• LightWELD 1500 (IPG) Handheld Laser Welding System
  • LightWELD 1500 (IPG) Handheld Laser Welding System
  • LightWELD 1500 (IPG) Handheld Laser Welding System
  • LightWELD 1500 (IPG) Handheld Laser Welding System
  • LightWELD 1500 (IPG) Handheld Laser Welding System
LightWELD 1500 (IPG) Handheld Laser Welding System

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LightWELDTM handheld laser welding is easy to learn, simple and fast to set up and provides consistent high-quality results across a wide range of materials and thicknesses. LightWELD is FASTER and Easier than Traditional MIG & TIG Welding

LightWELDTM 1500 

Handheld Laser Welding System

LightWELD is FASTER and Easier than Traditional MIG & TIG Welding

Experienced MIG and TIG users benefit from the more rapid and flexible processing capabilities of LightWELD:

  • Up to 4X faster than TIG
  • Easy to learn and operate with highest process      consistency
  • High quality welding of thick, thin and      reflective metals without distortion, deformation, undercut or      burn-through
  • Welding of dissimilar metal parts of different      thicknesses
  • Dramatically low heat input and minimized heat      affected zone
  • Minimal part setup and post-processing      grinding or polishing
  • Increased productivity with no need for      machining or straightening deformed parts

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LightWELD - Less Heat & Distortion for More Productivity & Flexibility


Traditional Welding Methods

LightWELD Laser Welding

Speed

Average

Up to 4X   Faster than TIG

Quality

Depends on   user experience

Consistent   high-quality results

Learning Curve

Steep

Quick and easy

Material   Flexibility

Limited with   consumables changes

Wide range   with no set up

Distortion   & Deformation

High

Very Low

Heat Affected   Zone

Large

Small

Wobble Welding

No

Yes - up to 5   mm additional weld width



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TIG welding may generate extreme heat that deforms thin materials, produces poor visual finishes, is difficult when welding copper and limited welding metals of dissimilar thicknesses.

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MIG welding requires consumable wire, material pre-cleaning and beveled joints for thick metals for full penetration.  Travel and work angles are limited and vertical positions are extremely challenging.

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LightWELD enables dramatically faster welding, is easier to learn and operate, and provides higher-quality, consistent results across a wider range of materials and thicknesses than MIG or TIG with minimal distortion, deformation, undercut or burn-through.

LightWELD welds dissimilar metals of different thicknesses with ease and creates aesthetic high-strength joints with minimal or no consumable wire.

 


LightWELD - Built-in Parameters & Stored Modes Ensure Optimized Welds 

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  • Simple mode selection for      consistent high-quality welds 
  • Less skilled operators      require less training and weld like seasoned professionals quickly, reducing      labor costs while preserving quality
  • Modes include wobble      parameters for wider seams and for parts with poor fit-up
  • Advanced users create and      store programs for material combinations and can switch between modes      instantly
    • Saved modes are used by       less skilled operators to produce the same results, increasing       productivity and decreasing scrap

 

LightWELD - Complete Laser Welding Source 
and Controls in a Single Unit

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  • Adjustable laser power      up to 1500 W
  • Preset & user-defined      modes optimize material-thickness combinations and can provide up to 2500      W High Peak Power for even greater capability
  • Wobble welding      controls for frequency and width increase capability and produce highly      aesthetic seams
  • Rear panel provides intuitive      connections for power, process gas and external accessory controls
  • Unique air-cooling      eliminates the added expense and complexity of associated water cooling      required in other laser welding systems

 

LightWELD Material Range

Material
Thickness
Single Side weld
Thickness
Double Side Weld

Stainless Steel

up to 4 mm

up to 10 mm

Galvanized Steel

up to 4 mm

up to 10 mm

Mild Steel

up to 4 mm

up to 10 mm

Aluminum

up to 4 mm

up to 10 mm

Copper

up to 1 mm

up to 2 mm


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Thick, thin, reflective and dissimilar metal welding without wire that is difficult or impossible with traditional methods, plus materials with different electrical conductivity

 

LightWELD - Maximum Welding Capability with Minimal Rework

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  • Weld metals that are difficult or impossible with TIG
    • Copper and high/low electrical conductivity metals
    • Thick metals to thin sheets and thin section parts
  • Weld seams and corners with minimal or no wire
    • Highly aesthetic fillets in high-strength joints without excess       metal
    • Significant reduction in post-weld grinding or sanding, reducing       labor costs
    • Eliminates the need for cleanup or disposal

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LightWELD - Process Automation & Programmability

  • Predefined welding parameters for      high-quality, consistent welds
  • Novice welders are trained and welding in a      matter of hours, reducing training and production costs
  • Simple controls for selection of 74 stored      modes and saving of user-defined process parameters
    • Customized parameters for laser power, wobble       width and frequency are saved to user-modes and recalled as needed
    • Simple mode selection allows rapid switching       between different material thickness combinations
    • Novice welders use stored parameters to       achieve the same high-quality, consistent welds as seasoned operators

LightWELD - 1500 W Fiber Laser Source Power

  • IPG world leading, solid-state, zero-maintenance fiber laser source      ensures maximum reliability in industrial environments
  • Unmatched laser stability guarantees consistent power across the      entire output range from 150 - 1500 W
  • Select stored modes enable up to 2500 W of High Peak Power for even      more capability

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Compact Handheld Welding Gun

Ergonomic, lightweight and proven to be the most comfortable and easy to use laser welding gun with built-in wobble functionality

  • 2-step trigger and welding part contact sensor enhance operator      safety
  • Included selection of tips for optimum welding of different joint      types
  • 5 m (16 ft) umbilical connection caries fiber laser delivery, gas and      electrical signals to the base unit - optional 10 m (32 ft)
  • Compatible with all leading wire feeders

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Built-in Wobble Welding for Increased Productivity

  • Simple on-the-fly control      of up to 5 mm of additional weld width with selectable frequencies
  • Creates highly aesthetic seams and welding of parts with poor fit-up
  • Wobble parameters are      preprogrammed and can be saved by the operator and recalled immediately as      needed

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Optional Wire Feeding Package

Wire welding capability extends laser welding applications to poorly fit-up parts

Used for low carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and non-ferrous metals and alloys

Wire feed speed range 40 – 600 cm/min (15 - 230 ipm)

Wire diameter capacity 0.8, 1.0, 1.2 and 1.6 mm ( 0.035''- 0.063'')

Package includes wire feed unit, electrical connections, nozzle assembly and IPG Process Mode software

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The FIRST Truly Portable Laser Welding System

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  • The smallest and lightest      laser welding system available
  • Fits on welding cart      reducing floor space and increasing portability
  • Robust steel construction      for workshop durability and remote location transport
  • Built-in automatic air      cooling
  • Integrated programmable      control of welding gas and pre-process purging

Environmentally Friendly Welding

  • Low electrical power      consumption
  • Clean operation and low      acoustic noise
  • Significant reduction in      welding  consumables, clean up and disposal

Simple Installation and Operation

  • 220 V, 20 A, single phase power
  • Standard welding gas bottle
  • Compact, portable welding unit:
    • (LxWxH) 641x316 x534 mm, 53 kg (25.2"x12.4"x21", 118       lbs)
  • No consumable electrodes required
  • Wire-feed integration option for gap bridging      and welds with filler wire

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LightWELD Safety Features

  • Key switch control to secure system from      unauthorized operation
  • Emergency-stop button for immediate unit shut down 
  • Safety interlock verifies integrity of laser delivery to the welding      gun
  • 2-step weld gun trigger, enable and then fire, for intentional operation
  • Part contact electrical interlock turns off the laser power if the      welding head is not in contact with the welded parts
  • Door switch interlock circuits

LightWELD is a Class IV laser system and routine precautions are required for the safe operation of the equipment. Operator protective equipment including welding gloves, welding shield and 1070 nm laser-safe glasses are required.

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LightWELD - Technical Specifications

Laser Type

Ytterbium Continuous Wave 1070 nm Fiber Laser 1500 W Average Power, with 2500 W Peak Power

Air-Cooled, Class 1 Red Guide Beam

Umbilical Cable

Utilities Bundle from Base Unit to Head including: Fiber Laser Delivery, Process Gas, Process Head Control Signals and Safety Interlock Circuits - Length: 5 m (16 ft) optional 10 m (32 ft) 

Cooling

Air Cooled – No External Chiller Required

Weld Head

Handheld Wobble Welding Head

Collimating Length 40 mm, Focus Length 120; Spot size 150 μm

Incorporating Safety Control Sensors and Laser-on Indicator

User-changeable nozzles for planar, internal corner, and external corner welds

Spot Size

150 μm 

Wobble Length

Adjustable up to 5 mm

Process Gas

Argon, Nitrogen, Argon + CO2 mix
Pressure approx. 620 kPa, (90 psi)

User Interface

Front Panel Controls of Laser Power, Mode, Wobble Length and Wobble Frequency: (Rotary knobs with digital display). Laser On/Off key Switch, E-Stop Button. - Status Indicator Lights

Computer Connection

Ethernet Connection to Web Page Interface Allowing Viewing/Adjustment of Welding Mode Settings and System Status and Alarm Signals

Safety

Class 4 Laser Device. Customer responsible for standard ANSI safety precautions.

System features include Key for laser ON/Off, 2-step laser operation trigger (Enable and Fire), Part-head contact safety circuit, Facility door interlock circuit

Operating Environment

Storage temperature -20 to 60 °C. Operating range +5 to 35 °C

Single-Side, Single Pass Material Weld Capability

Stainless steel, mild steel, galvanized steel, aluminum up to 4 mm, copper up to 1 mm

Facilities Requirements

Electrical: 220 V, 1 Ph, 50/60 Hz, < 20 Amp 

Weld Base Unit (W x D x H)

316 x 641 x 534 mm (12.4 x 25.2 x 21 in)

Weld Module Weight

53 kg, (118 lbs)

Accessories

Safety Glasses, Power Connecting Plug

 

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