Laser Articulated Arms

laser articulating arm

flexible mechanisms for the delivery of laser energy

A  self supported flexible, optomechanical mechanism  with smooth and easy handling  for the precise delivery of laser energy at the point of use, over a  large working area.

The free space beam path light transmission can handle high laser power levels with highly reflective dielectric mirrors.

Transmission is wavelength dependant but typically greater than 90%

The arm is gravity balanced by a counter weight or spring mechanism, combined with quality precision bearing assemblies (5 to 7 joints), gives a precise and easy and lightweight (very low operating force)  360  degree movement without the need for external support.

An enclosed beam protects the user and allows use in contaminated environments.

Fully tested and aligned, no further alignment required.

Mounts provided for application specific handpieces.

Standard options and customisations for ;

  • Clear aperture (maximum beam path diameter), standard options of 16mm, 21mm and 30mm others on request
  • Lengths/sweep, 360 degrees, standard lengths of up to 2.5m
  • Wavelengths , CW or Pulsed (Q-Switched), UV to IR, Solid Sate and gas lasers eg CO2, Ruby, HeNe, Nd:YAG (+KTP), Er:YAG )
  • Mounting types and in optics lens options for relay, collimation and focussing.
  • In column options for Galvo- mirror scanning.
  • Colour and finish of your choice.

Articulating arms have a number of key advantages.

  • very low power losses
  • no effects of dispersion
  • no coherence length restrictions
  • no bend radius limitations.
  • very low operator forces for precise use, as the mass is balanced.
  • easily designed for co-axial beams of differing wavelengths
  • no laser beam to fibre coupling reflected power losses
  • enclosed beam protects the operator
  • beam optics protected from environmental contamination 

CA21 - 21mm clear aperture

Feature Details
Overall Length
Typically 1-3 m, shorter and longer versions available on request
Clear aperture
16mm/21mm/30mm
Number of joints / mirrors
5, 6 or 7, other options available on request
Mirror dimensions
25 x 3mm or 25 x 6mm for 16mm clear aperture
Wavelengths
UV to IR wavelengths according to customer requirement. Single and dual coating for primary "power" beam and visible sighting beam
Flange type
to customer requirement
Balance mechanism
counterweight or optional spring balance
Distal Connector
to customer requirement
Materials
high quality aluminium joints, connectors etc., smooth rotating bearings, high stiffness carbon fibre tubes
Colour / finish
Decorative Black Anodised or any colour in RAL scale. Range of gloss and matt
Focussing Optics
In arm collimation, relay optics , custom optics
Beam Accuracy (on typical 1.6m arm)
position; +/-0.25mm, angle; +/-0.25mrad
Beam optics
application specific optics to focus, modify, scan the beam can be designed into the arm
Mounting Block
Arm mounts with laser input flange and mirror optics available

CA16 - 16mm clear aperture

laser articulated arm from www.albanlasersystems.com

CA30 - 30mm clear aperture

laser articulated arm

mounting block

Laser arm mounting block

standard and custom mounts for laser articulated arms with integrated optics

Feature Details
Height
110 to 122mm adjustable, or other on request
Clear aperture
16mm others on request
Mirror dimensions
25 x 3mm or 25 x 6mm for 16mm clear aperture
Wavelengths
UV to IR wavelengths according to customer requirement
Flange type
to customer requirement
Colour / finish
Decorative Black Anodised or any colour in RAL scale. Range of gloss and matt

stock arms for quick delivery

1730mm mechanical reach arms are available ex-stock

  • 6 or 7 mirror
  • 532nm wavelength