Laser marking metal brackets with the SpeedMarker 1300 marking laser

Using Trays when Laser Marking

By using a larger laser workstation and trays, you can increase your productivity by 40% when processing substantial quantities.

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How to Use Trays or Templates to Minimize Handling Requirements

Want to mark several parts in one batch 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 to increase productivity. This allows you to mark more components in one operation, this maximizeing output. As a result, 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 Metal Brackets Using the SpeedMarker 700 and the SpeedMarker 1300

In our example, we engraved 3 metal brackets in a tray using a SpeedMarker 700. We applied the same marking parameters to engrave 24 metal brackets in a tray using a SpeedMarker 1300.

This comparison reveals that, if we were to engrave 240 pieces using the larger SpeedMarker 1300, we would realize a time savings of 16 minutes (productivity increase of 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 procesing 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 when using either the SpeedMarker 700 or the SpeedMarker1300. However, the SpeedMarker 1300 offers the advantage of repeating this process fewer times, as this laser's axes move to take advantage of the entire working space (a total of 2 seconds per workpiece carrier). While the loading and unloading, as well as the opening and closing of the door, only takes place 10 times with the SpeedMarker 1300, this process is repeated 80 times on the SpeedMarker 700. Thus, time-consuming handling can be significantly reduced by using a larger workstation and trays.

Tip: Creating Templates

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

Creating Templates

SpeedMarker: High-Speed Marking Laser for Industrial Applications

Our SpeedMarker marking lasers are designed to meet industrial marking requirements in the most effective and efficient way. Trotec Laser Canada's high-speed galvo lasers can mark components within seconds. The laser systems are available in various sizes and configurations, allowing you to find the best possible solution for customer-specific marking tasks.

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