Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division

Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division - Laser Beam Path Purge

Laser Beam Path Purge

Laser Beam Path Purge

Contamination in the beam path of a laser is a major issue for metal fabricators, and leads to significant downtime. Costly service contracts are typically utilized by laser manufacturers to safeguard against these downtime issues. It is not uncommon for the user to replace optics every 6 months, at a cost of thousands of dollars. 


Utilizing a clean, dry stream of nitrogen to purge the beam path area can prevent these issues and improve uptime. Liquid nitrogen has been used in the past, but can lead to a haze in the beam path area. For lasers 3kw and below, dry air may be used.


PARKER SOLUTION:  A Parker nitrogen generator, which separates nitrogen and oxygen from a compressed air supply, can often be the most cost effective way to supply this nitrogen. 

Parker Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division 
4087 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086

Fax: 877-857-3800