i104 HD Laser marking head

High quality marking

Strong contrast on aluminum and plastic parts.

Versatility

Adjustable pulse duration: marking on all types of materials.

Easy communication

Optional Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet / IP cards.

Ease of integration

Reduced size and weight of the laser marking head.

Presentation

Integrated

Laser

Alphanumeric

2D datamatrix code

Bar code

Logo

QR code

Laser System for High Contrast Marking (High Definition)

Fiber laser is the latest ultra-efficient, enduring and easy to implement marking technology. To meet ISO quality requirements, product traceability is essential. This is why laser marking is used by manufacturers to automate traceability operations and thus guarantee 100% control of their process.

Our HD laser marking systems are equipped with a MOPA (Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier) fiber laser source doped with Ytterbium that is now a proven technology. Our laser marking heads are extremely robust and allow marking at high operating rates in any industrial environment.

Thanks to its superior power, our integrated laser i103 HD marks with contrast on all types of materials (steel, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, plastics ...). Logo, alphanumeric codes, but also standard 1D, 2D, and Data Matrix codes marking are more accurate. Cycle time is reduced on materials such as aluminum and contrast is reinforced on plastics.

Its compact design makes our laser marking head very easy to integrate on any production line or robotic cell. Moreover, its autonomous operation allows it to be easily controlled by a PLC. Our laser machines can be integrated on all production lines that use Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet / IP fieldbus (optional communication cards).

SIC Marking Group offers competitive products that strictly meet our customer's marking needs and have a fast ROI. Our laser experts and our technical teams are available to perform your marking tests in real situations on your parts and recommend the most appropriate parameters to your specifications.

Various options such as 3D marking or integrated vision system can be added at any time if our customers wish so.

Mechanic features

Marking Window:

60 x 60* mm / 100 x 100 mm / 170 x 170 mm / 220 x 220*mm / 300 x 300*mm (*contact us)

Focal Distance:

please download the i103 HD product sheet

Weight of Controller:

19 kg

Weight of Marking Head:

5 kg

Security:

Class 4 (EN60825-1 standard)

Control:

Standalone Mode (without PC)

Electronic features

The i104 HD fiber laser marking solution has been designed to operate with our Fiber Unit controller. 

Source:

Pulsed Ytterbium Fiber Laser

Operation Mode:

Pulsed (10 à 1000 kHz)

Pulse duration:

From 2 ns to 200 ns

 

Wavelength:

1064 nm

Optical Fiber Length:

3 m

Average Power:

20W

Peak Power:

7 kw

Positioning/Focus:

Built-In Laser Pointer

Cooling:

Air-Cooled Only

Steering software

i104 HD laser marking equipment operates on standalone mode, connected to the production PLC. The creation and modification of files can be done from any PC with a Windows OS using the SIC Laser Advanced software. A full range of customizable parameters are available which allow the user to optimize cycle time and improve contrast and colors by changing the speed, frequency, and power settings. 

COMMUNICATIONS

RS 232 / Ethernet interfaces

Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet/IP (optional cards)

I / O for cycle management

Test COM software

Options

3D marking function: automatic adjustment of the marking area

Characteristics:

  • Laser marking on parts with collars, hollow, inclined or rounded surfaces at different heights
  • Height compensation up to 80 mm. The automatic adjustment of the marking area is from + 40 to - 40, which gives the possibility to mark on larger heights
  • Quick reference change

 

Benefits:

  • Ease of integration
  • Adjusting of the working distance by software
  • No movement of the head to change the marking area

Integrated vision function

Once the cycle is started, the 2D code is immediately read after the marking. The reader communicates the result (content of the code and grade): a PLC or a software then analyzes the data.

Characteristics:

  • Integration of a high-resolution camera in the marking head
  • Marking and reading of codes on all types of materials and difficult surface conditions
  • Reading of 2D standard codes (QR-Code, Datamatrix)

 

Benefits:

  • Time saving and productivity gain
  • Immediate marking and reading without movement between operations
  • Reading takes place in the code’s axis, there is no image deformation

Marking control according to ISO 29158, ISO 15415, ISO 9132 standards

Communication cards

SIC Marking systems can be connected to industrial networks without any additional equipment. Already equipped with full connectivity (digital I/O, Ethernet TCP/IP, RS232...), our systems also offer many features to interact with all the elements that set up their environment. Our machines can be easily integrated on all production lines using Profinet, Profibus and Ethernet/IP.  Direct connection to the industrial network provides considerable time saving. It also reduces the cost of machinery installation, of engineering and of commissioning.

Automatic Z axis 50-250mm stroke

Characteristics:

The digital Z axis allows the marking head to access difficult areas or mark on several levels in one cycle. Available in various sizes.

 

Benefits:

  • Part markings on different levels
  • Can avoid obstacles in the marking area
  • Allows displacement marking head for part removal
  • Compact and easy to integrate, reduced integration costs
  • Cost-effective solution

Fume extractor

Characteristics:

Extracts fumes & small particles produced by laser marking applications. Delivered complete with a pre-filter, a submicron particle high efficiency filter & a carbon filter.

 

Benefits:

  • Respect of environmental standards
  • Compliance with labour law

Prevents fouling of the marking lens and workstation