Nozzle Technology

ID-H - Internal Hardening Head

ID-H Hardening Head
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ID-H Hardening Head

ID Hardened Sample Tube
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ID Hardened Sample Tube

The ID-H Hardening head allows large area heat treatment up to 39" (1 m) deep inside tubes, bores, and hard to reach areas. The processing arm features integrated optics in order to produce a homogenous energy density across a large spot size of up to 1" x 1" (25 mm x 25 mm), although other square and rectangular spot sizes are also possible using different optical configurations.

The overall arm construction is similar to our ID Cladding head design featuring integrated water cooling and beam delivery. The head can operate at up to 3 kW laser power, and the initial prototype head has been tested using both disk and fiber laser. Our ID-H head is available as a standard ID hardening head or as a retrofit to our ID 1 or ID 2 cladding systems.

Specifications

  • Laser Power: up to 3kW
  • Hardening/Softening Track Width: up to max. 1.0" (25 mm)
  • Spot Size: 0.787" x 0.314" (20 mm x 8 mm)
  • Minimum Internal Tube Diameter: 3.0" (76 mm)
  • Maximum Reach: 39.3" (1000mm)