Rofin-Baasel is launching the CUBE, a highly flexible and configurable system for component marking.
The CUBE is said to be a suitable platform for the integration of the comprehensive range of laser sources such as solid-state, fibre or diode lasers, all of which are available from Rofin-Baasel. Combine this range of laser sources with the array of focusing optics and axes and customers have the capability to configure the CUBE for a variety of direct part marking applications. This innovative system is equally at home in a production environment or a research laboratory.
Non-contact, abrasion-resistant, permanent marking is easily achieved on many different types of material, with predictable and consistent results. The laser can be used to generate alphanumeric content, vector or rastered graphics, grey-scale marks, bar codes or data matrix codes.
Built upon a solid precision milled base, the system guarantees highly accurate and stable workpiece processing. The flexible configuration of the CUBE also provides a number of options in the way the system can be used. By adding a galvo scanning head and servo positioning axes, it is possible to use the system 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 loaded and unloaded automatically by a robot as part of an integrated production facility. Equally, the CUBE can be used as a standalone system that can be loaded and unloaded manually via the automatic doors.
Integrated control system
The fully integrated RCU (Rofin Control Unit) takes care of the entire process without the requirement for additional controllers or PLCs. The RCU controls all of the laser parameters including real-time control of laser pulses and pulse-to-pulse stability. The motorised axes and the galvo scanning head are also controlled by the Rofin RCU.
An optional touchscreen that can be freely positioned to enable comfortable and ergonomic use of the system provides the operator interface. This touchscreen is used for setting, editing marking layouts and for all of the CUBE's control functions.
Laser sources including Rofin's PowerLine E diode pumped systems or PowerLine F fibre laser can be integrated into the CUBE, providing a compact and cost-effective product for many marking applications.