Lasers Marking for Traceability

Marking parts and products for meeting traceability and quality requirements has become an every day part of today’s production process to meet international guidelines and standards such as UID, GS1, ASTM, UPC and EAN which require the use of QR and bar codes to mark products in international goods traffic.

There are various technologies available to facilitate this need to mark products, but laser technology offers the advantages of speed, low running costs and permanency.

Trotec Laser, a leading manufacturing of laser cutting, engraving and marking technology offers a range of standalone or integrated solutions to meet the requirements of marketing parts and components within demanding manufacturing and engineering environments.

Due to the precision and durability of the mark or engraving created by a laser machine, laser technology comes into its own within industrial applications. Marking with the laser is contactless so the process is quick and materials are left in tact, whilst the marks are extremely resistant to mechanical stress, light or extreme weather, assuring legibility to the eye or for scanners throughout the production, dispatch and transportation process.

The ability to serialise markings and link to ERP systems means that the process of using a laser for traceability purposes is straightforward and very flexible. There is no setup or preparatory work required and Trotec lasers are low-maintenance so costs are kept to a minimum.

It’s possible to mark materials such as hardened metals, tool steel, high-speed steel, titanium, alloys, boron steel, coated metals, acrylic, plastics, laminates and more

Laser Marking in Machine Construction

Trotec lasers guarantee a permanent engraving or mark to ensure logos, part numbers and traceability codes on products, parts and data plates are there to stay.

Company logos and production information can be applied quickly and easily to even the smallest of parts using a laser marking machine.

Even ball bearings, which can be put under tremendous force can be marked with permanent ID information including trademark protection, lettering, logos and production codes.

Cutting and Engraving Plastics with a Laser

A laser engraver is able to cut a wide range of plastics, films and foils with a clear and sealed cutting edge without the need for additional processes.

The laser is a contactless processing method and as such will not damage the end product. Cutting and marking with a laser provides precise and accurate results every time.

Trotec Engraveable Materials

As well as market-leading laser machinery, Trotec supplies a vast range of laser and rotary compatible materials such as laminates, anodised aluminium and acrylics.

Available in a variety of colours, finishes, thickness and sheet sizes, Trotec materials are manufactured to high quality standards.

In addition to sheet materials, Trotec also offer a range of other engraving supplies such as carbide and diamond cutters, laser marking solutions, adhesive tapes and colour-filling paints.

 Used across a variety of industries, Trotec laser machines are used for cutting, marking and engraving a variety of materials, manufactured parts and finished products.

Trotec laser machines range in size and specification, from small flatbed lasers to super-fast large format cutting lasers; as well as galvo systems for industrial marking, cutting and engraving applications, where speed and productivity is of the essence.

Find out more about Trotec laser machines here.

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