Press Release


ROFIN launches the next generation of fiber lasers onto the market

Hamburg, April 12, 2013: ROFIN FL Series of fiber lasers have already firmly established themselves within the industrial production sector and are synonymous with efficiency, precision and cost-effectiveness in a large number of applications. With a new generation of fiber lasers, the ROFIN Macro Group is now enhancing its position as a quality supplier of high-performance fiber lasers. At the “LASER World of Photonics” in Munich, ROFIN will be presenting the FL 020, the first model from this series. Smaller, more compact and easier to use best describes the new performance and design enhancements. The 2 kW fiber laser, that can be equipped with up to 4 fiber outputs, comes in a smaller, wall-mountable housing, with simultaneously improved fiber handling and with reduced water requirement.

"The new version of the FL 020 embodies a large number of improvements that we have developed as a result of intensive discussions with our customers," comments Thorsten Frauenpreiß, Managing Director of ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH. "We are convinced that with the introduction of the new generation of high-performance fiber lasers, we can further expand and strengthen our market position."

All fiber lasers from the ROFIN FL Series are extremely efficient and offer excellent beam qualities. Through the use of switchable optical fibers with diameters from 100 µm up to 800 µm, the beam quality can be precisely adapted to the processing task. A far broader field of application processing can be achieved with ROFIN fiber laser technology than with earlier solid-state laser technologies. The 1 µm wavelength achieves high absorption in many materials. Fiber lasers are suitable for cutting, welding, and surface modification applications, as well as for a wide variety of scanner-based applications. The lasers are controlled by the proven ROFIN CONTROL UNIT (RCU) which is easily interfaced to a variety of industrial control systems. The RCU also features an integrated solution for scanner operation eliminating the need for a separate controller for the scanner head. For simple integration into existing system concepts, the lasers from the ROFIN FL Series are alternatively available also as a “Compact” variant with a 50 µm or 100 µm fiber.

The new ROFIN FL 020 will be presented for the first time at the “LASER World of Photonics” in Munich (Hall C2, Stand 327) from May 13 to 16, 2013.

ROFIN Macro Group

The ROFIN Macro Group, located in Hamburg/Germany, offers a wide range of high-power lasers, from sealed-off CO2 lasers to multi-kilowatt fiber lasers. The low-maintenance, diffusion-cooled CO2 Slab laser leads the multi-kilowatt range. This product is integrated into cutting lines and welding systems all over the world. Our high-power fiber lasers are used for all application fields, where shortwave (1-µm) radiation is advantageous and the flexible beam guidance with fiber optics is required. Q-switched, solid-state lasers complement the laser solutions. The product portfolio is rounded off by intelligent system technology for remote and scanner welding as well as for the welding of tubes and profiles.


Corinna Brettschneider                
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