“PMDI / Polaris has developed a set of modular motion products that offer BOLD a competitive advantage, allowing us to focus on our laser system and the processes we create. The Polaris team is setup different; their support staff is true systems engineers focused on the complexities of integration. This focus makes them highly effective in supporting BOLD’s equipment goals and making our products even better.”
Todd E. Lizotte
President & CEO, BOLD Laser Automation
Precision Laser Welding Capability
Polaris UniverseOne™ motion control systems are being used for precision laser welding applications, including both spot and seam welding. Some advantages of laser welding compared to traditional techniques include the ability to weld a wide variety of materials, including both polymers and metals, and the ability to precisely, and simultaneously control tool path motion and laser power deposition. By delivering energy precisely, weld quality repeatability in a single part and over many parts can be exactly controlled. This leads to a near perfect weld and a tiny heat affected zone over an entire production run.
Effortless 3D Control
Polaris motion’s robotics capabilities are useful when it comes to welding complex 3D parts. With Polaris Motion’s ability for high speed, simultaneous data collection, it’s possible to analyze the melt pool in real time for in process quality assurance (IPQA®).
Features useful for laser hole drilling:
- Variable laser power control
- Constant velocity control along a seam
- Wobble using line, circle, figure eight and infinity
- Lead in and lead out path segments
- Tool center point control (TCPC)
- Robot remote welding