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Founded over 25 years ago, Z-LASER is seen as the emerging leader in providing structured laser light for industrial inspection, automation, medical device and bio-photonic applications in the North America marketplace. With more than 30,000 lasers sold in North America alone in the past few years, certified as ISO 9001:2008 since 1994 and offering access to our dedicated R&D team ready to discuss your custom laser requirements or to our highly trained staff knowledgeable in many areas of machine vision and 3D using our standard products, we can fulfill your most demanding requirements. All design and manufacturing is done at our state of the art factory in Germany. With a product range that spans from 1mW to 7000mW, wavelengths from 404nm to 950nm, lasers as short as 2”, lasers that offer the best "bang for the buck" with standard IP67 build, to the industry’s first fiber coupled laser on a OEM PCB design, we have the product and the knowledge to answer any laser requirement.

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Newly Developed Blue Laser for Image Processing

POSTED 04/07/2014

iburg, Germany. Z-LASER, a leading manufacturer of lasers and laser systems, announces its new compact and powerful blue laser; the ZQ-blue. The product development of ZQ-blue combines good line performance (homogeneity ±15%) and solid IP50 protection class (higher IP rated housing is available upon request).
Newly developed blue laser for image processing
A special 1W/450nm laser diode provides ultrafine projections while simultaneously producing extremely high power density. Even for image processing applications with high ambient light interference, the highest measurement resolutions are possible with the ZQ-blue. For example at a working distance of 500mm, 73 microns FWHM can be achieved. This performance leads to new levels of accuracy in measurements for inspection applications such glowing steel, road surfaces, rails and overhead wires which are all enhanced by strong high-contrast images. Intelligent monitoring capabilities and built-in thermoelectric cooling allow for very high stability in terms of power (≤3%), wavelength and lifetime. The ZQ-blue laser can be equipped with various line and spot optics as well as a selection of diffractive optics. The ZQ-blue laser is controlled via RS-232 or RS-485 and provides a TTL modulation up to 10kHz or up to 1kHz via PLC. ZQ-blue – main features:

• 450nm up to 1W output
• Different projections available (line and point optics, diffractive optics)
• TTL modulation up to 10 kHz / PLC up to 1kHz
• RS-232 & RS-485
• 24VDC supply voltage

Founded in 1985, Z-LASER is well-known as a manufacturer of industrial laser systems for manufacturing, machine vision, measurement and medical applications as well as applications in analysis and science. The team has its own large development department that utilizes our expertise in optoelectronics and laser technology to come up with innovative solutions.

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