Since 2001 ABICOR BINZEL has been active in the area of wire feeding for laser welding and brazing, and has an excellent reputation in this critical area having supplied many products to automated production lines.
Due to the continuous rise in demand for laser processes within industrial production, in 2008 a forward-looking co-operation with SCANSONIC was established, with the aim to provide complete laser joining solutions.
The partner SCANSONIC – an innovative enterprise focussed on development and production of laser optics, as well as adaptive processing heads for automated laser and arc joining processes, and ABICOR BINZEL – experienced in arc welding as well as wire feeding and with subsidiaries worldwide – complement each other perfectly.
This strategic partnership and the combination of core competencies provides an ideal condition for success within the global arena and strengthens the technology portfolio for both enterprises.
ABICOR BINZEL ROBOTIC SYSTEMS is an innovative partner for supplying complete systems and providing solutions for their forward-looking customer base.
Laser welding is used with aluminium to manufacture lighter and more visually appealing components. The laser tool empowers your process with high precision and cost effectiveness. You can choose between conventional laser welding (with or without filler material) and remote welding, based on the material and shape of your workpiece, and customized for your cycle time requirements.
The laser brazing process uses a filler metal for joining without actually melting the base material. This process allows you to achieve high precision and minimal warpage on the workpiece with excellent cost effectiveness. The materials that you are working with will determine which solder and which process parameters to select. You can use the ALO1, with its integrated seam tracking ability, for soldering with minimal technical complexity. This model is particularly suitable when working with geometries that offer only limited accessibility.
Scansonic's flagship product, the ALO3, allows you to precisely specify all process parameters relevant for seam tracking so that you are ensured of optimal soldering results.
Laser welding of steel delivers low distortion and fast integral joining. The deep-penetration welding process produces very slim seams that penetrate deeply into the material. Using the heat conductive welding process, in comparison, yields slightly wider and better looking joints. The material and the joint geometry of your application will determine whether you should use conventional welding with or without filler metal, or whether you should take advantage of remote technology.
A precise heat treatment is often a prerequisite when processing workpieces that will have a high load and a lightweight construction. Here, laser hardening allows the creation of a much more precise and more defined joint structure along the edges when compared to conventional methods. The key is that the heat treatment takes place under strict temperature control. This high precision is possible when you use our RLH-A. You can also define how wide the trace for the heat treatment should be. A built-in, rapidly moving mirror makes this possible.