Laser marking is one of the most reliable, versatile, and cost-efficient product marking methods available. Laser technology is perfect for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products where high quality coding, high-speed production line marking or permanent traceability is required. A laser marking machine can also be used for static marking, where the product is placed rather than on a moving conveyor.
With no consumables and no regular servicing requirements, laser is a clean and cost-efficient marking solution for manufacturing and production lines.
How does a Laser Marking Machine work?
Laser marking (or laser coding) permanently changes the surface of the material (or substrate) being marked. For example, when laser coding on painted card, the top layers of paint are removed revealing the contrasting bare card underneath.
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.
Industrial Laser Uses
When laser coding on glass, the laser marking machine creates micro cracks, scribing a permanent code into the material without weakening it.
When laser marking on plastic the same process changes the very chemical nature of the material, either melting the surface to leave the desired mark or causing a color change to make it visible.
CO2 laser technology caters for most coding and marking requirements across all manufacturing and packing industries, it can be used on almost any material, from glass to plastic and paper or card to coated metals.
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.
Linx Laser Marking Machines
For more information on Linx laser markers and applications, browse our catalog of laser marking machines: