Automated Conveyor Laser Marking Machine
The Automated Conveyor is an inline laser marking machine designed to apply permanent and high-definition labels on parts and ingots. Parts can either be marked as they move on the conveyor (on-the-fly technology) or while another process such as weighting, quality control or bundling is being conducted.
The conveyor machine is ideal if you are looking for highly reliable serialization or for an alternative to costly consumables and maintenance. It provides repeatable traceability with its embedded autofocusing system that tolerates ± 70 mm of part positioning variations.
Benefits of the Automated Conveyor Machine
No More Consumables
Conveyors typically rely on labeling and inkjet systems to apply serialization, but both technologies use costly consumables and require heavy maintenance. You can lower operational costs with our laser markers, which run on electricity alone and are recognized for their high reliability.
to the Part’s Position
Parts are typically positioned with poor repeatability on conveyors. To laser etch a perfect label every time, our machines use a unique 3D profiling autofocus system that adjusts the marking parameters based on the part’s positioning. For additional flexibility, the laser head can be positioned at various angles (such as 45 degrees).
Easy to Retrofit
Custom-sized, our conveyor machine can be retrofitted in no time on any type of conveyor. Its PLC-based communication allows for a seamless integration in your manufacturing process. Plus, the machine’s elevated design minimizes its footprint in your production line.
Capable of Marking Moving Parts
Sometimes, you can't afford to stop the conveyor for laser marking, so you need on-the-fly laser marking. If supplied with an encoder signal, our embedded technology actively compensates for the part’s linear speed during laser marking.
Integrated Dust and Heat Management
To minimize maintenance and ensure long term performance, this laser machine is equipped with active dust and heat management.
Instant Barcode Validation
Achieve instant quality control for your markings. Our standard barcode validation peripheral identifies any uncompliant marking just after the marking operation, including data matrix codes, QR codes, serial numbers and so on.
Class-1 Laser Safety Rating
Safety is never an option. As a turnkey solution, this automated machine complies with international laser safety standards. It helps you create a 100% safe work environment without requiring personal protective equipment.
Laser Machine Options
With up to 500W of available laser power, our experts can adjust the marking speed as needed to fit your cycle time.
Since parts are rarely precisely positioned on conveyors, the 3D Autofocus system detects part positioning variations and uses that information to automatically adjust the marking process. This allows you to consistently generate high-contrast markings.
The fiber laser marker can be mounted on a gantry system to operate within a larger marking area and etch multiple marks on the same part.
X-Y Vision System
The vision system locates parts that are beyond the laser marker’s field of view when part positioning variations are too high on the conveyor. The laser head is then moved to the right location to perform laser marking.
HMI Control Panel
The standard HMI control panel provides direct access to laser marking parameters near the machine. You can:
- Manually adjust the laser marking zone, scale the identifiers, edit them and more
- Enter the manual operation mode to run tests or calibrate the laser
- Display information such as the system status, the operation mode and the alarm history
If you want to add custom features in the HMI, contact us.
Marking quality can be verified directly in the machine with our standard barcode validation system and precalibrated Cognex camera.
For more machine options, contact a Laserax expert.
|Laser Power||20W, 30W, 50W, 100W, 200W, 300W, 500W|
|Laser Type||Ytterbium-doped fiber|
|Laser Source MTBF||100,000 hours|
|Marking Process||Laser etching, laser engraving, laser annealing|
|Typical Weight||660 kg|
|Power Requirements||120V, 230V, 240V / 15-40 AMP|
|Power Consumption||1.5 kW to 5.8 kW|
|Operating Temperature||10°C to 45°C|
|Communications||Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, PROFIBUS|
|Multi-Parts Marking||Possible on static or moving parts and with a maximum marking angle of 45°|
|Maximum Part Temperature||450° C|
|Maximum Part size||Adaptable|
|Part Material||Aluminum, zinc, magnesium, steel, iron (all metals)|
|Marking Surface Roughness (Positioning) Tolerance||+/- 3 mm|
|General Dimensions (W x D x H)||1000 x 1400 x 2200 mm
The machine can be scaled up or down to fit the dimensions of your existing conveyor
Powered by a fiber laser, the conveyor machine is mainly used for primary metals applications. It is used to etch metals like aluminum, zinc, lead, and magnesium as well as various steel alloys.
To mark plastics, rubber and cardboard, our CO2 laser markers can be integrated in custom solutions through your own system integrator or through our trusted partners.
Avoid Unnecessary Downtime with Remote Support
Whether you need on-site or remote support, our engineers and laser experts can rapidly identify the cause of your problems, making sure your production operations are up and running in no time. With the laser machine’s remote functionalities, remote support is secure and always available.