Quality and performance expectations are high in the medical device manufacturing industry, and the range of applications is wide and varied. Rofin's laser technology has reached a level where products are available for a diverse range of applications, and examples of systems for welding and marking will be included on the Rofin stand at the MEDTEC 2009 exhibition.
StarWeld Select is an ergonomically designed and fully integrated laser welding system. The system includes four high-precision axes that can be controlled manually by use of a joystick or operated under full CNC control. This concept provides a high degree of flexibility for welding applications on medical device components. A flow-controlled exhaust system with HEPA filters is also incorporated and a closed-loop cooling system enables continuous operation.
StarWeld Select offers an excellent degree of automation, with very little complexity. All parameters are easily adjusted using the multi-function joystick and the large colour touch screen.
The CUBE is a suitable platform for the integration of the comprehensive range of laser sources such as solid-state, fibre or diode lasers, which are available from Rofin-Baasel. Combine this range of laser sources with the focusing optics and axes that are available, and you have the capability to individually configure the CUBE for a variety of marking applications for medical device components. This innovative system is equally at home in a production environment or a research laboratory.
With the benefit of non-contact, abrasion-resistant, permanent marking onto many different types of material, the CUBE laser marking system provides predictable and consistent results. The laser can be used to generate alphanumeric content, vector or rastered graphics, grey-scale, bar codes or data matrix codes.
Through its flexible configuration, the CUBE also provides a number of options in the way in which the system can be used. By adding a galvo scanning head and servo positioning axes, the system can be used to process large parts or large trays of smaller parts quickly and precisely. The system also incorporates automatic rise and fall doors, on three sides if required, which enable the system to be automatically loaded and unloaded by a robot as part of an integrated production facility. Equally, the CUBE can be used as a standalone system that can be easily loaded and unloaded manually via the automatic doors.