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  • Update to the Laser Rip off Report

    One of Photovac Laser obligations to the Co2 laser field is to maintain the integrity of  services we provide and the customers we support. All potential customers that require laser tube services should contact Photovac Laser to tell their story of being ripped-off by unreliable, unscrupulous companies. Beware, there are several of them out there, that completely and falsely advertise their services. On of the biggest cons is the cost to regas a laser tube for $800 or $900 dollars. These fraudsters than immediately say your tube requires $3k of work or they say it can’t be repaired. In most cases every tube can be repaired, obviously some that can not. These fraudsters are butchering your laser system, learning the do’s and don’ts at your expense. Photovac Laser has been in the laser repair services field for 34-years. Even if you don’t use Photovac, we are happy to give you an opinion and report with the company you are having trouble with!


  • Laser Rip off Report and Bell Laser

    To our customers once again. Please read the Laser Rip off Report and Bell Laser  We have written emails from our customers on Bell Laser  receiving and never returning customers laser tubes and payments. This also includes laser engraver machines.  Greg Rawley is being sought by numerous companies and individuals for his fraud. If you have any information for our customer to locate this guy, please contact our comp]any immediately.


  • Technical Issue resolved, and Photovac Thanked

    Nathan Wortinger…. Esterline Electronics….”OK it seems that we had a “Shutter On” line in some of our programs that was causing this error.  One of our operators determined that this line could just be removed from the program and we started running good again.
    So we can call off the Calvary for now.”

    “Thank you all for jumping on this so quickly.  I am very glad to know I have this kind of support if needed.”


  • Lumenis to Be Acquired for Approximately $510 Million, $14.00 per Share, in Cash

    With the acquisition of Lumenis Lasers customers by a Chinese Company, customers are bound to have troubles with receiving laser tubes and quality parts to repair their Co2 laser systems. Photovac Laser has a complete line of replacement laser tubes for Lumenis Co2 lasers including the ENCORE laser line. We still support all Coherent 2000,3000,4000, and 5000 series laser tubes. We have 5000C, 800 mm tubes available for exchange. Sharplan series 20C, 30C, 40C laser t tubes, along with 1030 and 1040 sealed Co2 units. We also support older XA and XL units built by Xanar / Coherent. P


  • PHOTOVAC INSTALLS SYNRAD P400 @ ESTERLINE KORRY ELECTRONICS EVERETT, WA

    Photovac Laser has completed a full retrofit and upgrade for a Lumonics turn-key rotary system. By removing a exhausted Coherent K500 system, Photovac Laser was able to update Lumonics systems with a Synrad P400 series laser tubes said President Christopher Zelich. “We are very pleased to announce Photovac Lasers continued success retrofitting older turn-key and rotary systems with new Synrad laser tubes”. Our continued expansion in the industrial field for rotary, turn-key and textile tables are a definite benefit for our customers and Synrad Laser customers. Synrad Laser has the new P250 and P400 Co2 lasers that fit well with industrial systems. By using the customer’s current CNC machine and older program software, we can save the user 10’s if not 100’s of thousands of dollars. The customer can also quickly upgrade, rather than waiting for months to receive a new system costing thousands of dollars in lost production.

    Esterline Korry Electronics Everett, WA is the world’s leader in commercial-military switches and pushbuttons for aircraft, naval, and commercial applications. With the high power upgrade and reliability of the Synrad laser, customers like Korry Electronics can continue to meet production needs.

    Synrad laser tube upgrades work well with Lumonics and Cutting Edge systems. If you have a low power D or K series Coherent laser tube you don’t want remanufactured, you can now upgrade to high power Synrad P-Series laser with confidence. We also welcome other turn key, rotary and table manufactures systems to retrofit.

    Call today for service and upgrade information 1.888.349.8823


  • RPP INC. Sends Great News about Photovac Laser Service Capabilities

    Chris,

    ” Good news.  The new PC board seems to have solved all the problems.  The machine is working great.  I did have a couple of Power Failures but I replaced the 5VDC power supply and the machine has not missed a lick since then.  The old control power supply would fluctuate between 4.3 volts and go up to about 5.5.  I was told by Beam, several years ago, that the voltage needed to be constant between 4.9 and 5.1.  I did not want to damage the new PC board so I replaced the old power supply with the same type only it is a medically qualified unit vs. the standard industrial unit supplied with the machine originally.  The supplies are the same but everything is held to tighter tolerances.  You did a great job and in the future should any issues come up I will contact you first before Coherent. Obviously the new Coherent K250 laser tube and RF supply that Photovac repaired works flawlessly”

    Also FYI.  Nate Peterson, from Coherent, replaced the laser tube and RF unit on the new machine and it is up and running also.  I ask him about the noise the old machine makes vs. the new machine which is quite.  He showed me, on the new machine, where you can change the frequency that the machine uses to cut.  The old machine did not have this feature.  He changed the frequency, on the new machine, to show me and sure enough it sounded different.  Evidently the default frequency on the old machine is the issue.  Since it cuts fine I am not going to attempt to make any change. Your diagnosis on the tube and RF on this unit was spot on Chris.

    Again great job! ”

    Best regards,

    Mike

    President


  • Photovac Leukemia @ Lymphoma Society – TEAM IN TRAINING

    Hi Chris

     

    I am sending you this special request because I thought you might want to help me out raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    As you know my step son was diagnosed with non- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has been getting treatment.

    As a friend and business associate I thought you would want to be one of the first to donate and set the bar high!

     

     

    “Thank you Chris for your generous donation. “

     

    Andrew Peko, President

    Future Medical Laser Services Inc.

     


  • Gravotech Replacement Laser Tubes

    Photovac Laser has a complete replacement laser tube line for Gravotech Laser Systems. Gravograph, New Hermes engraver systems can be easily replaced with our air cooled Synrad Laser laser tubes. We carry direct exchange replacements for 30, 40 60 and 80 watt air cooled engraver systems.

    We support all RF laser tubes for the Gravotech, Gravograph, New Hermes engraver laser line. Please call us today @ 1.888.349.8823