14 November 2007

Quicker markers have even greater application scope

Speedier laser marking is the principle benefit of the new TruMark Series 6000 from Trumpf. This improved productivity is thanks to a new generation of deflection systems that allow an increased output gain of up to 75% in the infrared, green and ultraviolet range by comparison with earlier models. The new markers also have higher pulse peak powers and higher pulse energy enabling them to be employed for new applications such as those found in semiconductor manufacture.

The basic version of the TruMark lasers emits light at 1064 nm. For processing plastics and semiconductor materials, models with green (532 nm) and UV light (355 nm) are also available. All are equipped with a digital scanner.

Succeeding Trumpf's proven VectorMark impact marker is the new TruMark 7020. This model can be fitted with fibre-optic output enabling its homogenous beam profile to achieve higher edge sharpness and mark definition. In addition to marking, this robot-friendly system can also be used for rapid annealing, soldering and plastic welding. Simultaneous processing of two workpieces is possible thanks to the availability of twin fibre-optic connections.

To optimize the flexibility of the new TruMark machines Trumpf has also upgraded its TruTops Mark software. Two important introductions are ‘Quickflow' that allows efficient data exchange with external systems and ‘Marking on the Fly' for distortion-free marking on continuous production lines. As the operation of TruMark can now be co-ordinated with the speed of the transport or conveyor system, a clean and crisp mark is assured even during changes in production flow.

In addition to these new TruMark models, Trumpf is also able to provide a range of system solutions with its TruMark Station workstations. These are easily integrated into production lines and options include removable side panels that allow the processing of longer workpieces. For semi-automated production of medium-sized batches, a dual station rotary table with similar compact dimensions is also available.

A motor-driven Z axis allows the marking systems to adapt to varying workpiece heights and additional NC axes are also available as an option. Available for all handling systems is an exhaust system with active carbon filter and laser cooling by air or via external heat exchangers.

The compact design of the TruMark machines in combination with the simple plug-in connection extends their scope for installation. All workstations are available in seated or standing configuration and conform to laser protection Class 1. The status of the laser and the efficiency of its operation are easily and securely maintained via the Trumpf TelePresence Portal.

Contact: Gerry Jones

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