Lasers provide solution to marking labels

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Laser Lines has recently completed an application of laser systems for markable labels, featuring a Synrad laser, FH series marking head, and WinMark Pro laser marking software.  A 200mm focusing lens - chosen to accommodate the 4.5 × 2-inch final label size - provided a 290µm (0.011-inch) spot size with a 5mm (0.2-inch) depth of focus.

WinMark Pro's Simple stroke font was selected for text objects that vary in height from 0.1 to 0.2 inches. The company logo was created using a TrueType font. Indicator lines were drawn and rotated in WinMark Pro, which now allows line rotation in increments of 0.01°. All label text and indicator lines were marked with 6W of power at a velocity of 15 inches per second (IPS). Kiss cuts for label outline, switch, and LED cutouts were done using 22W at 15 IPS. Overall cycle time to mark and cut is 6.47 seconds per label.