Diode lasers in the oil and gas industry
The development of oil and gas fields requires high-performing drilling tools. These are subjected to huge stress and would not reach long lifetimes without wear protection. This is why special coatings, that are more and more frequently realized with laser cladding, have become the standard for some time now. Here, Laserline's LDF and LDM diode lasers have obtained very good results.
Repair welding under difficult conditions
Besides damages to protective coatings, cracks in components can also require repair welding. However, such components cannot always be reached easily. For example, when the removal of a torn gear is not immediately possible, in case of doubt the laser must go to the workpiece. With Laserline's diode lasers, this is no longer a problem: these light, compact and mobile lasers can, if needed be, even be placed safely at narrow scaffoldings in lofty heights, where they can support all necessary welding works.
A mobile diode laser system LDF 3000-60 and a robot for control were installed at a height of 25 m to weld cracks in the gears.