Laser Marking (Laser Labeling and Coding)
Laser marking is the foremost industrial application in which scan systems transform lasers into efficient tools. A boundless variety of marking applications owe their existence to scan systems and the cost-effectiveness achieved by their dynamic performance, precision and speed.
Lasers can mark paper, metal, plastics and countless other materials. The markings are extremely durable and waterproof, while resisting smudges, solvents and abrasion. And laser marking offers outstanding design flexibility, because no molds or stencils are required. Plus, the process is contactless and wear-free.
Their specific functionality makes scan systems uniquely suited for numerous laser marking applications:
Laser Marking with Dynamic Data and On-the-Fly
Scan systems allow efficient, individualized labeling of components using dynamic data such as serial numbers, dates or tracking numbers generated via an automated production process. An innovative control concept eliminates computation-related time delays to enable real-time, on-the-fly processing.
Particularly suited for such tasks:
Laser-Marking Special Effects
Exceptional marking permanence is achieved by marking directly on the material's surface. And razor-sharp, deep-black characters can be generated. On plastics, carbonization-induced printing special effects are creatable in high volume – with abrasion resistance well-suited for depicting personal data, photos or numbers (e.g. on objects such as ID cards).
Combining Laser Processes (e.g. Laser Labeling with Cutting)
Lasers and scan systems enable single-operation execution of combined laser processes, e.g. simultaneous printing and contour-cutting of nameplates, safety labels or stickers.
Control Elements with Day/Night Labeling
The manufacture of day/night control elements requires ultra-precise lacquer removal from fine structures – an application for which scan systems have set the technical standard for years.
The following scan solutions are particularly suited for these classic marking applications: