Laser Marking & Engraving Systems

Laser Marking & Engraving Systems

Our laser marking systems can be integrated into your existing production line or used as a standalone system, making it easy to mark logos, 2D codes, QR codes, serial or batch numbers on various materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics and more.

Vanadate Laser Marking

The term vanadate laser is usually used for lasers based on neodymium-doped vanadate crystals. These lasers run on a wavelength of 1064nm, which is the same as nd: YAG. Despite this similarity, vanadate lasers are renowned for providing better quality marks due to their small, accurate spot size. With an average diode life of greater than 25,000 working hours and low replacement cost, these lasers offer the user best-in-class reliability, with low ownership costs.

We offer the world’s smallest vanadate laser and a portable solution that allows large parts to be marked without moving them.

The key features of our vanadate laser marking solutions include:

  • Marks a wide range of materials, including metals and plastics
  • High-quality beam diameter and movement
  • Higher peak power allows for marking onto uneven surfaces
  • Air-cooled
  • No consumables are required
  • Can be mounted in any orientation
  • Easy to integrate
  • Available in a variety of wattages

Fiber Laser Marking

A fiber laser is a laser in which the active gain medium is an optical fiber doped with rare-earth elements. In layman’s terms, it is a type of solid-state laser, where the laser light passes through the fiber, amplifying it to create a high-quality beam, which enables marking. This reliable technology, running on 1060-1080nm,  is designed to withstand a production environment’s vigour and is best suited to continuous production environments.

Our fiber laser marking machines are perfectly suited to work in a heavy-duty environment where deep or fast engravings are required, thanks to their robust designs. This durability makes them perfect for integration into a high-volume production line, and a dual-scanning head version can further boost production throughput.

The key features of fiber laser systems include:

  • Marks a wide range of materials, including metals and plastics
  • No consumables are required
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Smallest footprint of any laser technology
  • Air-cooled
  • Can be mounted in any orientation

Dual Head Laser Marking Solution

The patented Dual-Head Laser systems control two independent marking heads with a single INTERFACE integrated controller.

These unique laser marking systems provide several important advantages:

  • It is less expensive and simpler to set up and operate a dual-head system than to set up and synchronize two separate laser marking systems.
  • A Dual-Head Laser Marking system requires less space and takes away the limitations of using only one laser. For instance, a two-headed system can mark deeper, longer, and faster on two different types of material and or on two different sides of a part simultaneously. One head can immediately back up the other in the case of a head getting damaged or experiencing an operational problem.
  • The Dual-Head Laser Marking Systems can be outfitted with the Vari-Z 3D marking, Auto-Focus, and or Integrated Vision System (integrated camera) options.
  • The user-friendly Merlin® LS 2H (dual-head) software is compatible with a PC or a laptop, easy to integrate, and can handle .dxf, ai. and .plt files.

For more information on our Telesis fibre laser systems, download the Telesis brochure here

Green Wavelength Laser Marking

Green wavelength lasers are fiber-coupled, diode-pumped, solid-state green wavelength lasers, creating high beam quality and laser stability. They offer extra power and speed for precision marking and are ideal for laser marking, scribing, trimming and other material processing applications. A green wavelength laser system has an average diode life of more than 100,000 working hours and offers best-in-class reliability. The robust mechanical and optical design enables operation in an industrial environment, where shock, vibration and dust are concerned.

The key features of green wavelength laser machines include:

  • Longest focal tolerance
  • High quality and high-speed marking
  • Able to mark materials that other lasers can’t
  • Marks a wide range of materials, including some metals and plastics
  • No consumables are required
  • Minimal maintenance is required
  • Air-cooled

UV One Laser

The UV laser is versatile in marking a wide range of materials and is perfect for “cold marking” applications where heat zones are not allowed.

This laser will also mark plastics and silicon without additives and can be used in micro-marking applications such as electronics, circuit boards and microchips, and solar panels and medical marking applications.

Our latest UV Laser, the UV/oneTM, marks what other lasers can’t. It’s a new generation of small footprint all-in-one lasers that can be used to trace and identify products, designed to mark even the most challenging materials such as glass, polypropylene, and PETG resin, rubber and fibreglass. The UV/oneTM laser marking system is equipped with many high-end features and comes to market at a price point that knowledgeable purchasers will find very appealing for a well-featured, high-performance UV system. That a high-end, UV laser marking system in a compact all-in-one (AIO) design can now be brought to market at such an attractive price illustrates the great degree to which laser marking technology has advanced over the past 60 years.

The UV/oneTM laser is an all-in-one advanced Diode-pumped solid-state laser marking system. The design places all critical optics and electronics in an IP50 sealed area. The Q-switched pulse and laser beam characteristics are optimized for applications that require high beam quality and stability. The UV/oneTM is exceptional at high speed marking on delicate and sensitive electronic components, glass and medical instruments. The robust mechanical and optical design allows the all in one UV/oneTM marking head to operate in an industrial environment where shock and vibration are concerned.

Nd: Yag Laser Marking

Nd: YAG is the acronym for yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) and is a synthetic crystal material that became popular in the form of laser crystals in the 1960s. With a frequency of 1064nm, like vanadate laser systems, they produce high quality, high-speed marking on various substrates. The Nd: YAG laser is a good alternative to traditional marking systems because of its flexibility and minimal maintenance requirements.

The key features of the Nd: YAG laser include:

  • Marks metals, plastics, foils and ceramics
  • Easy to integrate into production lines
  • Highly flexible
  • Minimal maintenance required
  • Thermo-electrical air-cooling system comes standard

Galvo CO2 Laser Marking

The CO2 laser, otherwise known as a carbon dioxide laser, was one of the earliest gas lasers developed and is, to-date, one of the more commonly used. These lasers are the highest-power, continuous-wave lasers currently available, running on a wavelength of 10600nm. These laser marking systems are excellent for marking organic substrates like wood, glass, ceramics, fabrics, etc. Mark-On-The-Fly versions are available for applications dependent on line speeds up to 2700 ft/min (900 meters per minute) and embedded controller versions requiring no separate computer.

The key features of the CO2 laser include:

  • Available in various wattages
  • Lowest initial cost compared to other types of lasers
  • Air-cooled
  • Marks various substrates – including plastics, woods, leather, glass and even metals (with the assistance of an additive)
  • High quality and high-speed marking
  • No consumables are required
  • Minimal maintenance is required

Laser Additives

The laser additive, supplied as a masterbatch granulate, can be added to a wide range of polymers to yield photo-quality, dark laser marks on light backgrounds. Unlike the current method of using a laser beam to carbonize the plastic itself, the additive contains well-defined laser-active particles that change colour under laser exposure. Consistent marking is obtained irrespective of the polymer.

Laser marking with additive offers numerous advantages, including improved productivity and total system cost reduction due to the simplicity, flexibility, and robustness of the new process. Small series customization can easily be realized without any additional costs. Other features that are supported by laser additive technology are anti-counterfeiting and tracking & tracing markings.

The high definition obtained with the micro markings, 2D-data matrix, or barcodes can be used to code a product uniquely. Such marks can be located – for example – in complex closure recesses found in dispensing closures, which are very difficult to reach with conventional printing technology.

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