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Rocklin MobiLase Brings Portability to Laser Marking

Rocklin Manufacturing’s MobiLase is a portable fiber laser marking solution that customers can transport in a rolling suitcase.

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A press photo of Rocklin's MobiLase Fiber Laser Marking system

Rocklin Manufacturing’s MobiLase is an all-in-one, portable fiber laser marking unit housed in a 45-lbs rolling suitcase. The company says that moving away from a traditional stationary laser marking unit opens up a world of possibilities for industrial-strength laser marking, and that MobiLase reverse traditional procedures by bringing laser marking directly to the part instead of transporting parts to a laser marking station. Rocklin says this shift eliminates costly downtime and simplifies transportation and workholding when marking large parts.

MobiLase’s 30-W fiber laser and 100 x 100 mm marking window enable the unit to deliver fast and durable laser markings on materials ranging from plastics to steel to precious metals. The handheld applicator includes a trigger to start marking, plus two bracket options to simplify marking various part shapes. These brackets also enable rapid focusing from a consistent, repeatable distance, which is further optimized by the laser pointer simulator.

User-friendly software on the touchscreen PC embedded in the suitcase enables a wide range of easily programmable and potentially intricate markings, including numbers, letters and characters; time and date; barcodes, 2D codes and QR codes; images, logos and symbols.

Rocklin says the MobiLase laser source features up to a 100,000-hour marking lifetime, and the company says it will fully support the device from its Sioux City, Iowa headquarters.

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