LASER TYPE IDENTIFYING

General information

What does LASER stand for?

Laser:

Abbreviation of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

The merit of laser:

1. It is possible to reduce the power consumption in the printer.
2. The uniformity calibration is unnecessary.
3. The laser is not affected by magnetism.
4. Sharp and more vivid pictures compare with the I-beam exposure engine.

Original Laser Radiation Specification (Shimadzu or Showa)

 

R (red)

G (green)

B (blue)

Class

IIIB

IIIB

IIIB

Laser

Semi-conductor

Diode Pumped Solid-state (DPSS) 

Diode Pumped Solid-state (DPSS) 

Wavelength

685 nm

532 nm

473 nm

Laser Radiation Specification ( minilablaser.com laser modules )

 

G (green)

B (blue)

Class

IIIB

IIIB

Laser

Semi-conductor laser diode [SLD]

Semi-conductor laser diode [SLD]

Wavelength

525-530 nm

462 nm

PRECAUTIONS

Prevention of Static Electricity when replacing and maintaining electrical parts.

Extremely important information!

Static electricity from your body may damage electronic components such as PCB or a laser module if you touch them when charged.
When handling any electronic parts, be sure to use static-dissipative tools to prevent parts from being damaged by static electricity. In addition, use the static-dissipative tools for the maintenance of the digital units or laser engines. Use this kit when replacing or installing/removing electronic parts from the system.
This kit consists of four items:
– Static-Dissipative Work Mat,
– Wrist Strap,
– Ground Cord,
– Alligator Clips.
The most popular is an anti-static wristband. Please do not use so-called cordless wireless models of anti-static wristbands.

ALWAYS WEAR WRISTBAND WORKING WITH A LASER OR ANY ELECTRONIC PCB!

An Anti Static ESD Wrist Strap is a “must-have” tool for any service engineer who works with Electronic PCB and lasers.
It can be purchased directly in our shop.
You will receive the convenient brand new Antistatic Bracelet with a detachable grounding cord with a clip for a low price.

PRECAUTIONS

Prevention of Eye and Skin injuries when doing service or adjustments of a laser unit.

Extremely important information!

The exposure sections, front covers, and side doors of the equipment are provided with safety interlocks, which prevent leakage of Laser radiation being emitted when the covers are opened.
Please use Laser protective goggles if you perform any operations with Laser with opened doors or covers. Otherwise, Laser emissions may occur, resulting in serious eye hazards.

SAFETY RULES

Safety Rule 1:
The adjustment of controls or the performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

Safety Rule 2:
* Do not reflect the laser beam by inserting a mirror or the like in the light path of the laser beam.
* Do not change the light path of a laser beam.
* Do not replace the optical parts while the electricity of the laser is ON.
* Do not turn On electricity in the removed laser unit.

Almost all models of Noritsu minilabs turn on the lasers only for printing and immediately turn them off after the finish of the exposure. So there is no need to worry about laser safety during the replacement of the laser.
Always wear protective goggles during the fine beam adjustment and opening the laser units of Noritsu QSS30 and 31 series, because:
– Blue and Green Laser modules are always turned On (only QSS software versions J001 and K001 of QSS30** allows to turn them Off).
Lasers also Off being in Timer (waiting) mode.
At the same time, the Red laser is always turned Off in QSS 30/31 series and turns On only for printing. Just keep it in mind.

USE LASER PROTECTIVE GOGGLES WHILE OPERATING ANY LASER SYSTEM!

Do you need good goggles?
Send your inquiry here.

Structure of a laser unit in general

Noritsu laser type identifying

Guide how to define a type of a laser

Any Noritsu lab has two or three types of laser units.
Each laser unit has three laser modules inside: red, green, blue (R, G, B).
There were two different manufacturers of the laser modules for Noritsu minilabs:
some laser modules were manufactured by Shimadzu Corporation (laser type A & A1)
and some of them were manufactured by Showa Optronics Co. Ltd (laser type B & B1).
Both companies are from Japan.

There are two ways to identify the type of laser unit which is equipped as described below:
1. It can be identified by the version of the Laser on the System Version Check display.
Menu: 2260 — > Extension — > Maintenance — > System Ver. Check (Service FD is required)
Click here to download the Service Disc.

2. Also, you can enter into the service mode of the lab using a daily service password
(no need to use a service FD in this way).
You can see the daily password here
Function -> Menu
Then press the “F” and “-1 key on the operator’s keyboard, and Noritsu will ask for the password.
Enter the password for today to be logged in.
Check Noritsu’s PC if you cannot enter (see Windows OS date settings). 

3. Laser Unit type also can be identified by the label placed on the laser unit.

4. It also can be easily identified by the part number of the corresponding laser driver PCB which controls each laser module.

Please contact us If you have difficulties with laser type identifying.

QSS30 SERIES

For QSS 30** series labs there are two types of laser units.
One is of type A and another one is of type B.
They have a small difference in the functions and quality of prints.
Type B is considered to be more reliable than type A laser.
Please contact us directly without intermediaries if you want to obtain a laser module for your QSS30.
We can offer you the upgraded original laser modules Shimadzu or Showa or new diode module of our manufacture.

Laser unit Type “A”
(A290)
Black letters on a white background
First four-digit number is No.0770.
Serial: the first three digits A290
Blue Laser module type A
Green Laser module type A

B laser driver J390656-00
G laser driver J390656-00

Laser unit   Type “B”   
(A490)
Black letters on a yellow background
four-digit number is No.0772.
Serial: the first three digits A490
Blue Laser module type B
Green Laser module type B

B and G laser driver J390727-00 or
B and G laser driver  J390988-00

QSS31 SERIES

For QSS 31** series labs there are two types of laser units.
One is of type A and another one is of type B.
They have a small difference in the functions and quality of prints.
Type B Laser unit is considered to be more reliable than type A laser.
Please contact us directly without intermediaries if you want to obtain a laser module for your QSS31.
We can offer you the upgraded original laser modules Shimadzu or Showa or new diode module of our manufacture.

Laser unit Type “A”
(A350)
Label: Black letters on a white background
The four-digit number is No.0760.
Serial: the first three digits A350

Blue Laser module type A
Green Laser module type A

B laser driver J390656-00
G laser driver J390656-00

Laser unit Type “B”
(A770)
Label: Black letters on a yellow background
First four-digit number is No.0762.
Serial: the first three digits A770

Blue Laser module type B
Green Laser module type B

B and G laser driver J390727-00 or
B and G laser driver J390988-00

QSS32 SERIES

For QSS 32 series labs there are three types of laser unit exist.
One is of type A1, another one is of type B1 and the last one is fF.
There is no difference in functions and quality.
Type fF = blue laser (type A1) + green laser (type B1).
Please contact us directly without intermediaries if you want to obtain a laser module for your QSS32.
We can offer you the upgraded original laser modules Shimadzu or Showa or new diode module of our manufacture.

Laser unit Type “A1”
(A87)
Label: Black letters on a white background
The first four-digit number is No.0913.
Serial: the first three digits A870

Blue Laser module type A1
Green Laser module type A1

B laser driver J390973-00
G laser driver J391160-00

Laser unit Type “B1”
(A70)
Label: Black letters on a yellow background
The first four-digit number is No.0912.
Serial: the first three digits A700

Blue Laser module type B1
Green Laser module type B1

B and G laser driver J390929-00 or
B and G laser driver J391231-00

Laser unit Type “fF”
(B21)
Label: Black letters on a yellow background
The first four-digit number is No.0918.
Serial: the first three digits B210

Blue Laser module type A1
Green Laser module type B1

B laser driver J391160-00
G laser driver J390929-00 or J391231-00

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QSS33 SERIES

For QSS 33 series labs there are three types of laser unit.
One is type A1, another one is type B1 and the last one is fF.
There is no difference in functions and quality.
Type fF = blue laser (type A1) + green laser (type B1).
Please contact us directly without intermediaries if you want to obtain a laser module for your QSS33.
We can offer you the upgraded original laser modules Shimadzu or Showa or new diode module of our manufacture.

Laser unit Type “A1”
(A82)
Label: Black letters on a white background First four-digit number is No.0920.
Serial: the first three digits A820
System Ver. Check – 1.086 X1 E

Blue Laser module type A1
Green Laser module type A1

B and G laser driver J390973-00 or
B and G laser driver J391160-00

Laser unit Type “B1”
(A83)
Label: Black letters on a yellow background First four-digit number is No.0922.
Serial: the first three digits A830

Blue Laser module type B1
Green Laser module type B1

B and G laser driver J390929-00 or
B and G laser driver J391231-00

Laser unit Type “fF”
(B20)
Label: Black letters on a yellow background First four-digit number is No.0925.
Serial: the first three digits B200

Blue Laser module type A1
Green Laser module type B1

B laser driver J391160-00
G laser driver J390929-00 / J391231-00

QSS34 SERIES

For QSS 34 series labs there are three types of laser unit.
One is type A1, another one is type B1 and the last one is fF.
There is no difference in functions and quality.
Type fF = blue laser (type A1) + green laser (type B1).
When using the Type A1 (Z023718) or Laser Unit (Type Ff), it is necessary to verify that the system program is upgraded to the specified version.

Please contact us directly without intermediaries if you want to obtain a laser module for your QSS34.
We can offer you the upgraded original laser modules Shimadzu or Showa or new diode module of our manufacture.

Laser unit Type “A1”
Label: Black letters on a white background First four-digit number is No.0913.

Blue Laser module type A1
Green Laser module type A1

B laser driver J391160-00 or J390973-00
G laser drivers J391160-00

Laser unit   Type “B1”
Label: Black letters on a yellow background First four-digit number is No.0912.

Blue Laser module type B1
Green Laser module type B1

B laser driver J390929-00
G laser driver J390929-00

Laser unit   Type “fF” (B21)
Label: Black letters on a yellow background First four-digit number is No.0918.

Blue Laser module type A1
Green Laser module type B1

B laser driver J391160-00
G laser driver J390929-00 /  J391231-00

QSS35 SERIES

For QSS 35 series labs and Fujifilm Frontier 7100 and 7200 (LP7100 and LP7200), there are three types of laser units exist.
One is of a type HhB, another one is of a type fR(fF) and the third one is type FfR.
There is no difference in their functions and quality of prints.
Type HhB is in use in QSS35 PLUS series labs and was a base for the QSS37 laser unit.
As it has blue and red lasers of direct modulation, it has one AOM driver/signal processor and a green laser of type B1.
Regular Noritsu QSS35 series labs have laser units fR and FfR and 2 AOM drivers (on green and blue channels).

Please contact us directly without intermediaries if you want to obtain a laser module for your QSS35.
We can offer you the upgraded original laser modules Shimadzu or Showa or new diode module of our manufacture.

Laser unit Type HhB
(B410) QSS35 PLUS
Label: Black letters on a white background
The first five-digit number is No.03800.
Serial: the first three digits B410

RED & BLUE LASERS OF DIRECT MODULATION
Green Laser module type B1

G laser driver J391231-00
This lab has only one AOM driver.

Laser unit   Type fR
(B110) QSS35 series
Label: Black letters on a white background
The first five-digit number is No.03045.
Serial: the first three digits B110

B laser driver J391160-00
G laser driver  J391231-00

Blue Laser module type A1
Green Laser module type B1

This lab has two AOM drivers.

Laser unit   Type “FfR”
(B10) QSS35 series
Label: Black letters on a white background
The first five-digit number is No.03000.
Serial: the first three digits B10

Blue Laser module type A1
Green Laser module type B1

B laser driver J391160-00
G laser driver J390929-00/J391231-00
This lab has two AOM drivers.

QSS37 SERIES

For QSS 37 series labs and Fujifilm Frontier 7500 (LP7500), there are three types of laser units exist.
One is of a type HhB, another one is of a type fR(fF) and the third one is type FfR.
There is no difference in their functions and quality of prints.
Please contact us directly without intermediaries if you want to obtain a green laser module for your QSS37.
We can offer you the upgraded original laser modules Shimadzu or new diode module of our manufacture.

Laser unit Type “HhB
(B540)
Label: Black letters on a white background Serial: the first four digits B540

RED & BLUE LASERS OF DIRECT MODULATION
Green laser module type B1

G laser driver J391231-00
This lab has only one AOM driver

Laser unit  Type fR
(B680)
Label: Black letters on a white background Serial: the first four digits B680

RED & BLUE LASERS OF DIRECT MODULATION
Green laser module type A1

G laser driver  J391160-00
This lab has one AOM driver.

Laser unit  Type “IiBA”
(B750) QSS37HD
Label: Black letters on a white background Serial: The first four digits B750

RED & BLUE LASERS OF DIRECT MODULATION
Green laser module type A1

G laser driver  J391160-00
This lab has one AOM driver.

LPS SERIES

For LPS24PRO series labs, there is only an fF type of laser unit exists.
Type fF = blue laser (type A1) + green laser (type B1).
Please contact us directly without intermediaries if you want to obtain a laser module for your LPS24PRO.
We can offer you the upgraded original laser modules Shimadzu or Showa or new diode module of our manufacture.

Laser unit Type “fF” 
(B150) 
Black letters on a white background
The first five-digit No 02600.
Serial: the first three digits B150

Blue Laser module A1
Green Laser module B1

Laser Drivers Part numbers

B laser driver J391160-00 (type A1)
G laser driver J391231-00 / J391929-00 (type B1)

QSS38 SERIES

For QSS38 series there are two laser types:  hB and iB.
Each laser unit has red and blue lasers of direct modulation and a regular DPSS green laser module of type A1.
The last generation of the QSS38G series has all three lasers of direct modulation so we do not overview it here.

Please contact us directly without intermediaries if you want to obtain a green laser module for your QSS38.
We can offer you the upgraded original laser modules Shimadzu or the new universal diode module of our manufacture.

Laser unit (Type hB) 
Black letters on a white background
Z020259: Laser unit (Type hB)
J391231: G laser driver

Green Laser module type B1

Serial: the first five-digit No. 03700

Laser unit (Type iB)
Black letters on a white background
Z026681: Laser unit (Type iB)
J391160: G laser driver

Green Laser module type A1

Serial: the first five-digit No. 03730

How to confirm the type of the laser unit by checking the version name of the LASER.
Maintenance: 2260 → Extension → Maintenance → System Version Check

The meaning of each letter in the LASER type abbreviature:

2

1

Shows the laser unit type. • 1 : 300dpi • 3 : 640dpi

3

H

Shows the G laser driver type: 
• H: G laser driver (J391231)
• I:   G laser driver (J391160)

4
h

Shows the laser unit type:
• h: laser unit (Type HhB)
• i: Laser unit (Type IiB)
• #: Laser codes on the laser operation record PCB (inside the laser unit) has not been entered.

5
B

Shows that the R-AOM and B-AOM driver functions are installed in the laser unit. Example:
•B: Laser unit (Type HhB) or Laser unit (Type IiB)
• #: Laser codes on the laser operation record PCB (inside the laser unit) has not been entered.

1
1.089

Shows the software version of the laser control PCB.

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