Uses & the Eight Categories of Industrial Diode Modules
Laser diode modules are an integral and necessary part of many industries, including the military, medical and manufacturing sectors. Much of our current advancement in technology would not be possible without them. Below is a brief explanation of eight types of laser diode modules with an example of uses for each.
Micro Laser These ultra-compact modules surround us daily. Their small size makes them perfect for many common uses such as barcode readers, measuring devices and laser beam pointers, as they produce extremely thin laser lines.
Alignment One of the clothing industry’s most important tools, the alignment laser module generally offers a range of interchangeable precision optics perfect for situations that call for machine vision and precision alignment, such as in the manufacture of clothing and textiles. They can also be used for patient alignment, such as MRIs and CT scans, plasma cutting, and even chassis alignment in the automobile industry.
Photon Photon laser modules are self-contained units that are intended for use by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as an application for industrial, medical, and biomedical uses. Because they are used in the OEM industry, it is not uncommon for them to features some sort of customization specified by the OEM client.
Industrial True to the name, industrial modules are heavy-duty bits of equipment that will stand up to heavy use and extreme environments that are common in industrial tasks such as drilling, welding, forming, and micro-machining. When well-made, an industrial diode is both compact and easy to switch out when needed.
Threadmount As the name may suggest, thread mount modules are used mostly in industrial uses that require positioning and/or alignment. The simplicity of mounting these diodes make them versatile and easy to use.
Green Uses that call for a very visible beam of light would benefit from a green laser diode module. Such tasks are found in scientific, medical, and industrial communities. Due to the recent advancements in green laser technology, they have been instrumental in the treatment of port-wine stain birthmarks, a disfiguring skin condition.
TEC The best module for tasks such as microscopy, biomedical instrumentation, machine vision and high-resolution printing, these thermo-electrically cooled (TEC) modules offer a high level of consistency and repeatability in a compact and versatile unit. Thermo-electric cooling creates a heat transfer between the union of different materials using the Peltier effect. Outstanding wavelength and power stability are a hallmark of these finely made modules.
Compact Compact module are perfect for integrating with uses in which space and efficiency is at a premium due to their reliability and small size. This may include things such as medical alignment instrumentation for patient positioning tasks and industrial alignment functions such as pre-press plates positioning.