Laser Marking with Trays

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Jul 2, 18 • Front Page, News, TipsNo Comments

 

 

 

 

How to use trays or templates to minimize handling requirements

Want to mark several parts in one operation to save time? Trays are very useful tools for that purpose. Depending on the batch size and required marking time, you can also use larger laser workstations. This allows you to mark more components in one operation and maximize output. Thus time-consuming handling through loading and removal is reduced. Here is a time comparison when using a SpeedMarker 700 and SpeedMarker 1300.


40% more productivity by using a SpeedMarker 1300 and large trays

Comparison: Laser marking a metal bracket with SpeedMarker 700 and SpeedMarker 1300

In our example, we engrave this metal bracket with a SpeedMarker 700 and a tray for 3 pieces. In comparison to that, we engrave 24 pieces in a SpeedMarker 1300 with a tray with the same laser parameters. Projected to 240 pieces, this results in a productivity increase of 16 minutes or 40%.

Time calculation SpeedMarker 700
Piece/workpiece carrier 3
Laser time/piece 5.25 seconds
Opening and closing time 4 seconds
Traverse axes 0 seconds
Loading and unloading/workpiece carrier 10 seconds
Time/workpiece carrier 29.75 seconds
Repetitions 80
Time/240 pieces 39 mins 40 seconds
Time calculation SpeedMarker 1300
Piece/workpiece carrier 24
Laser time/piece 5.25 seconds
Opening and closing time 4 seconds
Traverse axes 2 seconds
Loading and unloading/workpiece carrier 10 seconds
Time/workpiece carrier 142 seconds
Repetitions 10
Time/240 pieces 23 mins 40 seconds

Conclusion: By reducing time-consuming handling, you can increase productivity by 40%

The laser time, the opening and closing of the door in automatic mode and the loading and unloading of the workpiece carrier take the same amount of time with both laser machines. With the SpeedMarker 1300, the axes move to take advantage of the entire working space. This takes a total of 2 seconds per workpiece carrier. The deciding factor is the necessary repetitions. While the loading and unloading as well as the opening and closing of the door only takes place 10x with the SpeedMarker 1300, this process repeats a total of 80x on the SpeedMarker 700. Thus time-consuming handling can be significantly reduced by using a larger workstation with large trays.

 

Tip: Creating templates

Learn how to easily make the right template for your workpieces with a Speedy laser engraver.

Creating templates

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