Laser Automation and integrated laser systems from Worldwide Laser. The mission of Worldwide Laser Service Corporation [WLSC] is to solve manufacturing problems, eliminate pant bottlenecks, reduce manufacturing costs, protect products, and create an environmentally friendly, green manufacturing environment by use of Laser Automation and integrated laser systems.
In this video WLSC demonstrates the use of an LP9000U a 355nm UV laser marking system for marking color contrasting 2D bar codes on glass, the bar code and text takes approximately 3 seconds of laser time on .005” or .17mm thick glass slide, the bar codes is completely machine readable and can in fact be read with a cell phone application – I use quick mark on an android phone.
Laser automaton will allow the printing of bar codes with or without human readable text, all types of data can be stored on the laser printed bar code such as patient details for medical applications, ingredients or formulas for pharmaceutical applications, serial number and product ID to help protect the product from warranty fraud and counterfeiting, date and time to the second of manufacture, line and plant of manufacture, which carton or box the part was placed in to create a child [first part] in a laser track and trace or laser e-pedigree program, Laser Automation with bar codes and integrated laser vision systems also can be used to trace parts through the manufacturing process for JIT inventory control and Laser Automation e-commerce production verification – ties to actual e-commerce orders received.
Laser Automation and integrated laser system help to protect the planet by providing earth friendly green environmental safe manufacturing operations. Laser Automation with environmentally friendly green manufacturing process allows laser integration to eliminate, ink, solvent, paper labels, harsh cleaning chemicals, scrap of products into landfills, and mechanical scribing process that come into contact with the parts. The LP9000 and LP8000 series of laser automation help to create environmentally friendly green manufacturing environments.
Laser Automation and integrated laser systems also reduce manufacturing costs by the elimination of downtime, if the requirements of laser marking on parts change, meaning if different information is required due to a shift change, product change, new regulatory requirements, shift [change or addition of new customers] in the end users to whom the product is distributed or sold occur Laser Automation can accommodate the new changed information with the click of a mouse by the operator to choose a different marking message, change of laser marking parameters, or new and different text/bar code [location of laser marking on the part might also be an issue here.] Laser Automation from WLSC will also all full laser system integration into and with plant production systems so that laser marking or laser cutting details or criteria can be selected by production software or PLC’s via binary code, recipe names, part number or part names, just to mention a few options. Laser Automation from WLSC will allow integrated laser system to be fully controlled by production systems and also provide for full data base reporting of laser results, one customer for example uses Laser Automation from WLSC to load and sequence up to 250 different .DXF files with cutting patterns which the Zap-IT software controlled automated laser system loads and sequences running all the files in correct order to produce the final laser cut product. Zap-IT laser controller software is a proprietary software from WLSC that allows for laser integration to receive instructions, carry out laser operations and report results to data bases for various control and reporting functions. In another application the WLSC customer used Laser Automation to create a 2D bar code and human readable text on the covers of small electronics packages, the LP9000U 355nm laser system was utilized in this application as the part were very heat sensitive and transference of heat from an IR [1064nm to 1067nm] laser would cause damage to the electronics package [ the UV 355nm laser does not use heat to complete the marking process and is a cool laser marking process] the Laser Automation used a integrated laser vision system to find the part and orient the bar code on the part so the Laser Automation would print bar code and human readable text on the direct center of the part [Laser Automation of printing top to bottom and left to right using laser integration of vision system edge tools] additionally the integrated laser vision system oriented the laser 2D or laser data matrix bar code so the bar code is and text are readable top to bottom vis-à-vis the top to bottom orientation of the part, as a final step the integrated laser system reads the bar code [assuring readability] and verifies that the Laser Automation printed the proper information as provided by the companies production PLC controller. All the details and information gathered in this manner are reported to data bases for track and trace accountability of the parts and to assure no sequential numbering duplication takes place.
Worldwide Laser Service Corporation was founded in July of 1986 in Phoenix AZ and has been designing, building, installing and supporting after the install Laser Automation with three major integrated laser system platforms –The LP 8000 series Co2 from 10w to 500w- the LP 9000F and LP9000Y Fiber and YAG from 10w to 450w, and the LP9000U UV 355nm from 1w to 90w, any of these laser system platforms can be integrated with product handlers and finished in an manual, semi manual, Laser Automation system for use in many different types of facilities and environments. WLSC services customers base in SE Asia, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, and United States let us know if we can assist with any of your product marking or cutting needs by contact us us at www.wlsc.com voice 480.892.8566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org