Flex Laser Marking Workstation
Designed for batch marking, the Flex is an ergonomic Class-1 laser marking workstation that allows you to select and pay only for the features you need. Operated manually by default, the workstation can also be automated and motorized.
The Flex can even be upgraded to a fully inline & robotic solution to ramp up production. It offers the Laserax advanced laser technology while requiring minimal investment.
Benefits of the Flex Laser Workstation
The Features You Need
Pick only the features and options you need, including the laser power, automation level, user interface, dust management, and barcode validation. You can always add other features later to meet evolving marking and operative requirements.
Benefit from the Laserax unmatched performance while minimizing your investment for part traceability. On equal wattage, our marking speed outperforms the competition every time. Our advanced features also offer the most consistent marking quality with a near-perfect readability rate.
Up and Running in No Time
The Flex workstation is easy to use, delivered preconfigured and ready for immediate production. Laserax experts provide real-time support and training through our secure remote access.
Ready for Inline Integration
Go inline with minimal upgrade in the future. The workstation’s design is robot-ready, allowing you to quickly ramp up production without major investment.
Class-1 Laser Safety Enclosure
Because safety is not an option, we’ve designed the Flex according to international, Class-1 laser safety standards. Operators can see the marking operation through the viewing window in real-time without wearing any protection.
Compatible with Any Marking Location
You can mark parts regardless of their orientation as marking can be performed from the top or sides of the workstation.
Quick Changeover Time
Configure the workstation for different types of parts with the intuitive touch-screen HMI. Operators only need to choose the part in the HMI to automatically adjust the laser.
Main Workstation & Laser Options
The workstation is powered by a fiber laser system that can range from 20W to 100W. Higher wattage options speed up the marking operation and reduce the operator’s waiting time.
The workstation’s large door can be motorized to simplify the operator’s task. This feature is also required if you want to transform your manual workstation into an automated solution.
In addition to the motorized door’s pressure-sensitive safety edges, you can add an optional light curtain to further improve machine security.
Z-Axis Head Adjustments
If you need to mark different parts at different heights, different features are available to adjust the laser head’s Z-axis. Manual or motorized adjustments can be made using a laser pointer that indicates the correct position. Automatic adjustments can also be made using preprogrammed positions in the touchscreen HMI.
If you need to mark several types of parts and materials, our intuitive HMI allows the operator to quickly choose the laser marking process required for different workpieces. The HMI can also be used to automatically control the laser head’s position and avoid manual adjustments.
Air-knives are installed on the lens to prevent the small amount of dust generated by laser marking from accumulating on the lens. Not only does this reduce maintenance, but it also offers a more consistent marking quality.
Although operators can manually clean the workstation, a dust extraction system can be added to automatically extract the dust and fumes generated by laser marking. This reduces maintenance and helps create a cleaner work environment.
Our barcode validation feature validates marking quality just after the marking operation. Including a validation system and a Cognex camera, it makes sure all types of identifiers meet your marking requirements, including data matrix codes, QR codes and serial numbers.
Our team can create custom fixtures to fix your parts into position in the workstation.
For a complete list of features and options, discuss your marking application with a Laserax expert.
|Output Power||20W, 30W, 50W, 100W|
|Laser Type||Ytterbium-doped fiber|
|Laser Source MTBF||100,000 hours|
|Marking Process||Etching, engraving, annealing|
|Typical Weight||635 kg|
|Power Requirements||120V, 230V, 240V / 15-40 AMP|
|Power Consumption||1.5 kW to 5.8 kW|
|Operating Temperature||10°C to 35°C|
|Multi-Parts Marking||Performed with fixturing|
|Door Opening Duration||3 s|
|Maximum Part Dimensions (W x D x H)||650 x 600 x 370 mm|
|Part Material||Aluminum, zinc, magnesium, iron (all metals)|
|Marking Surface Roughness (Positioning) Tolerance||+/- 3 mm|
|General Dimensions (W x D x H)||1400 x 1200 x 2000 mm|
Industrial Marking Applications
The fiber laser marker that powers the workstation is ideal to mark all types of metals. The most common are aluminum, steel, stainless steel, anodized aluminum, magnesium, lead and zinc. To mark organic materials, we also offer CO2 lasers.
When you work with us, our experts adjust the workstation’s laser process to create high-quality and permanent markings that meet the needs of your application.
Technical Support Whenever You Need It
Don’t waste time when troubleshooting issues. In addition to offering on-site support, our experts can remotely fix problems you encounter. Using a secure cloud VPN, they can directly control the marking station’s components (with your authorization) including the laser and the camera.