We have provided metal industry players smart and effective solutions for enabling functional traceability and product markings with sustainable marking solutions. In today´s metal fabrication and manufacturing environment, one of the big trends is automation. Our solutions support this trend through standard interfaces.
Marking on the fly is a typical requirement within the metal industry production environment. Often there are many things to consider due to facts like harsh environment, high temperatures, unclean environment, etc. There is a great demand for permanent and visible markings for securing internal and external traceability.
We are familiar with the challenges and can find solutions together with customers. We provide superior application support based on our experience with industry-leading companies such as Outokumpu and Tata Steel.
Prima Power is constantly looking for advanced solutions for manufacturing and production, and integrability between different work stages of the sheet metal working process. Within the last years, the need for marking and identification has increased strongly in the industry.
ANTTI KUUSISAARI, PRODUCT MANAGER AT PRIMA POWER LTD
INDUSTRIAL LASER MARKING REQUIREMENTS IN THE METAL INDUSTRY
Typically, coils are marked on the fly, which makes marking more challenging when dealing with stationary marking. The line speed could be anything between 1 m – 100 m per minute. The faster the line speed, the more challenging the marking will be. With “full speed” applications, we are able to mark more than any other marking device provider with excellent quality.
Marking of sheets could be done on the fly or stationary. Which method to use depends on the application. If codes are marked, then a slow speed or stationary marking is preferred in order to ensure good quality laser markings.
Cajo Tailor product family is an excellent solution as a marking unit for inline applications. The Tailor unit is a class 4 device. Our team of specialists will help you with required protection against scattered laser radiation, making safe laser marking possible. Laser safety is our priority number one!
FINDING THE RIGHT MARKING APPLICATION FOR YOUR PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT
In addition to safety, one needs to take in to account the mounting of the device. Do you want to achieve one side or two side markings? How is the mechanical integration done? Is the marking done in a harsh environment? How do you make sure it does not affect marking quality? What is the temperature of the marking environment? Do you need cooling for the devices? As you can see, there are many questions that need to be answered in order for marking applications to function properly. Our team will help you with all of these questions.
One very crucial question from an automation and operation point of view is, how to provide the data for the marking unit in these kinds of production environments? There are many ways to deal with that. For instance, an external control system sends updated marking content to the marking unit using TCP/IP or serial port communication. There are other options available as well. Our team will help you to select the best solution for your needs.
EXPERTS AT YOUR SERVICE
We are experts in building the total marking solution for production lines like yours. We help you to pick the right kind of laser for your needs as well as help you with additional topics that need to be taken into account such as:
Potential air impurities removal
Marking temperature conditions etc.
At Cajo we are ready to help you with any possible marking challenge you may have. We represent world-class know-how in laser marking and are always able to provide proof of concept before you make your decision making. (Request a demo) We want to be your trustworthy partner for years to come! Contact us today!
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