Laser systems are widely used in manufacturing procedures across different industries around the world, largely for marking, precision welding, and cutting of small objects to larger objects that have high tolerance. However, this will not be possible without the motion control systems, which help automate the laser to guide it according to the needed specifications.
A motion control mechanism is integrated into the laser system to control the movement of the components and consequently the position of the laser to move, rotate, and position the parts under the laser. This is particularly important when it comes to marking or welding three-dimensional objects.
Application of Motion Controlled Laser Marking Devices
Motion controlled laser marking devices are used in a number of industrial applications like:
- Manufacturing medical devices
- Manufacturing tools
- Crafting jewelry
- Manufacturing firearms
How Does Motion Control Work?
Integration of motion controlled devices in the laser marking machines enables the operator to accurately control the application of laser for precise marks. You might come across a variety of different motion control devices that performs functions like:
- Single axis motion-this is the most basic type of motion control that allows the operator to move the work piece in a linear motion to facilitate a straight mark.
- Rotary motion- this type of motion allows the operator to mark circular objects like cylinders.
- Hybrid systems- this combination of both the systems is the best solution to mark a varied range of items moving them in one, two, or three dimensions.
Although the integration of motion control into laser marking machines helps make the job easy, but operations such as marking complex shapes in more than one dimension might become impossible without the appropriate control systems. This is achieved through the use of motion control systems, and automation so that the laser can perform precision marks on curved or other type of surfaces. There are a variety of different soft ware available on the market that are used around different industries to automate laser motion control. Check out the automated laser marking systems on our website, here.
Motion controlled laser plastic marking, and other laser marking machinery is gradually making its way to many industries that need to get the job done while minimizing errors and mishaps. If you are looking forward to adding a laser marking machine to your assembly line, we can help you out, simply give us a call! Don’t forget to check out the high quality laser marking machinery available on our website!