March 16, 2010
GRAVOGRAPH announces the launch of its new laser solution for marking on metals and plastics: the LS100EX YAG. Made up of a xy platform that can house an object with a maximum volume of 24” x 12” x 5.7”, coupled with a YAG 12W source, it presents the particular advantage of being able to mark hard or reflecting materials (black or stainless steel, etc.) as well as classic materials. The LS100EX YAG is aimed at applications involving personalization of objects (business gifts, trophies, etc.) and technical marking applications for industrial parts (tools, name plates, instrumentation, metal parts, etc.).The laser technology featured in the LS100 EX YAG solution can be used to mark a wide range of materials (ABS, aluminium, black or stainless steel, precious metals, etc.). Its large work area can house bulky objects such as holder trays on which the operator places parts in shaped recesses for concurrent engraving.The LS100EX YAG solution is controlled using the LaserStyle™ software, an intuitive interface specifically developed by specialists for laser engraving, that features automatic composition possibilities such as integration of lists of names and incrementation of numbers, and this makes it a really productive tool. With its maximum marking speed of 8.2ft/s and its front loading design (Front Loading Concept by Gravograph, the only one of its kind on the market), which cuts operating times between batches of parts, this laser engraving unit provides one of the highest machine use levels currently available.There are many accessories available as options with the LS100 EX YAG to provide a solution that is perfectly suited to the application and the user’s working environment. To start with, there are integrated filtering and ventilating systems for smoke and dust that enable compliance with working conditions for the user and the machine; these systems have been tried and tested in many cases of applications involving high emission levels of particulates and odors. There is also the wide range of objective lenses available, plus indexing supports for engraving on cylindrical and conical objects 0.12” to 5.12” in diameter. Lastly, a vacuum table can be fitted for marking thin, flexible materials.