Fiber Laser Marking Systems
The LXQ is a unique fiber laser marking system designed for quick integration in all types of production lines. Offering unmatched speed and reliability, it is ideal for metal marking applications. It can create permanent marks including data matrix codes, QR codes, serial numbers, alphanumeric characters and logos.
Benefits of LXQ Fiber Laser Systems
in the Industry
Our optimal configuration for metal parts has been benchmarked multiple times against other lasers and was always the fastest – up to 126% faster! With up to 100W, our available laser power will allow you to meet the most challenging cycle times.
We’ve developed unique features that consistently generate high-quality markings. The 3D Autofocus, our most advanced feature, adds up to 3 axes of compensation to offer the highest part-positioning tolerance in the industry.
When you buy an LXQ, you get access to customized laser processes developed by true experts. We specialize in adapting laser systems for the client’s manufacturing process. This includes markings that sustain post surface treatments (powder coat, e-coat, shotblast, heat, etc.)
Wherever you are, our laser experts are there to support you on-site or through a secure cloud VPN. Offering remote installation support, training and after-sales support, we take great pride in assisting our customers at every step of the journey.
Maximum Uptime in Production Lines
Our laser is built to mark parts 24/7 for more than 10 years while maintaining its marking speed and quality. To minimize maintenance, we build our systems with robust components and include the peripherals you need to protect your equipment in a demanding environment.
Class-1 Laser Certifications
Laserax offers Class-1 laser certification services to simplify integration and prevent safety issues. You can design your own enclosures with help from our laser safety experts or integrate our standard Class-1 certified enclosures to get a complete solution.
Each laser system is delivered preconfigured, pre-calibrated and pre-tested with the optimal configuration for your needs. Controlled using PROFINET or Ethernet/IP, the LXQ Series includes peripherals ready to be used, quick start programs for Allen-Bradley and Siemens PLCs, and a web-based HMI.
Laser System Options
Fiber laser markers range from 20W to 100W depending on the marking speed required for your application. Higher laser powers that range from 200W to 500W are also offered as part of the LXQ-HP series.
We offer two types of laser heads. 2D heads are used to mark flat surfaces and can easily compensate for surface roughness imprecisions. 3D heads can be used to mark any types of geometries, compensate for bended parts, and mark at a 45° angle.
Optionally, 3D heads can be used with our 3D-Autofocus for an even greater part-positioning tolerance. All laser heads are completely sealed off, protecting them from dust, water, oil particles and other contaminants.
Our standard lens configuration provides the best optical configuration for most part marking requirements, offering an industry-leading marking field and marking distance that helps reduce dust generated by laser marking from accumulating on the lens.
Our advanced lens configuration is used to engrave the most durable markings such as the ones that maintain traceability after shotblasting.
The air-knife prevents dust accumulation on the lens by blowing a continuous airstream. This reduces lens cleaning maintenance and guarantees a consistent marking quality.
Our Class-1 open-air enclosures can be integrated in your solutions, allowing you to quickly obtain your laser safety certification.
Our 3D Autofocus automatically detects part-positioning variations and adjusts the marking configuration to consistently generate high-contrast markings. This feature prevents complex laser head adjustments.
Our barcode validation feature monitors marking quality right after 2D codes are marked. Our validation system and Cognex camera can predict which 2D codes will live up to the marking benchmark, even if the parts undergo post surface treatments.
These advanced features can easily be integrated by directly connecting peripherals on the controller’s back panel.
The LXQ series offers a wide range of configurations to meet all types of marking demands.
|Output Power||20W, 30W, 50W, 100W|
|Nominal Pulse Repetition Rate||20kHz, 30kHz, 50kHz, 100kHz|
|Power Consumption||250W, 300W, 400W, 550W|
|Laser Type||Ytterbium-doped fiber|
|Supply Voltage||24 VDC|
|Pulse Energy||Up to 1 mJ|
|Pulse Width||100 ns for 3 m fiber cable
125 ns for 5 m fiber cable
|Laser Safety Class||Class 4 laser product: CSA-E60825-1:15, 21 CFR 1040.10, IEC 60825-1|
|Laser Cord Length||3 m
|Fiber Cable Minimum Bending Radius||Static: 80 mm
Dynamic: 150 mm
|Laser Source MTBF||100,000 hours|
|Protection (EN 60529)||IP67|
|Autofocus Modes (optional)||Automatic Z offset
Automatic Z offset and one-angle correction
Automatic Z offset and two-angle correction
|Barcode Validation (optional)||Cognex DataMan 260 Series
Cognex DataMan 370 Series
|Remote Access Security Protocol||OpenVPN (encrypted channel – OpenSSL)|
|HMI Software||Web based, Allen-Bradley, Siemens|
|I/O||Terminal Block I/O, M12-5 pins, Encoder Signal|
|Communications||Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, RS - 232, OPC/UA, USB|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Source: 4U rackmount 483 x 177 x 500 mm
Control: 3U rackmount 483 x 133 x 500 mm
2D Head: 340 x 150 x 138 mm
3D Head: 489 x 162 x 170 mm
|Weight||Laser: 17 kg
Control: 9 kg
2D Head: 9 kg
3D Head: 14 kg
|Environmental Conditions||Temperature: 10 °C to 35 °C
Humidity: 10% to 90% (without condensation)
|Approvals||cULus Listed, CE|
|Focal Length||254 mm||420 mm|
|Max Scanning Speed||18 m/s||30 m/s|
|Nominal Spot Size||0.075 mm||0.125 mm|
|Nominal Marking Distance||315 mm||527 mm|
|Effective Z-Focusing Range (3D heads)||290–355 mm||465–615 mm|
|Nominal Marking Field Size||175 x 175 mm||300 x 300 mm|
|Depth of Focus||3 mm||6 mm|
Our laser markers come configured with the marking process required for your application. If you ever change your manufacturing process, the laser configuration can be updated to fit your new process.
Complete Service with Real-Time Remote Support
To provide the best worldwide support, our experts can activate a remote gateway on-demand to gain full control of the laser. Our technical support relies on a secure cloud VPN, a web-based VNC or HMI, and a direct connection to a camera and to the laser system.