Laser marking ball bearings


Ball bearings and roller bearings typically have tremendous forces exerted upon them. Laser marking machines are capable of creating marking which will survive the strains, making it the ideal solution for producing identification labels, as they are extremely resistant to heat and mechanical stress. Even under the toughest conditions laser markings on stainless steel, hardened and coated metals, plastics and ceramics remain permanently legible. Whether creating production codes, lettering, logos or dimensions, laser marking will produce a mark that lasts the lifetime of the product.

Materials suitable for laser marking

  • Stainless steel
  • Hardened metals
  • Coated metals
  • Ceramic

Application examples

Application examples for ball bearings

Typically creating functional labels such as logos and company names for anti-counterfeiting measures are the main laser marking application for laser marking ball bearings. Product information, including type, size and date of manufacture are also examples of when laser marking can be practically applied to ball and roller bearing marking.

  • Production codes
  • Lettering
  • Logos
  • Product information
  • Company name
  • Trademark protection, anti-counterfeiting measures

Why should I buy a laser for ball bearing marking?

Laser marking machines for processing ball bearings and roller bearings is the ideal processing method. For materials such as stainless steel, hardened metals, ceramics or plastics, a Trotec laser machine offers flexibility of both materials processed and design capabilities.

SpeedMark laser software comes as standard with SpeedMarker industrial marking lasers. The intuitive software allows users to process dynamic data and content from external systems.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Flexible and dynamic data can be marked

  • A wide range of different markings can be created from dynamic content without retooling or tool changes

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machines

  • Intelligent and intuitive SpeedMark laser software that can simply process data from existing ERP systems and all dynamic contents in codes

Automated custom-built laser machines

  • Fully automated custom-built machines are also possible

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machines

  • Decades of experience in the development, design and implementation of custom-built machines
  • Standardised workstations as core elements for custom-built solutions for ease of use
  • Several solutions for manufacturers of ball bearings have already been realised, including a separation system, conveyor, automatic marking process and removal area

Integration into production lines

  • SpeedMarker lasers and their software can be integrated into existing production lines

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machine

  • Years of experience of integrating OEM galvo laser systems into production lines
  • Software that meets all requirements for interfaces with other systems
  • Maintenance-free galvo fiber laser for fast marking of labels with minimal servicing

Markings take seconds and allow fast cycle times

  • Very fast labelling thanks to galvo industrial laser technology

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machine

  • Maintenance-free galvo fiber lasers for fast marking of labels requiring minimal servicing

Cost-efficient production

  • Direct marking does add costs for additional consumables
  • No pre or post treatments of materials are required
  • Tool wear is eliminated due to the contactless process

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machine

  • The SpeedMarker industrial laser with a maintenance-free fiber laser source can be integrated as a laser workstation or into a production line
  • The robust mechanics of Trotec laser machines have been designed for many years of intensive use with minimal servicing

Marking in seconds for greater production output

  • High speed laser marking with variable data is possible, including serial numbers and codes
  • A wide range of different markings can be created without retooling or tool changes

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machine

  • Intelligent and intuitive laser software
  • Fast and highly accurate positioning of components with the SpeedMark Vision - Smart Adjust camera system
  • Integration of contents from ERP files is possible

Permanent marking

  • The laser marking process creates permanent, abrasion, heat and acid resistant markings
  • These markings are especially important for traceability and quality assurance

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machine

  • Product portfolio with matching fiber laser systems for all requirements
  • OEM galvo fiber laser for integration into production lines
  • Custom-built systems according to customer requirements

Perfect marking results - fine tools

  • Precise shapes, including radial texts, can be marked with extreme accuracy to the finest
  • Marking processes can be combined to clean the material after processing or to provide a higher contrast such as Data Matrix codes

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machine

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam performance thanks to high-quality components
  • Camera-based component positioning for high precision and ease of use
Laser marking of ball bearings

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Trotec product recommendation

SpeedMarker 700 - Fully automated laser marking for components

Custom built marking laser with storage system, seperating unit and tapping point for laser marking ball bearings.

Product Details

Marking Lasers - SpeedMarker

Marking laser stations with galvo marking heads.
Marking area up to 44.1 x 25.0 inch.

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