Avestron offers a comprehensive range of laser marking systems that are production ready for inline use – i.e can be installed and synchronized with conveyor systems, robots and cobots, or standalone units which can be used manually by operators. The markers can be configured marking nearly any type of material and surface. Our laser system experts can help you to select the most efficient laser marking system to meet your specific applications, and we also offer engineered solutions that will be delivered to you, ready to integrate with your production.
Our application specialists will evaluate your laser marking or engraving requirements, define the application goals and objectives, specify and verify the correct marking platform, and define a complete laser system configuration to accomplish the desired results. All consultation is free of charge.
As part of our turnkey services, our engineering team will work with your staff to integrate the most suitable laser system into your automated production line. The integration will include electrical, mechanical, software, safety, maintenance and training.
Here is a list of Industrial Laser Marking and Engraving Systems that we can supply:
- Fiber Laser suitable for marking metal and plastic surfaces
Often used for marking metal, but also plastic and ceramic materials. Fiber lasers allow for marking with high power and extremely fast scan speeds while allowing for smaller unit sizes hat are easier to integrate in production systems. Fiber lasers are able to maintain marking quality and save on installation space.
- CO2 Laser suitable for glass, resins, labels and thin films
Often used for marking paper, plastic, glass, and ceramic. The laser energy is also absorbed by certain transparent materials, so they are often used for applications such as marking films.
- UV Laser for low power, high contrast marking with minimal surface damage
Often used for general applications in which products require high contrast with minimal surface damage. UV lasers generally have a significantly higher material absorption rate, so the irradiated light is more efficiently absorbed by the marking surface. This means the power does not need to be increased in order to obtain a highly visible mark.
Advantages of our laser marking systems include:
- 3-AXIS marking allows printing on non flat surfaces such as curved, inclined, stepped, etc.
- Fast Non-contact marking
- High throughput and reliable marking for automated production lines
- Low maintenance and environmentally friendly, require no inks or ribbons
- Virtually no marking content restrictions
- Large surface coverage up to 300 X 300 mm
- Very flexible software that allows quick and easy application development
- Full technical support out of North America
- Engineering capability to develop custom integrated solutions for your specific production environment
Laser System can be used to directly mark a part. The result is a permanent mark that won’t disappear over time. Laser marking technology is very versatile and can be used to mark many different types of materials and surfaces. To achieve the best results, one must first determine the most suitable laser for the material. CO2, UV and Fiber lasers are the most commonly used types of lasers. The laser power can be adjusted in multiple ways for high-speed marking.
Laser marking also requires little maintenance. It is contactless and doesn’t use consumables. In automated applications, operators aren’t needed to control the laser marking machines.
Laser marking is often used to implement traceability, quality control, and process improvement. By identifying each part at the beginning of a production line with a suitable mark, readers can then be used to scan the marks at designated manufacturing steps. For traceability purposes, this makes it possible to track and trace parts from the beginning to the end of the manufacturing process. For quality control and process improvement, each time that the mark is read, information specific to each part and manufacturing step may be stored in a database. The most common forms of part identification are data matrix codes, QR codes and alphanumeric serial numbers.
Many industries such as manufacturing, automotive, medical and pharmaceutical, primary metals (including aluminum, steel, zinc, lead, and copper), extrusion, manufacturing, utilize marking solutions to identify and trace parts.