How laser can help you to identify your products: three practical examples!
Laser and identification plates
long-lasting labels to identify products and equipment is a concern for
any business, both in terms of production and the brand image conveyed
by these plates.
Thanks to its highly precise, clean and indelible results, laser technology offers an across-the-board solution:
Its flexibility means it can be adapted for all needs and all types of production.
Being economical and environmentally responsible, it eliminates the use of solvents, ink and other chemicals for cutting and engraving operations.
Readily automated, laser processes result in substantial savings in time, energy and materials compared with traditional processes.
See how three very different companies were able to deploy their laser machine with ease:
Case no. 1: Small and medium runs
small quantities of plates, there is a very handy function that allows
the operator to start operations while leaving them free to perform
another task: focus on the MATRIX function!
engraving and piercing... not to mention mass production, orders for
small quantities of safety labels, company nameplates and identification
labels represented a significant workload for this professional
"I optimised production time on my plate orders thanks to the MATRIX function on my GRAVOGRAPH laser."
addition to the engraving quality delivered and the cutting fineness,
laser technology brought him enormous flexibility in his everyday
production: an interface with his computer system to import name lists and serial numbers, a spacious worktable for receiving large sheets of material and the MATRIX function allowing dozens of plates to be produced in a single operation.
"This laser has given us total autonomy and an excellent return on investment."
sheets of special laser materials (Gravoply Laser/Gravoply Ultra etc.)
and the engraving settings provided by Gravotech facilitate all
operations and guarantee a professional result.
Watch the video here!
MATRIX: A function of the LASERSTYLE software supplied as standard with the machine.
operator composes his plate and the software takes care of duplicating
it as many times as required and continuously controls the cutting,
engraving and piercing of the plates.
Case no. 2: Automatic plate engraving
For larger quantities, an automatic plate feeder (APF) is very easily adapted on the laser machine.
supplier of industrial equipment was faced with two engraving problems:
batches of plates of differing sizes and different variables to be
marked according to the legislation of the country for which the
equipment is intended.
of plates are loaded, the laser machine is always ready to receive the
data and engraving operations are performed in succession! The plates
can be engraved individually or in batches and we retrieve them as soon
as the series runs are completed."
to the customer's ERP system, the Gravograph software LaserStyle
retrieves the variables to be marked according to batch and saves the
files to ensure their traceability.
"File composition errors have been eliminated and our productivity maximised."
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Focus on the APF (Automatic Plate Feeder):
With the capacity to hold up to 195 plates, plate format and thickness
changes are very quick and the engraving result is identical from one
plate to the next.
Upon request, Gravotech also supplies pre-cut plates, removing the need for the customer to maintain a large stock.
This accessory can be adapted to both CO2 table mounted lasers and Fibre and YAG laser station.
Case no. 3: Automatic plate marking
For mass production on automated lines, plate feeding, marking and ejection can be integrated for operator-free working.
solution installed by TECHNIFOR is compact and fully integrated into
our production. Connected to our line PLC, the station receives the data
to be marked and automatically launches series operations by completing
the required fields on our various plate models."
laser station is equipped with plate loading and discharge columns with
a suction cup handling system. Fully enclosed, the station is totally
secured (Class 1).
is virtually simultaneous with the final assembly of the parts and
keeps pace with our high production rates. Highly flexible, the station
also operates in semi-automatic mode for our special orders requiring
unique plate dimensions and markings, transmitted by barcode reader."
Watch the video here!
to maximise industrial productivity, TECHNIFOR offers a variety of
solutions for plate marking, from the manual work post to the
custom-made automated station.
and traceability / Safety and regulation / Communication and prestige,
the laser meets every requirement and offers numerous advantages.
the most comprehensive offer on the market, Gravotech brings you
tailored solutions in terms of machines, software and materials for
Whatever your application, Gravotech helps you choose the right solution:
lasers are used in a large range of industrial and non-industrial
processes to mark, engrave, decorate and cut all materials, from
plastics to metal, including ceramics, organic materials etc.
in Traceability, Personalisation and Signage, Gravotech is able to
support directly your project wherever you are and can manage major
integration programmes across the globe thanks to a unique subsidiary
to our customers, the group has 3 engineering centres in Asia, Europe
and USA and experienced own teams over more than 30 countries in 5
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