FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving, Selmsdorf, Germany, has introduced the DP30FGS fiber laser marking system for the reliable, fast and flexible grayscale marking on ID cards and security related documents. The diode-pumped fiber laser marker was especially developed for high-security marking applications in identification (ID), authentication, and personalization.
The system marks sensitive and security documents (ID cards, smart cards, bank cards, badges, driver’s licenses, passports) counterfeit-proof, accurate, and fast. The Q-switched 30 W grayscale fiber laser applies all industry-wide stipulated contents both in best marking quality and high-resolution: owner-related data, photos, graphics and logos, 2D codes, multiple laser images (MLI), changeable laser images (CLI) and tactile markings.
DP30FGS markings are generated as counterfeit-proof color changes (the marking is produced below the surface), as tactile marks (tangible marks from modification of topmost surface) or as combination of both marking processes. At the same time, DP30FGS applies all required marking contents 10% faster than comparable equipment.
With DP30FGS, grayscales – which are especially relevant for high-resolution passport photos and grayscale images – are generated utilizing a specially developed FOBA process which allows for the precise setting of each pulse regardless of the previous one. This is new and advantageous versus conventional laser systems for grayscale marking as best marking results and highest resolutions can now be achieved at high marking speeds. In addition, parameter setup is simple, fast and repeatable: The omission of the first pulse substantially simplifies the grayscale alignment on various materials and reduces product scrap from mismarkings.
Four focusing lenses are available for DP30FGS. Marking fields from 70 x 70mm to 185 x 185mm offer more flexibility for various applications. A compact mechanical design and 19-inch supply rack of the air-cooled grayscale fiber laser marker allow for easy installation, and the wall and floor mounting options ensure flexible integration in production lines and machines.