Ball bearing marking with a laser

Permanent laser marking of ball bearings and roller bearings

marking metal bearing coated

Materials suitable for laser marking

Tremendous forces act on ball and roller bearings. Laser marking is ideal for the creation of 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. They are used in production codes, lettering, logos or dimensions.

Materials suitable for laser marking

  • Stainless steel
  • Hardened metals
  • Coated metals
  • Ceramic


Application examples for ball bearings

Typical areas of application for laser marking ball bearings are functional labels (logos and company names for anti-counterfeiting measures) as well as product information (type, size, date of manufacture, etc.).

  • Production codes
  • Lettering
  • Logos
  • Product information
  • Company name
  • Trademark protection, anti-counterfeiting measures
laser marking steel ball bearing

Why should I buy a laser for ball bearing marking?

Laser marking ball and roller bearings in stainless steel, hardened metals, ceramics or plastics with a Trotec laser device not only allows flexibility in the choice of materials, but also the shapes, sizes and processed contents of the bearings. By using the included and intuitive SpeedMark marking software, you can process variable data and content from external systems. You can choose between standard machines or automated/integrated system solutions.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Flexible, variable data can be marked

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

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Intelligent and intuitive SpeedMark marking 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

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

Integration into production lines

  • Hardware- and software-sided integration into existing production lines is possible

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • 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 fastest labels with minimal servicing

Markings take seconds and allow fast cycle times

  • High speed labeling thanks to galvo technology

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Maintenance-free galvo fiber lasers for fastest labels with minimal servicing

Cost-efficient production

  • Direct marking does not raise costs for consumables
  • No pre- or post-treatments are required
  • Tool wear is eliminated

Advantages of a Trotec laser

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

Marking takes seconds and allows greater output

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

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Intelligent and intuitive marking software
  • Fast and highly accurate positioning of components by means of a camera system: SpeedMark Vision - Smart Adjust
  • Integration of contents from ERP files is possible

Permanent marking

  • Laser markings are permanent and are abrasion, heat and acid resistant
  • Especially important for traceability and quality assurance

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • 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
  • Marking processes can be combined to clean the material after processing or to provide a higher contrast (e.g. Data Matrix codes)

Advantages of a Trotec laser

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

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