One question we hear a lot is: What is a laser marking machine’s capability to mark on the fly, or “fly marking”.
Laser Marking on the fly is a process, where a component is marked while it is passing by a marking machine or device.
Typically, markings are concerning internal traceability (product ID, batch number, serial number, metrical data) or identification (logo, brand effects). We have gained a lot of experience in marking on the fly in different applications within the metal, cable and wire, and medical industries. For Example, extrusion processes and coil production just to mention a few.
What we have noticed about the approximate line speed in metal or in cable and wire applications, it varies between a couple of meters per minute up to hundreds of meters per minute. At this point, it is good to be aware that deep engraving of metal is not possible on the fly. It is because deep engraving with a laser marker machine requires multiple consecutive marking phases (work passes) within one engraving event.
When you are looking for a fly marking solution, we highly recommend that the material is test marked. Making proto tests for customer materials is our proof of concept and a way to show our marking quality and capability. At the same time, by making test markings we have the possibility to optimize the required process time for on-the-fly marking and give a guarantee of quality and contrast of the marking. We have our own proto and application test laboratory based in our headquarters in Kempele, Finland, which gives us the capability to do material tests with a flexible schedule.
If you are seeking integrable marking solution for marking material or products on the fly – do not hesitate to ask more from our laser marking experts. You can find our sales team contact info here or you can leave us a message and we will contact you as soon as possible.