Compact System Produces High-Contrast Markings

The Laser L-Box from SIC Marking is a compact marking system designed to fit on a workbench.

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The Laser L-Box from SIC Marking is a compact marking system designed to fit on a workbench. Equipped with a Ytterbium-doped fiber laser source, the machine produces high-contrast markings suitable for industrial traceability and identification applications, as well as distinctive markings for logos, designs and more. The system can mark a range of metals including steel, aluminum and titanium, as well as composites, ceramics and most plastics.

The laser’s beam is generated by the compact source and then delivered through a fiber optic cable extending to the part via the galvanometer head and lens. According to the company, no optomechancial adjustments are needed. The unit features a custom-welded support frame and one-piece design, and is equipped with a rotary D axis and motorized Z-column station for series marking and ergonomics.

The system’s marking window measures 100 × 100 mm, with a 170 × 170-mm window available as an option. The 369 × 450-mm work table can accommodate parts as long as 500 mm, with heights ranging to 235 mm. Open-door marking is also possible for parts longer than 500 mm.

Marking files can be created, edited and configured in the Windows-based software for easy customization, the company says. The software imports and manages a variety of file formats including .bmp, .plt, .svg and more. The machine is capable of marking alphanumeric characters in a variety of fonts including .ttf, as well as logos, images, bar codes and data matrix codes.

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