Electrox launched the new Raptor II laser marking system. The system has a small laser head, incorporating an optical unit fully sealed to IP67, to ensure extremely low maintenance even in a hostile environment, according to the company. An annual health check is normally all that would be required. The system is entirely air cooled, eliminating the need for water or refrigerant circuits and takes power directly from a single-phase socket outlet. The system is supplied as a modular unit for production line integration, but can equally be supplied with a safety workstation as a turnkey solution.
The Raptor uses the EF technology platform that provides short energy pulses, which allows high peak powers (as much as 10kW) combined with low pulse energies. This permits high contrast, low damage marking on metals and plastics. The highly controllable beam virtually eliminates surface damage around the mark, enabling the EF technology to be used for marking components where surface finish and retention of material integrity are paramount.