Lasers operate at up to 20 MHz

JUNE 4, 2009--The Z M18 range of lasers, including the Z M18-B, Z M18-S, and Z M18-H, targets complex markets.

JUNE 4, 2009--The Z M18 range of lasers, including the Z M18-B, Z M18-S, and Z M18-H, targets complex markets. The lasers are available in red, green, blue, and infrared wavelengths with output powers up to 200 mW. They feature 5-30-VDC operation, with voltage, spike, and reverse polarity protection. At any voltage within this range, the lasers can be modulated both analog and digitally simultaneously, at frequencies up to 20 MHz. This allows the laser intensity to be varied while enabling the laser to be synchronized with a camera or other equipment. The electronics include a built-in microcontroller and serial interface facilitating the logging of temperature, operating hours, and other performance characteristics. An external hand focusing mechanism, thread-mounted barrel, LED laser operation, and prefailure indicator simplify installation and maintenance.
Z-Laser Optoelektronik
Freiburg, Germany
www.z-laser.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Product information
05.05.2009

Z-LASER is an internationally established designer and manufacturer of laser modules, systems and projectors for positioning applications. With over 20 years experience of producing high quality lasers, Z-LASER possesses the core competence to create unique customized solutions for technically challenging requirements.

Now Z-LASER presents a new product family:

Z M18 product family

NEW PRODUCT - RGB lasers for the vision, measurement, scientific, medical and alignment industries

Z-LASER has introduced a new range of advanced lasers to target the more complex markets. The lasers are available with wavelengths of red, green, blue and IR with output powers up to 200mW.

With these new lasers, the user no longer has to settle for a particular operating voltage as they feature 5-30VDC operation, with voltage, spike and reverse polarity protection. At any voltage within this range, the lasers can be modulated both analogue and digitally simultaneously, at frequencies of up to 20MHz. This allows the laser intensity to be varied whilst also enabling the laser to be synchronised with a camera or other equipment. Furthermore, the sophisticated electronics feature a built-in micro controller and serial interface facilitating the logging of temperature, operating hours etc.

OEMs will appreciate the simple, external hand focusing mechanism the lasers provides as well as the Thread-mounted barrel for easy and versatile mounting. Furthermore, the laser provides an LED laser operation and pre-failure indicator ensuring you are aware the laser is in operation and replacement lasers can be installed prior to the machinery equipment failing.

Rated at IP67, the laser is Ideal for applications which require washing down of the equipment!

Additional accessories include precision mounts, brackets, and universal power supplies.

Detailed information about the different family types:

Z M18-B
The Z M18-B was designed especially for industry and craft. It can be used for projection tasks in harsh environment.

The Z M18-B is a new product for a variety of applications:
Positioning
Wood, Metal and Stone processing
Textile, Food and Automotive Industry
Medical Science

The unique features:
5-30VDC operation
Powers up to 200mW
Red, infrared and green wavelengths available
Gaussian, uniform and DOE optics available
Simple, external hand focusing mechanism
IP67 rated, fully waterproof
Thread mounted for simple and versatile mounting
LED laser operation indicator
Over voltage protection with surge/spike protection
Reverse polarity protection

Z M18-S and Z M18-H
The Z M18-S and the Z M18-H was designed for vision, analysis, measurement and medical science applications. This laser combines the excellent features of the B-version with a unique modulation capability. Operating parameters can be supervised by an integrated micro-controller continuously.

The Z M18-S and the Z M18-H are new products for high-end applications:
Vision industry
Laboratory applications
Medicine
Engineering
Automotive industry

The features:
Powers up to 200mW
Red, infrared and blue wave lengths available
Gaussian, uniform and DOE optics available
Simple, external hand focusing mechanism
Up to 20MHz Analogue and TTL modulation together
APC mode with current limit or constant current
Logging of temperature, operation hours…
Built-in micro controller and serial interface
LED laser operation and pre-failure indicator
Over voltage protection with surge/spike protection

More information: www.z-laser.com

Visit Z-LASER at the exhibition Laser World of Photonics 2009 in Munich, Germany dated 15-June 2009 in hall B2, booth 101.

Z-LASER Optoelektronik GmbH
Merzhauser Str. 134
79100 Freiburg Germany
Tel.: + 49/761/29644-44
Fax: + 49/761/29644-55
info@z-laser.de
www.z-laser.com

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