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Laser marking on concrete

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The main function of concrete sleepers is to maintain the stability of the tracks when faced with the static stress caused by the train’s own weight and variations in temperature. Thanks to its lower cost and strength, wood sleepers have been replaced by concrete ones, but is a laser capable of marking a concrete block?

The answer is yes. With the Series F range of industrial lasers by Macsa ID, we can obtain a deep mark, which favours both the contrast and the visibility of the text.

Painted steel marking with DPSS laser

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Marking and coding generally indicate the serial number, the batch number, the expiry date and so on, but this time we are going to focus on when a warning message needs to be added, and specifically the marking of a safety logo.

By means of an ‘etching’ system (vacuum engraving mode) and the use of the correct typeface, a permanent mark can be achieved. In this process, the surface is not damaged and visibility is increased thanks to the sharp contrast of the white mark on a black surface.

Laser marking on plastic taps

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The last manufacturing process that the product undergoes is coding and marking so that the relevant identification regulations concerning packaged foods or drinks can also be adhered to. In this particular application we can see that the product reference, the time and the expiry date have been marked.

In this case as the bottle top is red, we have achieved a high contrast in white by making a change of colour. In this manner, an indelible mark has been made without damaging the surface in any way.

Macsa ID launches iCON2, an extremely competitive laser

iCON 2 is more compact, robust and much more easy to use than its predecesor iCON.

 

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Marking a data matrix on aluminum

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In the automotive industry many different component manufacturers are involved to deliver the parts needed for final assembly. The productivity demands of the automotive sector necessitate coding and marking systems that enable the identification, control and traceability of all components at every stage of production.

The Macsa Nano D-6006 laser is a DPSS laser that has been used in this case for a marking an 8×8 mm data matrix containing 33 alphanumeric characters on plastic automotive components.

 

This laser produces a high contrast mark that can be read reliably by an automated code reader. Thanks to its compact design the laser is integrated in a small iLaserBox.