Quality & Reliability
IMRA made the successful transition from researching femtosecond fiber laser technology to manufacturing it to serve industrial customers. IMRA’s quality-controlled manufacturing of high-precision products is benchmarked to the automotive and medical industries, leveraging the expertise of its parent company, AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd. In accordance with IMRA’s dedicated customer support in delivering products with continuous flow, IMRA has the capability of operating redundant production sites in Ann Arbor, MI and Kariya, Japan and are serviced based on location.
IMRA standard laser products meet stringent safety and regulatory requirements. We have products listed with various product testing agencies including ETL and UL. All of our standard products have been registered with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and meet 21CFR1040 as applicable for laser safety. Lasers sold in the European Union are CE marked and meet the requirements of IEC61010-1, IEC 61326-1 and IEC68025-1 for electrical safety, EMI/EMC, and laser safety.
High quality and reliability of each IMRA laser are ensured by employing techniques such as Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) during the product design phase. Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS) is applied during the manufacturing process to components, modules, and every completed laser. HALT exposes problems early in the design that may not normally occur during normal life testing. HASS applies a level of stress during manufacturing that exposes and detects any latent faults that may present themselves. IMRA applies these techniques at the component, module, and system levels.
Below is an example of HALT/HASS testing on our FCPA laser. This shock test ensures mechanical safety and reliability for the mechanical shock that may be experienced when the laser is transported and handled by a customer.