The automobile industry is one of the industries that is constantly evolving, always seeking user satisfaction, always looking for improvements or innovations that give more prestige to the brand. This sector is also characterized as an industry where traceability is extremely important. Control of huge production lines is essential to increase productivity and reduce costs . Traceability is an important need in the automotive industry, where a large number of components that make up a car come from different suppliers.
Therefore, an impeccable traceability of the parts or components aimed exclusively at safety must be ensured. LaserComercial brings us the right solution for this type of problem, they are laser machines capable of marking a large number of varieties of materials permanently and with high contrast.
Automotive laser marking process:
All these car parts have a marking that allows their respective identification, which can be barcodes, a QR code or a data matrix. These recognition codes allow the management of any operational problem and reduces any risk of problem. Through these codes we can continuously track and identify the manufacturer, the date and the place where the product was manufactured. In addition, not only marking components of a larger automotive equipment, but we could also mark tools, nameplates, parts of the production line, among others.
Laser marking is the primary tracking tool for auto component manufacturers . All metal and plastic vehicle components require a certain marking for their respective identification. Therefore, due to its innumerable advantages, laser technology is the main alternative that serves as a solution for this type of process.
In this new parameter, laser marking will become more important through the years. Although it is already more than present in the automotive sector to carry out a correct and effective traceability and control of a huge and extensive number of components that participate in the manufacture of a car.
The latest types of cars that are emerging or coming out lately will require additional part coding and marking which, until now, have been outside the scope of that control process. These components will be made of different materials, from the most complex technical plastics to the most basic metals, including glass, foam and composite materials. It is in this process of constant updates and changes that the need for new alternatives to mark and codify this fleet of new parts becomes evident.
Key advantages of laser marking:
Because many of these parts will be exposed to cruel temperatures and corrosive conditions, laser marking can provide basic reliability to ensure that relevant standards are followed and adhered to.
The main feature of laser marking is that it makes the coding of control parts easier, safer and easier to trace. With the objective in mind, LaserComercial offers the best quality in laser marking machines to provide a quick and efficient solution to this type of problem. Next, we will list some of the many advantages that this type of technology offers us:
- It allows us to add accessories according to the work that we must carry out, such as the rotary ones.
- Durable and precise markings.
- It allows us to personalize parts and surfaces.
- Long useful life of the machines.
- Speed of operation which ensures better performance during the process.
- It does not require advanced experience on the part of the operator.
- They take up less space which makes them more manoeuvrable.
- A very versatile system due to the number of applications allowed.
With the laser marking equipment we can work the following materials:
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Due to the versatility of laser marking machines , this system allows us to carry out an extensive number of applications in different materials such as electronic cigarettes, casings, electronic equipment, machine identification plates, keys, locks or many other materials. With the LC-FIBER laser marking machine we can mark and engrave all kinds of designs.
Laser marking machines can offer extra efficiency to any job and achieve a wide variety of results on a huge range of materials.
Next, we will show two videos where we can see the laser marking machines in operation. The first we will see a method to check the conductivity of a metal covered by a layer of paint and the conductivity of a metal that has a laser-marked part . In this case, laser technology has been used to check the conductivity of a metal covered with a layer of paint . In this way we can carry out these tests quickly and with excellent results, specifying to the maximum the mark that we want to leave on the material thanks to the precision of laser marking.