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.
COMMON MARKING APPLICATIONS & MATERIALS
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Can, Egg, Fruit, Packaging Film, Glass Container, PET Bottle Marking
PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL
Unique Device Identification (UDI), Medical Device Marking
Cable, Extrusions, Wire, Pipe, Metal Parts, Metal Casting, Annodized Housing Marking
PCB, Moulded Package, High Reflectivity Materials (copper, gold and silver) Marking
- Stainless steel
- Painted steel
- Aluminum (& anodized Aluminum)
Rust-proof laser marking methods are categorized into 3 main types:
- Black marking – a process of where black, high contrast marks are created by heating the surface of a material.
- Cold marking – a process where the material surface is colored black with the use of minimal heat, which allows a self-healing oxide film to form.
- Engraved marking is a process where material is etched resulting in the removal of the top surface.
- Chemical bottles & Silicone tubes
- Plastic caps (PP)
- Packaging film (PE)
- Glass bottles
UV lasers make it possible to mark materials with minimal etch depth.
Since all materials have a high absorption rate for UV lasers, the laser light does not penetrate through thin materials such as film.
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
- 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
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.
3W UV Laser
5W UV Laser
8W UV Laser
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