CHICAGO — To meet manufacturers’ demands for high-speed applications such as bottle cap printing and pull tab engraving, Videojet Technologies, a global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, has introduced a new 100-Watt fiber laser. The Videojet 7610 not only completes its existing range of fiber laser marking systems, but also extends application coverage for manufacturers.
The 7610 fiber laser marking system has been specifically designed for high-speed beverage, pharmaceutical and extrusion manufacturers that need power and speed when marking high-contrast codes on hard plastics and metals, such as aluminum cans, extruded tubes and cables. The 7610 laser can mark more high legibility codes up to 122 percent faster than the previous Videojet 7310 20-Watt fiber laser, meeting the demands of high-speed packaging operations.
Manufacturers in such industries may use promotional coding solutions to connect directly with consumers through the application of intelligent variable codes on their products. The new high-speed fiber laser can help manufacturers save time, resources and manpower versus traditional, more costly promotions. Using permanent laser marks for gaming codes on products is also becoming more popular due to the absence of ink mess.
In addition to faster line speeds, the new 100-Watt fiber laser has a large marking window that provides more time to mark – increasing product throughput and maximizing productivity. “Our new 7610 has improved speeds on a range of substrates, allowing manufacturers to mark more products at the same great print quality,” said Sascha Ammesdoerfer, Laser Business Manager for Videojet. The superior marking speed capability of the 100-Watt fiber laser allows manufacturers to mark highly legible codes at lines speeds up to 600m/min.
The 7610 has virtually no maintenance and a source life expectancy of up to 100,000 hours (MTBF), delivering high performance and long lasting reliability to manufacturers in industries where continuous uptime is a must. No wear parts help to minimize downtime, and the air-cooled laser source virtually eliminates maintenance intervals. Additionally, the optimized software and hardware combination helps to extend the lifetime of the investment to help meet a manufacturer’s laser application requirements.
Compact in design, the 7610 fiber laser has a 74 percent reduction in footprint compared to Videojet legacy fiber lasers, ensuring a seamless fit into the packaging line, especially when space is at a premium. Additionally, there are a number of flexible configurations to accommodate other space limitations including variations in marking head positions and a choice of working distances.
The 7610 fiber laser also features a PC software interface for the creation and production of marking jobs for mark-on-the-fly applications and general laser marking. The SmartGraph™ software can also be used for laser system configuration, parameter setting, template creation and job setup and editing.
“The Videojet 7610 100-Watt fiber laser helps enable manufacturers to mark crisp, clear codes at up to 600 meters per minute,” said Ammesdoerfer. “Demands for increased throughput and more code content can be met with this new fiber laser, helping our customers meet their production goals.”
The Videojet 7610 is one of a number of innovative new laser products being launched by Videojet in 2016.
For more information about the Videojet 7610 fiber Laser Marking System, call 800-843-3610 or visit http://www.videojet.com/us/homepage/products/laser-marking-systems/fiber-lasers/videojet-7610.html
About Videojet Technologies:
Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. Our goal is to partner with our customers in the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations. With our customer application experts and technology leadership in Continuous Inkjet (CIJ), Thermal Inkjet (TIJ), Laser Marking, Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO), case coding and labeling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 345,000 printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application, service and training support is provided by direct operations with over 4,000 team members in 26 countries worldwide. In addition, Videojet’s distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.