The new 100 watt fiber laser FOBA Y.1000 from Alltec GmbH (Wood Dale, IL) is perfectly suited for high performance, fast and precise marking and engraving of aerospace components, because its engraved marks are robust and ensure long-term legibility throughout the entire product life cycle. This applies to high-wear products like engine components, ball bearings, brake systems or extruded products and cables. Best mark contrast and resistance qualities ensure reliable part traceability and protection against product forgery. This system operates up to 40 percent faster than common 50 watt lasers and allows for marking substrates that are usually difficult to mark with other models. It applies robust marks on heavy wear products to ensure abrasion-proof legibility. Its compact design permits a smooth integration into existing production lines. To meet different speed and contrast specifications for customized applications, four focal widths are available, allowing for adjustments to marking field dimensions as well as marking speeds.
Even for on-the-fly-marking (marking on moving products in continuous processing lines), it is possible to obtain marking field dimensions of up to 498 mm x 367 mm, thus enabling highly efficient marking with maximum throughput. The available large marking field also allows for the fast and effortless marking on large-sized components or for applying multiple marks on one product. All created marks are of a consistently high quality and accuracy. A unique, variable scan head tuning is available in two modes – for high quality or high speed purposes – and enables sharp marking results at line speeds of up to 600 m/min. The laser beam can be positioned in two angles, either 90 deg top down or zero deg straight forward, which is an advantageous integration simplifying feature. Another integration benefit is the system’s compatibility with various interfaces, like Ethernet, RS-323, Profibus, Profinet and TCP/IP (with software version MarkUS 2.12), which makes it easy to set up software configuration for the integration into production lines. The air-cooled system requires hardly any laser source maintenance, in contrast to the extended maintenance requirements of water-cooled systems. Furthermore, the laser source’s lifespan is significantly longer, compared to other high power Nd:YAG-lasers with lamps or diodes that need to be exchanged regularly. Downtimes due to laser source exchange are consequently as good as gone.
Alltec GmbH | FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving, 1500 Mittel Boulevard, 630-694-3243, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1072, www.fobalaser.com.
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