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ROFIN – New Manual Laser Welding Machines – Closed and Open

ROFIN celebrates the launch of its new manual laser welding systems Performance Unlimited and Performance Open. Effective June 2016, ROFIN offers its market-leading manual laser welding systems in three variants. The well-known Performance will now be complemented with another closed laser system and an open class IV workstation — a product range which offers comprehensive solutions for almost every manual laser welding task from small up to long and bulky pieces.

Performance Unlimited – freedom in welding large and bulky parts with laser-safe working chamber

Performance Unlimited - a brand new laser safety concept

The new Performance Unlimited offers a high degree of flexibility in parts handling and a closed, laser-safe working chamber. Thus the laser workstation can be operated without costly additional technical precautions. Laser safety is provided by a combination of a mechanical rocker which also works as a hand rest and a highly laser-proof multi-layer safety curtain.

Well thought out solutions in every detail

It’s the details which make the new systems outstanding. The ergonomic hand rest is made of wood providing very comfortable haptic feedback. Additionally the hand rest acts as a mechanical rocker which follows the arm movement and adapts to the operator’s working position. As an option both side walls can be equipped with brush inserts which can be mounted horizontally or vertically;  especially useful for welding on circumferential surfaces of long pieces or tubes of arbitrary length. The base plate features a removable insert and a laser-proof, flexible textile bag. With this design,  end-face welding of long work pieces, a task usually requiring special solutions, is made easy.

Performance Open

Besides the Performance Unlimited, ROFIN offers an entirely open laser class IV workstation, the Performance Open — a solution which allows a maximum degree of freedom while working on long and bulky parts.

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