14 August 2009

Rofin?s Multiscan HE - Makes its Mark in the Wet

Rofin is a name synonymous with quality and innovation in the world of lasers. Building upon this enviable reputation and the success of the Rofin Multiscan VS laser coding and marking system, Rofin-Sinar has now launched the Multiscan HE which is configured for operation in harsh environments.

All-In-One Solution to Harsh Environment Laser Coding and Marking
The highly successful Multiscan VS was specifically developed to enable alphanumeric text and complex graphics to be applied to a wide variety of materials including, glass, card, plastic, PVC and painted metals. The system operates equally well on static items or on product which is moving and needs to be marked ‘on the fly’. The new HE variant retains all of the features and flexibility of the original system but with the added benefit of an IP66 rating. This enhanced Ingress Protection rating will enable the system to be used in environments where liquids may be present or where the system may require to be “washed down” to comply with the strict hygiene requirements demanded by certain industries. The key features of the Multiscan HE include:-

  •  Highest quality vector generation gives precise reproduction of graphics
  •  Large scan area, up to 250mm x 250mm, for large format codes or enhanced ‘on the fly’ marking
  •  Precise line tracking
  •  Advanced curve profiling provides accurate scaling of complex drawings and fonts
  •  Static or ‘on the fly’ marking capability allows flexibility for both current and future marking needs
  •  IP 66 rating for use in harsh environments

Designed as a fully integrated system, Multiscan HE (Fig.1) incorporates the laser, beam delivery, cooling and control systems into a single compact unit. The beam generated by the 120 watt CO2 RF excited Slab Laser, reaches the dual axis scanner via a series of mirrors within the articulated beam delivery system. This clever design allows easy and flexible positioning of the scanner head on the production line.

Multiscan HE operates using flexible and intuitive software, running on the Windows operating system, which allows data such as text, date, time, sequential data, logos, 2D codes, bar codes and graphics to be easily placed anywhere within the specified scan area. The system also offers, as an option, the facility to generate and download complex graphics.

The new Multiscan HE demonstrates Rofin’s commitment to ongoing product development and further compliments the range of marking and coding solutions available from the company.

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