Manufacturers in many industries recognize the importance of identification and traceability for their components. Thanks to abrasion-proof laser technology, adding labels to plastic and metal plates in medium- to high-volume projects doesn’t have to be complex and expensive.
Laser marking systems such as Murrplastik’s mp-LM Series make inscriptions for the company’s polycarbonate and polypropylene ID plates as well as anodized aluminum and stainless steel media. Using mirrors, the devices direct a laser beam onto material. The laser’s heat causes carbon emission which darkens the material to create a visual contrast and a long-lasting mark.
Why use laser marking for your inscription needs?
- Contactless Marking. Since laser marking systems use direct energy from a laser to create the mark, they are non-abrasive. Ink cannot rub off or fade with time, and the resulting surface remains smooth.
- Economical. Laser marking doesn’t require consumables, so users save on ink and chemical system maintenance and supplies. Combined with low initial costs, laser marking systems offer excellent value.
- Flexibility and adaptability. Laser labelling systems accommodate a wide range of applications including cables, leads, terminals, control panels and signalling equipment, switchgear and media devices. They are able to label a variety of base materials, and systems can be controlled via software when connected to a PC with a USB port or Ethernet.
High-Quality Laser Labelling Systems Offer Exceptional Value
The mp-LM Series enables high-quality, project-specific inscription of most Murrplastik plastic labels with all the benefits of contactless laser marking, especially flexibility, adaptability and cost savings. Users can insert different label types simultaneously: Polycarbonate and polypropylene materials stack directly inside the input shaft, and a carrier plate loads aluminum and stainless steel labels into a magazine for processing. If the job requires more than one label type, a separator plate makes sure that the correct number is generated for maximum adaptability and flexibility. And, users can control and operate the system using Murrplastik’s proven ACS software. The family is classified by three different solid-state laser outputs: 1.5W (mp-LM1), 3W (mp-LM3) and 10W (mp-LM10), and an extraction and filter unit (mp-LM-F) is also available.
Contactless laser marking presents many benefits to manufacturers looking to inscribe labels for their individual projects. In addition to their flexibility, laser labelling systems like the mp-LM family are easy to operate and maintain – without expensive consumables. As a result, manufacturers can create higher-quality labels thanks to laser marking systems that provide an exceptional return on investment.
For more information about the Murrplastik mp-LM laser label system family, visit our product page.