Retainagroup Glass marking Lasers

Date: 27 November 2013
Source: Retainagroup
Retainagroup’ s new and unique glass marking laser systems are currently being used by Tecnoglass of Colombia in tandem with their new tempering ovens.

Retainagroup’ s engineers have designed a new rail mounted system that enables the glass processor to mark each piece of glass prior to or after tempering.To avoid any stress on the tempering operator the laser marking head sits on a rail mounted beneath the tempering platform/bed, it is moved effortlessly across the width by the operator, stopping beneath each piece of glass to be marked. Positioning of the head is simplified by the addition of twin axis movement of the head (X/Y). Each rail system is built individually to suit the tempering ovens height and width, the mains powered control cabinet which also houses an industrial touchscreen PC with integrated easy to use windows based marking software sits neatly next to either side to the ovens platform bed. Depending on the complexity and size of the mark, which can include [date/time stamps], [logos], [variable text fields], [serial numbers] and more, the marking takes anything from 0.5 seconds to 3 seconds to complete.

An alternative to the above rail mounted system is a mains powered fixed control cabinet based system with a handheld mobile laser marking head, the system has a 4 meter umbilical cord attached to the main controller cabinet that allows the operator to mark wherever he chooses on the glass. The laser head unit weighs only 4.5kgs, and is very easy to manoeuver. This type of system also comes with the option to mark down the edge of any straight edge piece of glass simply by changing a magnetic nose adaptor on the laser head. This too has an industrial touchscreen PC with integrated easy to use windows based marking software included.

Whilst the lasers are air cooled as standard, for either of the above options a water cooled laser head system is available for hot, harsh and environmentally challenging installations. The laser head can be built to either IP40 or IP65 degrees of protection. Retainagroup ‘s other system includes a fully mobile, battery powered unit with a handheld mobile laser marking head, the system has a 3 meter retractable umbilical cord attached to the main ‘mobile’ controller cabinet that allows the operator to mark wherever he chooses on the glass. The system can operate up to 16hrs on a full charge. The laser head weighs only 4.5kgs, so is very easy to manoeuvre. This system also comes with the option to mark down the edge of any straight edge piece of glass simply by changing a magnetic nose adaptor on the laser head and has an industrial touchscreen PC with integrated easy to use windows based marking software included.

Videos of all the above units in action can be found by visiting http://www.retainagroup.com/ce-marking.html.

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