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Raycus Laser vs IPG Laser vs Maxphotonics vs JPT

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When you purchase a laser marking,engraving and cutting machine, you may learn about different brands laser source manufacturers,such as:IPG,Raycus,Max photonics and JPT etc.You may be confused that why the price of lasers with the same power is quite different? Which manufacturer's laser is better? What is the difference between them?

 

In this article,we will compare to the different laser source manufacturers,product features and market share.We hope it will be helpful to you.

 

Laser source is the core component of fiber laser marking machine,There have IPG, Raycus, JPT and Max brand in the market is very popular.

 

IPG Laser Source With Better Beam Quality And Better Quality

 

IPG is a very popular brand in the laser industry,which is also hot sale laser source in the world market. IPG is an advanced developer and manufacturer of high-end fiber lasers and amplifiers for diverse applications in a variety of markets.However. Its price also is the most highest in all laser source manufacturer.

 

Raycus Laser With Good Beam Quality and Stable Quality

 

Raycus is a affordable and stable brand laser manufacturer from China,Raycus fiber laser has the advantages of high reliability laser output,high pulse energy and high efficiency,lifespan up to 100,000 hours,no consumable.Its laser power covers from low power,medium power to high power,they are used for a lot production.

 

IPG and Raycus both have high lifespan and high stability, but the price of Raycus's laser is cheaper than IPG in the same condition.

 

JPT Laser With More Advantages of MOPA

 

JPT laser is focused on MOPA laser source in the early days,with the development of technology,then gradually also develops Q switched laser(MOPA laser and Q-Switch,what is the difference).Although it is a Q-switch laser source, the structure is still developed from MOPA laser hence the frequency of their Q-Switch laser is larger range than that of Raycus,and price of JPT is a little expensive than Raycus laser.In general,JPT laser has more advantages than Raycus in MOPA fiber laser.

 

Max Laser With Affordable Price

 

Max laser is another affordable laser source manufacturer from China, but compared with Raycus,Max's laser stability and warranty are a little bit.

 

What's the difference between Raycus, IPG,JPT and Max Laser

 

A lot of people confuse why laser machine with Raycus is cheaper than IPG,Is it just one is made in China and the other is made in Germany?What's the difference between Raycus, IPG,JPT amd Max, and the main difference is the marking quality,the stability of the machine,the warranty and the comprehensive performance.So,which one is the best cost effective?

 

Laser Type

Raycus

IPG

Max

JPT

Price

Low

High

Low

Medium

Beam quality

Good

High

Good

Good

Stability

Good

High

Good

Good

Frequency Range

 Good

Large

Good

Large

Engraving Result

Good

Better

Good

Good

Metal Material

Good

Good

Good

Good

Plastic

 Low

Good

Low

Good

MOPA laser

Medium

Good

Medium

Good

Warranty

1years

2years

1years

1years

 

Compared With Raycus Laser and IPG Laser In Fiber Cutter

 

Product features

 

  • lIndustry chain:Both company posses integration whole industry chain, and the core devices by self-developed and produced.
  •  Pump source structure:Both company are single core structure,independent chip does not affect each other, stable and reliable.
  • lModule power and quantity:Raycus is 6 piece of 1KW modules (Raycus’s largest single module can be above 3KW). IPG is 3 piece of 2KW modules (reducing manufacturing costs and size). The lower the module power, the more stable for laser source hence the low module replacement cost.
  •  Fiber configuration:Both company are 20 meters length and 100 micron diameter transmission.
  • QBH quartz crystal protection:Raycus is standard configuration,IPG not induce it.
  • Beam quality:Both company are BPP<4.
  • Laser power attenuation index:Both company are <±3% each year.
  • Laser source stability:Both company are <±3%.

 

Application

 

Cutting ability:All can cut 25mm carbon steel, 20mm stainless steel, 20mm aluminum alloy and 16mm brass.

 

Note:Due to the continuous research and development of new technologies and policy adjustments for both company, there may be change.

 

Raycus,IPG,JPT and MAX Laser Brief History

 

  • Raycus Laser

 

Raycus laser

Raycus Laser is established in 2007,headquartered in Wuhan,which is engaged in research, development and scale production of high-power fiber lasers and core devices.The company can produce 10W-100W pulse fiber lasers and 200W-10000W continuous fiber lasers. It can produce 30,000 pulse fiber lasers and 10,000 continuous fiber lasers of medium and high power.

 

Its products including:single module cw fiber lasers,Multi-module cw fiber lasers,QCW fiber lasers,high-power pulsed fiber lasers,Q-switched pulsed fiber lasers,MOPA fiber lasers,fiber delivered direct diode lasers and welding fiber lasers etc.

 

  • IPG

 

IPG Photonics is a leading high-performance  amplifiers  and  lasers manufacturer. IPG Photonics' diverse lines of low, medium and high-power lasers and amplifiers are used in materials processing, communications, entertainment, medical, biotechnology, scientific and advanced applications.

 

IPG has sales offices in the United States, Germany, Russia, Italy, China, Japan, South Korea, India, and the United Kingdom.

 

  • JPT

 

JPT laser

Registered in 2006,headquartered in Shenzhen, JPT is a high-tech enterprise,which now focuses on the R&D, production, sales, and technical services of lasers,intelligent equipment and optical devices.

 

It is the first manufacturer of MOPA fiber lasers in China,products cover three series:laser source(MOPA fiber lasers,CW fiber lasers and DPSS lasers etc),intelligent equipment(passive component,optical inspection,laser equipment,module inspection and vision inspection) and Optical device(fiber optical components,high power fiber optical components,data center solution and boxes and accessories etc);

 

  • Max photonics

 

Max laser

Max photonics is founded in 2004,headquartered in Shenzhen, which is unremitting exploration in device and laser technology.Its product including: a variety of power CW Fiber laser source from single and multi-module,Q-switch pulsed fiber laser,MOPA pulsed fiber laser,QCW fiber laser;Single and dual wavelength direct diode laser etc;

 

The fiber source is widely used for laser welding,3D printing,surface treatment,laser marking,laser cutting and laser cleaning industry application.

 

Summary

 

In general,Above each company posses its own features and advantages. IPG laser is earlier than Chinese laser source manufacturers in research and development history.However, Chinese manufacturer have made great progress of technology in recent years. In terms of items quality, the quality of low and medium-power lasers is not much different.For high-power lasers, IPG laser posses more market share. In terms of price, Chinese manufacturer is lower than IPG. In terms of market share: IPG>Raycus>Max photonics>JPT, choosing a laser engraving or cutting machine not only considers brand, but also a variety of other factors.