Rofin Expands Fiber Laser Production Capacities

Fiber laser production using the “Lean-Principle”. (Source: Rofin)

Fiber laser production using the “Lean-Principle”. (Source: Rofin)

In 2009, Rofin introduced its high-power fiber lasers into the market and has delivered more than 1,000 lasers with output powers ranging from 500 to 8,000 watts. In the beginning of 2013, the factory adopted the Lean-Production principle, which improved productivity and allowed the company to respond faster to market demands. Lasers could henceforth be realized with or without any additional options – at the same time and in random order. This customized assembly has been the basis for future growth.

The compact fiber lasers with only one module will in future be assembled in the new segregated production line (Source: Rofin)

The compact fiber lasers with only one module will in future be assembled in the new segregated production line (Source: Rofin)

With the creation of additional production capacities at the company’s factory in Hamburg, Rofin now reacts to the increasing demands in the segment of low-power fiber lasers.

“In the new assembly line, the compact fiber lasers with one 2 kW fiber laser module are exclusively built”, states Dr. Joachim Käselau, Operations Manager in Hamburg. The number of assembly workplaces has been increased approximately 30%, improving production capacity and reducing lead times. The laser production is more flexible now and therefore well prepared for the upcoming introduction of the next fiber laser generation with even more powerful laser modules. (Source: Rofin)

Link: Rofin-Sinar Laser GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

 

 

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