Laser marking is one of the most reliable, versatile, and cost-efficient product marking methods available.
Laser technology is perfect for high volumes of printing and creating easy traceability on food, drink, and pharmaceutical products. A concentrated beam of light is deflected by mirrors through a lens to form characters by removing material or coating from the product or packaging. Accuracy is guaranteed, giving you 24/7 operation without the need for users to manually intervene.
How does Laser Marking work?
Laser marking (or coding) permanently changes the surface of the material being marked (or substrate). For example, when laser coding painted card, the very top layers of paint are removed revealing the contrasting bare card underneath. The same process on plastic changes the very chemical nature of the material, either melting it to leave the desired mark or causing a color change to make it visible. When coding on glass, the laser marker creates micro cracks, scribing a permanent code without weakening the material.
CO2 laser technology can be used to code and mark almost every kind of surface, from glass to plastic to coated metals, across every kind of industry on both production lines and for static marking, where the product in placed rather than on a moving conveyor.
Linx Fiber lasers can permanently mark on a wide range of materials, including metal, rubber, plastic, and packaging foils. The very fine spot size creates excellent quality codes and makes Linx Fiber lasers ideal for marking very small components, or large amounts of information onto small areas.
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