Laser marking on die cast part | Sic Marking

Laser marking on die cast part

Application

Our customer requested to mark datamatrix and alphanumeric codes on aluminum die cast parts during manufacturing process. The die cast is made of 2 parts that are collected by a robot (temperature 40°C), then cooled in a water tank, and finally brought to a trimming machine that separates them. A second robot takes both parts and brings them to the laser marking station.

Engraving solution

The marking system is made of a 50 W laser marking head mounted in a special enclosure (with A/C) and a vision system enclosed separately. The marking head is mounted on a welded painted frame. The laser and the vison systems are controlled by the PLC via Profibus. Safety is ensured by 6 detectors, 5 are mechanical and 1 is inductive. The welded painted frame holds up a laser control rack, a fume extractor, and a air cooler. All these devices are integrated directly on the manufacturing line.

Result

  • Marking of a datamatrix + 14 alphanumeric characters
  • Encoding = shift code, DCM id, date, die cast serial number
  • Marking window : 170×170 mm