Laser beams in industrial applications, whether they be CO2, Nd:YAG- diode or fibre lasers, work with invisible beams in the infra-red or near infra-red spectral range (NIR). Hence changes in beam quality or power cannot be detected visually, and only become evident from the outcome of their application. Under some circumstances, this results in very expensive rejects being produced. If the deterioration in quality is not recognised in the manufacturing process, this usually results in the subsequent failure of the product in use, with consequences for the manufacturer of rectification, replacement and loss of image.

This is where PRIMES beam diagnostics devices for measuring beam quality, focusability and laser power come in. Process monitoring in production with laser beam diagnostics devices by PRIMES enables consistent quality assurance and allows the timely detection and elimination of malfunctions of laser beams.