The Videojet 7210 and 7310 fiber laser coders from Videojet Technologies Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) are compact, fast, and highly reliable for applications such as direct parts marking and unique identification coding on a variety of metal, plastic, and other hard-to-mark materials. Available in 10 and 20 watts of output power, respectively, the Videojet 7210 and 7310 fiber laser coders provide a compact mechanical design with a small marking head and straight-out or 90-degree beam options for increased versatility in tight spaces. Less-frequent maintenance intervals maximize uptime and reduce costs.
The lasers use a special air-cooled optical fiber as the laser medium, instead of gas, which is used in CO2 laser coders, and feature coding speeds up to 350 and 700 characters per second, respectively. Both coders can quickly apply complex variable data such as high-quality identification matrix codes, bar codes, logos and serial numbers, both on moving and static products. The coders also can mark nearly any metal, ceramic or plastic part with uncompromising quality, and are ideally suited for demanding marking applications, such as automotive and electronic parts, medical devices, tools and other instruments.
Additional advantages of the Videojet 7210 and 7310 laser coders include the ability to choose from 17 languages displayed on the user interface, along with password-protected security levels. With high reliability and no consumables such as inks, solvents or compressed air required, the laser systems set standards for economical and maintenance-free operation.