Videojet Technologies, Wooddale, Ill., introduced a 50-watt fiber laser marking system—the Videojet 7510.
This new 7510 marking laser is specifically engineered for high-speed beverage processors that need to code data such as expiry information, lot numbers, batch numbers and other critical production information onto robust materials, including plastics such as high-density polyethylene (HDP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP) and nylon, as well as metals such as aluminum and stainless steel.
For substrates like aluminum and extruded plastics, the new 50-watt fiber is 65-95% faster than the 20-watt offering in short product pitch applications. Plus, its high-speed capability is complemented by an exceptionally large marking window—up to 498 millimeters in length—which provides more time to engage a moving product to achieve the desired mark.
The 50-watt fiber laser is also said to provide a higher quality beam compared to Nd:YAG lasers, which allows it to run faster than traditional solid state lasers of higher power, and is 74% smaller than the 100W Nd:YAG marking unit.
Videojet Technologies, Inc.