Automated Two Position Rotary Table Workstation for More Throughputs for Laser Marking

FOBA Laser Marking and Engraving completes its M-Series of compact workstations for industrial laser material processing.

FOBA Laser Marking and Engraving completes its M-Series of compact workstations for industrial laser material processing.

With M2000-R and M3000-R stations, FOBA introduces two high-throughput laser marking workstations with two position rotary tables for ergonomic processing of geometrically complex work pieces of varying sizes, including small and large batches of parts.

The automated laser class one rotary table workstations M2000-R and M3000-R feature a programmable Z-axis and a two position rotary table with either 670mm (M2000-R) or 950mm (M3000-R) diameter.

Other axes, camera systems, exhaust units, interfaces for the integration of client processes and a customer interface directly on the rotary table can be added.

The turntable stations are perfect for marking smaller and larger parts of any kind precisely, fast and economically. The robust machine construction ensures fail-safe processing with the highest marking quality.

High throughputs with a two position rotary table

This method of part loading and unloading using a two position rotary table ensures that various applications can be executed efficiently and without using additional beam safety light barriers.

Parts are loaded and unloaded while another part is being laser marked. Loading times have hardly any influence on machine productivity.

This lets machine use and part throughput increase, and the consistent prevention of costly non-productive times pays off, especially when high quantities are manufactured.

The high-throughput laser workstations are especially suited for marking all kinds of serial parts such as day/night design parts for vehicle interiors, metal components, tools or medical products and devices such as implants or surgical instruments.

More ergonomics for maximum ease of use and smooth production flows

Designed for both standing and seated work, and highly adaptable to individual needs, the M-Series workstations provide maximum ease of use and meet all requirements for ergonomic working.

In order to reduce work fatigue, the working height of the machine can be individually adjusted (stepless electrical height-adjustment with lowest position at 1,844mm and maximum position at 2,144mm).

The control panel with a monitor, keyboard and computer mouse can be mounted on the left or right side of the machine, so the machines can be configured for left or right handed people.

To ensure optimal accessibility, major control elements and status displays are directly integrated into the front of the machine where also loading and unloading take place.

Sensors for part detection and status LEDs add ease-of-use and make both loading status and processing progress for both table positions manageable at any time.

Light barriers at the place of loading/unloading ensure maximum safety at work. The wear-free double bulkhead (no seals) ensures more efficiency and permanent laser safety.

Precision and process reliability for the highest marking quality and efficient production

Product marks applied to the wrong position, to the wrong work piece or to defective work pieces can be very expensive to businesses. Low quality and poor contrast marks also lead to production waste, decreasing productivity.

In order to avoid expensive production waste from the outset, and to ensure flawless laser marking in precisely defined positions, the marking workstations in the M-Series are equipped with high-precision calibration.

In addition, customers can automatically detect the position of work pieces to be processed with the patented Intelligent Mark Positioning (IMP) camera system.

IMP adjusts the mark accordingly, and the mark result can be verified in terms of quality and position in accordance with the marking process.

All laser marks are executed precisely and with repeat accuracy, waste is drastically reduced, productivity and efficiency are increased. The rigid polymer concrete machine frame ensures process reliability.

As a result of float-mounting the polymer concrete slab on the machine frame, all M Series workstations are insensitive to variations in temperature and external vibrations.

High adaptability to customer needs and processes

With a range of options such as additional axes, a rotation axis or a rotation/swiveling unit, and machine integration interfaces or camera systems, the M-Series can be adjusted to meet the needs of each customer and configured for marking tasks.

Customers can choose between various powerful fibre laser systems, which cover a wide range of uses. The configurable laser beam sources are entirely air-cooled and virtually maintenance-free.

The machines in the M-Series are supplied with integrated lighting and a suction connection as standard. The M-Series machines have been designed with flexibility in mind to facilitate the integration into customer processes.

Auxiliary equipment or instruments such as cameras, measurement devices and sensors can be integrated using interfaces in the working chamber of the workstation or directly on the rotary table.

Flexible machine control allows the integration of additional process steps, for example quality assurance/ control.

Six high-performance laser workstations for industrial direct part marking

The turntable workstations M2000-R and M3000-R complete FOBAs line of advanced M-Series laser stations for marking and engraving.

All models (B: with worktable, P: with X/Y/Z/rotary axis, R: with two position rotary table) are based on the same hardware and software platform and are available in two housing sizes (M2000 and M3000).

FOBA offers six powerful and flexible to use laser workstations for direct part marking that are tailored to manufacturer’s requirements.

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