Industry White Paper

Recirculating Chillers for Industrial Lasers

May 08, 2020 by Laird

Overview

Industrial lasers are used for a wide range of applications including cutting, welding, micromachining, additive manufacturing, and drilling. No matter the application, industrial laser systems generate a significant amount of heat.

There are several different types of industrial laser technologies, ultimately distinguished by the power density of the laser and its use. The commonality of every laser system is the need for advanced cooling of the power source and the laser optics. Temperature stability of these components is critical to ensuring the performance of the laser system.

Chillers have been used to cool industrial laser systems for decades. However, new industry refrigerant restrictions and performance requirements have led industrial laser manufactures to demand a more eco-friendly, efficient and maintenance-free chiller solution.

In this application note by Laird, explore how the efficient and environmentally-friendly Nextreme Recirculating Chiller platform quietly cools temperature sensitive components below ambient temperature to ensure optimum laser performance.

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