Flat Pack Laser (FPL) Alignment Modules

May 28, 2020
Flat Pack Laser (FPL) Alignment Modules Includes the Laser Diode, its Housing, a Mounting Base and a Separate Power Supply

BEA Lasers, a manufactur-er of rugged lasermodules and assemblies, has announced the introduction of Flat Pack Laser (FPL) Alignment Modules as a new addition to their alignment series of laser diode modules.  The module package includes the laser diode and its housing, a mounting base and a separate power supply.

The FPL is a very low profile (20mm high) flat pack mounting for size constrained applications.  The base is 30mm square, and the laser housing is 18mm x 18mm.  With the extended laser unit, the overall length is 45mm.  

The FPL laser diode module has been fitted with two different mounting options:  The 1- ¼-20 threaded mounting hole in the center of the base, or two M4 / 9/16” holes for through base mounting (the latter is shown in the accompanying photo).

Standard packaging includes a choice of <5mW red or green laser output, along with either a line or dot optic. Modules with lower output power are available.  A separate switching power supply is standard, or a 12/24VDC (input)-5VDC (output) can be provided in the package as an alternate.

FPL laser modules are suitable for just about any alignment application.  They are ideal for alignment in drilling, counting, positioning and edge detection, as used in the industry examples identified below.  

A sampling of operations and industries for which BEA FPL Laser Modules are used includes:

  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Machine shops
  • Cutting tools and water jet cutting
  • Riveting
  • Automotive – including car interiors and tires
  • Paper mills
  • Robotic assembly
  • Machine tools and machine vision
  • Food and beverage production lines
  • Wind turbines
  • Garment alignment
  • Truck and trailer OEMs
  • Tool & die
  • Construction tools and equipment

Related Glossary Terms

  • flat ( screw flat)

    flat ( screw flat)

    Flat surface machined into the shank of a cutting tool for enhanced holding of the tool.