19 June 2019

II-VI Incorporated unveils the first commercial laser cutting head with zoom optics for ring-shaped laser beams

II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI), a global leader in laser materials processing solutions, today unveiled its new BIMO-FSC-L, the first commercially available laser processing head with zoom optics optimized for state-of-the-art ring-shaped laser beams, which greatly enhance the quality of laser cutting.

The rapidly growing adoption of ring-shaped laser beams for applications such as cutting thick mild steel is driving the demand for versatile laser cutting heads with matched optics. II-VI’s new BIMO-FSC-L laser cutting heads, with their wide magnification range of 1.3 to 3.6 and large numerical aperture of 0.18, deliver the complete solution.

“The BIMO-FSC-L is a highly sophisticated cutting head in a very compact form factor that is unmatched in the market and sets a new standard for laser processing heads in terms of cutting performance, reliability, serviceability, and user-friendly operation,” said Dr. Robert Kuba, Managing Director, II-VI HIGHYAG. “The BIMO-FSC-L is ideally suited to a new generation of laser systems with ring-shaped laser beams, which are now experiencing high demand.”

The BIMO-FSC-L heads feature zoom optics capable of independently adjusting the focal diameter and focal length over extended ranges in just milliseconds. The integrated sensor system enables a superior level of embedded intelligence that achieves maximum materials processing precision and provides just-in-time service alerts. The BIMO-FSC-L is designed with an IP65-certified, field-proven, dust- and liquid-resistant enclosure, ensuring continuous operation even in the harshest industrial manufacturing environments.

The new advanced operation of the BIMO-FSC-L can be demonstrated at any of II-VI’s global applications labs, where custom processes can be developed to customer requirements. II-VI’s broad portfolio of state-of-the-art products for laser-based materials processing includes laser processing heads, laser light cables, laser optics, and direct diode laser engines.

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