LXQ Series – Fiber Laser Marking Systems
The LXQ series includes fiber laser marking systems designed to be implemented directly in the production line. LXQ fiber lasers operate at 1064 nm, which makes them ideal to mark metals. They can create permanent marks including data matrix codes, QR codes, barcodes, serial numbers, alphanumeric characters and logos.
Benefits of LXQ Fiber Laser Systems
LXQ fiber laser systems are designed for industries that want to address today’s traceability requirements. They provide an almost maintenance-free operation even in the most challenging industrial conditions.
Laser System Options that Meet Your Needs
Our application specialists will guide you in choosing the best laser options for your needs:
- 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.
- A 3D option to mark any types of geometries including (but not limited to) curved surfaces.
- On-the-fly laser marking to mark moving parts.
- An autofocus system to detect variations in the part’s position and adjust the marking operation.
- Different lenses to adjust the marking distance, the marking field, and the laser’s focus.
- All lasers are configured with a laser process optimized for your application. Laser processes include laser etching, laser engraving, laser annealing, and laser ablation.
- To ease the integration of our OEM systems into existing production lines, class-1 fiber laser marking machines are also offered as standard products.
Fiber Laser Marking System Configurations
Our laser systems come configured with the marking process required for your application.
If you ever change your manufacturing process, the laser’s configuration can be updated to fit your new process. Laser marking systems can even be reconfigured to be used for laser cleaning.
Laser Engraving System
Systems configured for laser engraving vaporize materials into fumes to create deep engravings into the surface. Although metal engraving is slower than other laser processes, the resulting markings are more resistant which makes them still legible after surface treatments like shotblasting, e-coating, heat treating, and powder coating.
Fiber laser engravers can engrave steel, aluminum and other metals.
Laser Etching System
Systems configured with laser etching can mark metals at high speeds. With this process, the laser beam creates black and white bumps on metals by melting the surface.
You can laser etch a wide variety of metals, including steel, aluminum, anodized aluminum, lead, magnesium, and more.
Laser Annealing System
Instead of creating surface markings, laser annealing chemically modifies the material’s color under its surface.
This process is mostly used with steel and stainless steel parts that will be exposed to corrosion since it preserves their protective oxide layer.
Rust, Oxide and Paint Removal
Fiber laser systems can be configured for laser cleaning (also known as laser ablation) to remove contaminants like paint, oxide and rust without affecting the underlying metal.
This process can be used to create markings by removing paint, to prepare surfaces for subsequent manufacturing steps, or to clean surfaces.
Let Us Know Your Application
Let our experts know your marking application. They will provide you with all the information you need. They can also guide you in choosing the laser marking system that is just right for you.