In the world of Industry 4.0, projected towards the future and the automation of industrial processes, laser marking today plays a leading role, which it has achieved by bypassing all the other systems that compete with it in terms of brand awareness but above all traceability. In terms of technology and integration, marcatura laser has no more rivals for a series of reasons now known, which are specific to the laser and the state of improvement achieved today:
- Economic advantage: At first glance, comparing the opportunities on the market, a laser marker may seem too important an investment. But this is precisely what it is: a long-term investment, with an almost non-existent rate of wear and with no additional costs associated with consumables.
- Contrast and visibility: Laser marking has a quality and microscopic precision that other systems cannot achieve.
- Resistance: Prints and labels get damaged over time and codes or texts are no longer visible, this can cause damage both in terms of productivity and the image of the company.
- Versatility: Due to its intrinsic characteristics, the laser is the most versatile marking method ever. It is in fact possible to mark any logo or text, as well as variable 1D / 2D codes according to the most disparate needs.
- Ecology: Referring to the absence of waste materials, it should be emphasized that the laser is the best technology from the point of view of environmental safety.
Zero waste materials also mean fewer chemical and dangerous substances and, at the same time, since the laser is a direct part marking technology, we do not add additional paper or plastic components to our product.
How to choose the best laser marker?
The first thing you have to do is to define the materials you have to mark. It is essential because the right laser source to equip your marker can be defined.
In fact, it should be noted that there is no laser capable of marking all materials perfectly, there are sources and different pulses that include a more or less vast range of materials. For example, in the case of plastics, tests are usually carried out on the components due to the different chemical compositions of the same, not always clear to the manufacturer, who does not know that a certain element could compromise the effectiveness of the marking.