Trumpf has launched two products in the laser marking market, the TruMark 3330 and the new workstation TruMark Station 3000.
The company's TruMark Series 3000 has been expanded with the release of the new TruMark 3330 ultraviolet laser. In addition to inscribing glass, ceramics and organic materials, the primary use for the diode-pumped solid-state laser is marking plastics. It operates at a wavelength of 355nm and has a beam quality of M² < 1.5.
The TruMark 3330 is equipped with an efficient air cooling system, significantly reducing maintenance requirements and lowering the laser’s operating costs. It also features low energy consumption, and a non-proprietary interface architecture and plug-and-produce connection. The laser can be integrated into new or existing assembly lines and can communicate with the components in the manufacturing system using standard interfaces, such as ProfiBus, ProfiNet or EtherCAT. Also new to the TruMark Series 3000 are the scanner optics integrated into the marking laser. They offer higher precision and greater dynamics and, in turn, higher laser productivity and enhanced marking quality.
The new TruMark Station 3000 extends the portfolio of marking workstations already available – the 1000, 5000 and 7000. It is suited to users who need to ensure traceability in small and medium-sized production runs and who wish to integrate the marking process into their own manufacturing. Laser safety class 1 guarantees maximum protection for the user. The new workstation has a large interior space so that it can accept components up to 350 x 450 x 200mm in size and weighing a maximum of 12kg. If necessary, the transfer flaps installed at the sides of the case can be removed, enabling the user to integrate the workstation into an assembly line or, alternatively, to employ it for marking even larger components.
A motorised Z axis, which can be software-controlled, makes for convenient positioning of the components. In addition, the focal position of the laser can be adjusted perfectly to comply with requirements. As an option, the workstation is also available with an additional axis of rotation. Regardless of whether the operator is seated or standing, the TruMark Station 3000 is available in a compact desktop version or as a stand-alone version with a base. Depending on requirements, all Trumpf marking lasers from the TruMark Series 1000, 3000 and 5000 may be used.