Abmark C Series
Modular CO2 laser for coding and marking
Marking, cutting scoring and perforating applications
Modular CO2 laser for coding and marking
AB-C series is a range of industrial CO2 lasers and is ideal for marking materials such as glass, wood, textile and composite materials. The lasers are available in various optical configurations and power levels to address a wide range of applications including marking, cutting, scoring and perforating, as well as a special split head configuration, AB-CS, for integration into applications where space is limited.
AB-C lasers are compact, cost-effective and designed for on-line integration.
Full AB-C Series range: AB-C 10, AB-C 30, AB-C 50, AB-C 80, AB-C 100
Paper & Carton
Paper and carton usually require a coating to be applied to enable a visible mark to be produced. Paper and carton is more commonly used as a packaging material, therefore, industrial applications for this material are quite limited.
Synthetic materials such as foam and various composite materials are widely used in the industrial market due to their great adaptability and the wide range of applications where they can be used. Laser marking on synthetic materials needs a range of lasers because different wavelengths are needed to cover the full range of synthetic materials.
Leather & Textile
Leather is used in markets such as automotive, fashion, promotion and giftware because it is a flexible and durable material, suitable for many applications. Laser marking of leather produces a clear, legible and durable result. Other textiles such as denim can also be decorated and finished using lasers. Typically, CO2 lasers are used for these materials
Wood is a commonly used material due to its strength, resistance and renewable properties. Wood is used extensively in the construction industry, promotional industry and the wine industry where high-quality laser marking enhances the value and perception of the product
Glass is widely used in the industrial sector. Laser technology can be used to produce a permanent and legible mark on the glass. CO2 lasers are the most widely used for glass marking applications.
Each market has its own specific requirements for direct part marking, whether it is driven by legislation or simply used as a cost-effective process for high quality, permanent decoration of components. Take a closer look at applications of laser coding technology in the following markets and see how they can be incorporated into your production line.
Promotion & Giftware
Marking on a wide variety of materials used for promotional gifts, with quick setup times. Lasers are often used as an alternative to ink based decorating methods. Lower operating costs, quick set-up times and maintenance-free operation are the key drivers for this.
Materials: Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Steel Silver, Chromium coatings, Plastic, Wood, Ceramic
Products: Pens, Bottle openers, Lighters, Pen Knives, Cups and drinking flasks
Defence & Aerospace
A requirement of the aeronautical and defence market is that all substrates are coded to ensure traceability during the production process.
Manufacturers of components for aerospace mark their products to identify them, to add instructions and to enable tracking and traceability. Increasingly, a 2D code is required to meet the SAE AS9132 standard (aerospace) and MILS PEC 130 (defence) standards, although laser has not yet been approved by many aerospace companies for critical components where Dot Peen remains the dominant technology.
Materials: Steel alloys, PTFE, Aluminium, Titanium, Coated plastics PVC
Products: Guns, Satellites, Cables, Aircraft, ID plates, Aircraft display panels
Markings in the electronics market must ensure high resolution and contrast.
Manufacturers of components for the electronics and telecommunications sectors mark their products to identify them, to add instructions and to enable tracking and traceability. Increasingly, a 2D code is required to meet the EIA 706 standard.
Materials: Epoxy resin, Silicon, Plastic
Products: ICs, PCBs, Keyboards, Switches