Mecco (Cranberry Twp., Pa.) announced today that it has launched a laser marking machine for heat-sensitive materials, such as plastics, metals and glass.
The 3W SMARTmark UV laser marking machine was designed to deliver clean, high-contrast permanent barcodes and other unique identifiers without damage for a wide range of delicate or heat-sensitive materials. Its 355 nm wavelength is better absorbed and, therefore, unlikely to burn surrounding material, leaving only an accurate, damage-free mark, according to Mecco. To enhance usability, a real-time visible live pointer is included for previewing marks.
The UV Laser was designed to integrate seamlessly with existing equipment and assembly lines. Manufacturers may also connect SMARTmark equipment to their enterprise, enabling industrial data collection. Mecco’s EtherMark integration software communicates natively to a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) using EtherNet/IP protocol.
“Many of our customers, from medical device companies to electronic component and automotive manufacturers, have been asking for a high-tech laser marking solution that can successfully mark their products,” said Mecco president Dave Sweet in a news release. “This UV Laser Marking Machine is that solution. Our customers can now achieve the durable, readable marks they need for identification, traceability, and compliance on a variety of products.”