Laboratory for Laser Industrial Technologies|
Head of the Lab. Alexander Verkhogliad
Main activity fields
Investigation of the processes of interaction of high-power laser radiation with various materials.
Development and production of laser technological systems of scientific and industrial application for articles processing and inspection.
Development of algorithms and creation of devices of automatic recognition and reading of code symbolic information from the surfaces of various shape.
The Laboratory for Laser Industrial Technologies was founded at the Technological Design Institute of Scientific Instrument Engineering in 1995.
investigation of the processes of interaction of high-power laser radiation with various materials;
development and production, on the basis of high-power solid-state lasers, of prototypes of new technological equipment.
The main tasks of the laboratory are:
Complex systems for contour cutting of plane thin-sheet materials and equipment for laser marking of various articles, in particular, fuel elements, were developed and produced during the first years of laboratory’s existence.
Devices for automatic recognition and information readout called “Scan”, “Vega”, and “Mars”, were developed at the laboratory. They are designed for reliable reading of technological information from end plugs of fuel elements in the form of bar codes or symbol (digital) information.
At the present time, the laboratory is engaged in the development of a multifunctional laser technological system called LSP – 2000.
The purposes of this system are the following: cutting, welding, and evaporation (ablation) at three-dimensional surfaces of large sizes. The active volume of the complex is 3000 x 3000 x 600 mm ³. The error of motion along an arbitrary contour does not exceed 20 micron. The LSP – 2000 was constructed on the basis of a scheme with a mobile portal on aerodynamic supports. Noncontact linear motors are used as main drives of the system. Its construction is based on the principle of a “flying laser”. This guarantees that the parameters of the laser spot at the surface of an article are the same at any point of the work field.