TRUMPF Inc. showcased its TruMark 1110 in the new TruMark Station 3000 at the MD&M West event last month at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. This diode-pumped vanadate laser is part of TRUMPF’s innovative and cost-effective series of entry-level marking lasers. It was featured with the new TruMark Station 3000, a compact marking station that offers users a high degree of flexibility in marking.
With an automatic door and intuitive operation, the TruMark Station 3000 is ideal for customers with small or medium batch sizes looking to integrate the marking process into their production lines – and who are looking for a simple, safe and industrially robust workstation. The motorized z-axis aids in achieving the precise focus position during component positioning. An optional Focus finder takes this one step further. Integrated lighting and a variety of windows provide a clear and safe view of the workpiece. Its compact cube design offers a true desktop solution with no additional supply unit required when combined with the TruMark 1110 or TruMark 5010 marking lasers, yet it can be combined with any marking laser in the TruMark Series 1000, 3000 or 5000. To integrate it into an automatic assembly line, simply remove the transfer flaps on the side of the workstation. This flexibility enables users to utilize the TruMark Station 3000 from start-up to series production.
At MD&M West, the TruMark Station 3000 featured the impressively compact TruMark 1110 laser. The beam source, controls, internal focal position control, and scanner are found with an enclosure that is roughly the size of a shoebox which simplifies installation or integration into production lines. When marking, the laser offers very good beam quality, high peak pulse power and superb repetition frequencies to process medium-sized batches with great reliability. Internal control of the focal position and impressive pulse-to-pulse stability result in consistent and fully repeatable marks at pulse widths of less than 25 ns. Since the TruMark 1110 operates in the infrared range, it is ideal for marking metals, plastics and even leather. Regardless of the industry or application, the TruMark 1110 guarantees parts meet any traceability requirements.
All TRUMPF equipment is designed for an industrial and highly demanding manufacturing environment. With the proven TruTops Mark software, operators easily connect with user-specific databases or control systems, existing databases and ERP systems to eliminate manual data entry and the associated risk of error. Integrating auxiliary devices, such as a barcode reader, is also simple. In addition, the TruMark Observer, an integrated camera system, is able to read data matrix codes and easily identifies the position and alignment of a workpiece.