Compact tool for laser marking

by | Aug 19, 2014

A new all-in-one industrial laser unit is marking a broad spectrum of materials.

The German based company Trumpf is expanding its TruMark industrial lasers series. The new TruMark 5010, built around a fiber laser, is an all-in-one solution, merging the fiber laser, scanner, controls and internal focus position control, all in a single housing. There is no need for a separate power supply unit normally used with other systems for marking with the laser, as the company reports. Its external dimensions of 430 x 250 x 175 mm and 20 kg in weight make it suitable for integration in manufacturing systems.

TruMark5010Also of interest here are the interfaces available and the effective, low-maintenance ventilation system. TruMark 5010 is safety class IP54 certificated and compatible with standards commonly used in industry like Ethernet, Profibus or Profinet. Ambient temperature can vary between 15 and 40°C without affecting the laser’s operation. The fiber laser is proofed against dust and sprayed water to withstand a wide variety of manufacturing conditions in the industrial environment.

With its infrared wavelength of 1,062 nm and an adjustable pulse repetition frequency of between 1 and 200 kHz, it can inscribe a broad spectrum of materials. Trumpf told that the new industrial laser can work all the usual metals economically and delivers high-quality results especially in deep engraving, even for plastics and organic materials.

Due to first-rate beam quality, its focusing optics with a focal length of 160 mm produces a focus diameter of just 50 µm. In this way, the TruMark 5010 can create fine, demanding structures and markings precisely in brief time. The main areas of application for the new marking laser are the automotive and consumer products industries, medical technology, and the sheet metal processing industry.

Photos: TRUMPF

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