nLight HP Fibre Compact

nLIGHT® Compact is the first in a line of next generation medium and high power Continuous Wave (CW) and modulated fibre lasers, ranging from 2000 Watts to 3000 Watts. This range of lasers are designed when running in modulated mode to give low heat input and low heat affected zones in a multitude of different processing applications. This generation of lasers are designed to exceed user expectations both in terms of performance and reliability, a must for OEM and bespoke machine builders manufacturing for industrial applications.

nLIGHT® Compact fibre laser incorporates several improvements over other commercially available fibre lasers, these include:

  • Advanced cutting and welding performance
  • Fail safe processing of highly reflective materials
  • Proprietary design, for high up time and ease of service
  • Durable in harsh environmental conditions
  • Laser powers 1.5 kW, 2 kW and 2.5 kW
  • QBH Connector as standard.
  • Optional fibre-to-fibre coupler or beam switch available
  • Fibre core sizes from 50µm to 300µm
  • Fibre delivery length of up to 30 meters

The nLIGHT® Compact range of lasers can rapidly pierce and cut both thick and thin metals with minimal heat affected zones. They can also be used for remote welding and battery welding. More recent applications for the nLIGHT® alta™ compact range of lasers includes surface hardening and as a reliable and robust laser source for additive manufacturing.

Coupled with nLIGHT’s back reflection isolation technology you can operate these lasers continuously at full power, processing highly reflective materials.

nLIGHT’s Compact incorporates a unique, proprietary fiber laser architecture that enables OEM, bespoke system builders and end users to manage common field service events, this results in higher machine uptime, lower cost of ownership, and an improved customer experience

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Mode of operation, Random PolarizationCW/QCW
Maximum average power (CW or Modulated)W150020002500
Power tunability%5 – 100
Power variation (8 hr)%≤ 1
Modulation frequencykHz≤ 100
Rise/fall timesµs≤ 5
Beam quality (multimode options)mm-mradTailored to customer need:
≤ 2.3 with 50 μm fiber
≤ 4 with 100 μm fiber
≤ 8 with 200 μm fiber
≤ 12 with 300 μm fiber
Wavelengthnm1080 ± 10
Operating voltageVac3-phase 380/480
Operating voltage frequencyHz50/60
Control interfaceExternal HW Control, Analog Power Control, ASCII Command Line (RS-232), GUI and API (Ethernet)
Optional control interfaceEtherCat or Ethernet/IP or DeviceNet or PROFIBUS or PROFINET
Dimensions (with casters, covers, interfaces)mm445 w x 625 h x 930 d
Optical fiber20 m, QBH connector standard
Cooling methodWater