Laser Selection Guide
Synrad offers a wide range of high performance CO2 lasers to fit an equally wide range of applications and material processing needs. Both output power and wavelength are critical factors in selecting the right laser for a specific application or material. Below is a table that defines Synrad lasers by Average Output Power and Wavelength to help narrow your search for the right laser. Clicking the model number in the table will connect you to a Data Sheet that will provide more detailed information. You can also look up additional information on this site by navigating to the proper model series, indicated by the first digit(s) of the model number, example: 48-1 = 48 Series laser; v30 = v Series laser; ti100 = ti Series laser.
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|Average Output Power||10.6 µm Wavelength||10.2 µm Wavelength||9.3 µm Wavelength|
|5 Watts||32-1||Contact Us||Contact Us|
|8 Watts||Contact Us||Contact Us||48-1|
|10 Watts||48-1||Contact Us||Contact Us|
|20 Watts||Contact Us||Contact Us|
|30 Watts||Contact Us||Contact Us|
|40 Watts||Contact Us||Contact Us|
|50 Watts||48-5||Contact Us||Contact Us|
|180 Watts||Contact Us||f201||Contact Us|
|200 Watts||f201||Contact Us||Contact Us|
|250 Watts||p250*||Contact Us||Contact Us|
|400 Watts||i401||Contact Us|
*- Indicates a pulsed laser with Peak Pulse Power several times higher than the Average Output Power listed above. Click on the model shown for more detail.
About Average Power and Peak Power
Generally greater average power enables either faster cutting of materials for improved throughput speed, or cutting of thicker materials. Pulse lasers generate peak power that is several times higher than average output power, delivering more efficient laser energy for reduced heat affect zone (HAZ) and melting. Higher peak power can also increase drilling or perforating speeds.
All materials have a specific wavelength of laser energy that absorbs best and achieves the desired processing effect. Synrad Applications Engineers are constantly testing materials and processes to determine the optimal CO2 laser source for a specific application and material. Below is a basic guide to laser wavelengths and optimal material processing. For more assistance or to request specific materials testing Contact Us and we'll get right back to you.
|10.6 µm||This wavelength works well for most common marking, engraving, and cutting applications. The exceptions are noted below.|
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