High Power Fiber Laser CUT Series

Table of contents

1 General information ………………………………………………………….1

1.1 Manufacturer……………………………………………………………………………….2

1.2 EC Declaration of Conformity …………………………………………………..3

1.3 Target groups for this operating manual ……………………………….3

1.4 Warranty………………………………………………………………………………………3

1.5 Formal information about the operating manual…………………5

1.6 Presentation of safety instructions………………………………………….6

1.7 Layout conventions…………………………………………………………………….8

1.8 Abbreviations………………………………………………………………………………9 

1.9 Licensing agreements …………………………………………………………….. 10

2 Safety………………………………………………………………………………… 13

2.1 Safety instructions…………………………………………………………………… 13

2.2 Intended use…………………………………………………………………………….. 13

2.3 Unintended use………………………………………………………………………… 14

2.4 Obligations of the system owner………………………………………….. 14

2.5 Responsibility of the operating personnel………………………….. 15

2.6 Personnel qualifications ………………………………………………………… 15

2.7 Safety-conscious working ……………………………………………………… 16

2.8 Personal protective gear………………………………………………………… 16

2.9 Specific dangers……………………………………………………………………….. 17

2.9.1 Laser radiation ……………………………………………………………………… 17

2.9.2 Electrical energy…………………………………………………………………… 18

2.9.3 Gas and particle emission …………………………………………………… 18

2.10 Safety equipment…………………………………………………………………….. 19

2.10.1 E-Stop button………………………………………………………………………… 21

2.10.2 External safety interface……………………………………………………… 21

2.10.3 Fiber break monitoring……………………………………………………….. 21

2.10.4 Leakage sensors……………………………………………………………………. 21

2.11 Safety labels……………………………………………………………………………… 22

2.12 Independent alteration or replacement parts procurement …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 23

3 Device description………………………………………………………….. 24

3.1 Overview…………………………………………………………………………………… 24

3.1.1 Operating elements ……………………………………………………………… 25

3.1.2 Interfaces and connections…………………………………………………. 26

3.1.3 Main components…………………………………………………………………. 27

3.1.4 Electrical mounting plate……………………………………………………. 28

3.2 Functional principle………………………………………………………………… 29

4 Delivery and transport ………………………………………………….. 31

4.1 Scope of delivery……………………………………………………………………… 31

4.2 Delivery and transport …………………………………………………………… 31

4.2.1 Unloading ………………………………………………………………………………. 32

4.2.2 Unpacking the product………………………………………………………… 33

4.2.3 Transport to the installation site ………………………………………. 34

5 Assembly and installation …………………………………………….. 36

5.1 Space requirements and room conditions………………………….. 36

5.2 Supply connections…………………………………………………………………. 37

5.2.1 Supply voltage ………………………………………………………………………. 37

5.2.2 Cooling water supply …………………………………………………………… 38

5.3 Setting up the laser …………………………………………………………………. 38

5.4 Running lines and fibers………………………………………………………… 39

5.5 Connecting the laser……………………………………………………………….. 40

5.5.1 Connecting the water supply……………………………………………… 41

5.5.2 Connecting the supply voltage…………………………………………… 44

5.5.3 Connecting the external interfaces……………………………………. 45

5.5.4 Connecting the fiber connector to the process optics……. 46

5.6 Installing the software……………………………………………………………. 47

6 Acceptance and commissioning …………………………………… 48

6.1 Visual inspection……………………………………………………………………… 48

6.2 Work to be performed before commissioning…………………… 48

6.3 Transfer to operation……………………………………………………………… 49

6.4 Recommissioning ……………………………………………………………………. 49

7 Operation…………………………………………………………………………. 50

7.1 Operating modes……………………………………………………………………… 50

7.2 Switching on/off ……………………………………………………………………… 51

7.3 Switching on the main power supply ………………………………….. 52

7.4 TEST mode ……………………………………………………………………………….. 53

7.4.1 Working without the laser program…………………………………. 54

7.4.2 Working with the laser program……………………………………….. 55

7.4.3 External control ……………………………………………………………………. 55

7.4.4 Analog control ………………………………………………………………………. 57

7.5 ROBOT mode ……………………………………………………………………………. 58

8 Maintenance ……………………………………………………………………. 61

8.1 Maintenance work…………………………………………………………………… 62

8.1.1 Clean fiber connectors…………………………………………………………. 62

8.1.2 Measuring the laser output power……………………………………. 70

8.1.3 Measuring the beam quality……………………………………………….. 70

8.2 Replacement and repair work………………………………………………. 71

8.2.1 Replacing a laser module ……………………………………………………. 71

8.2.2 Replacing the feeding fiber…………………………………………………. 71

8.3 Water system (IPG chiller)…………………………………………………….. 71

9 Messages and troubleshooting …………………………………….. 72

9.1 Information about message displays…………………………………… 72

9.2 Status messages, warning messages and alarms ………………. 72

9.3 Troubleshooting………………………………………………………………………. 72

9.4 Manufacturer service ……………………………………………………………… 73

9.4.1 Behavior in the event of malfunctions……………………………… 73

9.4.2 Downloading the log files via LaserNet……………………………. 74

9.4.3 Downloading the events file via LaserNet……………………….. 77

9.4.4 Downloading the configuration overview via LaserNet .. 79

9.4.5 Updating the firmware and laser configuration……………… 80

9.4.6 Resetting critical errors………………………………………………………. 82

10 Decommissioning and disposal……………………………………. 83

10.1 Temporary shutdown…………………………………………………………….. 83

10.2 Final shutdown………………………………………………………………………… 84 

10.3 Disposal…………………………………………………………………………………….. 85

11 LaserNet software…………………………………………………………… 86

11.1 System requirements……………………………………………………………… 86

11.2 Installing the software……………………………………………………………. 86

11.3 Establishing a connection to the laser…………………………………. 89

11.4 Starting LaserNet…………………………………………………………………….. 91

11.5 LaserNet user interface………………………………………………………….. 92

11.6 LaserNet menu structure……………………………………………………….. 94

11.6.1 File…………………………………………………………………………………………… 95

11.6.2 Configuration ………………………………………………………………………… 96

11.6.3 View……………………………………………………………………………………….105

11.6.4 Extras …………………………………………………………………………………….106

11.6.5 Help………………………………………………………………………………………..107

11.7 LaserNet status indicators ……………………………………………………108

11.8 LaserNet tabs ………………………………………………………………………….108

11.8.1 Status tab………………………………………………………………………………108

11.8.2 Alarms tab…………………………………………………………………………….110

11.8.3 Warnings tab………………………………………………………………………..110

11.8.4 Control tab ……………………………………………………………………………111

11.8.5 Events tab……………………………………………………………………………..113

11.8.6 Logfiles tab……………………………………………………………………………114

11.8.7 Power supply tab…………………………………………………………………114

11.8.8 Chiller tab……………………………………………………………………………..115

11.8.9 Dew point tab……………………………………………………………………….117

11.8.10 Hardwiring tab…………………………………………………………………….118

11.8.11 Modules tab ………………………………………………………………………….118

11.9 LaserNet program editor (LP editor) …………………………………119

11.9.1 LaserNet program editor editing window………………………119

11.9.2 Command list for laser programs …………………………………….121

11.9.3 LaserNet program editor command descriptions…………122

Annex A Status, warning and fault messages ……………………..125

Status tab ……………………………………………………………………………………………..127

Alarms tab ……………………………………………………………………………………………129

Warnings tab ……………………………………………………………………………………….141

Control tab……………………………………………………………………………………………146

Power supply tab………………………………………………………………………………..147

Chiller tab (IPG laser chiller)…………………………………………………………….149

Dew point tab………………………………………………………………………………………162

Fieldbus tab………………………………………………………………………………………….163

Annex B Technical data………………………………………………………….164

Dew point temperatures……………………………………………………………………164

Rating plates………………………………………………………………………………………..165

Annex C Declaration of Conformity……………………………………..166

Original Declaration of Conformity …………………………………………………166

Translation of the Declaration of Conformity………………………………..167

Annex D Indices of figures and tables………………………………….168

List of figures……………………………………………………………………………………….168

List of tables…………………………………………………………………………………………171

1 General information

This operating manual enables safe and efficient operation of the high power fiber laser (hereafter also referred to as the product). It is part of the product and must be kept in the product’s immediate vicinity and accessible to the operating personnel at all times.

The operating manual contains all important information about assembly, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the product.

The operating and maintenance personnel must have carefully read and understood this operating manual before beginning any work.

The safety instructions in this operating manual must be followed. Failure to follow the safety instructions can lead to personal injuries, damage to the device or environmental damage.
1.1 Manufacturer
Registered office in
Germany
IPG Laser GmbH
Siemens strasse 7
D- 57299 Burbach
1.2 EC Declaration of Conformity
The declaration of conformity of the product can be found in the appendix to this operating manual.
1.3 Target groups for this operating manual
The original operating manual was created by IPG Laser GmbH for the operating and maintenance personnel of the system owner.

The operating personnel must have corresponding vocational training in metalworking and be trained in operation of the product.

The maintenance personnel is responsible for the assembly/installation, maintenance and repair. The personnel must have been trained in maintenance of the product by IPG Laser GmbH or another competent IPG branch office. Successful participation in the training is confirmed with a certificate.
1.4 Warranty
IPG Laser GmbH offers a warranty for all of it products with regard to material and manufacturing defects for the period specified in the applicable purchase contract or in the technical data; the warranty period begins on the date of delivery agreed upon in the purchase contract.

In addition, IPG Laser GmbH guarantees that this product satisfies all applicable technical data in normal operation.

During the warranty period, IPG Laser GmbH may choose to repair or replace a product that is found to be defective in the opinion of IPG Laser GmbH with regard to material and manufacturing defects.
Warranty
period
The warranty period for all products repaired or replaced during the warranty period is limited to the remaining period of the original warranty period and is only offered for the individual defective product.
IPG Laser GmbH reserves the right to issue a credit for all defective products that have proven to be faulty during normal operation.
⇒ Contact qualified IPG personnel for all maintenance work. All inquiries in connection with repairs or replacements within the framework of this warranty must be made immediately after the defect was discovered; such inquiries must be made directly to IPG Laser GmbH or its local representative.
Driver
software
Current and future software is subject to the non-exclusive licensing
conditions of IPG Laser GmbH. Using the software automatically
constitutes acceptance of the licensing conditions.
Service and
repairs
When sending back components / products, observe the following instructions:
obtained from the Service department of IPG Laser GmbH.
. The costs for the repair of the product will be invoiced to the customer if the product or the repair is not covered by the warranty.
. Never send a product back to IPG Laser GmbH without enclosing a valid RMA1 number. The RMA number can be
. Articles that are sent back to IPG Laser GmbH upon request must be shipped in a suitable container / packaging.
Protection
class
Voiding of the warranty
The specified IP protection classes apply only for the closed cabinet and with use of the connections and couplings provided.
⇒ Always keep the cabinet closed during operation.
⇒ Do not make any mechanical alterations to the connections.
ChangesThe IP protection classes specified in the technical data apply to the electrical and electronic components of the product. Mechanical changes can lead to a lower protection class, thereby voiding the warranty.
IPG Laser GmbH reserves the right to make changes to the design or construction of its products at any time without any obligation to implement or install these changes in units purchased at an earlier point in time.
1.5 Formal information about the operating manual

IPG Laser GmbH grants no usage rights, either directly or indirectly,under a patent or other industrial property rights or copyright on the basis of the use of  information provided in this document.

Copyright 2015 IPG Laser GmbH. All rights reserved. 

Without the express written authorization of IPG Laser GmbH, it is prohibited to reproduce this publication, share it with third parties, store it in retrieval systems or adapt it in any way whatsoever.

ServiceIn the event of faults that cannot be rectified using this operating manual, please contact the competent IPG service department (see section 9.4.1).
IPG Laser GmbH believes that the information provided is correct and reliable. IPG Laser GmbH provides no warranty of any kind,except with regard to the information in this document, including the assurance of suitability for general or specific use. Furthermore, IPG Laser GmbH accepts no responsibility for the use of information in result from the use of this information.
Accompanying
documents
In addition to this operating manual, the complete user documentation includes the following:
Commissioning report
Circuit diagram
Layout of the installation panel
Accessories list
Technical data
Additional system documents in accordance with contractual agreements.
1.6 Presentation of safety instructions
Warnings
. Protect against possible injuries and property damage, if heeded.
. Indicate the magnitude of the danger by means of the signal word.
. Indicate the risk of personal injury with the danger symbol.
. Describe the type and source of the danger.
. State the risk and possible consequences.
. Present measures for avoiding dangers and prohibit specific actions.
General
warnings

Safety symbols

Safety symbols are displayed in the left column of the warning:

. The warning sign designates warnings that warn against personal injury.

. The prohibition sign indicates an action that may not be performed.

. The mandatory sign indicates a required action that must be performed to prevent danger.

Signal word

The selected signal word indicates the magnitude of a potentialdanger and the probability of its occurrence.

Source of the danger

The type and cause of the danger are specified here.

Possible consequences of failure to heed the warning

The possible consequences of failure to heed the warning are, forexample, crushing injuries, burns or other severe injuries. Additionalexplanations can also be given here.

Measures / prohibitions

Actions that must be taken to avoid a danger or that are prohibited in order to avoid a danger are listed under measures / prohibitions.

Signal words
Additional
instructions
1.7 Layout conventions

Various symbols and numbering styles are used in this operatingmanual in order to designate actions, lists, status descriptions, etc.The most important layout conventions are listed below.

ContentDepiction in the text
Instructions to be followed in a specific order1.Action 1
2.Action 2
Individual instruction,
instruction with a specific order
and indication of the result
⇒ Action
Condition/result after
performance of the action oradditional explanation
List without a specific order. List item
List with specific order(1) First list item
(2) Second list item
Softkey buttons or keyboard Softkey button
Menu TitleMenu Title
Menu path\Menu 1 \Menu 2 \Command
System messages, signal namesMessage text
Operating modesROBOT
1.8 Abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
DIDe-ionized (DI water)
dHGerman hardness (unit of water hardness)
ΔpmaxMaximum pressure difference
FBUSFieldbus
IPInternet protocol
LANLocal area network
LEDLight-emitting diode
MPIMulti-port interface
PEProtective earth conductor
PFProcess fiber
QDConnector standard (laser)
RMAReturn material authorization
TCP/IPTransmission control protocol / Internet protocol
VACVolt alternating current
VDCVolt direct current
VDEAssociation for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (Verband deutscher Elektrotechniker)
YLSYtterbium laser system
1.9 Licensing agreements

Software licensing agreements for LaserNet

IPG Laser GmbH®

Single user license

SOFTWARE LICENSING AGREEMENT

Read the conditions of this software licensing agreementcarefully before using the software. 

IPG Photonics and/or itssubsidiaries IPG Laser GmbH (hereafter “IPG”) grants you as the end 

user a usage license only under the condition that youaccept all conditions of this licensing agreement.

A legal contract enforceable by law is hereby established betweenyou and IPG. 

Through a written declaration of acceptance, you accept the conditions of this agreement.

License
The software licensed by this agreement (collectively "Software") is the property of IPG and is protected by copyright. Once you have accepted this licensing agreement, you receive certain usage rights for the software. This license regulates all versions, revisions or improvements to the software that IPG may make available to you.
Except as modified by an IPG license document, a license certificate or a license key that precedes, follows or is enclosed with this license, your rights and obligations with respect to the use of this software are as follows:
You may:
. Use the software on a single computer (Windows operating system).
. Create one copy of the software for archiving purposes or copy the software to the hard drive of your computer and keep the original for archiving purposes.
You may not:
. Issue a sublicense for any portion of the software, lease or lend out the software; furthermore, you may not disassemble, decompile, take apart, modify or translate the software or attempt to decrypt the source code of the software or create works derived from the software.
. Use previous versions of the software after you have received a replacement set of CDs or an updated version. After updating of the software, all copies of the previous versions must be destroyed.
. Use a later version of the software than is granted to you via this licensing agreement, unless you have purchased permission to update or otherwise acquired in a separate form the right to use such a later version.
. Use IPG software on data carriers for which you have no permission within the scope of a license module.
. Use the software in a way that is not permitted by this license.
Use of the software and updating
IPG provides the software only in connection with a fiber laser of the company IPG.
Specific IPG software products contain content that is updated from time to time. You can receive updates to the content for the period for which you have subscribed to updates to the content (including each subscription that is included upon purchase of the software), purchased update rights for the software or concluded a maintenance agreement that includes updates to the content or for which you have otherwise purchased the right to receive updates to the content. This license does not entitle you to receive or use updates to the content in any other form.
Warranty
IPG offers no warranty that the data carrier on which the software is sold is free of errors. Your sole remedy in the event of a violation of this warranty is that IPG, at its own discretion, will replace faulty data carriers that are returned to IPG within the warranty period.
IPG offers no warranty that the software will meet your requirements or that the operation of the software will be without disruptions or that the software is free of errors.
The above warranty applies exclusively and in the place of all other warranties, regardless of whether express or implicit, including the implicit warranty with regard to the general suitability for use, suitability for a specific purpose and in regard to the non-violation of rights to intellectual property.
Exclusion of liability in the event of damages
IPG accepts no complaint or claim of damage originating from the use of the software.
IPG is, as permitted in maximum form by the applicable laws and independent of whether a remedy depicted in this document fails in its primary purpose, not liable to you in any case for special consequential, direct or similar damages, including lost profit or loss of data, even if IPG was informed of the possibility of such damage.
In no case shall the liability of IPG or its licensors exceed the purchase value of the software.
Limited rights
All products and documentation of IPG are commercial in nature.
The software and software documentation are "commercial articles".
Export
The export or re-export of this software is regulated in each case by the locally applicable laws and regulations. The export or re-export of the software to an entity on the list of prohibited trade partners and other blacklists published by the various public authorities is strictly prohibited.
General information
This agreement and every license module associated with it represents the entire agreement between you and IPG with regard to the software and replaces all previous or simultaneously established oral or written agreements, proposals and representations in regard to this issue; it takes priority over all contradictory and supplemental conditions of every offer, every order, every confirmation or similar agreement between the parties.
This agreement shall be terminated by a violation of the conditions contained herein; in this case, you must cease use of the software and destroy all copies of the software. The exclusion of liability in regard to warranties and damages as well as the restrictions of liability remains in effect even after termination of the agreement. This agreement can only be modified by a license module that is enclosed with this license and/or by a written document that has been signed by you and IPG. If you have questions concerning this agreement or would otherwise like to contact us, please write to IPG.

2 Safety

The product was designed, manufactured and tested for safetyaccording to the currently applicable safety rules and laws and current engineering practices. 

The product is in a technically fault- free condition.

However, the product can pose dangers when it is

. operated by personnel without proper training.

. used improperly or contrary to the intended use.

. not in a fault-free condition from a safety perspective.

2.1 Safety instructions
Normal operation
Operation of the product is only permitted if all safety equipment is in operation.
Access to the work zones must be secured with isolating protection equipment with safety interlock function (laser cell) such that the area outside the work zones satisfies the requirements of laser class 1.
The laser cabinet must always be closed and locked during operation.
Maintenance
Maintenance work may only be performed by trained experts.
The product may not be operated with electrical connections that are faulty or not ready for operation.
The laser cabinet must always be closed and locked after maintenance work. Access may only be permitted to authorized and appropriately trained personnel who have received safety training.
In event of faults in the energy supply, the product must be switched off immediately.
The inspection and maintenance intervals specified by the manufacturers for electrical and mechanical components must be complied with.
2.2 Intended use

The product is intended exclusively for material processing, inparticular for cutting and welding applications on metals and metal alloys.

2.3 Unintended use

The operational safety of the supplied product is only guaranteed ifthe intended use is complied with. The limit values specified in thetechnical data may not  be exceeded under any circumstances. Theuse of optics (e.g. fiber coupler, process fiber, process optics) that arenot authorized by IPG is not covered by the warranty.

2.4 Obligations of the system owner

The system owner must ensure that the safety and health of theoperating personnel are always protected during use of the product.

The system owner must in particular ensure that

. the product is used only as intended (see section2.2).n 2.2).

. the product is used only in a flawless, properly functional condition.

. all safety and warning labels are affixed to the product and remain readable.

. appropriate fire protection is present at the setup location.

. the safety equipment is always kept freely accessible and is regularly inspected.

. only properly trained or educated personnel operate, maintain or repair the product.

. the responsibilities of the assigned personnel are defined and complied with.

. the operating personnel has completely read and understood the operating manual and knows all the safety instructions and residual dangers described in the operating manual.

. first aid is made possible for the operating personnel (e.g. through first aid training and appropriate first aid equipment).

. the personal protective gear is available to the operating and maintenance personnel and used in accordance with the applicable regulations.

. the operating personnel are not under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medications that reduce reaction speed.

. the safety- and risk-conscious work of the personnel is regularly inspected.

. the specified maintenance and inspection work is performed on time.

. in addition to the instructions in this manual, the rules and regulations for accident prevention as well as the environmental and occupational safety  regulations of public authorities and industry associations applicable at the usage site are complied with.

. electrical work is only performed by qualified electricians.

. the operating manual is available for consultation at the usage site of the product at all times and is in a readable condition.

2.5 Responsibility of the operating personnel

Every operator of the product

. must follow the fundamental rules with regard to safety- conscious work, accident prevention and the operation of the product.

. must know the currently applicable statutory provisions on laser safety.

2.6 Personnel qualifications

The personnel assigned to assemble, maintain, operate and inspectthe product must have the corresponding qualifications forperforming this work.

The areas of responsibility, competency and supervision of thepersonnel must be precisely regulated by the system owner.

Any lack of knowledge on the part of the personnel must becorrected through training and instruction.

Operating personnel
The operating personnel must have corresponding vocational training in metalworking and be trained in operation of the product.
During operation on an industrial robot, the operating personnel must be capable of operating the robot used (training generally provided by the robot manufacturer).
The operating personnel may only:
. operate the product
. carry out cleaning work (except for cleaning of the fiber connector)
Maintenance personnel
The maintenance personnel is responsible for the assembly/installation, maintenance and repair. The personnel must have been trained in maintenance of the product by IPG Laser GmbH or another competent IPG branch office, unless this work is performed by employees of IPG Laser GmbH.
The maintenance personnel consists of experts who have the corresponding qualifications for performing the work listed below.
After corresponding training by IPG, the maintenance personnel may:
. Clean fiber connectors
. Replace components
. Perform adjustment work
All other work may only be performed by employees of the competent IPG service department itself or by appropriately qualified specialist personnel after consultation with this service department.
Qualified specialist personnel
Qualified specialist personnel are persons who have been trained, assigned and instructed by the owner of the end product in which the described product has been incorporated.
These persons are familiar with the pertinent standards, provisions, accident prevention regulations and operating conditions on the basis of their education, experience and training.
They are authorized to perform the respectively necessary activities and to recognize and avoid any dangers that may arise in this process.
2.7 Safety-conscious working

Existing national regulations for accident prevention as well as anyinternal work, operating and safety regulations of the system ownermust be complied with.

 Any contact protection present for movingparts may not be removed from products that are in operation.Dangers from electrical energy must be prevented.

The product may only be operated in accordance with the intendeduse and in a fault-free condition.

2.8 Personal protective gear

The system owner must provide the following personal protective gear.

. Laser safety glasses (900…1200 nm)

. Safety shoes

. Safety gloves

2.9 Specific dangers

Specific dangers can arise during operation of the product:

. Dangers from laser radiation

. Dangers from electrical energy

. Dangers from gas and particle emissions

2.9.1 Laser radiation

 The product emits energy-intensive radiation with a power level inthe kW range and a wavelength of 1070 nm. 

The precise specifications of the laser power can be found in the supplied technical data.

The danger from laser radiation arises from:

. Direct laser radiation

. Reflected laser radiation

. Scattered laser radiation

Information on important safety measures for working with laserradiation can be found in your regional accident preventionregulations. 

These regulations make reference to the harmonizedstandard EN 60825-1, which exists internationally as the standardIEC 60825-1.

Laser classes
Lasers are classified into various classes based on their danger potential. The meaning of the laser classes is described briefly below.
A precise definition with specification of the limit values is contained in the standard EN 60825–1.
Class 1
Laser systems that are safe in normal operation even with prolonged direct observation of the laser beam and even if the exposure occurs in connection with optical instruments (magnifying glasses or telescopes).
Class 2M
Laser systems that emit visible radiation that is safe for the naked eye only in event of brief exposure. An eye injury can be caused by exposure through focusing optical instruments (magnifying glasses, telescopes, microscope, etc.).
Class 4
Laser systems for which direct viewing of the beam and skin exposure are dangers and for which even the viewing of the diffuse reflections can be dangerous. These lasers also frequently pose a fire risk.
Classification of the product into laser classes
With suitable protective housing and protective covers, the product satisfies the requirements of laser class 1. With opened protective housing and bypassed safety switches (if present) as well as directly at the point of beam exit from the process fiber, the product falls under laser class 4.
The guide laser of the product in the visible spectral range from 600 nm to 700 nm satisfies the requirements of laser class 2M as long as the cross-section is not reduced by optical instruments (magnifying glass, lens, telescope).

2.9.2 Electrical energy

 The product is operated with a 400 or 460 VAC power supply. Thesystem owner must ensure that the supply voltage is in flawless condition.

The isolations and connections of all electrical supply lines must beundamaged.

In particular, the protective earth conductor (PE) may not beinterrupted at any point.

Work on electrical components may only be performed by qualifiedelectricians. For all work on electrical components, the five safetyrules must be followed:

. Disconnect

. Secure against reconnection

. Verify absence of voltage

. Ground and short-circuit

. Cover or cordon off nearby parts still under power

2.9.3 Gas and particle emission

The intended use of the product consists of use in weldingapplications. During the welding of some materials, toxic gases canbe produced by the interactions

 between the laser beam and thematerial. This must be taken into account by the system owner. The product itself does not emit any hazardous substances.

2.10 Safety equipment

The laser is equipped with the following safety equipment:

. E-Stop button

. External E-Stop

. Fiber break monitoring

. Leakage sensors

The figure below shows the positions of the safety equipment on thelaser.

Figure 2-1: Safety equipment

ItemDesignation
1Fiber break monitoring (sensors in the combiner module)
2Safety interface (external E-Stop)
3E-Stop button
4Leakage sensors

The status of the individual safety devices is indicated in theLaserNet software in the tabs Status and Alarms (see sections 11.8.1and 11.8.2).

The triggering of a safety device has the following effect:

(1) The corresponding safety circuit is opened.

(2) The main power supply is shut down.

(3) The laser emission is shut down.

Switching on the main power supply
In order to switch on the main power supply, all safety circuits must be closed and the safety control of the laser must be reset.
⇒ Close all safety circuits.

The yellow light of the Interlock illuminated pushbutton on the frontside of the laser goes out once all safety circuits are closed.

The illuminated pushbutton lights up yellow when power is present.

If all safety circuits are closed, the safety control of the laser can bereset manually.

The following options are available to you for performing a manualreset (see section 7.3):

. LaserNet

. Start illuminated pushbutton. Safety interface

Another option for resetting the safety control exists via the bussystem, if present (see corresponding information in the suppliedtechnical data).

⇒ Use one of the options to reset the safety control and switch on the main power supply.

The green light of the Start illuminated pushbutton on the front side of the laser lights up as soon as the safety control of the laser has been reset and 

activated.

Monitoring the status
The status of the laser can be monitored via the safety interface. When the main power supply is switched on, the contacts are closed. They can be used, among other uses, to control external warning lamps.
The signal for the status of the E-Stop button is connected to the safety interface (status of E-Stop button, 2-channel safety output) and can be integrated into the safety circuit of the system owner.

2.10.1 E-Stop button

An E-Stop button is located on the front side of the laser. Pressing ofthe E Stop button leads to an immediate shutoff of the main power supply and thereby  the laser emission. 

After triggering of the E-Stopbutton, laser emission is no longer possible.

To switch the main power supply back on, the E-Stop button must be reset.

2.10.2 External safety interface

2-channel safety signal external E-Stop. If this input is not connected, no laser emission can be enabled.

 . Safety characteristics according to EN 13849-1. Performance level d, category 3

. A safe emergency stop shutdown of the laser emission and can be achieved with a secure two-channel signal removal at this interface.

The system integrator can use this data for a safety subsystem within its overall safety chain (sensor systems – logic – actuator system).

The contact assignments are described in detail in the supplied technical data.

2.10.3 Fiber break monitoring

The feeding fiber of the laser is continuously monitored (electrical contact). In the event of a fault, the laser emission is switched off.

2.10.4 Leakage sensors

Leakage sensors are located on the bottom of the laser cabinet(inside). If water is present in the laser, this leads to an immediate shutoff of the main power supply and thereby the laser emission.

2.11 Safety labels

The explanatory and warning labels affixed to the laser are shown in this section.

2.12 Independent alteration or replacement parts procurement

Alteration or modifications to the product are only permitted withthe written approval of the manufacturer. Original spare parts andaccessories authorized by

 the manufacturer serve to ensure safety.Failure to heed these instructions results in exclusion of all liability.

3 Device description

The CUT series of high power fiber laser described in this operatingmanual was developed particularly for cutting and welding applications on metals and metal alloys. 

Depending on theconfiguration, the dimensions of the cabinet and the power of thelaser can vary (1.0 to 8.0 kW). However, the positions of the groupe delements and interfaces remains unchanged.

3.1 Overview

The following figure provides an overview of the most important external elements of the high power fiber laser, using the laser YLS-4000-CUT as example.

Figure 3-1: Overview of the laser

ItemDesignationDescription
1Feeding fiberGuides the laser beam to the process optics.
2Cable gland / mains  connectionThe voltage supply cable runs through the cable gland to the connection point on the main switch.
3Interfaces and mains connectionCommunication and safety interfaces
4Fiber connectorConnects the laser radiation to the process optics.
5Operating elementsElements for operation and monitoring of the laser
6Feeding fiber outletOutlet of the feeding fiber
7ConnectionsWater connections

The operating elements of the laser are located on the right frontside. On the back side, the interfaces and cable gland for the supplyvoltage cable are on the

 left; on the right are the connections and inthe upper right corner the outlet of the feeding fiber. The fiberconnector at the end of the feeding fiber is inserted 

into the processoptics provided by the system owner.

3.1.1 Operating elements

 The operating elements of the high power fiber laser YLS-6000-CTare described below. The number and arrangement of the operatingelements can vary based on the configuration of the laser. For more information about your product, see the supplied technical data.

Figure 3-2: Operating elements

ItemDesignationDescription
1Start illuminated
 pushbutton
 Pressing the start illuminated pushbutton switches the main power supply on. The illuminated pushbutton lights up green as soon as the main power supply is switched on.
2Interlock
illuminated
pushbutton
The illuminated pushbutton lights up yellow as soon as the safety circuit is opened.
You can test this lighting function by pressing the illuminated pushbutton.
3Main switchDisconnects the laser from the supply voltage.
4E-Stop buttonPressing the E-Stop button in an emergency
 situation switches off the main power supply
 and the laser emission.
5Illuminated
 pushbutton Emission ON
The illuminated pushbutton lights up red when the laser is emitted.
You can test this lighting function by pressing the illuminated pushbutton.
6Key switchThe operating modes TEST and ROBOT can be selected and the laser switched off (OFF) with this key switch.

3.1.2 Interfaces and connections

On the back side of the laser, the interfaces are situated on the left(1), the connections are found in the lower area (2).

More information about your product can be found in the supplied technical data.

Figure 3-3 Interfaces

ItemDesignation
1Interfaces
2Connections

3.1.3 Main components

Figure 3-4: Laser layout

ItemDesignationDescription
1Distributor and flow
 meters of the water
 system
The distributor distributes the cooling
water among the existing cooling systems.
The flow meters measure the flow rates of
the individual cooling systems.
2Main power supply Generally consists of multiple individual
 power supplies in a quantity that depends
 on the laser power. Provides the necessary
 voltage and current intensity to the laser
 modules.
3Splice boxConnects the fiber from the combiner
 module with the feeding fiber.
4Laser moduleGenerates the laser radiation.
5Combiner moduleCombines the fibers of the individual laser modules into one fiber.

The laser has a modular design. In the right area of the cabinet are the laser modules, the combiner module is situated to the left of this.

The main power supply and the distributors and flow meters of the water system are found in the left area of the cabinet. 

The number oflaser modules and laser power supplies depends on the requiredlaser power and the respective configuration of the laser. 

The splicebox is located above the laser modules and the main power supply.

3.1.4 Electrical mounting plate

The electrical mounting plate of the high power fiber laser YLS-3000-CUT is shown as an example in the following figure. 

The components and their arrangement on the mounting plate can vary based on the configuration of the laser.

 The exact layout of the mounting plate of your laser as well as theinformation about the components used can be found in the supplied circuit and layout diagram of the mounting plate.

Figure 3-5 Electrical mounting plate

ItemDesignation
1Miniature fuses
2Terminal blocks
3Safety control
4Relay blocks
524V power supply unit
6Safety relay
7Safety fuses
8Temperature sensor
9Electronic laser control
3.2 Functional principle

Figure 3-6: Functional principle of the fiber laser

DesignationDescription
CCU (combiner control unit)Combiner module control
Combiner moduleCombiner module
Splice boxSplice box
Main Controller Unit (MCU)Laser control
Laser module 1 to nLaser module 1 to n
LCU (laser module control unit)Laser module control
InterfacesInterfaces
EthernetEthernet
Analogue controlAnalog control
SafetySafety interface
HardwiringHardwiring
Laser chillerLaser chiller
Power supplyPower supplies for laser modules as well as the laser and chiller control
PS 1 to mIndividual power supplies from 1 to m

The laser radiation is generated in these laser modules, which areintegrated in the laser. Every laser module can be understood as anindependent laser. 

Depending on the type, a laser module has anoutput power between 700 and 1800 W. The number of modules is determined by the nominal output power of the laser.

 The laser modules require direct current to generate the laserradiation. 

The direct current is generated by the main power supply,which is integrated into the laser. 

The main power supply generally consists of multiple individual power supplies in a quantity that depends on the laser power.

The radiation generated in the laser modules is guided by the associated fibers into the combiner module, where they arecombined into a single fiber. 

The fiber from the combiner module isspliced to the feeding fiber in the splice box; the laser radiation is fedhere into the feeding fiber. 

Via the feeding fiber, the laser radiationenters the external process optics, which are specific to the system owner and focus the laser radiation on the material processing point.

Depending on the selected configuration, the feeding fibers may differ in core diameter and length.

4 Delivery and transport

In the event of improper handling during transport, damage to the product can occur that could endanger persons.

⇒ Wear the required personal protective gear during loading and unloading of the product and during transport.

4.1 Scope of delivery

The delivery consists of:

. Laser YLS-XXXX-CT

. CD with the software LaserNet and operating manual for the laser

. Accessories (see supplied accessories list)

4.2 Delivery and transport

The product is delivered in packaging that offers maximum protection. 

The packaging is equipped with a shock and tip watch that warns in event of improper handling. 

If the packaging shows signs of external damage or the shock and tip monitoring was activated, immediately inform the transport company and your representative at IPG Laser GmbH.

Not tipped

Tipping angle

Transport without shock                                 Transport with shock

Figure 4-1: Transport monitoring

4.2.1 Unloading

The product is delivered in a wooden transport crate. The product and the accessories are delivered on transport pallets. 

The system owner is responsible for the unloading of the components and their transport to the final installation site of the product.

4.2.2 Unpacking the product

⇒ Remove the product and the supplied accessories from the packaging.

⇒ Save the packaging material and the inserts in case transport or storage are required in the future.

Completeness
⇒ Check the delivery documents to verify that all parts are present and complete. If parts are missing or the product is damaged, immediately notify IPG Laser GmbH.
Packaging material
⇒ Save the packaging material at least until any irregularities are resolved.

4.2.3 Transport to the installation site

Transport with a forklift
⇒ Always use a pallet when transporting with a forklift.
⇒ Ensure that the product is sufficiently secured during transport.

Figure 4-2: Transport with pallet

Transport with crane
Eye bolts are affixed on the top side of the laser cabinet; these can be used to lift the product out of the transport packaging and to transport it to the installation site using a suitable lifting device.

Figure 4-3: Hoist cable angle during crane transport

Figure 4-4: Tensile load on the eye bolt

Transport on casters
Products equipped with robust casters can be moved to their installation site over short distances without additional aids.
⇒ Turn the locking mechanism (1) on the casters of the product up to be able to move the product (Figure 4-5). only on smooth, level floors.
⇒ Install the product on a level surface.
Products equipped with robust casters can be moved to their installation site over short distances without additional aids.
⇒ Turn the locking mechanism (1) on the casters of the product up to be able to move the product (Figure 4-5). only on smooth, level floors.
⇒ Install the product on a level surface.

Figure 4-5: Caster with locking mechanism

5 Assembly and installation

5.1 Space requirements and room conditions
Installation
The following points must be complied with before installation of the product.
⇒ Select the installation position such that access to the product from all sides is guaranteed.
o A minimum distance of 1 m must be maintained on all sides.
⇒ Note the weight of the product as well as the temperature and humidity limits when selecting the installation site.
5.2 Supply connections

The product requires a supply voltage as well as cooling waterconnection.

⇒ Make sure that all required supply connections are available and usable.

5.2.1 Supply voltage

⇒ Connect the product to a 3 x 400 VAC or 3 x 460 VAC supply voltage.

The precise information on the supply voltage can be found in the supplied technical data.

The connection has four poles (L1, L2, L3 and PE).

LaserDesignUnitMax. deviation
Operating voltage400 / 3P + PE or 460 / 3P + PEVAC± 10%
Frequency50 (400 VAC ) 60 (460 VAC)Hz± 1%

Table 5-1: Required supply voltage

Electrical connection
The electrical connection takes place in the laser (feeding through screw connection on back side). The distribution to the control and the laser takes place internally.

5.2.2 Cooling water supply

Tap water
The tap water serves for cooling of the laser modules. The following requirements must be met:
. The water hardness may not exceed 0.25 dH.
. The electrical conductivity should not exceed 50 µS/cm.
DI water

The partially deionized water (hereafter referred to as DI water) serves for cooling the optical elements. Depending on the product configuration, it can also be used for cooling of the laser modules.
The DI water should satisfy the following specifications:
. The water hardness may not exceed 0.25 dH.
. If possible, the electrical conductivity of the water should be 35 to 45 µS/cm. In the event of a higher conductivity, a DI cartridge built into the IPG laser chiller deionizes the water until the required value is reached; however, this can take some time.

5.4 Running lines and fibers
5.3 Setting up the laser

⇒ If the product is not located at its final installation site, follow the instructions given in section 4.2.3 for setting up the product at its final location.

Unpacking the fiber
1.Remove the plastic bag at the end of the fiber.
2.Remove the cable ties or tape with which the fiber is fastened to the product or the transport box.
Running the fiber
3.Take the fiber connector in your hand and roll out the fiber without twisting.
4. Run the fiber in a suitable cable channel.
5.5 Connecting the laser
Protection class

⇒ Use only the provided electrical plug connectors.

⇒ Close all unused interfaces with the provided protective caps.

⇒ Consult with IPG Laser GmbH before manufacturing deviating supply lines (in particular interface cables).

⇒ Do not add any additional openings to the cabinets.

⇒ Carefully close the cabinet of electrical or electronic components after installation.

5.5.1 Connecting the water supply

. Work on the cooling water distribution may only be performed by IPG service personnel or specially trained experts.

. An insufficient supply of cooling water can lead to damage to the laser or the optics.

. It is not permitted to create bridges, bypasses, etc., since these represent manipulations of the laser cooling system.

The product is a model without integrated water cooling; the cooling of the laser and optics circuits must take place by means of an external cooling system. 

The cooling water distribution to the laserand optics always takes place inside the product. 

The water connections (tap water for the laser circuit, DI water for the opticscircuits) are located on the back side of the product. 

The water connections are shown in the following figure.

Figure 5-1: Water connections on the laser

ItemDesignation
1Process optics (external optics) return flow
2Laser circuit feed pipe
3Process optics (external optics) feed pipe
4Laser circuit return flow
5DI water feed pipe
6DI water return flow
Connecting the water supply
1. Connect the hoses of the tap water supply to the tap water connections according to the designation. Note the direction of water flow.
2. Connect the hoses of the DI water supply to the DI water connections according to the designation. Note the direction of water flow.
3. Connect the water connections of the external optics according to the designation.
Connection cooling water hoses to the process optics

After the fiber connector, the individual components of the optics can also be connected in parallel.

Figure 5-2: Water connection on the fiber connector

5.5.2 Connecting the supply voltage

1.

 

Remove the screws of the

right side panel with a

Torx T30 screwdriver.

2.

 

Remove the right side

 panel of the laser to access

 the mounting plate.

 

3.

 

 Run the supply cable

 through the cable gland (2)

on the back side of the

laser.

Figure 5-3: Supply voltage connection

  1. Connect the protectiveearth conductor PE (green/yellow).
  2. Check the rotary field (clockwise) of the supply voltage.
 

6.

 

Connect the three wires of the supply cable to the connections

 of the main switch QCE (1). The connections are located on the

 electrical mounting plate within the laser cabinet.

 

7.

 

Secure the supply cable against strain with the screw

 connection (3).

 

5.5.3 Connecting the external interfaces

Figure 5-4: External laser interfaces

ItemDesignation
1Hardwiring
2Interface to the laser chiller
3Safety interface
4Ethernet interface
5Analog interface

⇒ Connect the interface cables according to the supplied technical data.

⇒ Ensure that the locks of the plug connectors snap into place.

5.5.4 Connecting the fiber connector to the process optics

Figure 5-5: Fiber connector without (top) and with (bottom) protective cap

Before inserting the fiber connector into the process optics, the quartz-block end face must be checked for soiling and cleaned, if necessary. 

To do this, proceed as described in section 8.1.1. This section also contains instructions on how to correctly connect the fiber connector to the optics. 

5.6 Installing the software

The software LaserNet is included with the product. With this software, you can monitor the laser and its auxiliary components as well as operate them, if necessary. 

Fast Ethernet 100 Mbit/s is used as the interface between the computer and the laser.

Information about system requirements and software installation can be found in section 11. 

6 Acceptance and commissioning

6.1 Visual inspection

The visual inspection offers an initial overview of the condition of theinstallation.

⇒ Ensure the following:

. A space of 1 m must be maintained on all sides of the product.

. The casters of the product must be locked (if present).

. All plug connectors must be locked or screwed onto the product.

. The laser cabinet and the fiber must not exhibit any visible damage.

6.2 Work to be performed before commissioning

⇒ Perform all acceptance tests in the supplied commissioning report.

The product is ready for production operation after successful completion of the acceptance tests.

6.3 Transfer to operation

The responsible service engineer of the competent IPG servicedepartment signs the commissioning report.

The authorized representative(s) of the system owner checks the commissioning report for accuracy and completeness and signs it.

After signing of the commissioning report, the laser is transferred toproduction operations to be commissioned.

6.4 Recommissioning

After a prolonged shutdown, the product must be completely inspected before being commissioned again.

⇒ Carry out the entire commissioning procedure according to section 6.2.

7 Operation

7.1 Operating modes

The laser can be operated in two operating modes.

TEST
Operating mode TEST is for manual operation of the laser. In TEST mode, the laser can be controlled via the LaserNet software.
ROBOT
Operating mode ROBOT is for automatic operation of the laser. ROBOT mode is the standard operating mode for production. The laser is controlled via the hardwiring interface. The LaserNet software is used for monitoring the laser operation.
7.2 Switching on/off
Switching on
1. Make sure that all supply lines are connected and available.
2. Water
3. Voltage supply
4. Switch on the laser with the main switch.
5. Switch on the external laser chiller.
6.Turn the key switch on the front side of the laser to TEST or ROBOT.
Switching off

After completing the work, switch off the laser according to the following procedure.

  1. Turn the key switch on the front side of the laser to OFF.
  2. Switch off the external laser chiller.
  3. Switch off the laser with the main switch.
7.3 Switching on the main power supply

Various options for switching on the main power supply are described below.

Start illuminated pushbutton
The Start illuminated pushbutton is located on the front side of the laser (see section 3.1.1). If this is pressed, the main power supply turns on as long as the internal and external safety circuits are closed. When the main power supply is switched on, the Start illuminated pushbutton lights up green.
Safety interface
The safety interface is located on the back side of the laser. Closing of the potential-free contacts at this safety interfaces switches on the main power supply (see also section 7.4.3). To switch the main power supply back on again, such as after a fault, the contacts must first be opened (for the pin assignment of the safety interface, see the supplied technical data).
LaserNet software
In TEST mode (manual operation), the main power supply can be switched on via the LaserNet software.
Hardwiring interface
In ROBOT mode, the main power supply can be switched on via the hardwiring interface (control supplied by the system owner) (see the supplied technical data).
7.4 TEST mode

In TEST mode, you require an external computer on which theLaserNet software is installed in order to control the laser. 

The communication between the computer and laser takes place bymeans of an Ethernet interface (see supplied technical data).

The LaserNet software is described in detail in section 11.

Establishing a connection to LaserNet
1.Follow the steps described in section 7.2 to switch on the laser in TEST mode.
2.Establish a connection to the laser, if this has not already been done (see section 11.3).
3.Start the LaserNet software (see section 11.4).
4. Open the Control tab.
The buttons for controlling the laser are found here (Figure 7-1). The buttons (5) to (9) always indicate the current switching state.
Pressing the buttons causes a change to the operating state of the laser.

Figure 7-1: Control tab

Checking the beam path
After maintenance work and a prolonged shutdown of the laser, the beam path must be checked with the help of the guide laser.
5. Click on the guide laser button (3).

The guide laser switches on. The LED indicator next to the button is activated. On the Status tab, the status LED indicator “Guide laser ON”lights up green.

6.Check whether the guide laser is visible at the exit point of the process optics.

If the laser beam is visible at the exit point of the process optics, the beam path is OK.

Switching on the main power supply
If the beam path is OK, you can switched on the main power supply. If not, ensure that the beam path is clear before switching on the main power supply.
  1. Clickon the button Laser OFF  (5).

 The main power supply switches on. The status of the button changes to ON. On the Status tab, the status LED indicator “Main power supply ON” lights up. 

The lower segments of the laser warning lights turn on with steady light. If no alarms are present, the laser switches to the Laserready state.

After switching on the main power supply, you can continue to work with or without the laser program.

7.4.1 Working without the laser program

  1. Make certain that the mainpower supply is switched on.
Setting the laser power
2. In the option fields (1), select whether the laser light should be indicated in percent of the pump current or directly as power in watts.
3. Set the laser power with the slider (2) or enter a value directly into the input field to the right of the slider.
Switching on the laser emission
4. Click on the button Emission OFF (6). As soon as the laser is emitted, the status messages Emission enabled and Emission ON become active. The upper segments of the laser warning lights on the laser cabinet begin to blink. The emitted laser power is indicated in the power output indicator field (kW). The laser power can be changed at any time using the slider.
Switching off the laser emission
5. Click on the button Emission ON (6) to switch off the emission.
Switching off the main power supply
6. Click on the button Laser ON (5) to switch off the main power supply.
The status indicators Laser ON and Laser ready are deactivated.

7.4.2 Working with the laser program

  1. Make certain that the mainpower supply is switched on.
  2. Select the program number (5) of the laser program you would like to work with. Information on program creation can be found in section 11.9.Clickon the button Start program (4).

  3. During execution of the program, the button Start program changesto STOP. In addition, the status message Program active is activated.After the end of the laser program, the status End of program isactivated. The status message Program active is deactivated.

    An interruption during the execution of the laser program is indicated by the fault Program interrupted. The reason for the interruption of the laser program is displayed on the Events tab.

    You can also interrupt a laser program by clicking on the button STOP. In this case, the fault message Program interrupted is output.

    7.4.3 External control

    The external control can be configured as another condition for switching on the laser radiation in the laser.

For switching the laser emission on and off via the external control, the signal Emission ON at the safety interface is used.

HIGH signal (+4 … 30 VDAC) – Emission ON LOW signal (-3 … + 2 VDC) – Emission OFF

This signal can be used for modulation of the laser radiation. This requires a signal generator that outputs a square wave. 

The laser radiation can be modulated with a frequency up to a maximum of5,000 Hz.

For more information about the safety interface, see the supplied technical data.

To operate the laser via the external control, do as follows:

1. Establish a connection to LaserNet, if this has not already been done (see section 7.4, instruction Establishing a connection to LaserNet).
2. Connect the external control to the safety interface (for the pin assignment of the safety interface, see the supplied technical data).
3. Open the Control tab (see Figure 7-1).
Activating the external control
4. Click on the button External control OFF (8). The button then changes its status to ON. The external control is activated.
5. Click on the button Laser OFF.
The button then changes its status to ON. The main power supply switches on.
6. Configure the laser power (see section 7.4, instruction Setting the laser power).
7. Click on the button Emission OFF.
8. Set the signal Emission ON of the external control to HIGH.
The laser radiation is enabled. The laser emits the preselected laser power. You can change the power at any time using the slider (1) or directly entering a new value.
Deactivating the external control
9.Set the signal Emission ON of the external control to LOW.
10.Click on the button Emission ON.
The laser emission stops.
11. Click on the button Laser ON.
The main power supply switches off.

7.4.4 Analog control

With the analog control function, you can define the preselected power via the analog interface. 

The function is also available inROBOT mode (see interface description in the supplied technical data).

To use the analog control function, a direct current signal of 0…10VDC must be present at the analog interface (see supplied technical data). 

This signal can be used for modulation of the laser power. This requires a signal generator.

To define the power preselection via the analog interface, do as follows:

1. Establish a connection to LaserNet, if this has not already been done (see section 7.4, instruction Establishing a connection to LaserNet).
2. Open the Control tab (see Figure 7-1).
Activating the analog control
3. Click on the button Analog control OFF (9).
The button then changes its status to ON. The analog control is activated.
4. Click on the button Laser OFF.
The button then changes its status to ON. The main power supply switches on.
5. Select the laser output power via the analog interface (see supplied technical data).
An input voltage of 0 VDC corresponds to a laser power of 0 W, 10 VDC corresponds to the nominal output power. The laser power can be set via the signal Analog control. The exact setting range of the laser power can be found in the supplied technical data.
6. Click on the button Emission OFF.
The button then changes its state to ON. The laser radiation is enabled.
The laser emits the preselected laser power. You can change the power at any time via the connected input voltage of the analog interface.
7. Click on the button Emission ON.
The laser emission stops.
8. Click on the button Laser ON.
The main power supply switches off.

7.5 ROBOT mode

In the ROBOT mode, the laser is controlled via the hardwiring interface or the external fieldbus interface, if present. 

The communication between the control unit of the system owner(robot) and the laser takes place according to the interface description and/or the installed fieldbus protocol (see supplied technical data).

In order that you can generate output signals via the hardwiring interface, you must apply supply voltage between the corresponding contacts (see supplied technical data).

HIGH signal +4…30 VDC

LOW signal –3 V…+2 VDC

1. Follow the steps described in section 7.2 to switch on the laser in ROBOT mode.
2. Establish a connection to the laser, if this has not already been done (see section 11.3).
3. Start the LaserNet software (see section 11.4).
The LaserNet software is used for monitoring the laser operation. All LaserNet buttons, except for the button Reset, are activated. If required, the button Reset can also be deactivated.
Complete information about the LaserNet software can be found in the section 11.
Checking the beam path
After maintenance work and a prolonged shutdown of the laser, the beam path must be checked with the help of the guide laser.
4. Switch on the guide laser with the corresponding signal via the hardwiring interface or the fieldbus interface (for interface description and the fieldbus protocol, see the supplied technical data).
The guide laser switches on. The corresponding signal is sent back from the laser to the robot as confirmation.
5. Check whether the guide laser is visible at the exit point of the process optics.
If the laser beam is visible at the exit point of the process optics, the beam path is OK.
Laser program
To be able to enable laser radiation in ROBOT mode, a laser program must be set. You can set a laser program you created yourself (program number 1 … 50) (for interface description and the fieldbus protocol, see the supplied technical data) or work with laser program 0. Laser program 0 is automatically active as soon as you switch on the laser emission without having set a custom laser program. In this case, the laser is emitted until the laser emission is switched off again via the corresponding signal.
⇒ Start the laser program according to the interface description or the installed fieldbus protocol.
General program sequence
A typical program sequence is described below. The sequence can vary depending on the interface modifications specific to the system owner or the installed fieldbus protocol.
1. The input signal Request laser is sent by the robot to the laser.
Without this signal, all other input signals that may be set will be ignored.
As an output from the laser, the signal Laser assigned is set.
2. The input signal Laser on switches on the main power supply.
As an output signal, Laser ON is sent when the main power supply has been successfully switched on and reached its nominal output voltage.
If no faults are active, the laser outputs the signal Laser ready.
3. The input signal Program number selects a laser program.
As an output signal, Program number is sent as confirmation.
4. The input signal Program start enables the laser emission.
If no program number is set, the laser operates with program number 0. In this case, the output power must be set via LaserNet or an external interface (analog interface or fieldbus). The emission remains enabled as long as the signal Program start is set or until the signal Program stop is sent. As long as a program is active, the laser sends the output signal Program active. When a program is finished, the laser sends the output signal Program ended. If a program was interrupted unexpectedly by a fault, the laser sends the output signal Program interrupted.
Program sequence - example

Figure 7-2: Program sequence  example

Externe Steuerung / RoboterExternal control / robot
EingängeInputs
Laser anfordernRequest laser
Laser EINLaser ON
Programm StartProgram start
Programmnummer Program number
AusgängeOutputs
Laser zugeteiltLaser assigned
Laser ANLaser ON
Laser bereitLaser ready
Programm aktivProgram active
Programm beendetEnd of program

8 Maintenance

⇒ Immediately after finishing the maintenance work, restore or activate all safety and protective equipment.

⇒ Check the correct connection of all safety-related components.

IPG Laser GmbH recommends that the maintenance work listed below be performed at the specified intervals.

8.1 Maintenance work

8.1.1 Clean fiber connectors

The fiber connector has to be cleaned before inserting the fiber(installation, optics replacement).

Notes about cleaning
⇒ Only use the cleaning materials described in this operating manual.
⇒ Only follow the cleaning procedure described in this operating manual.
⇒ Never touch the quartz-block end face or the glass surface of the screwable protective sleeve with your fingers.
Required materials
You need the following materials for the cleaning:
. Lint-free cleaning swabs
. Isopropanol (anhydrous)
. Acetone (anhydrous)
. Compressed air (oil-free, anhydrous)
. Microscope, IPG model with light source (Figure 8-2)
The cleaning swabs are included in the scope of delivery. The microscope and compressed air are included with the order.
Preparation
1.Ensure a clean working place close to the process optics and the laser. Then minimize the risk of a re-contamination of the fiber connector after the cleaning process.
2. Keep a clean protective cap available for the process optics.
3. Remove any impurities within the protective cap with compressed air as a precaution before use.
4. After cleaning, place the protective cap on a clean storage surface with the open side down.
5. Place the microscope on a level surface close to the optics to ensure a secure base of the microscope.
6. Use a damp cloth to remove coarse dirt from the fiber connector and the optics near the fiber connector.
7. Disconnect the fiber connector from the optics. To do this, turn the bayonet mount counterclockwise (1) and pull out the fiber connector (2).

Figure 8-1 Disconnecting the fiber connector from the optics

8. Immediately seal the optics with the cleaned protective cap.
9. Place the fiber connector in the holder on the microscope (Figure 8-2).
10. Switch the microscope's light source on and point this towards the surface to be cleaned.

Figure 8-2: Microscope with fiber connector

ItemDesignation
1Movable light source
2Microscope
3Pan head
4Quartz block
5Mount for the fiber connector
6Fiber connector

 Individual cleaning steps differ depending on the chosen fiber connector option (Figure 8- 3).For fiber connectors with a protective conduit, the quartz-block end face is cleaned. For fiber connectors with a protective glass, the protective glass is only cleaned if the quartz-block end face is free of impurities. For persistent dirtaccumulation, the protective glass may be replaced with newprotective glass.

Figure 8-3: Fiber connector with accessories

ItemDesignation
1Process fiber
2Quartz block
3Protective conduit
4Protective glass
Cleaning
Optional protective conduit
1. Remove the screwed on protective conduit.
2. Adjust the focus of the microscope to the quartz-block end face.
3. Check the quartz-block end face for impurities (e.g. dark points). If you find impurities on the quartz-block end face, perform the following steps.
4. Remove a cleaning swab from the package without touching the wadding of the stick.
5. Moisten the cleaning swab with a drop of isopropanol.
6. Shake off excess isopropanol from the cleaning swab.
7. Look through the microscope and swipe with a light pressure over the quartz-block end face of the fiber connector.

Figure 8-4: Cleaning the quartz-block end face

8. After 20 seconds at most, replace the cleaning stick if the cleaning is to last longer.
The cleaning can be interrupted at any time if the cleaning result is satisfactory.
9. Clean the protective conduit with compressed air outside of the cleaning station and screw this back onto the fiber connector once the cleaning of the quartz-block end face is completed. Do not touch the quartz-block end face in the process.
10. Check the quartz-block end face again for impurities. If necessary, repeat the cleaning process.
11. If the quartz-block end face is clean, remove the fiber connector from the microscope and take this to the optics immediately.
Ensure that the quartz-block end face is facing down in the process.
12. Remove the protective cap from the optics.
13. Carefully insert the cleaned fiber connector into the optics immediately. When doing so, line up the red dots on the fiber connector (a) and the optics (b) with each other and push the fiber connector carefully into the optics until the stop (Figure 8-5).

Figure 8-5: Connecting the fiber connector

14. Rotate the large pin behind the bayonet mount clockwise until it clicks into place (3).
15. Rotate the grooved bayonet mount clockwise (4) by hand until it is tight in order to secure the fiber connector.

Figure 8-6: Securing the fiber connector

Protective glass option
1. Adjust the focus of the microscope to the quartz-block end face (third focal level).
2. If there are dirt deposits on the quartz-block end face, remove the screwed on protective glass and follow the cleaning steps described under the protective conduit option.
3. If the quartz-block end face does not exhibit any impurities, adjust the microscope's focus to the protective glass surface (first focal level).
4. If the protective glass is dirty, perform the cleaning similar to the cleaning procedure described under the protective conduit option.
5. Alternatively, replace the dirty protective glass for a clean protective glass. In doing so, ensure that no dirt deposits are located on the quartz-block end face. Do not touch the new protective glass with your fingers. Use the white protective packaging in which the protective glass was delivered in order to screw the new protective glass onto the fiber connector.

8.1.2 Measuring the laser output power

Test pointLaser output power
Test methodPerformance measurement
Time intervalAnnually
Time duration2 hours / depending on the laser design
ToolsPerformance measuring device
Description⇒ Contact the competent IPG Service department in advance of the performance measurement to clarify the exact procedure.

8.1.3 Measuring the beam quality

Test pointBeam quality
Test methodMeasurement
Time intervalAnnually
Time duration2 hours
ToolsBeam quality measuring device
Description⇒ Contact the competent IPG Service department in advance of the performance measurement to clarify the exact procedure.
8.2 Replacement and repair work

8.2.1 Replacing a laser module

Test pointLaser module
Test methodPerformance measurement
Time intervalIn the event of a fault
Time duration~ 3 hours
PerformanceIPG service
ContactSee section 9.4

8.2.2 Replacing the feeding fiber

Test pointFeeding fiber
Test methodMeasurement of the transmission and beam quality
Time intervalIn the event of a fault
Time duration~ 5 hours
PerformanceIPG service
ContactSee section 9.4
8.3 Water system (IPG chiller)

Information for maintenance of the water system can be found in the operating manual of the laser chiller.

 

9 Messages and troubleshooting

 
9.1 Information about message displays

All warnings and alarms that occur during laser operation aredisplayed in the LaserNet software in the tabs Warnings and Alarms(sections 11.8.2 and 11.8.3) as active LED indicators.

In the event of a warning, an LED indicator in the Warnings tab lights up. The laser remains in operation. If an alarm is present, the LED indicator Laser error in the status indication area (see Figure 11-11) lights up red and the green LED indicator Laser ready goes out. Any laser emission is stopped immediately. The corresponding LED for the alarm lights up in the Alarms tab.

⇒ Detailed information on the individual messages can be found in the Events tab (section 11.8.5).

 To put the laser back into operation after eliminating the problem, the alarms must be reset. For some messages, this takes place automatically; for others, you must click the Reset button in theControl tab (section 11.8.4).

9.2 Status messages, warning messages and alarms

Information about the status, warning and fault messages is collected in Annex A.

9.3 Troubleshooting

Detailed information on troubleshooting can be found in Annex A.

9.4 Manufacturer service

9.4.1 Behavior in the event of malfunctions

For the most comprehensive possible description of the problem, were commend downloading an events file as a .txt file and an overview of the configuration via LaserNet and sending this by email to the competent IPG service department.

. Log files (section 9.4.2)

. Events file as .txt file (section 9.4.3)

. Overview of the configuration (section 9.4.4)

9.4.2 Downloading the log files via LaserNet

The log files are automatically generated in the laser and can bedownloaded via the LaserNet software. 

They contain informationabout the laser, its operating parameters, all important events and any alarms.

The laser log file Laser.dat also contains information about the laser chiller. Follow to the following steps to download a log file:

  1. Start the LaserNet software.
  2. Make certain that there is a network connection to the laser.
  3. Select the Logfiles tab.

Figure 9-1: Downloading log files

You have two options to save the log files:

. Individual log files from a certain day via the Load button

. All log files over a certain time period via the Zip All button

Load
1. Select the date on which the problem occurred. If the date is not known, you can use the Events tab to find this out. In the File name field, a list appears with the existing log files from the selected date. If on the selected day the laser was not switched on, no log files were generated for the date and the File name field remains empty.

Figure 9-2: Select date

2. Using \Configuration\LaserNet Settings \Paths… select the folder in which you want to store the log files. As a standard, the folder C:\User\My Documents\IPG Laser GmbH\ the default.

Figure 9-3: Storage path for log files

3. Select the log files that you would like to download. You have to options to do this: o Select the files individually with the left mouse button. o Use the right mouse button to click on the log files and in the window that appears select the Select all option with the left mouse button.
4. Click on Load to download the file in the pre-specified folder. LaserNet creates a new folder in the pre-set folder and names this according to the date from which the log files originate (e.g. 24.07.2015). The selected files are stored in this folder.

Figure 9-4: Select log file

Zip All
1. Click on the Zip All button.
The dialog window Zip All will appear.

Figure 9-5 Dialog window Zip All

2. Specify the desired time period in the combination fields From and To.
3. Using the … button, select the folder in which you want to store the log files.
4. Click on the OK button.
All log files from the selected time period will be stored in the selected folder.
⇒ Send the downloaded log files by e-mail to the competent IPG service department (see paragraph 9.4.1).

9.4.3 Downloading the events file via LaserNet

In the Events tab, all events reported during the laser operation arelogged and listed in chronological order. 

These event messages can supply useful information about the cause of the fault and should be sent by email together with the log files to the competent IPG service department in the event of a fault.

To download the events in the form of a .txt file, do as follows:
1. Start the LaserNet software.
2. Make certain that there is a network connection to the laser.
3. Select the Events tab.
4. Right-click on one of the event messages and use the left mouse button to select the option Save events to a file.

Figure 9-6 Saving events to a .txt file

5. Select the save location and click on Save. The events file is saved. It contains the serial number of the laser in its name.

Figure 9-7 Selecting the save location

6. Send the downloaded file by e-mail to the competent IPG service department (see paragraph 9.4.1).

9.4.4 Downloading the configuration overview via LaserNet

The configuration overview contains information about the laser, itsconfiguration, the configured parameters and the firmware statusesof built-in components.

Follow to the following steps to download the configurationoverview file:

  1. Start the LaserNet software.
  2. Make certain that there is a network connection to the laser.
  3. Select under \Configuration\Laser\ the submenu Configuration Overview.

Figure 9-8: Opening the configuration overview

A new window appears with the configuration overview.

Figure 9-9: Configuration overview

4. Click on the diskette symbol in the upper left corner.
A Save as window appears
5. Select the save location and click on Save.
The configuration file is saved.
6. Send the downloaded file by e-mail to the competent IPG service department (see paragraph 9.4.1).

9.4.5 Updating the firmware and laser configuration

Some faults may require a firmware update. This can be done with the help of an HPLP file. The file will be sent to you by email from thecompetent IPG service department. 

Contact the competent IPGservice department and describe the problem. 

In order for theproblem to be solved more quickly, we recommend creating a log filewith LaserNet first and sending this by email to the competent IPG service department (section 9.4.1).

You will receive from IPG service employees an HPLP file with the firmware update, which can be installed using LaserNet. To do this, proceed as follows:
1. Start the LaserNet software.
2. Make certain that there is a network connection to the laser.
3. Select under \Configuration\Laser\ the submenu Configuration Update....

Figure 9-10: Updating the configuration

4. In the opened window, select the current HPLP file and click on Open.

Figure 9-11: Selecting the HPLP file

  1. Wait until the new configuration is updated.

Figure 9-12: Update progress

  1. Then restart the laser.

The laser firmware is now up to date.

9.4.6 Resetting critical errors

If the laser reports the alarm Critical error, you cannot reset theerror by pressing the Reset button. 

If you would like to continueworking with the laser anyway, you can reset a critical error only by entering a code.

To do this, proceed as follows:

  1. Start the LaserNet software.
  2. Make certain that there is a network connection to the laser.
3. Check whether the guide laser (guide laser channel 0, if a beam switch is installed) is visible at the fiber in the combiner module and at the exit of the process optics.
4. In LaserNet under \Configuration\Laser\, select the submenu Reset Critical Errors.
The dialog window Reset Critical Errors appears.

Figure 9-13: Resetting critical errors

5. Contact the competent IPG service department and give them the laser serial number (Laser SN) and the code number (Figure 9-13) as well as the information of whether the guide laser is visible.
6. Send the log files (see section 9.4.2) and the events file (see section 9.4.3) to the competent IPG service department.
An IPG service employee will provide you with the code for resetting the critical error. The code can only be entered once for resetting the reported critical error and only on the laser with the specified serial number.
7. Enter this code into the input field Code (see Figure 9-13) and click on the button Reset Critical Errors.
The critical error is reset.

10 Decommissioning and disposal

10.1 Temporary shutdown
1. Turn the key switch on the front door of the Laser and the main switch to OFF.
2. Disconnect the power from the mains power supply and secure it against mistaken reactivation.
3. Close the supply lines for water.
4. Remove the connections for water.
5. Drain all coolant from the product.
  1. Blowout the water cycles with oil-free compressed air.
  2. Clean upleaked coolant immediately.
  3. Closethe connections for water with the closing plugs.
10.2 Final shutdown
1. Turn the key switch on the front door of the Laser and the main switch to OFF.
2. Disconnect the power plug from the supply voltage and secure it against accidental reconnection.
3. Remove the connections to the external interface.
4. Close the supply for house water.
5. Remove the feed lines for water from the product.
6. Drain all coolant from the product.
7. Blow out the water cycles with oil-free compressed air.
8. Clean up leaked coolant immediately.
9. Close the connections for water with the closing plugs.
10. Remove all connections on the product.
11. Remove the fiber from the process optics and protect the fiber with the provided protective cap. Follow the instructions in section 5.5.4.
12. Pack up all lines and hoses.
Storage
13. Bring the product and all accessories to the intended storage location until used again or until removal. Follow the instructions in section 4.2.3. The storage location must be dry and clean.
14. Observe the storage conditions (see supplied technical data).
10.3 Disposal
The following points are to be observed when disposing of the product, the accessories and the operating and auxiliary materials:
. Observe national provisions on site
. Observe company-specific guidelines
Following proper disassembly, the disassembled individual parts are to be recycled:
. Scrap remaining metallic material
. Recycle plastic elements
. Dispose of other components sorted by material property
Electronic waste, electronic components, lubricants and auxiliary substances are subject to special waste treatment and may only be disposed of by approved specialized personnel.
National disposal regulations must be observed with respect to the environmental disposal of the machine.

11 LaserNet software

The software LaserNet is included with the laser. You can operateand monitor the laser with the help of LaserNet. Fast Ethernet 100Mbit/s is used as the interface between the computer and the laser.

11.1 System requirements

In order that you can operate the LaserNet software on your PC, thefollowing system requirements must be met:

. Pentium III/IV 1 GHz or compatible (recommended – Pentium IV 2 GHz)

. RAM 256 MB (recommended 512 MB)

. Screen resolution 1024х768 (XGA) 256 colors (recommended – True Color)

. Ethernet 100 Mbit

. CD/DVD drive (only for installation)

. Operating system Windows XP / VISTA / 7

11.2 Installing the software

The installation wizard installs the software on your computer and places a shortcut on your desktop for starting the software, ifdesired.

  1. Insert the installation CDinto the CD drive of your computer.
  2. Open the folderLaserNet\Setup.
  3. Clickon the installation file LaserNet Setup.exe

The installation wizard appears.

  1. Clickon Next.

5.

 

Select the

installation

directory for the

software.

6.

 

Confirm with

 Next.

 

7.

 

Select a name for

the Start menu

folder

8.

 

Confirm your

selection with

 Next.

  1. Click on Next.

10.

 

Click on Install to

start the installation.

11.

 

Click on Finish to

finish the

installation.

 

12.

 

Keep the option

 Launch LaserNet

selected, to start

LaserNet after the

Installation is

finished.

LaserNet is nowinstalled on your PC.

11.3 Establishing a connection to the laser
In order that you can establish a connection between your computer and the laser, you must connect the computer and the laser to the same local network. Proceed as follows:
1. Connect a network cable to the Ethernet interface of the laser and to the network card of your computer.
2. In the Windows operating system, open the dialog window Internet Protocol Properties (TCP/IPv4) and enter there the standard IP address of the computer (Table 11-1 and Figure 11-7).
3. Change the last 3 digits of the IP address. The IP address of the laser and the computer must differ in the last three digits.

Figure 11-7: Internet Protocol Properties

  1. After entering the IP address, click on OK.
5. Click on the file LaserNet.exe or the shortcut LaserNet[VERSION] to start the software.
The following screen appears (Figure 11-8).

Figure 11-8: LaserNet  No connection

  1. Clickin the menu bar on the menu Configuration.

A drop down menu appears.

  1. Inthe drop down menu, select the submenu IP Configuration.

A dialog window appears.

Figure 11-9: IP Configuration dialog window

8. In the IP Configuration dialog window, click on the button Add to create a laser name. The first line of the dialog window is filled in.
9. Activate the cell Disabled in the State column by double-clicking on it.
A drop down menu appears.
10. Click in the drop down menu on Enabled to activate the laser.
11. Click on OK.
Once the connection between the laser and the program has been established, the connection status in the LaserNet user interface changes from Net Connection: NO to Net Connection: OK (Figure 11-10).
The connection may take several seconds.
11.4 Starting LaserNet
1. Before starting LaserNet, make certain that the laser and computer are connected to the same local network (LAN) and are configured appropriately (see section 11.3).
2. Click on the file LaserNet.exe or the shortcut LaserNet[VERSION] to start the software.
3. The connection may take several seconds. The following screen appears (Figure 11-10).

Figure 11-10: LaserNet tab Status

11.5 LaserNet user interface

Figure 11-11 shows the user interface of the LaserNet software. Table 11-2 contains a brief description of the main information elements of the software.

Figure 11-11: LaserNet user interface

Item Designation Description
1 Menu bar Via the menu bar, you have access to the menus, submenus and options of the software. Various
 settings can be configured in LaserNet using the 5 main menus.
2 Laser selection You can manage multiple lasers via the LaserNet software. All lasers that have been connected to the software are shown in this field. If the network connection to a laser is deactivated,this is indicated by an X over the laser icon. If a network connection to a laser is active, the red X
over the corresponding laser icon disappears.
3 Power and
 temperature
 display
Shows the current output power and module temperature of the selected laser.
4 Tab Status, warning and fault messages (see also
 Annex A) as well as actual values and operating
parameters are displayed in the tabs. In the event of a warning message, the current value
fields have an orange background; in the event
of an alarm, this background is red. In addition,
you can configure settings relating to laser operation in some tabs (e.g. Control). The number and type of the tabs varies depending
on the configuration of the laser.
5 Connection
 status
Displays the status of the network connection to
the selected laser.
6 Status indicator Laser ON  Main power supply is ON / OFF
Laser ready Laser is ready / not ready to enable the laser radiation
Chiller ready Chiller is ready / not ready.
 Chiller ready is a prerequisite for laser ready.
Guide laser
ON
If no chiller is configured, the status of the guide laser is
displayed instead of the chiller.
Laser error Laser has / does not have an error

Table 11-2: Description of the LaserNet user interface

11.6 LaserNet menu structure

Table 11-3 offers an overview of the LaserNet menu structure. Adetailed description of the individual menus can be found in the following sections of this operating manual.

File menu
\Monitor File….input window
\Exit
Configuration menu
\IP Configuration… input window
\Laser \Change Access Right
\Reset Critical Errors
\Fieldbus Settings
\Advanced Settings
\Configuration Update
\Configuration Overview
\Enable Control
\Change Password
\LaserNet Settings\Control Options
\Events
\Paths
\Language\Language selection (German, English, etc.)
View menu
\Toolbar
\Status Bar
Extras menu
\Program Editor
\QCW Pulse Editor
\QCW Program Editor
\Access Rights
\Fieldbus Debug Window
Help menu
\LaserNet Help
\Setup TeamviewerQS
\About LaserNet

Table 11-3: LaserNet menu structure

11.6.1 File

Monitor File
In the submenu Monitor File, you have the option of recording specific signals. This recording can be used later for fault analysis.

Figure 11-12: Monitor file settings

To record the signals, do as follows:
1. Place a check mark in front of each signal you would like to record.
2. Set the scanning period using the drop down menu Period.
3. Place a check mark in front of the field Enable the recording of the monitor file.
4. Activate the recording by clicking on OK.
The created file will be saved in the folder LaserNet\Laser in the format *.txt.
⇒ Remove the check mark from the field Enable the recording of the monitor file to end the recording of the monitor file.
Exit
You can close the software via the submenu Exit.
11.6.2 Configuration
IP Configuration

In the submenu IP Configuration, you can change the laser name and the IP address of a laser as well as activate or deactivate a laser.

The laser name is used for identification if you control and monitormultiple lasers with one computer. Ensure that you assign each lasera unique name. 

In the IP address column, the IP address for the laserwith the corresponding name is assigned.

If an active connection to a laser exists, the button IP Propertiesbecomes available (only in Supervisor Mode). 

Clicking on this button opens an input window in which you can change the IP address of the laser.

Figure 11-14: IP Options

Laser \ Change Access Right
In the submenu Change Access Right, you can change between four different password-protected access levels. The following access levels are available:
. Monitoring
. Operator
. Engineer
. Supervisor
The currently selected access level is marked with a check mark. The various user rights can be viewed via the menu path Extras\Access Rights.
When changing from one access level to another, a password must be entered. By default, no password is set. However, the Supervisor can set and change passwords for all access levels via the menu path Extras\Access Rights.
Laser\ Reset Critical Errors
If the laser reports the alarm Critical error, you cannot reset the error by pressing the Reset button. You can only reset a critical error by entering a code.

Figure 11-15: Resetting critical errors

The code can be obtained by contacting the competent IPG service department (see section 9.4.6).

Laser \ Fieldbus Settings

Before you can work with your fieldbus interface, you must configuresome parameters via the LaserNet software during initialcommissioning. 

If you are working with a multiport interface, you must set the corresponding parameters for every fieldbus card during the initial commissioning. 

The parameters are described briefly below.

Address

In this field, you can define the slave address for each fieldbus card. If a master accesses multiple slave cards, the slave cards must have different addresses. 

If multiple independent masters access differentslave cards, the slave cards can have the same MAC ID.

Byte order

In this field, you can define the byte order for the communication(little endian – big endian). You can set the byte order for communication separately for each slot.

Enabled optical channels

In this field, you can enable the optical channels for the respectiveslot (slave card). 

Only select optical channels can be requested andused by the respective slot. You can assign multiple slots, i.e. slavecards, to a channel.

This option depends on the configuration.

Optical path number

These fields display the current coding for each optical channel of thebeam switch. 

The coding corresponds to the optical path that mustbe requested by the system owner’s PLC unit. 

If the first optical channel of the beam switch was coded with the value 10, the PLCunit must set optical path number 10. 

The coding is performed in the laser.

This option depends on the configuration.

Laser number

The current coding of the laser is shown here. The coding corresponds to the laser number that must be requested by the system owner’s PLC unit. 

If the laser is coded with value 6, the PLCunit was set laser number 6. The coding is performed in the laser itself.

Check

If this option is activated, the laser control checks whether the rightlaser number is sent by the system owner’s PLC unit. 

If the lasernumber is not correct, the laser reports a fault.

Laser program number

If you activate the option Laser program number, the input signal of the external control Laser program number is immediately reported back to the external control. 

Otherwise, the laser program number isonly reported after receipt of the signal Program Start along with theexecution of the program.

Update configuration file

Clicking this button opens a file browsing window with which youcan upload an update file (dbm format) for configuration of your Profinet slaves. 

This update file can be obtained from IPG LaserGmbH upon request.

Advanced settings

Clicking this button opens an input window in which you can changevarious parameters depending on the available fieldbus interface.

Laser \ Advanced Settings
Automatic Switching OFF

Figure 11-17: Advanced settings

 In the submenu Advanced Settings, you can configure the emission time of the laser. 

To do this, enter the desired emission time in the input field Max. Emission Time (see Figure 11-7). 

The emission will stop after the configured time has elapsed, starting from the time atwhich the status Emission enabled was activated. 

If you activate thefield “De-energizing of power supplies”, the main power supply will also switch off as soon as the emission stops. 

The automatic switching off function is deactivated if you enter zero (0) secondsinto the input field Max. Emission Time.

Feeding Fiber Option

 With this function, it is possible to select whether to work with the installed integrated optics (if present) or directly with the feeding fiber.

This option depends on the configuration.

Operator power display adjustment

You have the option of displaying the actual power measured at theoutput of the process optics within the LaserNet user interface in the power display area (see Figure 11-11). To change the power display, proceed as follows:

  1. Clickon the box Enable.
  2. Clickon the Adjustment button.

An input window appears.

Figure 11-18: Operator power display adjustment

  1. Enterthe measured power value in watts. 4. Click on OK.

The value entered by you will appear in the power display field. 

Anasterisk will appear above the power display field (see Figure 11-19) to indicate that this option is active.

Figure 11-19: Operator-specific power display

Remote Support This option allows the competent IPG service department to access the laser (events, warnings, errors, etc.).
Laser \ Configuration Update
Via the submenu Configuration Update, you can perform an update of the laser configuration as well as the firmware. Clicking on the submenu opens a file browsing window. In this browsing window, you can select the update file (*.hplp) to be loaded. The update file can be obtained from IPG Laser GmbH upon request.
Laser\ Overview Configuration
In the submenu Configuration Overview, you will find information about the laser (e.g. serial number, ID, firmware) as well as about the laser configuration (e.g. parameters, options).
Enable Control
Activate this option to apply password protection to all operating functions in LaserNet in order to prevent unauthorized access.
Change Password...

Figure 11-20: Change Password

In this dialog window, you can set a computer-specific password forLaserNet, independent of access rights. 

Activating the password will lock out the LaserNet operating elements on the Control tab. 

This lock can be removed by entering the password via Configuration\Enable Control.

If you lose this password, it is possible to delete it. To do this,proceed as follows:

1.Open the "Registry Editor". The value "user" is stored under the following path.
HKEY_Current_User\Software\IPG Laser GmbH \LaserNet Settings
2. Delete the user value.
3. Restart LaserNet.
You can now create a new password or work with LaserNet without password protection.

Figure 11-21: Registry Editor

LaserNet Settings \Control Options
In this dialog window, you can enable or disable control options in LaserNet.

Figure 11-22: Control Options

⇒ Place a check mark in the corresponding field to enable an option. The following table contains a short description of the control options.
Control optionDescription
Control disabledAll operating functions in the LaserNet Control tab are deactivated
Emission disabledEmission ON / Emission OFF
 button is disabled
‘Reset’ always enabledThe Reset button remains enabled even in the ROBOT mode
Ctrl for Reset and
Emission ON
Control must be pressed
simultaneously with the button
 Reset or Emission ON in order to issue the command
Warning when switching lasersA warning is displayed when
 switching between different lasers.
Show LED “laser warning”Replaces the LED indicator Chiller
 ready in the status display (section
11.8.1) with Laser warning
Show average power in pulse mode
(only for QCW lasers)
In the power display (section 11.5),
this shows the average output
power instead of the peak power
when the laser is operated in pulsed
mode.

Table 11-4: Control Options

LaserNet Settings \ Events…
In the dialog Figure 11-23, you can define the maximum number of events that should be saved in the file events4dat. This allows you to limit the file size.

Figure 11-23: Defining the number of events for the events list (events4.dat)

LaserNet Settings \ Paths

Figure 11-24: Configuring the save locations for LaserNet files

In this submenu, you can configure the save locations for the following files:
. Configuration file
. Log files
. Help and language files
The default settings are shown in the following table.
Language
In the submenu Language, you can select the desired language for LaserNet. If language options are displayed as □□□, the corresponding library file is not installed under Windows.

11.6.3 View

Status Bar Enable/disable this option to show/hide the status bar.

Toolbar Enable/disable this option to show/hide the toolbar.

11.6.4 Extras

Program Editor
In the submenu Program Editor, you can create and edit laser programs. A detailed description of the LaserNet program editor can be found in section 11.9.
QCW Pulse Editor
Via the submenu QCW Pulse Editor, you can create laser programs. This option depends on the configuration.
QCW Program Editor
Via the submenu QCW Program Editor, you can edit already created laser programs. This option depends on the configuration.
Access Rights
In the submenu Access Rights, you can set rights for the various LaserNet access levels. In addition, you can set or change the passwords for the access levels. No passwords are assigned by default.

Figure 11-25: Overview of access rights

⇒ Click on the button Passwords to open the input window for changing the passwords.

A dialog window appears.

⇒ Click on the button Change for the access level to change the password.

⇒ Enter the new password and confirm with OK.

Fieldbus Debug Window

Figure 11-28: Fieldbus Debug Window (example)

In the submenu Fieldbus Debug Window, the communication between master and slave is displayed.

If the debug mode is activated in this submenu, all fieldbus output bits can be set manually. 

In this case, the laser will not respond to input bits.

If debug mode is not activated, no outputs can be set manually.

11.6.5 Help

LaserNet Help
The submenu LaserNet Help opens the LaserNet offline help (if installed).
Setup TeamviewerQS
Via the submenu Setup TeamviewerQS, you have the option of allowing service technicians of IPG Laser GmbH to access your computer.
About LaserNet
The submenu About LaserNet shows the version number of the currently installed LaserNet software.
11.7 LaserNet status indicators

LaserNet uses three different LED indicators. The LED indicators arelisted and explained in the following table.

Table 11-6: LaserNet status indicator description

11.8 LaserNet tabs

The tabs listed in this section are examples based on which theLaserNet software is described. 

The type and number of the tabs as well as the status, warning and fault messages shown vary based on the configuration of the laser.

11.8.1 Status tab

Figure 11-29: Status tab

This tab displays status messages and actual values of the laser. 

The green status LED indicator, which is shown in front of every status message, indicates whether a status message is active or inactive (see section 11.7). 

A detailed description of the status messages can be found in Annex A, Status tab. The actual values are described briefly below.

Actual valuesDescription
CurrentPump current in percent
PowerLaser output power in watts
Water flow (optional)Water flow in liters per minute
Int. control voltageAnalog control voltage for setting the module power
Temperature (mean)Average temperature determined from the values of the modules with the maximum and minimum temperature
Temperature (max)Temperature of the module with the highest temperature
Temperature (min)Temperature of the module with the lowest temperature
Module (Temp. max)Number of the module with the highest temperature
Module (Temp. min)Number of the module with the lowest temperature
Operating hoursTotal operating hours of the laser
Operating hours todayOperating hours of the laser on the current day

Table 11-7: Status tab actual values

11.8.2 Alarms tab

 

Figure 11-30: Alarms tab

Alarm messages of the laser are displayed on this tab (Figure 11-30).

A detailed description of the individual alarm messages as well asinstructions for eliminating the faults can be found in Annex A,Alarms tab.

11.8.3 Warnings tab

Figure 11-31: Warnings tab

Warning messages of the laser are displayed on this tab (Figure11-31). 

In contrast to alarms, warning messages do not interrupt the laser operation. A more detailed description of the individual

warning messages as well as instructions for eliminating the warnings can be found in Annex A, Warnings tab.

11.8.4 Control tab

Figure 11-32: Control tab

The buttons on this tab (Figure 11-32) reflect the current status of the laser or allow you to configure various settings relating to laser operation. 

If the laser is in ROBOT mode all buttons (except for Reset) are grayed, i.e. disabled, by default.

ItemDescription
1In this tab section, you can set the laser power with a slider or enter a value directly into the input field to the right of the slider. A numeric entry must be confirmed with ENTER.
You can specify the power absolutely in watts or as a percentage of the pump current. The laser should not be operated with a pump current of less than 10% according to the technical data.
If the laser is equipped with the option “Linearization”, you can specify the power either absolutely in watts or as a percentage of the total power.
2In the guide lasers section, you can switch on the guide laser. If the guide laser is active, the LED indicator for the guide laser lights up green.
3In the laser program tab section, you can select a laser program (number 1-50), start/stop the current program and monitor its status. In the input field Number  , enter the desired laser program.
 Click on the button  Start program  to start the laser program. Upon starting the laser program, the name and the function of the button  Start program  changes to  Stop program  . At the same time, the status indicator Program active is activated and remains active until the program ends. If the program ends without an error, the status indicator End of program is activated. The status indicator remains active until you start a new program or click on the button Reset.
The name and the function of the button  Stop program  change again to  Program Start  when the program ends. Clicking on the button  Stop program  while the program is running stops the program and activates the status indicator Program interrupted.
With the button Reset, you can deactivate the status indicator
Program interrupted.
4By clicking on this button, you can switch the main power supply on and off (ON/OFF).
5By clicking on this button, you can switch the laser emission on and off (ON/OFF).
6With the button Reset, you can reset all alarms, except for the
 message Critical error once the reason for the alarm has been
 removed.
7By clicking on this button, you can switch the external control on and off. The status is indicated on the button itself.
8In the tab section Ramping time, you can set the ramping rise and fall times. Enter the desired value (max. 5000 ms) into the
 corresponding input field and confirm your entry with  Enter  or by clicking on the button Set .
9By clicking on this button, you can switch the analog control on and off. The current status is indicated on the button itself.

Table 11-8: Control tab description

11.8.5 Events tab

Figure 11-33: Events tab

Events of the laser are displayed on this tab (Figure 11-33).

The symbols on the left serve as filters.

Via the context menu (right-click in the Events column), you can also:

. Sort the events by time

. Save the events as a .txt file

. Delete the events

 You limit the number of saved events under the path Configuration\LaserNet Settings\Events. Once you close LaserNet, theevents are saved in the file

 events4.dat in the directory IPG Laser\Lasername.

11.8.6 Logfiles tab

In this tab (Figure 11-34), you can select and download the created log files. The log files are saved in the laser memory. In event of a fault, you can download the corresponding 

files to your computer and send them to the competent IPG service department.

To do download the files, proceed as described in section 9.4.2.

11.8.7 Power supply tab

On this tab (Figure 11-35), the actual values as well as status messages and alarms of the installed main power supplies are displayed. 

A detailed description of the individual status and alarm messages as well as instructions for eliminating the faults can befound in Annex A, Power supply tab.

The displayed actual values are described in the table below.

Actual valuesDescription
CurrentOutput current of the power supply
VoltageOutput voltage of the power supply
TemperatureTemperature of the power supply
StatusStatus of the power supply (internal code IPG)

Table 11-10: Power supply tab description

11.8.8 Chiller tab

Actual values of the laser chiller are displayed on this tab (Figure11-36).

IPG chiller

 

The status, warning and fault messages of the chiller can be accessed via the side tabs (see Figure 11-37 and Figure 11-38). 

In contrast to alarms, warning messages do not interrupt the chiller operation.

A detailed description of the individual alarm and warning messages as well as instructions for eliminating the faults can be found in Annex A, Chiller tab.

Warning and alarm messages as well as actual values concerning the dew point are displayed on this tab (Figure 11-39). A detailed description of the warning and alarm message as well as instructions for eliminating the fault can be found in Annex A, Dew point tab.
The displayed actual values are described in the table below.
Actual valuesDescription
Cabinet temperatureMeasured temperature in the laser cabinet
HumidityMeasured humidity in the laser cabinet
Dew pointCalculated dew point in the laser cabinet
StatusStatus of the power supply (internal code IPG)

Table 11-11: Dew point tab description

11.8.10Hardwiring tab

Input and output signals of the hardwiring interface are displayed onthis tab (Figure 11-40). For a more detailed description of the signals of the hardwiring interface, refer to the supplied technical data.

11.8.11 Modules tab

This tab (Figure 11-41) contains status information about the installed laser modules. You can activate or deactivate individual modules. The central elements of this tab are described in the table below.
11.9 LaserNet program editor (LP editor)

With the program editor of the LaserNet software, you can create upto 50 custom laser programs. The program editor can be opened via the path Menu Extras\Program Editor.

11.9.1 LaserNet program editor editing window

Figure 11-42 shows the editing window of the program editor. Withthis window, you can open and edit or create a new laser program(LP).

Commands are entered in the input field on the left side of the user interface; on the right side, the program is displayed in the form of a diagram (laser output power / time).
Column 1 (No) of the input field shows the command number, column 2 (Command) the command itself. Upon opening the program editor, the command STOP is listed in line 1 by default. In the columns 3 (Param1) and 4 (Param2), you can enter the parameters for each command. You can enter the commands and parameters either via the key board or via a drop down menu. The drop down menus for the columns 2, 3 and 4 appear as soon as you click on the field.
A new line can be inserted either by left-clicking on any open line or right-clicking on an existing line (the option "Insert line" appears).
The default command "STOP" automatically appears in the new line, but this can be changed to any command.
To delete an existing command line, right-click on the corresponding line and select the option Delete line. If the laser program consists of only a single line, this cannot be deleted.
To save a laser program in the laser, click on the button Write.
A dialog window appears. In this dialog, you can assign the laser program a number between 1 and 50 and save the program under this number. Assigned program numbers have a red background, available program numbers are green.

To load a previously saved laser program, click on the button Read(Figure 11-42) and select the desired program number (1-50).

 After loading the laser program, the current program number in thetitle of the table is shown in the editing window.

You can also save a laser program as a file on the computer. To dothis, click in the program editor on the menu File and then on Save(Figure 11-42). 

Enter the path of the save location and the file name, then click on Save.

The program file is stored as a text file with the extension “.Inp” and can be viewed and modified in any standard text editor.

To load a laser program that you have saved on your computer as atext file, click in the program editor on the menu File and then on Open. 

Select the desired file.

11.9.2 Command list for laser programs

11.9.3 LaserNet program editor command descriptions

 

STOP

 

Switches off the emission, switches the analog control off, stops the execution of the laser program and sets the status End of program to HIGH. 

The STOP command must be set as the last command of a laser program.

SPT Define the emission power over a period of time

Linear ramp function: Switches the laser emission on and defines thepower to be reached within a specific time.

Parameter 2 defines the power [W], parameter 1 defines the time[ms], in which the power will be reached.

The parameters can be assigned in the following ways:. Manual input as numerical value in the program editor. Via the fieldbus interface (FBUS)

If a previous command switched on the laser emission and set the laser power, the laser power of this command is used as the initialpower for the command SPT; otherwise the initial power is 0 W.

The command SPT stops the execution of the command EXTPWR ifthis was previously switched off.

SPR Define the emission power over a ramping time

Linear ramp function: Switches the laser emission on and defines thepower to be reached over a defined ramping time.

 Parameter 2 defines the power [W], parameter 1 defines the powerincrease (ramping time) [W/ms] with which the specified power willbe reached.

The command has a function similar to the SPT command (seedescription above).

WAIT Wait for event

Parameter 1 defines the event type:

. Synchronization signal Sync. In

. Time [ms] Time.

Parameter 2 determines the event:

. Falling edge

. Rising edge

. State LOW

. State HIGH

. Expiration of the wait time [ms] Time

The parameters can be assigned in the following ways:

. Manual entry in the program editor

. Via the fieldbus interface (FBUS) for the event type Time

GOTO Goto command

Jumps to the defined command line and executes all subsequentcommands up to GOTO in a loop.

Parameter 1 indicates the number of the command line (0 – 99) as ofwhich the command set should be executed again.

Parameter 2 determines the event:

. SI HIGH: The command set defined in parameter 1 will be executed as long as the signal HIGH is present at the synchronization input.

. SI LOW: The command set defined in parameter 1 will be executed as long as the signal LOW is present at the synchronization input.

. Counter (0 – 32767): Number of repetitions of the command set to be executed. With a value of 0, the defined command set is executed in an endless loop.

OUT Set signal “Synchronization Output”

Sets signal LOW or HIGH at the output Sync. Out

Parameter 1 selects a synchronization signal,

Parameter 2 sets the level (HIGH / LOW).

EXTPWR Switch to external mode

Specifies the external interface from which the value for emissionpower and the time should be read for the commands SPT, SPR and WAIT.

The execution of this command can be stopped with the commandsSTOP, SPT, SPR and EXPPWR (by selecting a different external interface).

SETCHAN Selection of the beam switch channel

For production with integrated beam switch, selects the opticalchannel. This command can only be executed in the first line of the program.

SETCHAN is only available for lasers with a beam switch.

Annex A Status, warning and fault messages

The laser welding tool software shows three types of messages:

. Status messages

. Warning messages

. Alarms

Status messages provide information about the current status of the system.

Warning indicates the preliminary stage of an alarm. A closer look at the status or maintenance work is necessary.

An Alarm requires the elimination of the cause of the fault, adjustment work or repair / replacement of a component.

The status, warning and fault messages that can arise duringoperation of the laser are described below. 

The descriptions of thewarning messages and alarms also contain instructions on troubleshooting.

 To put the laser back into operation after eliminating the problem, the alarms must be reset. 

For some messages, this takes place automatically; for others, you must click the Reset button in the LaserNet Control tab (section 11.8.4).

Annex B Technical data

Here you will find the information about the dew point temperaturesas well as the rating plate affixed to the product. 

For additional technical information about the project, see the supplied technical data.

Dew point temperatures

Condensation: Dew point / cooling water temperature
In order to prevent damage to the laser or the optics due to condensation, the DI water temperature must be adjusted according to the dew point table. The problem of condensation occurs in environments in which the temperature and humidity are too high. To prevent condensation, the cooling water temperature must always be kept above the dew point.

Rating plates

Laser rating plate
The rating plate of the laser is located on the laser cabinet and contains the following information:

Annex D Indices of figures and tables

List of figures

Figure 2-1: Safety equipment………………………………………………………………… 19

Figure 3-1: Overview of the laser …………………………………………………………. 24

Figure 3-2: Operating elements…………………………………………………………….. 25

Figure 3-3 Interfaces……………………………………………………………………………….. 26

Figure 3-4: Laser layout………………………………………………………………………….. 27

Figure 3-5 Electrical mounting plate……………………………………………………. 28

Figure 3-6: Functional principle of the fiber laser …………………………….. 29

Figure 4-1: Transport monitoring………………………………………………………… 32

Figure 4-2: Transport with pallet …………………………………………………………. 34

Figure 4-3: Hoist cable angle during crane transport……………………….. 35

Figure 4-4: Tensile load on the eye bolt………………………………………………. 35

Figure 4-5: Caster with locking mechanism ……………………………………….. 35

Figure 5-1: Water connections on the laser………………………………………… 42

Figure 5-2: Water connection on the fiber connector ………………………. 43

Figure 5-3: Supply voltage connection ………………………………………………… 44

Figure 5-4: External laser interfaces ……………………………………………………. 45 

Figure 5-5: Fiber connector without (top) and with (bottom) protective cap…………………………………………………………………………………………… 46

Figure 7-1: Control tab……………………………………………………………………………. 53

Figure 7-2: Program sequence – example……………………………………………. 60

Figure 8-1 Disconnecting the fiber connector from the optics ……….. 64

Figure 8-2: Microscope with fiber connector……………………………………… 64

Figure 8-3: Fiber connector with accessories…………………………………….. 65

Figure 8-4: Cleaning the quartz-block end face………………………………….. 67

Figure 8-5: Connecting the fiber connector………………………………………… 68

Figure 8-6: Securing the fiber connector…………………………………………….. 68

Figure 9-1: Downloading log files…………………………………………………………. 74

Figure 9-2: Select date…………………………………………………………………………….. 75

Figure 9-3: Storage path for log files ……………………………………………………. 75

Figure 9-4: Select log file………………………………………………………………………… 76

Figure 9-5 Dialog window Zip All …………………………………………………………. 76

Figure 9-6 Saving events to a .txt file……………………………………………………. 77

Figure 9-7 Selecting the save location …………………………………………………. 78

Figure 9-8: Opening the configuration overview ………………………………. 79

Figure 9-9: Configuration overview……………………………………………………… 79

Figure 9-10: Updating the configuration …………………………………………….. 80

Figure 9-11: Selecting the HPLP file …………………………………………………….. 81

Figure 9-12: Update progress ……………………………………………………………….. 81

Figure 9-13: Resetting critical errors…………………………………………………… 82

Figure 11-1: Setup LaserNet – Welcome window……………………………….. 87

Figure 11-2: Setup LaserNet – Destination location ………………………….. 87

Figure 11-3: Setup LaserNet – Selecting the Start menu folder……….. 87

Figure 11-4: Setup LaserNet – Additional tasks …………………………………. 88

Figure 11-5: Setup LaserNet – Installing the software………………………. 88

Figure 11-6: Setup LaserNet – Finishing the installation………………….. 88

Figure 11-7: Internet Protocol Properties ………………………………………….. 89

Figure 11-8: LaserNet – No connection………………………………………………… 90

Figure 11-9: IP Configuration dialog window…………………………………….. 90

Figure 11-10: LaserNet tab Status………………………………………………………… 91

Figure 11-11: LaserNet user interface…………………………………………………. 92

Figure 11-12: Monitor file settings ………………………………………………………. 95

Figure 11-13: IP Configuration……………………………………………………………… 96

Figure 11-14: IP Options………………………………………………………………………… 97

Figure 11-15: Resetting critical errors ………………………………………………… 98

Figure 11-16: Fieldbus Settings…………………………………………………………….. 98

Figure 11-17: Advanced settings …………………………………………………………100

Figure 11-18: Operator power display adjustment………………………….101

Figure 11-19: Operator-specific power display………………………………..101

Figure 11-20: Change Password ………………………………………………………….102

Figure 11-21: Registry Editor……………………………………………………………….103

Figure 11-22: Control Options……………………………………………………………..103

Figure 11-23: Defining the number of events for the events list (events4.dat)……………………………………………………………………………………………104

Figure 11-24: Configuring the save locations for LaserNet files ……104

Figure 11-25: Overview of access rights…………………………………………….106

Figure 11-26: Password entry ……………………………………………………………..106

Figure 11-27: Change Password ………………………………………………………….106

Figure 11-28: Fieldbus Debug Window (example)…………………………..107

Figure 11-29: Status tab ………………………………………………………………………..108

Figure 11-30: Alarms tab ………………………………………………………………………110

Figure 11-31: Warnings tab………………………………………………………………….110

Figure 11-32: Control tab ……………………………………………………………………..111

Figure 11-33: Events tab……………………………………………………………………….113

Figure 11-34: Logfiles tab……………………………………………………………………..114

Figure 11-35: Power supply tab CAN bus control…………………………….114

Figure 11-36: Chiller tab status……………………………………………………………115

Figure 11-37: Chiller tab alarms ………………………………………………………….116

Figure 11-38: Chiller tab warnings ……………………………………………………..116

Figure 11-39: Dew point tab…………………………………………………………………117

Figure 11-40: Hardwiring tab ………………………………………………………………118

Figure 11-41: Modules tab ……………………………………………………………………118

Figure 11-42: LaserNet program editor editing window………………..120

Figure 11-43: Saving the laser program……………………………………………..121

List of tables

Table 2-1: Warning labels………………………………………………………………………. 22

Table 2-2: Explanatory labels………………………………………………………………… 23

Table 5-1: Required supply voltage……………………………………………………… 37

Table 11-1: Standard IP address…………………………………………………………… 89

Table 11-2: Description of the LaserNet user interface……………………. 93

Table 11-3: LaserNet menu structure………………………………………………….. 94

Table 11-4: Control Options………………………………………………………………….104

Table 11-5: Configuration default settings ………………………………………..105

Table 11-6: LaserNet status indicator description …………………………..108

Table 11-7: Status tab actual values ……………………………………………………109

Table 11-8: Control tab description…………………………………………………….112

Table 11-9: Events tab symbol descriptions ……………………………………..113

Table 11-10: Power supply tab description ………………………………………115

Table 11-11: Dew point tab description …………………………………………….117

Table 11-12: Modules tab description………………………………………………..119

Table 11-13: Laser program commands…………………………………………….122