Laser marking in manufacturing has endless benefits

Laser marking in manufacturing has endless benefits

Maszyny do grawerowania laserowego

Manufacturers used to have to choose between traditional engraving and screen printing when they wanted to engrave a pattern, such as a barcode, image, or text, on a surface. Although these processes were costly, they often damaged parts and were not permanent.

Using Maszyny do grawerowania laserowego, engineers can create characters, numbers, or images on parts without compromising their integrity. Rather than using a physical tool to etch the surface or transmit ink, this process uses focused laser light to produce easy-to-read marks without damaging the surface.

It has become an essential part of the manufacturing industry, allowing businesses to monitor products, improve quality, reduce counterfeiting, and more. We have listed the benefits of laser marking in manufacturing to help you understand the potential behind this technology.

We use an eco-friendly process.

Inkjet and chemical etching, for example, use inks and chemicals in their marking – which are not only costly for the business to use, but are also bad for the environment. Laser marking, on the other hand, is clean, affordable, and energy efficient since it uses no consumables.

Cleaning, repairing, and powering printers no longer incurs costs or downtime. Labels can peel off or become damaged over time, whereas laser marking provides permanent identification of parts and does not require repeated markings.

Due to its non-contact nature, laser marking ensures a clean and contaminant-free process. Damage-free processes involve minimal or no material penetration, unlike printing systems that burn down material by marking.

Complying with federal law is easier with laser marking.

Federal agencies require some sort of identification to comply with laws governing quality, traceability, and other safety measures. Part traceability, for example, helps automotive companies in recalls by quickly identifying when and where a part was manufactured.

Parts can be connected to the Industrial Internet of Things using laser marking.

Laser marking also provides the benefit of connecting to the IIoT. It was previously necessary for large manufacturers with multiple laser marking machines to upload a new job manually every time a new order was placed (which was inefficient and time-consuming). With Mecco Marking and Traceability, manufacturers are able to streamline this process by connecting automation, laser marking, and the IIoT.

One factory manager can manage multiple jobs or automation lines simultaneously and remotely with Mecco’s programmable logic controller.

Counterfeit products are minimized.

A large part of the global pharmaceutical industry is affected by counterfeiting, an epidemic that is not only illegal, but also has many economic and social consequences. It is estimated that counterfeit products make up 10% of global pharmaceutical sales. The industry has lost $16 billion because of this, but it also provides an opportunity for organized crime and terrorism.

Manufacturers of pharmaceuticals are restricted in the type of marking they can use. Markings should be tamper-proof, easy to read, compatible with the environment, and cannot alter the product. Because of this, laser internal engraving is the most viable option – a process that leaves a laser mark you can see as well as feel.


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