Marking with Barcodes
& Serial Numbers

Laser marking of products and electronic components

plastics laser marking

Laser marking of products and electronic components

Trace your products

Serial numbers and codes are used for tracing products from the manufacturer through to the end user. QR codes and barcodes have become indispensable in the logistics industry and in trade, with international guidelines and standards like UID, GS1, ASTM, UPC and EAN generally requiring the use of codes for marking products in international goods traffic.

Laser marking provides permanent identification

Laser marking is ideal for coding products, components and packaging thanks to the precision and durability it provides. Marking with the laser is gentle on the material and at the same time extremely resistant to mechanical stress, light or extreme weather. This helps keep your code markings and serial numbers legible for the scanner throughout the dispatch and transportation process.


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Application examples for laser marking with bar codes and serial numbers

Part labeling based on specifications:
In contrast to the design of parts in creative industries, codes and serial numbers often have to be applied to the products in accordance with customer specifications or legal requirements in industry (e.g., the automotive and supply industry, the electronics industry, medical technology, etc.). 

The marking of the parts thus does not increase the profit. This means that the marking must be as cost-efficient as possible. Here, laser marking also offers unbeatable advantages, since no setup costs or elaborate and expensive preparatory work are required. No matter whether 1 or 1000 parts - the cost per laser marking is always at the same low level.

Laser marking barcodes

Why buy a laser for marking parts?

Automatic code and serial number generation with ERP connection
With Trotec marking lasers you can label your parts precisely. The laser systems distinguish themselves through their high service life. In addition, the included SpeedMark laser marking software is able to communicate with external systems such as databases or ERP systems (such as SAP) and enables a continuous code generation. Apart from brief training by the Trotec team, no prior knowledge is necessary. You can easily laser mark your products or components either by direct input or with fully automated program sequences.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Permanent laser marking results

  • In contrast to other technologies, you can label your parts permanently with heat and acid resistant laser markings
  • Particularly important for traceability and quality assurance

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machines

  • A lage product portfolio with matching fiber laser systems for all requirements
  • Flatbed laser systems with working surface up to 726 x 432 mm
  • Galvo work stations with working surfaces up to 620 x 315 mm
  • Special systems according to customer requirements

Flexible, dynamic data can be laser marked

  • You can laser mark different types of markings (codes, serial numbers, etc.) with a laser with dynamic contents without refitting or changing tools

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machines

  • Intelligent and intuitive laser marking software SpeedMark, which can easily process data from existing ERP systems and all dynamic contents in codes

Cost-efficient production

  • Direct marking means no consumables costs for inks, chemicals, pastes or sprays
  • The handling and the often expensive disposal of these materials is also negated
  • No pre or post treatment is necessary during component labelling - No tool wear with laser processing

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machine

  • SpeedMarker with a maintenance-free fiber laser can be operated as a laser work station or integrated into a production line
  • The robust mechanics of the Trotec laser marker machines are designed for years of intensive use with minimal servicing

Laser marking in seconds for more throughput

  • Very fast marking is possible, even marking of variable contents (e.g. serial numbers, codes)
  • Labelling of components with different marking contents without refitting or tool change

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Intelligent and intuitive laser marking software for easy operation
  • Fast and precise positioning of components using a camera system: SpeedMark Vision – Smart Adjust
  • Integration of contents from ERP data files is possible.

Perfect marking results - fine tool

  • Precise and even the smallest geometries can be marked by laser in a highly accurate manner
  • Marking processes can be combined in order to clean the material after processing or to create a higher contrast (e.g. with data matrix codes)

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machine

  • High-quality optics and the best beam quality thanks to high-quality components
  • Camera-based component positioning for maximum precision and ease of use

Integration into production lines

  • Hardware and software integration into existing production lines is possible
  • In the case of very high numbers of components, you can also integrate the component labeling into the existing production process

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machine

  • Software which fulfills all requirements of the interfaces with other systems

Non-contact and process-safe material processing

  • When marking the components, the material does not have to be tightly clamped or fixed
  • Time saving and consistently good results in laser marking

Advantages of a Trotec laser marking machine

  • Broad product portfolio with suitable laser systems for every business requirement
  • Highest accuracy of the laser marking already at the "first shot" by means of camera-supported positioning.

Robust and durable

Trotec laser machines are built for intensive use over many years and therefore have a particularly rugged design. Moreover, we only use components of the highest quality from leading manufacturers that ensure reliability and a consistant high quality.

"I am very happy with Trotec and my only regret is not buying a bigger system! The fact that we can now automate the process means we’re saving a lot of time. The precision of the cutting and engraving is astounding. We like our Trotec so much that we’re looking to expand its use into other areas of our production, so we’re looking to invest in a bigger machine now."
- Kevin Leach - Production Manager at Walker Safety Cabinets -
"We were previously outsourcing the creation of our tags, which were screen printed or chemically etched. The step up in quality between that and laser marking is incredible. The help we’ve got from Trotec has been outstanding. Trotec helped guide us through the transition to the new software, and have been there to help every step of the way."
- Tom Fleet - Research Engineer at Michell Instruments -
"The Trotec laser has improved our efficiency immensely, increasing our productivity at least 300%, possibly even 400%! The machine has been so good that we haven’t needed any significant technical support, but when we had a quick question we got in touch with the technical staff and it was answered very quickly."
- Craig Davies - Manufacturing Engineer, Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd. -

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