Rotary Laser Marking Workstation
Equipped with a semi-automated rotary table, the Rotary Laser Marking Workstation provides the highest throughput of all manually loaded laser marking machines, making it ideal when the available cycle time is limited. Its flexible PLC can also communicate with external entities or encode unique part traceability information for standalone operations.
To operate it, the operator loads and unloads fixtured parts onto one side of the table while another part is marked on the other side in a robust and 100% safe enclosure. Once marking is completed and barcode quality verified, the operator manually triggers a new cycle.
Benefits of the Rotary Table Workstation
Highest Throughput of
All Manually Loaded Machines
With the table’s two positions, multiple operations can be performed at the same time to optimize speed and work within short cycle times. The operator can load and unload parts while manually triggering rotations and laser marking operations.
The workstation can be adjusted to meet your exact serialization requirements. With the standalone configuration, it generates unique part identification without needing external entities. Alternately, it can be interfaced to your PLCs, ERPs and SCADA systems.
Guidance for Fast Changeovers
The rotary workstation can automatically detect different part models, allowing it to be configured for the right parts with minimal input. In addition, its intuitive fixturing system offers the guidance that the operator needs to avoid errors during production changeovers.
Industrial Grade Components
With its solid steel frame and industrial grade components, the workstation is specifically designed for harsh, hot and dusty environments. Certified IP 67 for the laser head and IP 54 (or more if needed) for the electrical cabinet, it can operate 24/7 with minimal maintenance for the next 10 years.
Ready for Full Automation
The rotary workstation can be transformed into a fully automated solution by replacing the operator with a robot arm. With this simple upgrade, you can easily ramp up production in the future.
Compatible with Any Marking Location
Different workstation configurations are available to support any part orientations and marking locations. Depending on your specifications, laser marking can be performed from the top or sides of the workstation.
Integrated 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 Enclosure
Operators who work around the laser marking workstation don’t need to worry about their safety or wear PPE. With its foolproof enclosure, the workstation is a turnkey solution that meets international standards for Class-1 laser safety.
Laser Marking & Workstation Options
The available laser power ranges from 20W to 500W to speed up the laser marking process as needed, reducing the operator’s waiting time. The workstation can also be configured with a 2D head to mark flat surfaces and compensate for basic imprecisions or a 3D head to be more versatile and support multiple part configurations.
The fiber laser marker can be mounted on a gantry system to operate within a larger marking area and etch multiple parts during the same sequence.
A dust extraction system can be installed in the enclosure to automatically extract dust and fumes generated by laser marking. This reduces maintenance and helps keep your workstation environment clean.
The lens can be protected from dust accumulation by installing air knives on its sides. The continuous airflow contributes to the markings’ consistency and high quality while reducing the laser system’s maintenance.
Marking quality can be verified directly in the machine with our standard barcode validation system and precalibrated Cognex camera.
We can provide custom fixtures to fix your parts onto the rotary table.
To support operators during changeovers, the workstation can read barcodes on fixtures to automatically detect the part model. In doing so, the operator cannot make mistakes; the right laser marking configuration and automation sequence are always launched.
For our complete list of 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||875 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||Performed with fixturing|
|Rotary Table Diameter||800 mm (or more if needed)|
|Revolving Duration||3 s|
|Maximum Part Dimensions||Customizable|
|Maximum Part Temperature||400°C|
|Part Material||Aluminum, zinc, magnesium, steel, iron (all metals)|
|Marking Surface Roughness (Positioning) Tolerance||+/- 3 mm|
|Post Process Treatment Resistance||Heat treating, shotblasting, e-coating, powder coating, shot peening|
|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
The laser workstation can be powered by two types of fiber laser marking systems: the LXQ Series (for regular-power applications) and the LXQ-HP Series (for high-power applications). These lasers are ideal for metal engraving, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, anodized aluminum, magnesium, lead, zinc, and much more.
If you need to mark plastics, rubber, cardboard or other organic materials, you probably need a CO2 laser markers. Our experts can put you in touch with trusted partners who can design custom CO2 laser marking solutions for you. Alternatively, you can choose your own system integrator.
Laser Experts at Your Disposal
Offering on-site and remote support, our experts can quickly fix problems you encounter and help you restart your production operations as fast as possible. Using the workstation’s secure remote functionalities, they can fully assist you from a distance whenever you need it.