Gentec Electro-Optics Inc.

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Gentec Electro-Optics Inc.
445 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Ave Ste 160
Quebec, QC
Canada
G2E 5N7
Website: www.gentec-eo.com

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Félicien Legrand • Gentec-EO
Integrated laser beam monitoring in your laser system
icon_in-person.svgIn Person: Tuesday, 30 January 2024 • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Demo Area 1 (Hall ABC)
For laser beam performance monitoring quickly integrated in your lab or machine, discover our INTEGRA, PRONTO, BLU, and BEAMAGE all-in-one detectors for fast, accurate, automated measurements.

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18 January 2024
Gentec-EO's 2024 product catalog now available
We had many new product releases in the last year (see page 2), so make sure you have the latest version of the guide so you can consider all your options for your next purchase. Download it here: https://www.gentec-eo.com/resources/product-catalog
18 January 2024
Gentec-EO receives the Steen Award for its contributions to the field of laser material processing
Gentec Electro-Optics receives the William M. Steen Award for significant developments in laser material processing with its latest innovation in power meter technology: the fastest kilowatt-level power meter on the market. To promote the development of new ideas in laser material processing, the Laser Institute of America (LIA) attributes awards for the top idea of the year as adjudicated by a prize-giving panel. This year, Gentec-EO is added to the prestigious list of Steen Award recipients, which includes Synova USA, the NIST, and Samsung. Gentec-EO’s innovation is an incredibly fast laser power meter that can withstand the high laser powers that are typically used in laser material processing. The IS50A-1KW-RSI (view product here: https://www.gentec-eo.com/products/is50a-1kw-rsi-int-d0) offers a fast response and low noise level that provide a whole new level of detail in the characterization of kilowatt-level laser systems. These new measurement possibilities will help laser manufacturers characterize their laser’s ramp-up sequence, reduce losses and increase productivity in laser welding, and increase the cutting precision in laser micromachining. “Receiving the William M. Steen Award is a meaningful recognition for Gentec Electro-Optics. It is another success for this product that adds on top of the sales success we are having with it since its launch. Surely, this is a confirmation that it pays to listen to your customers and to delve into the market needs.” says Michel Giroux. Michel Giroux then added “We really need to thank our laser material processing customers for this success because the IS50 series was much inspired by their requests and feedbacks. Then our R&D team did an amazing creative job in putting all this together and designing the perfect product for this market.” DESIGNED FOR LASER MATERIAL PROCESSING Until now, power meter technologies to measure kilowatt-level lasers all had very slow response times, often in the order of tens of seconds. With such long reaction times, short fluctuations of power would be averaged out, resulting in a false impression of stability in the laser power. It was not possible to acquire precise temporal data about the behavior of a high-power laser beam. With a measurement capability that ranges from 0.2 mW to 1000 W and a rise time of only 0.2 s, Gentec-EO’s IS50A-1KW opens up new measurement possibilities such as following the complete ramp-up of high-power laser sources or tracking fast changes in kW-level laser power. This is extremely fast compared to any competition in the market right now. When one considers commercial systems in which the laser power needs to be as constant as possible, such as in laser welding processes, the IS50A-1KW permits users to monitor and to address quick shifts in their laser’s intensity. This is of crucial importance in automated manufacturing systems, preventing structural failures of end products while increasing productivity. In laser systems where bursts of power are used, such as micromachining complex and detailed parts, knowing the temporal shape of each burst will allow for more precise control of the process, yielding higher-quality results. Also, the very large dynamic range of this product makes it possible to measure from very low (under the microwatts) to very high (up to 1000 W) with only one detector. The integrating sphere’s proprietary coating was designed to handle high laser power density, and its NIST-traceable calibration provides accurate, reliable results. Watch this IS50 introduction video to learn more about the product series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV6W4YJXmEs AVAILABILITY AND PRICING The IS50A-1KW-RSI integrating sphere detectors for laser power measurement are available for order now. Pricing is available on the product page: https://www.gentec-eo.com/products/is50a-1kw-rsi-int-d0 For more information contact your Gentec-EO local sales representative.
18 January 2024
NEW: HP100A-50KW-GD to measure extremely high-power laser beams
Gentec-EO, a provider of laser beam measurement instruments, has announced a new measurement solution for high-power laser beams up to 50 kW. The HP100A-50KW-GD laser power detector (view it here: https://www.gentec-eo.com/products/hp100a-50kw-gd) was designed mainly for high-power laser and laser system manufacturers, factories that cut thick metal parts with high-power lasers, and military applications. With its gold reflector cone and back-reflection reducing geometry, the HP100A-50KW-GD traps > 97 % of the incident light and can handle up to 50 kW of continuous laser power. The very low back-reflections of the detector ensure a safer working environment with high-power lasers. This detector can also handle the high intensities of small beams. PRACTICAL DESIGN FOR HIGH-POWER LASER BEAMS -The gold cone design allows for very high damage thresholds of 25 kW/cm2. -Very low back-reflections, < 2.5 %, make it safe to use even at 50 kW. -Compact: less than 20 cm thick. -Serial commands available via USB. Other connectors are available on request. -Water flow and temperature are monitored in real-time and displayed continuously, so you won’t risk burning out the detector if the cooling is interrupted. -Customizable design: tell us your needs! LOG YOUR MEASUREMENTS ON A GENTEC-EO DISPLAY OR ON YOUR PC Each detector comes with both a DB-15 connector for use with a Gentec-EO display (MAESTRO, MIRO ALTITUDE, TUNER, or UNO) and a USB output for direct connection to a PC. Our proprietary software is available for free for all our customers. Other connectors are available upon request. AVAILABLE NOW The HP100A-50KW-GD is available to order now. For more information contact a Gentec-EO local sales representative or visit the product page: https://www.gentec-eo.com/products/hp100a-50kw-gd NOT THE RIGHT SPECIFICATIONS FOR YOU? CONTACT US! We can design a high-power detector for your specific application. We have designed and built power detectors for up to 120,000 W of continuous power, and as large as 500 mm x 500 mm. Tell us about the laser you want to measure.
18 January 2024
New PRONTO-250-FLEX laser power meter with flexible, traceable calibration options
Gentec Electro-Optics launches the PRONTO-250-FLEX laser power meter. Improving on the already successful PRONTO-250, the new PRONTO-250-FLEX has flexible calibration options, so the customer only pays for what he uses. View the product here: https://www.gentec-eo.com/products/pronto-250-flex The basic model includes a broadband calibration for visible to NIR wavelengths (248 nm to 2.5 µm). Customers can request additional calibrations for CO2 lasers (10.6 µm) and energy measurement (with ± 5 % accuracy) when they purchase the PRONTO-250-FLEX. TRACEABLE CALIBRATION: ENSURE ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY PRONTO-250-FLEX has a NIST-traceable calibration at 1064 nm, and also has a traceable wavelength correction to complete the calibrated spectral range. Traceable calibration provides the ability to trace the readings of laser output measurements to known international measurement standards determined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This ensures that the measurements taken by the instruments are reliable and accurate. PRONTO SERIES: UNRIVALED BENEFITS PRONTO-250s are among the top-selling measurement instruments at Gentec-EO. There are many factors behind this success, in terms of both features and specifications. -Pocket-sized device, therefore portable and appreciated by maintenance and repair people -Easy to use, no training needed -Intuitive touchscreen user interface -Measures as low as 0.5 W to as high as 250 W. -Advanced Features like Data Logging and Data Transfer to PC -Hands-free operation: Place it on a flat surface or use one of the 2 threaded holes that we have integrated into the casing for safe use with optical stands PREVIOUS PRONTO VERSIONS ARE DISCONTINUED PRONTO-250, PRONTO-250-CO2 and PRONTO-250-PLUS have been replaced by the PRONTO-250-FLEX model. The new model offers calibration options that can correspond to the legacy PRONTO-250 or PRONTO‑250-PLUS. AVAILABLE NOW PRONTO-250-FLEX is available now for purchase. Contact your local sales representative for any inquiries or visit the product page here: https://www.gentec-eo.com/products/pronto-250-flex
18 January 2024
New laser calculators available on Gentec-EO's website to help with your work
Use Gentec-EO's online laser calculators to quickly calculate or convert common laser beam parameters. The tools are completely free to use and are publicly available. No account creation is required. Try them here: https://www.gentec-eo.com/laser-calculators Make sure to bookmark the page for quick access in the future.