Modern production facilities must constantly increase throughput, at less cost, with less scrap, and with minimum downtime. In this video overview, you will learn how application of new, advanced technology in measurement devices, can help both designers and users of industrial laser systems to optimize and control their processes, so they can accomplish these goals and achieve consistently good results – both in quality and quantity.continue reading
We’ve all been there before.
Struggling to reduce the cost of the BOM, we try to do everything ourselves.
After all, you’re an engineer, aren’t you? You have your own staff of hardware and software engineers, mechanical engineers, physicists, and anyone else you might need.
So, if there’s a complex part that adds a significant cost to your BOM, you’ll try to cut corners. “Let’s see how we can design that ourselves,” you say…continue reading
You might not need something for months, but when you need it, you need it yesterday.
So the saying goes for start-ups, but I expect it holds true for all companies.
The problem is, you aren’t just buying off-the-shelf sensors and figuring out where to stick them into your medical device. You need a custom solution.
Custom solutions take time to design, by definition.continue reading
What’s the one quality you need to be a great scientist? Intelligence? Diligence? If you ask Ephraim Greenfield, co-founder of Ophir, he’ll probably tell you it’s a mixture of luck and being willing to just go ahead and try something.continue reading
Many of Ophir’s OEM power sensors have a maximum average power specification of “XX watts free standing, YY watts heat sinked.” In this video, you will learn some guidelines for making sure that a sensor has been provided with proper heat sinking so it does not get damaged.continue reading
Lasers can be dangerous. For you, for your workspace, and for your measurement equipment. Some people assume high power is the problem and low power is safe. This isn’t necessarily the case, though. What you really want to look at is the power (or energy) density of the laser.continue reading
Laser beams with powers of many tens of Kilowatts are becoming more and more common in today’s applications, industrial as well as research. This video will discuss the technical challenges in measuring such lasers, and will show you a range of solutions now available from Ophir for measuring up to 100KW — safely, and accurately.continue reading
When you need to measure a beam coming out of a fiber, there are some parameters that might have a somewhat different meaning than they do when referring to “regular” beam measurements. Missing some of these points could lead to incorrect measurement, and possible equipment damage.continue reading
Usually, deciding how to measure your laser is a task of sifting through the various providers to find the laser power meter that best fits your needs. For some lasers, however, the difficulty is not in choosing a power meter, but in finding one at all.continue reading
Getting the right laser power or energy meter is like anything else. Take pens, for example. Sometimes, I just want a simple pen. Why does the salesman keep trying to offer me the deluxe pen-knife, complete with compass, GPS and calculator? I just want the pen to write with. I’m sure you’ve all said something…continue reading