Systems from ERLAS based on industrial robots for laser-assisted surface processing have been proving themselves for 20 years in toolmaking for hardening and cladding technologies, among others. One of many outstanding features is the variable applicability of the continuously developed processing head for both hardening and cladding. Both technologies are often used alternately. Based on many years of experience of ERLAS, technology data and process parameters are also available for exotic materials.
ERLASER® HARD+CLAD combines the technologies of laser beam hardening and cladding in a compact and versatile expandable system, which can be supplemented by components according to the customer's wishes and individual requirements. In the basic configuration, an industrial robot serves as the guiding machine for the high-performance processing head developed by ERLAS. A solid-state laser with a power of up to 20 kW is used as the beam source. The laser power control is performed by the integrated software with a control frequency of up to 1000 Hz. An integrated, fast temperature measurement at the processing spot with the help of a ratio pyrometer guarantees a perfect result. Thanks to the technology database, stored process parameters can be retrieved at any time and all process variables (temperature, laser power, feed rate, ....) over time are logged for each job.