8 years of development of our own laser head

The final version of the head offers several perfectly tuned and uniquely designed features in addition to low weight and ergonomics

  • A scanning system that is custom designed for smooth and uniform laser cleaning in multiple beam shapes. With adjustable beam shapes, our lasers not only increase efficiency, accuracy and uniformity in cleaning, but can also reach textured and grooved surfaces that basic laser cleaning cannot handle.
  • The focal distance affects the areal density and also the distance of the process head from the cleaning point. Compared to competing systems, we offer an automatic change without physical intervention and therefore manual lens replacement. The focusing distance can also be adjusted in millimetres, so you can achieve results that were previously unthinkable. In order to be able to replicate the behaviour of our optics on other systems, you would need tens of focusing lenses worth tens of thousands of euros. Laser optics are also very sensitive to dirt and any opening of the laser head during lens changes can lead to serious damage to the internal optics, mirrors and process fibre, which can lead to unnecessary economic damage.

  • Basic cleaning parameters (focus, scanning speed, scanning width) are adjustable directly on the process head, no need to go to the machine display (only for 500 and 1000W variants)
  • Increased ergonomics and substantially improved comfort when working with the cleaning system for long periods of time. The ROD laser process heads are lightweight, have a non-slip surface treatment and, above all, the optical cable can be put over the shoulder or manipulated in various ways for easier work if required.
  • Active water circuit cooling (ROD 200 models and above) ensures trouble-free operation even in demanding conditions and three-shift operations.
  • Can be attached to manipulator, traverser or robotic arm even retrospectively after purchase of laser. The industrial PLC is ready for communication with higher-level systems or external laser beam triggering.
  • By angled output of the laser beam, the head eliminates back reflections of both the laser radiation and released impurities and fumes. The head is therefore minimally dirty and heated, so it requires less maintenance and this has a positive effect on its overall lifetime.

  • The hermetically sealed lens of the optic ensures that it is virtually impossible to damage through normal operation, so you won’t have to deal with replacements that could otherwise cost hundreds of euros.

1st generation laser head

Profile of the first ever ROD cleaning head
In operation since 2014
The first head was not very efficient ergonomically
The main disadvantage was the high weight of the head
First generation cleaning head
Another problem was the perpendicular exit of the beam and inefficient extraction of fumes

2nd generation laser head

Profile of the second cleaning head of the rod systems
In operation since 2016
3D design of the second generation cleaning head
The first head had to have a swivel attachment on the balancer for comfortable handling due to the weight (around 6kg)
Second generation cleaning head
The second generation still suffered from ergonomic shortcomings due to its robust design

3rd generation laser head

Profile of the third cleaning head of rod systems
The third generation was the closest in principle to the current process heads
Third generation cleaning head with fibre
All three first generations had a perpendicular beam exit, unlike the current
Cleaning with the third generation head
Cleaning with the third generation head
Perpendicular beam exit has not proven itself in the long term from a practical point of view
Even though the third generation was about half the weight of the previous ones and could handle more demanding cleaning projects, the perpendicular output still made the work inefficient.

Current range of process laser heads

Current generation heads can offer 1D/2D scanning
Models ROD 50 - ROD 300 scan 2D, ROD 500 - ROD 2000 even offer 1D
Possibility to set cleaning parameters directly on the head
Focus, scanning speed and frame width can now be set directly on the head
The world's lightest head
All cleaning heads weigh between 1.9 and 2.5kg depending on power, so it's no problem to clean all day with them.