Industrial component with permanent laser marking

Laser marking in the aviation industry

Guaranteed traceability through permanent laser marking

Published on: 03/28/2017 Author: Karina Pairleitner

S&T Electronics and Payment Systems GmbH (in short S&T EPS) marks plastic casings for electronic assemblies, among other things, for long-lasting traceability in the aviation industry. Since the end of 2016, the company has been using the Trotec SpeedMarker 300 marking laser.

Upper Austrian companies rely on local laser technology

The company S&T EPS from Upper Austria offers technical development and production, as well as assembly (e.g tool building), in the field of industrial electronics. The range of services also includes innovative products in the field of banking automation & medical technology.

One current project involves the production of complete electronic assemblies for the aviation industry. S&T EPS develops components for another Upper Austrian company, which specializes in the field of powersports engines for motorized recreational vehicles. All individual components, such as the PCBs and other electronic parts, must be marked for long-term tracing. S&T EPS manufactures these electronic assemblies and marks them using a Trotec SpeedMarker 300 fiber laser.

Marking process with the Trotec SpeedMarker at S&T EPS

Specifically, the fiber laser is used to mark plastic casings made of polyester PET with a serial number as well as a 2D data matrix code. The consecutive serial number is generated directly in the SpeedMark laser software. With the help of a separate mounting template, 6 casings are laser-marked with data per laser process at S&T. These are later found on various electronic assemblies in aircraft engines.

Guaranteed traceability through permanent laser marking

In many industrial sectors, such as the electronics industry, in mechanical engineering and in medical technology, an identification marking of the components used is required by law. Serial numbers or data matrix codes can be precisely and permanently applied to components using laser marking. Even the smallest components, as well as details in areas that very difficult to reach, can be marked using our Galvo laser systems.

Find out more about laser marking of serial numbers

"Very good support from Trotec"

Mr. Christian Brückler from S&T EPS confirms: "Trotec was the best choice for us, not just because of the proximity of Trotec's location to our company, but primarily because of the good support!"

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