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  • Quasi-simultaneous welding

    Quasi-simultaneous welding is a combination of contour welding and simultaneous welding. With quasi-simultaneous welding, the galvano scanner of the laser head directs the laser beam around the components so that the components combine quasi simultaneously along the welding seam. This welding technique is one of the most flexible joining technologies and allows for dramatic improvements in design freedom. In contrast to the technique of contour welding it offers a high tolerance compensation and low processing times.

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  • High-quality plastic welding

    The VL-W1 Laser welding system is equipped with our original FAYb fiber laser. It is based on the technologies we have accumulated in the last decades through the manufacturing of laser marking systems. The new Laser welding system VL-W1 has taken the proven and tested fiber technology one step further and guarantees welding results of the highest quality.

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  • Plastic welding

    The new Panasonic laser welding system creates high-quality welded joints on plastic components. The laser beam passes through the laser transparent (upper) material and is then absorbed by the laser absorbing (lower) material. The laser-absorbing material heats up and melts together with the laser-transparent material by heat transmission. During welding, a joining pressure adapted to the workpiece supports a precise junction of the plastic components.

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Highlights
Precise laser beam

Precise laser beam

Thanks to Panasonic's fiber laser technology, the laser beam of the VL-W1 series has achieved the quality level M2 < 1.1.
M2 is a numeric value which indicates the quality of the laser beam. The closer this value is to 1.0, the higher the quality of the laser beam.

High resolution

3D plastic geometries

The combination of the high-quality beam with a level of M2 < 1.1 and our proven optical design has realized a parallel light beam with minimal beam widening. This allows working on different planes in a height difference of +/- 15mm. Furthermore, it is possible to weld 3D plastic geometries to one another.

Parallel laser beam

Parallel laser beam

The parallel laser beam allows precise welding even very close to the edge of parts. This feature supports a great design freedom when it comes to designing plastic components. At the same time, component design is becoming much less expensive. Conventional laser welding systems do not offer these advantages because they produce a conical laser beam (left graphic) which is deflected at the component geometry.

Variable beam diameter

Variable beam diameter

The variable beam diameter mechanism enables the adjustment of the beam diameter between 0.7 and 2.0mm. Therefore, the desired welding width can be set without replacing the optical parts.

Integrated power correction

Integrated power correction for curved sections

With normal laser output, the heat tends to accumulate more at curved sections. This may lead to uneven welding results. The VL-W1 Laser welding system optimizes the laser output at curved sections to achieve a uniform welding result even for complex welding patterns.

Spiral function

Spiral function

The spiral width can be flexibly changed in the longitudinal or transverse direction. An appropriate pattern can be easily set according to the workpiece and the required laser energy. Even thick welding seams are no problem with the spiral function.

Software
Laser output power monitoring

Laser output power monitoring

The VL-W1 series features a high-performance monitor in its head. It monitors the laser output power accurately in real time during welding. This is extremely useful for recording and managing the laser output power.

Easy operation

Easy operation

The operation with the color touch panel (optional) is intuitive and easy. Besides inputting parameters, you can also set up any welding geometry on the touch panel. The laser position in relation to the component can be checked with the red pointer.

CAD data import

CAD data import function

Complex patterns can be produced with CAD software and imported into the VL-W1.

Data check function

Data check function

With the data check function, the code reader compares the 2D code with pre-registered data and reads the code only when the 2D code matches the predefined settings. This function provides two setting types: "Perfect match" and "Partial match." This way, you can prevent defect products from being mixed up with perfect products.

Ethernet compatibility

Ethernet compatibility

The Ethernet compatibility enables the transmission of not only the read data but also of images and quality verification data. The 2D Code Reader LP-ABR10 is equipped with a PLC link function for easy configuration of a network.

Applications

The sheer range of industries and applications for which Panasonic provides first-class solutions and systems is astounding. Our experts are able to draw on years of experience, helping them solve custom applications quickly and to perfection – just take a look at the photo gallery for some practical examples.

  • Electronic sensors

    Electronic sensors are used in different industries and it is important to protect the electronic parts inside the component against impact from dust and ambient humidity. The Panasonic laser welding system fulfills these requirements since the precise laser beam joins the contours of the sensor to each other without damaging the electronics inside.

    Used laser:

  • Digital fiber sensor

    With this digital fiber sensor FX-500 from Panasonic, the small circular infrared communication indicator is welded with the housing of the sensor. As you can see, even the smallest parts can be welded together.

    Used laser:

  • Ultra-slim light curtain SF4C series

    Panasonic uses the laser welding equipment in its own product manufacturing processes. This is also true for the production of the ultra-slim light curtain of the SF4C series. Thanks to the laser welding, the dimensions of components can be reduced.

    Used laser:

Controller VL-W1A00 dimensions

Controller VL-W1A00 dimensions

To ensure that it is possible to optimally integrate Panasonic Laser Welding Systems into existing production lines, the dimensions of the units are shown here in detail. Here you see the front and bottom view as well as rear and side view of the controller.

Controller VL-W1500 dimensions

Controller VL-W1500 dimensions

 To ensure that it is possible to optimally integrate Panasonic Laser Welding Systems into existing production lines, the dimensions of the units are shown here in detail. Here you see the front and bottom view as well as the rear and side view of the controller.

Laser head dimensions

Laser head dimensions

To ensure that it is possible to optimally integrate Panasonic Laser Welding Systems into existing production lines, the dimensions of the units are shown here in detail. Here you see the front and bottom view as well as the rear and side view of the laser head.

Specifications

50W/100W
Type Standard type Standard type
Model VL-W1500 VL-W1A00

Laser output power 50W 100W
Yb fiber laser; λ = 1070nm, class 4, CW oscillation
Output power at workpiece 45W ±5% 90W ±5%
Guide laser, pointer Red semiconductor laser; λ= 655nm; class 2 laser:
max. output 1mW
Scanner Digital galvano scanner
Setting range (X, Y) 200 × 200mm
Work distance
(base position ± preset range)
315 ±15mm
Scan speed Maximum 3000mm/s
Registration files 2048 files
Importable graphic data (file format) VEC, DXF, HPGL, BMP, JPEG
Welding geometry Straight line, circle, arc, quadrilateral, fixed point
External memory device USB media
I/O I/O terminal block, I/O connector, interlock connector, power data output (RS232C)/shutter closing output terminal
Communication interface RS232C (for system control, for power data), Ethernet (for system control)
Cooling method Laser head: air cooling, controller: forced air cooling
Power supply unit 90–132V AC or 180–264V AC, 50/60Hz (automatic switching)
Power consumption max. 530VA (at 100V AC)
max. 720VA (at 200V AC)
max. 740VA (at 100V AC)
max. 830VA (at 200V AC)
Ambient temperature 0 to +40°C (head, controller)
Storage temperature -10 to +60°C (head, controller)
Ambient humidity 35 to 85% RH (head, controller)
Degree of protection IP54 (IEC) (only for connected head section)
Supplied cables
  • Controller power supply cable: 3 ±0.1m, ø7mm for CE standard, ø9mm for PSE/CSA/UL standards
  • Head power supply cable: 5.5 ±0.1m, ø11mm
  • Head controller cable: 5.5 ±0.1m, ø12mm
Fiber cable 5 ±0.2m, ø7mm, minimum bend radius: 50mm
Net weight Laser head ≈ 12kg
Controller ≈ 28kg ≈ 35kg
Main unit display language Japanese/English
Supplied software Laser Processing Utility_VL-W1 (logo data conversion software, logo data editing software)
Supported OS Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional (32bit/64bit) (Japanese/English/Simplified Chinese)
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Downloads

Product videos

Laser Welding System VL-W1 – fiber laser welding technology

Laser Welding System VL-W1 - smart and efficient plastic welding

Factsheets

VL-W1 Factsheet

Brochures

Laser Welding System VL-W1 series