UV Laser Marking & Engraving Machines
HIGH CONTRAST, HIGH SPEED, DAMAGE FREE MARKING
UV laser marking offers high contrast with minimal surface damage. Ideal for marking identifiers, codes, and graphics on heat-sensitive materials, metal, plastic, glass, and various organic materials.
High throughput production environments such as pharmaceuticals, beverage, and extrusion often use UV lasers for high speed marking of their products with clear, high contrast markings.
Avestron’s UV lasers mark parts with readable and high contrast codes, text, and graphics for easy identification, traceability, and branding.
UV laser marking is a widely used method for manufacturers looking to mark their products with Unique Device Identification (UDI) marks.
AVESTRON UV LASER MACHINES
Benefit from high speed, superior coding & marking across a wide variety of materials. Ideal for marking permanent, precise, clear marks and codes onto a wide range of materials such as PET, PVC, glass, plastic, foil, metal, paper boards, paper, polypropylene, and more. UV laser marking machines are fast becoming the marking technology used by the pharmaceutical, medical, and cosmetic industries to avert counterfeiting and tampering.
UZ-X3 Laser Marker
3 Watt Ultraviolet wavelength laser marking machine
UZ-X5 Laser Marker
5 Watt Ultraviolet wavelength laser marking machine
UZ-X8 Laser Marker
8 Watt Ultraviolet wavelength laser marking machine
UV LASER MARKING MATERIAL GUIDE
Epoxy Resin (EP)
ABS Resin (ABS)
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
COMMON MARKING APPLICATIONS & MATERIALS
UV lasers make it possible to mark materials with minimal etch depth.
- High contrast, high visibility marking on many materials
- Prevent back transfer marking
- Minimal heat damage around the marking area
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Cans, Egg, Fruit, Plastic & Aluminum packaging film,
Glass Containers, PET bottles,
PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL
Unique Device Identification (UDI)
Medical Device Marking
Pills, Glass bottles, Plastic caps (PP)
Packaging film (PE), Silicone tubes
Printed Circuit Boards, Glass epoxy substrate
Battery packs, Metal faceplates
High Reflectivity Materials (copper, gold and silver)
Cables, Extrusions, Wire, Pipe,
Tubes, Metal parts, Metal castings,
- Stainless steel
- Painted steel
- Aluminum (& anodized Aluminum)
PLASTIC & RUBBER
- Polyamide PA
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Rubber, Vinyl, Teflon, Polyimide
UV lasers are ideal for marking on resin.
- Cosmetics &Pharmaceutical
- Soft & hardwood
- MDF, Plywood, Chipboard
Since all materials have a high absorption rate for UV lasers, the laser light does not penetrate through thin materials such as film.
- General packaging
A UV laser can mark without applying heat, thereby diminishing the release of dust and odor into the work environment.
LEATHER & FABRICS
- Cotton, polyester, or synthetic fibers
- Fleece, felt
- Leather & suede
- Nylon fabric
Why use a UV laser marking machine?
THE PREFERABLE METHOD FOR HIGH CONTRAST, DAMAGE FREE, PERMANENT MARKING.
Marks a diverse range of part shapes, sizes, and substrates.
No need for inks, dyes, or make-up/replacement fluids.
High uptime and lasting performance, no planned maintenance.
Contactless coding & marking on hot, cold, wet, oily surfaces.
Consistently crisp, clear, and precisely positioned code & marks.
Built to last – laser life of approximately 100,000 hours.
Ideal for manufacturers who have space limitations.
EASY TO USE
Simple to operate, rapid code change-over, high productivity level.
Why are an increasing number of manufacturers selecting UV laser marking systems?
The growing need for product traceability and branding drives more and more manufacturers to integrate product coding and marking systems into their production environment. UV lasers have become progressively more affordable and inexpensive to operate (because of low maintenance requirement and no need for consumables). The systems are capable of high-speed marking of many substrates and are ready to use with a quick and simple set-up.
UV laser marking vs. Inkjet marking
- Markings are high resolution & precise
- Markings are permanent
- Tamper-resistant marking
- No consumables cost
- Can mark on wet, hot, cold surfaces
- Can mark on stepped, inclined, cylindrical, and conical surfaces
- Very low maintenance
- The item need not be moving during marking
- Clean operation
- Higher initial cost
- Lower initial cost
- Marking speed (in some instances)
- On-going consumables cost
- Need for regular maintenance & clogged print-head
- Inks may contain harmful chemicals and release strong odors & not-environmentally friendly
- Limited print area & size
- Print-head has to be close to the print surface
- Often messy operation with ink deposits on the floor beneath the printer