As a developer and manufacturer of compact laser marking systems, ACI Laser has virtually all important laser technologies at its disposal.
An Nd:YAG laser is a solid-state laser that uses a neodymium-doped YAG (yttrium aluminium garnet) crystal as its active medium and emits infra-red radiation with a wavelength of 1064 nm.
An Nd:YVO₄ laser is a solid-state laser that uses a neodymium-doped Nd:YVO₄ (yttrium orthovandate) crystal as its active medium and emits infra-red radiation with a wavelength of YVO4 1064 nm. Due to frequency conversion, it is possible for radiation to be emitted in the visible spectral range (532 nm).
An Nd:YVO₄ laser is a solid-state laser that uses a neodymium-doped Nd:YVO₄ (yttrium orthovandate) crystal as its active medium and emits infra-red radiation with a wavelength of YVO4 1064 nm. Due to frequency conversion, it is possible for radiation to be emitted in the UV spectral range (355 nm).
A fibre laser is a special type of solid-state laser. The dosed core of an optical fibre forms the active medium for a fibre laser. The robust construction, high beam quality and efficiency offered by fibre lasers makes them ideal for many applications.
Ultrashort pulsed lasers enable high-precision machining with minimal damage to the workpiece material. Ultrashort light pulses in the picosecond and femtosecond range provide exceptionally precise machining results in the micrometre range.
A CO2 laser is a gas laser using carbon dioxide as the laser medium. Alongside solid-state lasers, it is one of the most powerful and commonly used industrial lasers.
Laser trimmers from ACI Laser differ from lasers designed for marking materials because of the way that the beam is generated for trimming applications and because they have expanded electrical interfaces.
Laser trimmers are used for trimming resistors.
Trimming resistors is a method of matching electrical circuits.
Laser stations from ACI are available as manual workstations or fully automated complete solutions, and can be combined with all laser markers and laser trimmers.
As the interface between the user and the laser system, the laser software is a particularly important consideration when making a purchasing decision.
Magic Mark by ACI is the user-friendly marking software for controlling the entire laser system and intuitive creation of marking content.
A selection of useful plugins can be integrated into the Magic Mark marking software if required to expand the available software functions.
Imaging systems and code readers play a substantial role in ensuring process reliability in laser material machining.
The use of imaging systems for image capture and processing in industrial applications is an important tool for monitoring and optimising processes.
Reading directly marked codes using an image recognition system plays a significant role in ensuring process reliability.
Targeted development and implementation of hardware and software products for custom application requirements is one of the services offered by ACI Laser.
Thanks to the flexibility of our high-quality German engineering, we are able to offer customisable hardware solutions alongside our standard systems.
Innovative software solutions by ACI Laser that expand the field of laser material machining and result in benefits to customers in terms of quality and price.
A comprehensive range of accessories allows a wide variety of marking jobs to be accomplished and expands the range of applications of laser systems.
Marking lasers are used to permanently apply high-quality codes, text and graphics to nearly all materials used in the automotive industry.
Electronic components and assemblies are permanently marked with high-quality, reliably machine-readable text using the laser in order to ensure proper identification and traceability and maintain high quality standards.
Permanent, abrasion-resistant and readable text, code, serial number, logo and graphic markings on plastic components can be made quickly and effortlessly.
Laser markings are permanent and resistant to heat, abrasion and acids. High-quality, highly robust markings ensuring reliable component identification, traceability and quality assurance can be created in moments.
Clear and unique markings on medical products are crucial to ensure traceability, identification and protection against counterfeit products. High-quality markings need to be permanently created as quickly and precisely as possible in a range of materials with minimal damage.
Laser marking is superior to other marking processes, particularly in terms of quality and production efficiency. It enables the creation of extremely high-quality, long-lasting markings within a very short space of time.
Highly detailed, security-relevant markings can be made on a variety of materials such as glass and noble metals using marking lasers.
Legally regulated laser marking on military and sports weapons as well as decorative patterns can be made permanently and with counterfeiting protection on a variety of materials using lasers from ACI.
The most important factor in choosing the ideal laser is the material to be marked. The light wavelength and pulse properties of the laser determine which materials it can mark with the required quality and speed.
Non-magnetic metals such as aluminium, copper and brass can be engraved using lasers. Depending on the carbon content, a colour reaction may occur in magnetic metals such as steel.
Plastics often contain additional additives such as stabilisers, plasticisers, dyes, etc. ABS and certain thermoplastics can be marked very well with high contrast using a laser.
Depending on the material composition, it is possible to create dark or light ceramic surfaces using laser engraving.
Depending on the composition and colour, laser marking of individual paint and varnish layers can produce extremely high-quality, high-contrast markings.
The process of marking glass surfaces causes the material to heat up significantly, causing material ablation. Depending on the type of glass, it is possible to create extremely clean markings with sharp contours.
If direct marking of materials is difficult or impossible, laser-markable films and labels are available as an alternative.
When marking wood, the material surface is vaporised. Depending on requirements, it is possible to create deep and in some cases extremely high-contrast markings.
When marking leather, the material surface is vaporised. Depending on the colour and structure, it is possible to create deep and in some cases extremely high-contrast markings.
The ideal laser technology for the user is primarily determined on the basis of the quality requirements for the marking result, the marking depth and the processing time available.
Laser marking is substantially superior to other marking processes, particularly in terms of quality, efficiency and speed. It enables the creation of extremely high-quality, robust markings within a very short space of time that cannot be removed by heat, abrasion or acids.
The substantial penetration depth creates an extremely robust marking that is highly resistant to abrasion and can withstand mechanical strain for long periods. The engravings are resistant to heat and liquids such as water, oils and acids. The laser marking remains visible even after subsequent coating processes.
Laser trimming refers to cutting resistors to match in SMD shapes in order to achieve values not provided for in standard series parts (passive trimming) or for matching switching functions (active trimming).
A selection of the various applications for laser material marking illustrates the versatile uses of lasers as
The ACI Laser product range features five different wavelengths in total, covering all important areas of application in the fields of engraving, marking and trimming.
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