers a wide range of high performance CO2 lasers to fit an equally wide range of applications and material processing needs. Both output power and wavelength are critical factors in selecting the right laser for a specific application or material. Below is a table that defines Synrad lasers by Average Output Power and Wavelength to help narrow your search for the right laser. Clicking the model number in the table will connect you to a Data Sheet that will provide more detailed information. You can also look up additional information on this site by navigating to the proper model series, indicated by the first digit(s) of the model number, example: 48-1 = 48 Series laser; v30 = v Series laser; ti100 = ti Series laser.

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Average Output Power 10.6 µm Wavelength 10.2 µm Wavelength 9.3 µm Wavelength
8 Watts Contact Us Contact Us 48-1
10 Watts 48-1 Contact Us Contact Us
20 Watts Contact Us Contact Us

v30

vi30

25 Watts 48-2

v30

vi30

48-2
30 Watts

v30

vi30

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40 Watts

v40

vi40

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50 Watts 48-5 Contact Us Contact Us
60 Watts ti60 ti60 ti60
80 Watts ti80 ti80 ti80
100 Watts

ti100

ti100P*

p100*

ti100

ti100P*

p100*

ti100

ti100P*

150 Watts p150* p150* p150*
180 Watts Contact Us f201 Contact Us
200 Watts f201 Contact Us Contact Us
250 Watts p250* Contact Us Contact Us
400 Watts

p400*

i401

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*- Indicates a pulsed laser with Peak Pulse Power several times higher than the Average Output Power listed above. Click on the model shown for more detail.

 

About Average Power and Peak Power

Generally greater average power enables either faster cutting of materials for improved throughput speed, or cutting of thicker materials. Pulse lasers generate peak power that is several times higher than average output power, delivering more efficient laser energy for reduced heat affect zone (HAZ) and melting. Higher peak power can also increase drilling or perforating speeds. 

 

About Wavelength

All materials have a specific wavelength of laser energy that absorbs best and achieves the desired processing effect. Synrad Applications Engineers are constantly testing materials and processes to determine the optimal CO2 laser source for a specific application and material. Below is a basic guide to laser wavelengths and optimal material processing. For more assistance or to request specific materials testing Contact Us and we'll get right back to you.

Wavelength Description
10.6 µm This wavelength works well for most common marking, engraving, and cutting applications. The exceptions are noted below.
10.2 µm
  • Polypropylene based films for packaging (OPP, CPP, PP); when matched with the proper output power can yield 2.5X - 4X speed increases in cutting and perforating
  • Glossy paperboard packaging; yields sharp marking detail with consistent contrast
9.3 µm
  • PET bottles; yields frosted white marks for permanent date code and/or batch marking
  • PET films (screen protectors and packaging); reduced melting and heat affect zone (HAZ) for high speed cutting and perforating
  • Polarizer films for LCD displays; when combined with high peak power reduces melting and HAZ for cutting and trimming applications
  • Polymide (Kapton) films for electronics; when combined with high peak power reduces charring for cutting, drilling and ablating applications
  • FR4/FR2 (PCBs); when combined with high peak power reduces charring for cutting, drilling, and ablating applications
  • Some Polycarbonate plastics; improved processing when combined with high peak power to reduce charring
  • Some Pebax plastic (medical tubing); better vaporization with less melting for cutting and ablating applications
  • HDPE plastic; better vaporization with less melting for cutting and engraving applications

 

 

 

 

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