At KIMMON KOHA we pride ourselves on the quality of our laser systems. Our goal is to provide the highest quality leading edge HeCd lasers in the world to our customers. To achieve this goal we build, produce, assemble, and process almost everything for our HeCd lasers in-house. Although this is more expensive than subcontracting, this allows us to control the whole manufacturing process. One of the unique capabilities of the KIMMON KOHA production system is our ability to process raw quartz from our own quartz mines and produce our HeCd laser tubes in-house. These capabilities translate into higher quality products for our customers.
Another aspect of the KIMMON KOHA manufacturing system is our unparalled feature of gathering data on each laser system. Over 500 pieces of data are gathered on each laser shipped. This data collection enables us to prevent potential problems with each laser prior to shipment.
The average lifetimes of our HeCd lasers are the best in the business. All of our lasers average 4,500 hours or more and some models average over 8,000 hours. Do not be surprised if you get a system which will run for more than 10,000 hours, as we see them quite often.
We credit our superior lifetimes to our design and manufacturing processes of our HeCd lasers. Over the 43 years we have been making HeCd lasers, our tube design has improved as we continue to learn more about how to make a better HeCd laser. Data collected from lasers we ship to our customers, from the lasers which are returned for new tubes, from our life test lasers we run in-house and from our R & D department is what we use to design better HeCd lasers. Our manufacturing process contributes to the long lifetimes of our lasers because we build, process and assemble almost everything for our lasers in-house. This includes blowing our own laser tubes from quartz that we mine out of our own quartz mines throughout the world. We also have our own assembly lines which manufacture PC boards, transformers, wiring harnesses and other items that go into our HeCd lasers. Although this process is more expensive than subcontracting to an outside vendor, we find that we are able to precisely control the quality of our lasers.