Patent Number: 6,297,471

Title: Working head for processing a workpiece by means of a laser beam

Abstract: A working head according to the invention for processing a workpiece by means of a laser beam includes a housing with an inlet opening and an outlet opening for the laser beam; a focusing optical system for focusing the laser beam at a point outside the housing at a spacing upstream of the outlet opening; and a measuring arrangement, surrounding the outlet opening, for measuring a spacing between it and the workpiece in the propagation direction of the laser beam, the laser beam traversing the focusing optical system and the outlet opening and measuring arrangement along beam axes which are at an angle to one another.

Inventors: Schubert; Peter (Gaggenau, DE)

Assignee: precitec GmbH

International Classification: B23K 26/04 (20060101); B23K 026/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018