Global Patent Index - EP 0979157 A2

EP 0979157 A2 2000-02-16 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING LASER EQUIPMENT

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING LASER EQUIPMENT

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR STEUERUNG VON LASERGERÄTEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE COMMANDE D'APPAREILS LASER

Publication

EP 0979157 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 98932029 A

Priority

  • DE 9801187 W
  • DE 19718137 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19718137A1] The invention relates to a method and a device for controlling laser equipment enabling variable coupling of different high power laser to various program-controlled machines involving simple means and excluding faulty connections with a high degree of security. According to the invention, this is done by guiding the connections of the beam guidance system to the laser generator connections and the machine connections as well as the connection of the lines for the control signals to the corresponding components via connection elements with an integrated security code. The invention relates to a method and a device for controlling laser processing units in which programmable laser generators are connected to laser processing heads, which are used to process material in program-controlled machines, via flexible steel guiding elements. The control signals of the different machine control systems are transmitted to one or several laser generators via a central control unit.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B23K 26/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B23K 26/00 (2014.01); B23K 26/067 (2006.01); G05B 19/414 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B23K 26/0673 (2013.01); B23K 26/067 (2013.01); G05B 19/414 (2013.01); G05B 2219/45138 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE FR LI

EPO simple patent family

DE 19718137 A1 19981105; EP 0979157 A2 20000216; WO 9848975 A2 19981105; WO 9848975 A3 19990204

INPADOC legal status


2001-05-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20001101

2000-02-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991125

2000-02-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT CH DE FR LI