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Laser Marking Systems

laser marking on golf clubsSCHMIDT manufactures Fiber, CO2, DPSS, and Green/UV laser marking systems that are commonly used for part identification and product traceability information as serial numbers, date codes, 2D data matrix, barcodes, manufacturing codes, material flow, graphics, logos, and more.

Our laser marking systems can be in a safety interlocked Class I certified enclosure or in a class 4 open environment. Class 1 cabinets are available in standard models or completely custom built to your part size and application needs.

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Laser Marking Systems Overview:

SCHMIDT manufactures Fiber, CO2, DPSS, and Green/UV laser systems for a variety of industry applications including part marking, deep engraving, fine surface annealing, as well as, non-marking applications such as cutting, drilling, and patterning. Our wide selection of lasers offer fast, flexible and efficient solutions on wide variety of materials including metals, ceramics, plastics, polymers, and other organics.

We offer stand alone offline laser systems that are mounted in a safety interlocked Class I certified enclosure or they can be integrated into your production line to mark on the fly or as a fixed stop and go operation. SCHMIDT can custom design a laser system to fit your specific part sizes, marking field requirements, enclosure style needs, or any other system aspect specific to your application.

Laser Marking Systems:

laser marked part by SCHMIDT

Laser marking is a non-contact form of engraving and therefore significantly minimizes the stress and potential damage to your parts. SCHMIDT laser systems are commonly used for laser marking part identification and product traceability such as 2d data matrix, 1d and 2d barcodes, serial numbers, date codes, material flow, graphics, logos, and more.

SCHMIDT laser systems are available in a variety of laser sources, wavelengths and wattages. SCHMIDT Fiber, CO2, and DPSS, laser marking systems include infrared, Green and UV lasers and range in wattage from 3 watts to 100 watts. SCHMIDT laser systems offer high processing speeds and consistent high quality marks with components that require almost no maintenance, and can be operated with our easy-to-use Windows-based laser software.

 

SCHMIDT is proudly ISO certified and FFL licensed.

Laser Marking System Technologies:

SCHMIDT MicroLase® laser marking and laser engraving systems are available in a variety of laser sources, wavelengths and wattages. SCHMIDT manufactures Fiber, CO2, and DPSS, laser marking systems that include infrared, Green and UV lasers and range in wattage from 3 watts to 200 watts. SCHMIDT MicroLase® laser systems require almost no maintenance, and can be operated with our easy-to-use Windows-based software.

Fiber laser marking system

Fiber Lasers

  • ranging from 10 watts to 200 watts
  • infrared or green wavelengths
  • lifetime rating of up to 100,000 working hours
  • mark and engrave on steel, aluminum, plastics, ceramics and more
  • well suited for deep marking, engraving, annealing, ablating, & cutting applications

For more information on our fiber laser systems.

CO2 laser marking

CO2 Lasers

  • Extremely reliable high quality permanent marking on paper, cardboard, textiles, and other organic and painted/coated materials.
  • Flexibility for integration of both stand alone marking stations as well as inline production.
  • Interface for direct Mark On The Fly control.

For more information on our CO2 laser systems.

Diode Laser Marking Machine by SCHMIDT

DPSS Lasers

  • Offer excellent contrast marking on almost all metals, some plastics and composite materials.
  • Virtually maintenance free, low operating costs and extremely flexible for a variety of marking and engraving applications.
  • Deep marking, fine surface engraving or ablating (heat mark)

For more info on our DPSS laser systems.

Green & UV Lasers

  • Green lasers offer advantages in applications with materials such as plastics that do not interact with infrared wavelengths.
  • The extremely high precision of UV lasers, make them ideal for the demanding marking applications like glass and non-doped plastics in automotive, healthcare, aeronautics, solar, and the electronics industry.

For more info on our Green & UV Lasers

Laser Marking Systems - Options and Accessories

Below are some examples of current laser system options and accessories. SCHMIDT can custom design a laser system to fit your part sizes, marking field requirements, enclosure needs, or any other system aspect specific to your application needs. Click here to request a quote or budgetary estimate on a laser system specific to your needs.

  • Manual or Powered Doors
  • Manual or Programmable Z-Axis
  • Variety of Laser Source Options
  • Multiple Lens Sizes
  • Fume Extractors
  • X-Y Tables
  • Anti-tie-down dual palm safety controls
  • Nameplate Feed Systems

Laser Marking System Enclosures: Custom Examples

SCHMIDT's in-house engineering department can custom design any type or size of enclosure to best fit your marking application. Below are just a few examples of some of the laser enclosures we have manufactured for our customers.

The Titan-E series laser system enclsoure. This design features a manual sliding door with a 24" opening. This enclosure is 36" wide and can be equipped with a manual or programmable z-axis for part height variance and a rotary device for marking round parts.

The Alpha series laser system enclosure

The Alpha series laser system enclosure. The design features a powder coated cabinet with a 22 inch wide pneumatic stainless steel door.  The enclosure has a power z-axis for automatic height variance and a removable side panel for convenient access to the laser head and lens. It can be equipped with rotary devices, vision systems or part feeders and can be fully customized for larger part configurations.

 

Laser Marking Enclosure a small footprint

This Banton series laser enclosure is economically designed and features a manual operated hinged door with safety interlock and self contained rack mounted controls. This compact system can be equipped with a manual or powered z-axis for marking height variance adjustment in part sizes.

 

70watt Laser Marking System Enclosure

The Eagle series benchtop laser enclosure features a wide pneumatic door with safety interlock, and a programmable z-xis for height variance adjustment in part sizes. It features self contained rack mounted controls with an LCD display.

 

Laser marking system with rotary chuck for marking round parts

The Atlas benchtop laser enclosure features a manual operated lift door with safety interlock, and a programmable z-xis for height variance adjustment in part sizes. It is also equipped with a rotary device for marking round parts. It features self contained rack mounted controls and a removable panels for convenient access to the laser components.

 

The Omega laser system enclsoure

The Omega free standing laser enclosure features a manual operated hinged door with safety interlock, manual z-axis for height variance adjustment in part sizes. A rear interlock door for convenient access to the laser head and lens. A side mounted monitor keyboard & mouse. All manual features can be upgraded to automatic and powered options.

 

Laser System Enclosure Marking Very Large Parts

The Voyager large laser enclosure was custom designed to handle parts up to 7 feet long. It features dual sliding interlock safety doors for ease of part placement and convenient access to the laser head and lens. This enclosure is mounted on a mobile cart for ease around the shop floor.

 

 

Laser Marking Software:

Click here to download a free trial of the Lighter6 softwareSCHMIDT offers two powerful, yet easy to use Windows-based software package for its Microlase® laser marking systems.

The laser source and power selection will determine which software package is best suited for the laser system and will come in two variations.

 

Download a trial version of Lighter 6.2.1 software

Download a trial version of the Scaps software

 

Laser Marking Software

Both software offerings have an intuitive interface and graphic editor that combined will get you up and marking in minutes.

Both software editors enable you to create simple text string and shapes (lines, circles, ovals, rectangles, etc) as well as, import complex vector based artwork and logos in PLT and DXF format. Bitmapped images (GIF, BMP and JPEG) are also easily imported. These software packages can also be used to create 2d data matrix and 1d & 2d barcodes.

Standard software features include:

  • Sequencing and Serialization
  • WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get)
  • Easy click and drag for adjustments of field size, location or orientation
  • True radial marking of text
  • Support for Open Type, True Type, Type 1, Type 42
    AFM, CID, CFF, SFNT, and PRF fonts directly
  • Unicode and Asians fonts are also fully supported
  • Supports object alignment, spacing, resizing and merging

Supported data matrix formats:

  • Data matrix
  • Code 16K
  • PDF417
  • Small symbol optimization
  • QRcode

Supported barcode formats:

  • Standard and full 3 of 9
  • Standard industrial and interleaved 2 of 5
  • ISO 128 subset A, B and C
  • EAN 13 and digit
  • UPC A and E
  • Printing ratio compensation

*Note: The software downloads will not be fully functional without a valid registration key - please contact us for information regarding the purchase of a registration. Please call us at 1-800-323-1332 or 847-647-7117, or use the Contact Us page to request additional info.

 

Laser Marking System Brochures

Click here to download our laser marking systems product guide

Product Guide for Lasers

This comprehensive product guide discusses our wide range of Fiber, CO2, DPSS Laser offerings. It covers our V, UV, and Green Laser offerings and give an overview of the laser marking software Lighter 6 package. For more information click the image to view or download this product guide catalog.

 

CO2 Laser marking brochure, click to download, view or print

CO2 Laser Marking Systems Brochure

The CO2 Laser Marking systems brochure discusses the features and benefits, along with the system technical specifications including the laser wavelength, wattage, working distance, communications, marking area and more. Click on the image or link above to view and download this CO2 laser marking brochure to your computer.

 

Click here to download the Microlase Greenlase Brochure

GreenLase Systems Brochure

The GreenLase brochure discusses our current green laser offerings,technical data and specs, applications, dimensions of the control unit rack & marking head, as well as, model selection and order information.

 

SCHMIDT's MicroLase Diode Laser System Brochure

UV Laser System Brochure

The MicroLase® UV Laser system brochure discusses our current UV laser offerings,technical data and specs, applications, dimensions of the control unit rack & marking head, as well as, model selection and order information.

 

Catalog on SCHMIDT's available readers and verifiers for ID part marking

2d Part Marking Readers and Verifiers Catalog

SCHMIDT's laser systems can be equipped with barcode readers and verifiers for an integrated system of 2d part marking. This catalog discusses the Cognex options available including, handheld readers, fixed-mount readers and ID verifiers.

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Laser Marking Videos

Laser Marking with Fiber DPSS and CO2 Lasers

This video demonstrates SCHMIDT's laser marking capabilities using Fiber, DPSS and CO2 laser sources

 

Laser Marking round parts with a rotary device

This video demonstrates one of SCHMIDT's laser marking systems equipped with a rotary device for laser marking round parts.

 

Laser Marking various materials

This video demonstrates a SCHMIDT laser system marking on various parts and materials. SCHMIDT's MicroLase® laser systems provide a fast, flexible and efficient way to permanently mark and engrave a wide variety of materials such as, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, titanium, copper, brass and more, as well as, ceramics, and organics.

 

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