Selecting Your Supporting Optics

Selecting Supporting Optics

A laser point of emission is the source of your laser cleaning solution, which is why it’s so important that you have the correct supporting optics for your needs. Often, cookie-cutter laser cleaning solutions — also known as off-the-shelf solutions — will use one optic that may or may not be right for your project. This can be dangerous for your tools and parts and usually ends in frustration, underperformance, and financial losses. By custom-building your laser solution with the right supporting optics, you can avoid these buyers’ pitfalls and more.

LASER OPTIC OPTIONS

The laser optic is an element and system used primarily to transmit and manipulate the laser beam and impact beam spot size. At Adapt Laser, we determine which laser optic you need for your cleaning application based on your specific project. We offer a variety of laser optics, including:

  • OSA20
  • OSA70
  • OSH20
  • OSH50
  • OSH70
  • OSH80
  • Effiscan
  • Stamp 2-D Series
  • CleanCUBE

While our low-power laser solutions use the lower number optics — such as OSA20, etc. — the mid-power and high-power optics commonly use OSA70, OSH80, and more. This is to ensure the most efficient and effective solution for your needs. Which specific optic your laser solution will use varies on your operational and technical requirements. We’ll determine the right optics for your specific laser cleaning solution during our sales process.

IMPORTANCE OF GETTING THE RIGHT OPTIC

Using the wrong optic with your laser cleaning solution may result in damage, ineffective cleaning, slow results, and/or wasted funds. Using an optic that isn’t suitable for the laser application is dangerous to your operations — resulting in inefficient cleaning, potential environmental concerns, or operator hazards — and should be avoided. That’s why we work directly with our partners to ensure you’re getting the right laser solution for your application.

Our partner, cleanLASER, custom-builds your laser solution to the specifications that were determined during our sales process. We identify the foundational elements of the laser — what power, optics, and whether it will be handheld or automated — as well as any of the features you’ll need for the best laser cleaning experience. Common features include quick-swap elements, sensor packages, and more.

In some cases, you can change your optic after your laser solution has been built. However, this process can be expensive and will result in extended downtime. In some cases, you’ll need to ship your laser solution to our service team to allow for the optic to be exchanged with the new, desired optic. Then, you’ll be responsible for shipping costs to get the laser back to you as well as the cost of the new optic and labor. It’s for this reason that we strongly suggest getting the right optic for the job before the laser is built.

WHATEVER YOUR NEEDS, ADAPT LASER HAS A SOLUTION FOR IT

Adapt Laser specializes in the know-how and application of laser cleaning solutions. We offer products with a range between 20 and 2,000 watts and provide training to ensure your employees can get the most from their laser cleaning solutions. We’ve equipped a variety of industries and companies with laser cleaning solutions — including military and defense for the US Air Force and Navy — and hundreds of organizations trust our state-of-the-art laser cleaning solutions.

Contact us today or call (816) 466-5855 to find the right laser cleaning solution for you.

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