Laser Marking

MRT provides complete laser marking solutions. FOBA stand alone German workstations perform a variety of specialized applications while the Firepower laser systems are integrated solutions into new or existing lines.

Types of Laser marking machines.

Industry applications require both “off the shelf” lasers as well as custom built machines. Usually this is dictated by the presentation of the part to be marked. Manual loaded systems can use a standard workstation that may include rotary indexers, 2-3 position rotary tables and motorized X, Y and Z axis and allows for a wide variety of part geometries. Automated systems require a custom enclosure with automated doors and are designed for a limited variety of mark geometries. Both machines can take advantage of camera technology to place the mark, verify quality of mark as well as log images. Lasers are used to engrave, etch or mark, and cut a broad range of materials. The heart of all laser machines is called the laser source. The most widely used sources are CO2 and fiber. Each source has unique properties that determine suitability for processing different materials. MRT can determine and deliver the appropriate laser system.

Point & Shoot

Through the mirrors part set up for 50% reduction in mark set up time. The Point & shoot camera system view (through the lense) on the marking field, creates and image of the component and displays it in the user interface. The user creates the marking and positiions it (via drag & drop) at the exact position on the product where it is supposed to be applied.

Intelligent Mark Positioning

Ultimate precision and repetition accuracy. Fixture less marking
The patented IMP high-speed camera system automatically detects work pieces and their positions and aligns the marking or engraving accordingly, ensuring precision and repeatability.
Avoid marking errors. Capable of validating mark contents and placement right after marking. This is particularly important for users with strict quality and code integrity requirements.

Autonomous marking achieved with integrated vision . Precision marking with reduced fixturing for instant set up.
MRT supplies complete marking packages including markers, Data connecters to ERP, data collection, enclosures, fixtures , material handling automation, along with a graphic user interface. MRT vision lab will work with your part samples and process requirements to determine the appropriate laser system for you.

FOBA Workstations


1Fiber Laser Marking Machine M1000

The compact manual fiber laser marking machine FOBA M1000 has been designed for the high-quality laser marking of small parts, medium sized components and work pieces and batches. Among others, the M1000 is ideally suited for laser marking autoparts, medical products, metal and plastic tools and general industrial products and components. The small and mobile universal marking workstation is also perfect for laser based contract manufacturing. The M1000 processes small metallic and plastic components but also batches both economically and in high marking quality. It is ideally suited for manufacturers with low volume requirements or where space constraints demand an efficient solution. The workstation can also be cart mounted for mobility throughout a user's facility. The desktop workstation is operated in laser safety class 1 and comes with a programmable Z-axis, a small worktable and a smoothly opening lift door – available either as manual or as optional electric lift door. When open, the interior space is accessible from three sides. In order to cover the broadest possible spectrum of applications, various fiber laser markers are available for integration.
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2Fiber Laser Marking Machine M2000

The M-Series consists of advanced manually loaded laser marking workstations for the precise and economic processing of small, large and geometrically complex workpieces as well as small and large batches of parts. The M-Series is available in two sizes (M2000, M3000) and three model options each (B: with worktable, R: with turntable, P: with axes X/Y/Z). Advanced fiber and UV laser markers are available for integration as well as fully integrated vision inspection solutions. The general purpose B models: programmable Z-axis, worktable, electric lift door; ideal for almost any direct part marking application – among others in the automotive, aerospace, medical, tools, metal, plastic processing and mechanical engineering industries. The flexible P models: programmable axes (X, Y, Z; optionally expandable to five axes), electric lift door; perfect for batch processing and small parts in trays/pallets, but also fo larger parts where marking positions are outside the marking field or where marks have to be applied at several positions. The rotating high-throughput R models: programmable Z-axis, automated two-position rotary table; perfect for marking all kinds of serial parts (i.e. vehicle interior parts, metal components, tools, medical devices, implants or surgical instruments).
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3Laser Marking Machine M3000

The M-Series consists of advanced manually loaded laser marking workstations for the precise and economic processing of small, large and geometrically complex workpieces as well as small and large batches of parts. The M-Series is available in two sizes (M2000, M3000) and three model options each (B: with worktable, R: with turntable, P: with axes X/Y/Z). Advanced fiber and UV laser markers are available for integration as well as fully integrated vision inspection solutions. The general purpose B models: programmable Z-axis, worktable, electric lift door; ideal for almost any direct part marking application – among others in the automotive, aerospace, medical, tools, metal, plastic processing and mechanical engineering industries. The flexible P models: programmable axes (X, Y, Z; optionally expandable to five axes), electric lift door; perfect for batch processing and small parts in trays/pallets, but also fo larger parts where marking positions are outside the marking field or where marks have to be applied at several positions. The rotating high-throughput R models: programmable Z-axis, automated two-position rotary table; perfect for marking all kinds of serial parts (i.e. vehicle interior parts, metal components, tools, medical devices, implants or surgical instruments).
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Dana Warren.

Robot load into custom fixture that rotates 180 degress before laser marking. Robot unloads to verification station to gauge qualuity to FORD specification Aim DPM-2006 C or better.

Components: Firepower laster, matrix monitor, AB plc and HMI

Magneti Maniverter

Mobile laser on slide with light tight snorkle marks convertor can with data matrix tc FCA specification and verifies quality. Births the parts into Plantwatch as start of Genealogy for weld and assembly to completed part

Components: Plantwatch, Firepower laser with custom snorkle, microscan fixed cameras, microscan hand held scanners, Omron PLC and HMI

Cyltec LLC

Dot peen data matrix on Caterpillar rod

Firepower lasers are custom designed systems to provide our customers with automation suited to their specific application. Typical systems include custom light tight enclosures with part handling , cameras for quality of mark and error proofing, control of the cell and cameras for downstream traceability. Handshaking to existing MES and PLC’s is common.

Magnetti Laser plantwatch

Tier one exhaust supplier required serialized traceability through the weld and assembly process. HTE provided a turnkey system that included a Plantwatch software application to monitor and control a laser marking cell and three weld and assemble lines. The laser births the catalytic converter by marking the unique serial number into a data matrix which is read at each station before sub components are welded together. Leak test data is collected from Omron PLC and attached to the part record. Once accepted as complete/quality part Bar code label is generated and applied to the part. All data is stored to a remote SQL database with local CSV file available for local plant review.

Components connected bi directionally and controlled by Plantwatch. Siemens PLC on Laser, Omron PLCs /HMI on weld lines, fixed and handheld Omron cameras at weld cells. Communicatons : TCP/IP, Serial RS232, Stored procedures to customer SQL ,File transfer to ERP.

LaserMarkVarify_valvebody

Tier one supplier needed laser mark system added to existing line to mark aluminum valve body and then verify the laser mark to AIM-DPM2006 per Ford requirements. HTE provided a turnkey system including custom floor mounted fixture over conveyor, Foba laser in a custom light tight enclosure with Pnumatics for ingress and egress , lift and locate, camera for mark verification with Matrix Monitor software for operator interface and logging of quality results.

Foba_Plantwatch_connecter

This is a demonstration system showing a Plantwatch control and traceability client running on a remote tablet to allow remote input to a FOBA mark file as well as fires laser over TCP/IP. Watch the powerful software application that was built in 30 minutes act as the controller for the laser as well as be available for data collection and control of the cameras, conveyors, robots and PLC. Bi directional communication to MES or ERP is also simple

Firepower systems

Weber Transmission case

Robot load ford transmission case into light tight box for laser mask. Robot unload to verification station for quality gauge to FORD specification Aim DPM-2006. Log all results. Comm to MES through Plantwatch.

Matrix monitor with Microscan camera for quality gauge.

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