Marking machines make permanent or long-lasting marks on products. The most common applications of laser marking machines are the identification and traceability of materials, parts or machines, or the marking of expiration dates in the food industry. Laser Marking machines should not be confused with industrial printers, which will be described in another buying guide.
The integrated laser marking equipment enables extremely fast and high-quality engraving on a wide variety of materials. Compact, its integration is easy on your production lines.
BENEFITS OF LASER MARKING MACHINES
1. IMPROVE YOUR TRACEABILITY CAPABILITIES
Laser technology can help you maintain traceability in a challenging environment, create permanent marks, or replace low-contrast technology. Through ablation, our laser marking systems generate high-contrast, high-quality engraving identifiers optimized for your material. The identifiers can even remain legible through various abrasive and non-abrasive after-treatments.
2 . REDUCE ONLINE MAINTENANCE
Every minute that production operations are stopped costs money. Laser machines help you minimize downtime by using a non-contact process that works without consumables. This means they need to be stopped less frequently for maintenance than alternatives such as shot blasting and inkjet printing.
3. KEEP CYCLE TIMES SHORT
Capable of meeting the most challenging cycle times, the lasers that mark your parts are backed by up to 500W of laser power. You can choose from multiple machines based on your marking time requirements for laser-marked products.
FIBER LASER MARKING MACHINES
Our fiber laser machines are optimized for marking rubber, plastic, and metal. They can be implemented at any stage of the production process.
FLEX LASER MARKING WORKSTATION
As a simple yet flexible manual loading machine, the Flex Workstation lets you choose the features you need from our advanced laser technology while minimizing your investment in part traceability.
ROTATING TABLE LASER MARKING STATION
The rotary table workstation offers the highest performance of all manually loaded laser machines. It does this by optimizing the time of the operator, who activates the rotations of the table and loads the pieces while the other pieces are being marked in his work area.
ROTARY LASER MARKING MACHINE
Built for demanding marking requirements, the rotary table machine optimizes cycle time by marking in hidden time. This frees up the robot arm, giving it enough time to load parts onto the visible side of the rotary table.
OUTDOOR LASER MARKING MACHINE
Easy to install on existing production lines, the Outdoor machine allows you to take advantage of your existing infrastructures. Since the robot holds parts during the marking process, it can mark various parts and cavities without the need for devices.
LASER MARKING MACHINE WITH AUTOMATIC DOOR
As our most flexible solution, the door machine allows you to placemarks anywhere and allows the robot to load parts from any direction. It is ideal if your cycle time allows the robot to wait during the marking operation.
MARKING MACHINE ON CONVEYOR BELT
Adapted to your conveyor belt system, this marking machine manages part position variations automatically, allowing you to accurately mark moving parts on the fly or parts that are stopped for another process.
CO2 LASER MARKING MACHINES
The CO2 laser engraving machines that feed our machines are optimized for thin and flat materials such as fabrics, plastics, and rubber. You can find out how our machines can be customized for your work area and your application by speaking to an expert.
INDUSTRIAL LASER MARKING APPLICATIONS:
Manufacturers around the world use industrial lasers to mark serial numbers, data matrix codes, QR codes, and logos on their parts and products. At Laserax, we offer high-quality fiber lasers for marking metals. For plastics and organic materials, we offer fiber laser engraving machines and CO2 laser engraving machines.
Laser Marking of Automotive Parts
Parts such as aluminum castings must often meet traceability regulations to ensure that automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) manage potential recalls effectively. Because laser marking creates high-contrast, high-precision, permanent marks, it is widely used to meet these requirements.
Direct laser part enrollment generates detailed, permanent identifiers on ingots, bristles, plates, billets, etc. It has already replaced printed labels in many primary metal smelting plants.
Fiber Laser Engraving Machines
If the traceability of the part requires abrasion resistance, a fiber laser engraver is a solution. With deep engraving, you can engrave VINs and blast-resistant codes.
Steel Laser Inscription
Layers of oxide that form on steel generally must be removed before applying a permanent mark. The resulting white background is ideal for enhancing contrast and obtaining high-quality marks.
Stainless Steel Laser Annealing
Stainless steel must be laser annealed to protect its chromium oxide layer and prevent oxide from penetrating the metal. This marking process creates a permanent laser mark through a chemical reaction below the surface.
Laser Marking of Plastics
Plastics like PVC and polyethylene can be marked with a fiber laser or CO2 laser marker. Testing based on marking requirements helps determine the best laser type for each application.
Rubber Laser Marking
Like plastics, rubber can be marked with a fiber laser and a CO2 laser. The best way to find out which laser is best suited to an application is to test with a laser expert.
Cardboard Laser Marking Machines
Low-power CO2 laser markers can quickly mark identifiers on cardboard, as their wavelength reacts extremely well with carbon-based organic materials. In some cases, fiber lasers also provide high-quality results.
Does the marking machine display textual information on metal bearings?
The bearing seat is an important part of modern machinery. Its main function is to support the mechanical rotating body, to reduce the coefficient of friction during its movement, and to ensure its precision of rotation.
The number of types of bearings is from small to large, and the product quality and technical level are from low to high. The scale of the industry has grown from small to large, and a professional production system has been formed with a full range of products and a reasonable production layout.
Therefore, to better distinguish between different bearings, the manufacturer will mark the type of each bearing on the bearing surface. The traditional marking method is to uses silk printing to imprint content on the bearing. However, because the bearing often has to operate under severe conditions, the textual information printed on the screen will soon disappear. This method is inexpensive, but the branding effect is not good, and in some cases the model is confusing. The laser marking machine uses a laser beam to mark the surface of various materials for a long time. The function of the brand is to expose the deep material by the evaporation of the surface material, thus engraving exquisite patterns, trademarks, and words.
The rolling laser marking machine is specially used for engraving characters and patterns on the rolling surface. Bearing laser marking machine developed by UGTX. It has a small size, long service life, low power consumption, high speed of light, exquisite brands, energy-saving, and environmental protection, and can burn the deeper and shallower text, graphics, numbers, etc. It is widely used in bearing seat engraving, with high efficiency, clear lines, and permanent non-wear.