May 23--Worldwide Laser announced that it has successfully installed quantity 16 LP8010 laser systems at a single customer location to place laser marked barcodes on the customer products. This development increases the options for businesses utilizing barcodes to operate their production line.
The LP8010 laser systems consist of a 10W CO2 laser with Worldwide Laser galvo system and Worldwide Laser Zap-It laser controller software. Also included in this installation is the Worldwide Laser Zap-Alone card. This feature allows the laser systems to operate without a computer and eliminates the need for any operator intervention or decisions related to picking or presenting the correct file for laser marking or laser etching the product. The Zap-Alone card has a smart chip containing the Zap-It laser controller software and stores the customer's laser marking and laser etching files. More than 650 different possible marking files are stored and the correct files are opened and laser marked via binary electrical input from the programmable controllers running the customer's production lines.
The 16 LP8010 CO2 laser systems provide barcodes that are read by vision stations at several different locations on the customer's production lines. The information from the laser marked barcodes allows product to be tracked at all stages of production by part number and specification. This information can then be compared against open orders and sales requirements allowing for instant adjustments to align products being produced with the demand of products being ordered. Work in progress and finished inventory can also be projected and controlled by the information being read on the production lines based on the reading of CO2 laser marked barcodes produced from the LP8010 laser system.
Finally, the barcodes are read again as product from finished goods inventory is picked to fill customer orders assuring the correct products are being picked and prepared for shipment to end users.
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