Drilling system

Laser Drilling Cells

Robotic Laser Drilling Systems

The Laser Drilling Workcell provides automated drilling of complex-profile

industrial parts. Featuring a QCW high-pulse energy laser that provides

high coupling efficiency with a wide range of metals, including highly

reflective materials, the system includes a 6-axes robot system and

laser processing head packaged within a Class 1 laser safe enclosure. 

To maximize utilization of the fiber laser source, the Drilling workcell can

support cutting or welding with optional automated switching between functions.

Due to the modular design of the Drilling Robotic Workcells, a wide choice of

laser powers and system options, IPG offers custom configurations

optimized for specific applications.



Choice of QCW lasers up to 2300/23000 W

Processing head with height sensor for percussion drilling or hole trepanning
Laser Work Volume 760 × 760 × 760 mm
6 axes Robot – 2 m (79 ins) reach
Class 1 fully interlocked safety enclosure
Optional 2 axes positioner for coordinated part motion
Hole Position Repeatability Typ. < 0.06 mm
Drilling process and automation designed and supported by IPG

Specifications are typical capabilities; please contact IPG for a turnkey configuration optimized for specific applications.

Laser Power Options

CW 1 kW to 10 kW,   QCW  up to 2.3 kW/23 kW

Beam Delivery Options IPG D50 Wobble Head With Drilling Nozzle and Height Sensor
Beam Delivery Typically Includes:
Selectable Collimator/ Focus Lenses
Integrated Air-knife/ Cross-jet
Integrated Shield Gas Delivery Nozzle and Electronic Flow Control
Water-cooled Optics
Engineered cable management
Robot (Typical)

6-axis:      1.81 m (72-82 in.) Repeatability 0.05 mm (0.002") Reach
Includes Robot Controller with Motion Package and Dual Safety Position and Speed Check
Work Envelope Radius:  1.2 m × 1.2 m × 1.0 m (50 × 50 × 40 in.)

Controls/ Interface

Stand-alone Mobile HMI Stand
Industrial PC with 17” Color Touchscreen
IPG Cell Control Interface
Front panel Controls for Emergency Stop, Laser Mode, System Reset, Cycle Start, Cycle Stop

System Integration

Electrical Integration of all Components; Software Integration of Robot, Laser, Cell Safety and
Beam Delivery; Safe Position Interlocked with Laser Emissions


Heavy Duty Table to Mount Customer Supported Tooling


Class 1 Laser Safety Enclosure
Dual Wall Aluminum Extrusion Panels
Laser Safe Viewing Window

Dimensions, m


 3.9 × 2.4 × 3.0

12.8 × 7.8 × 9.8

Weight, kg




Optional Features

Beam Switching Beam Switching Module to Support Multiple Process Heads on a Single Laser
Automatic Tool Change Pneumatic Tool Change Coupler to Exchange between Welding, Cutting and Cladding Heads
CCTV Viewing Webcam Mounted Inside Workcell for Process Monitoring; Image Fed to HMI Screen
Actuated Table Base

Additional Motion Axis to Move Table for Ergonomic Part Loading
Motor-driven with Locking Pins to Ensure Repeatability

Automatic Door

Motorized Door for Rapid Load/ Unload

Additional Axes

Additional External Axes for Ergonomic Part Loading


Industrial Part Drilling
Percussion Drilling
Hole Trepanning