Laser L-Box Marking System

June 13, 2013

The Laser L-Box from SIC Marking is a compact and very easy to use marking system that fits easily on a workbench. Equipped with an Ytterbium-doped fiber laser source, its power allows it to produce high-contrast markings in milliseconds. It is designed so that users with a minimum of training (laser safety training) in this technology can operate it intuitively. Cost-effective and versatile, it is intended for industrial traceability and identification applications as well as for producing distinctive markings (logos, designs, etc).

Engineered with robust components, it can produce markings at high rates with extremely low operating and maintenance costs in any industrial environment. The lifetime of the pumping diodes allows up to 100,000 hours of laser operation.

The Laser L-Box marks metals of all types (including steel, aluminum, stainless steel and titanium), composites, ceramics and most plastics (depending on the base material, additives and pigments). The viewing window and interior LED lighting allow easy monitoring of marking operations.

The Laser L-Box features many options:

-Rotary D-axis

-Motorized Z-column station for series marking and good ergonomics

-Custom-welded support frame

-Slide or turntable station for series marking

The Laser L-Box features a one-piece design: the beam is generated by the highly compact source then delivered through a fiber optic cable extending all the way to the part via the galvanometer head and lens. Unlike with the previous generation of laser-marking machines, no optomechanical adjustments are needed.

General technical specifications:

— Marking window: 100 x 100mm (170 x 170mm optional)

— Maximum part height: 235mm

— Maximum part length (operation with door closed): 500mm

— Possibility of open-door marking for parts measuring over 500mm in length: trained personnel wearing PPE and working according to instructions

— Working table: 369 x 450mm

— Optimized footprint: 504 x 765 x 780mm

Laser specifications: Ytterbium-doped fiber technology.

Output powers of the available source: 10, 20, 50 and 100 W (peak power: 10 kW)

Repetition frequency: 20 to 200 kHz (pulsed mode)

Beam wavelength: 1064 nm

Length of clad optical fiber: 3 m

Display of marking location: laser pointers S

oftware specifications:

Windows-based software for editing and creating marking files.

Markings fully configurable via the software for extremely easy customization of markings.

Marking of alphanumeric characters (wide variety of fonts, all .ttf fonts), logos, images, barcodes, data matrix codes.

Intuitive programming interface

— Windows-based — Multilanguage: French, English, German, Chinese (addition of other languages possible for custom requests)

— Complete file editor (editing via keyboard and mouse)

— Wide range of flexibility in assigning laser parameters (sweep rate, frequency) to entities

— Import and management of files in Windows formats (.bmp, .plt, .dxf, .ai, .svg, etc.)

— Marking of 1D and 2D (data matrix) codes

— All .ttf marking fonts

— Integrated database functions

Related Glossary Terms

  • ceramics


    Cutting tool materials based on aluminum oxide and silicon nitride. Ceramic tools can withstand higher cutting speeds than cemented carbide tools when machining hardened steels, cast irons and high-temperature alloys.

  • composites


    Materials composed of different elements, with one element normally embedded in another, held together by a compatible binder.