Alignment Lasers by Prophotonix

Laser modules provide a clear visual tool for easy alignment using spot, lines or cross generating optics

Precision alignment is fundamental for many industrial applications. Alignment lasers can help to align textiles, position saw blades automatically in a timber mill or to align wheels in assembly and servicing in automotive manufacturing.

The term “industrial alignment” incorporates a broad range of applications and requirements. The application itself and in particular, how the laser is visualized determines the requirements for each specific application. ProPhotonix offers a wide range of configurable laser modules in a variety of form factors and these can also be used as a design bank should your application have more exacting requirements.

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A clear visual guide

Designing a laser module to form a visual guide requires a highly visible laser, normally 635nm that provides a bright red laser beam, or 520nm that supplies a very clear green laser. In other applications, where a camera or similar detector monitors the alignment laser a higher wavelength can be used, typically a red laser at 650nm or wavelengths in the near infra-red. The importance of boresight accuracy also varies depending on the specific application.

For more information on boresight accuracy and other key laser specification parameters, download our ‘Optimizing System Performance: A Guide to Specifying Laser Modules’ whitepaper.

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Easy alignment using various output beams

ProPhotonix integrate optics into each of their laser modules to give the clearest output. This eases the alignment process.

Line Lasers

For many applications, for example, for alignment in the construction industry, the clearest output may be a line output. ProPhotonix select lenses from a range of fan angles to give the best line length for set-up and design.

Cross Lasers

In other applications, such as textiles, a cross laser may be preferable as it allows an extra dimension in the alignment process resulting in higher precision and improved accuracy.

Spot Lasers

Some industries require collimated spot lasers in applications where there is a range of alignment distances as objects vary in thickness. A well collimated spot laser will provide a clear guide throughout the process.

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Case Study

Alignment and Positioning in the Tire Manufacturing Industry

A manufacturer of systems for alignment and positioning in industrial environments, with particular strength in the tire and rubber industry, approached ProPhotonix for a reliable laser solution as their existing solution was prone to early-life failure. Download this case study to learn how ProPhotonix designed a more reliable, more robust and more consistent laser module system needed for their application.

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Laser Modules for Industrial Alignment

ProPhotonix provides a wide range of plug and play laser modules to suit a variety of application requirements. For high precision alignment applications utilizing a camera to visualize the laser, ProPhotonix offers a range of structured light lasers, the 3D PRO Series. Our team can work with you to provide the best solution for your specific application. As a diode distributor as well as an integrator, ProPhotonix has access to a wide range of laser diodes from high-quality manufacturers. Our experience and engineering expertise and in-house manufacturing facilities contribute to our capability to design compact, low power modules for high volume OEM systems, or high precision modules to work in challenging environments and anything in between.

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Related Products

  • Digital Compact Laser

    From just 8mm in diameter, the Digital Compact Laser allows you to benefit from digital monitoring and excellent boresighting for high accuracy and can be easily integrated into alignment systems.

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  • Photon Laser Modules

    A complete solution for OEM use, Photon modules have been designed as a compact and self-contained laser module with a wide range of options for industrial alignment and positioning.

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  • Industrial Laser Modules

    Designed and built for ease of use in tough industrial environments, these lasers offer high performance in a robust, durable, and reliable package. Line and cross optics available.

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  • 3D PRO Laser

    The 3D PRO laser offers excellent uniformity with line widths down to 40μm at 120mm in a compact form factor and is ideal for high precision alignment, pointing, and positioning.

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  • Adjustable Focus 3D PRO

    Built on the same compact platform as the 3D PRO, the Adjustable Focus 3D PRO maintains the high performance of our structured light lasers series with a user-adjustable focus ensuring precision.

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  • Compact Laser Modules

    An economical range of extremely small, efficient and reliable laser diode modules, the Compact Laser Modules offer excellent boresighting (<0.5°) for high accuracy and ease of installation.

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