July 2013 - The TruDiode 151, a 150-W fiber-coupled laser, and the TruDiode 301, which supplies 300 W of laser power, have been added to Trumpf’s diode laser line. Ideal for thin-gauge metal welding, the lasers have a wavelength range of 920 nm to 970 nm with CW or modulated CW up to 3 kHz. Both lasers feature a 150-m core diameter Trumpf LLK but are available with LLK core diameters up to 600μm. TruControl 1000 has a simple interface to operate power levels, pulse shapes, PFO and the dual channel E-stop circuit. TruControl also supports standard interfaces such as parallel I/O, DeviceNet and Profitbus.