“You can do Profinet, right?”
John had just ordered 10 laser welding stations for his new car manufacturing facility. As a laser system integrator, you talked to him in detail about all the specs. What exactly does he need from the laser? What sort of control equipment does he have? What else does he need?
John added, almost as an afterthought – “The facility is in Germany, so of course we want all the lasers and devices running on Profinet. You can do that, right?”
Some people prefer to use a PC to display their laser measurements. Some use a power meter.
But if you are a service technician and find yourself lugging equipment from one site to the next, this might be your saving grace.
Ophir recently released an Android app called StarViewer.
You need a sensor (thermal, photodiode, pyroelectric) to measure laser power, but how do you take that raw measurement signal and move it to a display. You have a few options, and in this post will explore the benefits of Juno – as well as the cases when other options would be preferred.
If you are a serious laser user, you know how important it is to measure it.
Power is the simplest way to gain an understanding of your laser, although it certainly doesn’t stop there.