New Laser Marking range

2018-09-17
Best value for money on the market, modularity and upgradability

This new Laser range launch is an important breakthrough for SIC MARKING, leader on dot peen and scribing solutions, and active on laser technology for the past 15 years. This range uses a Ytterbium Doped Fiber source designed by SIC Marking, a pulsed operating mode (30 to 60 kHz), a wavelength of 1064 nm and an average power of 20W (available in 30 and 50W).

This Laser range meets 80% of applications needs at a much lower cost. It allows a great marking quality on a large number of materials (steel, aluminum, stainless steel, plastics ...) and adapts to degraded surface finishes.

Modular and adaptive design
Integrated lasers have been developed around two laser sources, a standard EASY version and a HD one, to which are added different options. These features allow to meet every specific need immediately or later on, depending on the customer’s production line evolution.

In its standard EASY version, this new laser range offers the best quality / price ratio on the market and allows precise marking at high speeds. The HD version (pulse duration from 2 ns to 200 ns) provides better marking contrasts on metals, especially aluminum and some plastics. This HD marking head also enables to solve cycle time issues by adjusting the laser’s pulse duration.

3 options to adapt to current and future manufacturers’ needs
The first option is 3D marking. It consists of a liquid lens which can mark complex parts (cylinders, inclined planes...) or multi-level parts (up to 80 mm difference in altitude).
Customers can also choose an integrated vision system which includes a high-resolution camera built into the marking head. This function allows to read immediately one or two 2D codes immediately after marking. There is no movement between operations. As the reading is done in the same axis, there is no image distortion. 2D code, QR-Code and Datamatrix markings are checked according to the standards ISO 29158, ISO 15415, ISO 9132...

Finally, the laser range also offers the possibility to communicate via Profibus, Profinet and Ethernet / IP field buses.

With the modular EASY & HD lasers, SIC MARKING supports industries that need to be responsive to technological developments.

"It is important for us to make laser technology more accessible financially to our customers, but also to make sure they pay the fair price according to their needs. Our customers have the opportunity to add 3D marking, integrated vision and communication cards options after purchase, because we know that production lines are likely to evolve over time, "says Jean-Manuel Pauchet, Group Managing Director.

SIC Marking’s standard laser range is available with marking windows of 60 x 60 mm, 100 x 100 mm and 170 x 170 mm and applies to alphanumeric, datamatrix, barcodes, logos, VIN and QR codes marking. The marking head is easy to integrate on all production lines and can be connected to an industrial network without any additional hardware via digital I/O, Ethernet TCP/IP and RS232.
SIC Marking’s laser systems operate in standalone mode (without PC) and can communicate directly with a PLC on a production line. Creation and configuration of marking files is done on a PC using SIC Laser Advanced software.

With 300 employees, a turnover of 50m € and a worldwide presence in more than 50 countries including 9 locations, SIC Marking is established as one of the world’s leader in marking and traceability solutions for industrial components.