"Component marking without stopping the production line flow has a huge impact on cycle time"
David Ray | Pryor Technical Director
Laser marking has become an industry standard over the last 20 years and provides a fast, high contrast mark on a variety of surfaces.
A Pryor customer was looking to save time in their production process and mark parts as they moved along a production line.
This process of laser marking a component as it moves past the laser is called "marking on the fly". This is difficult to achieve as the static laser head needs to track the speed of the component and mark in the correct place whilst it is moving.
The advantages of achieving this are that a continuous, long mark can be applied and components can be marked on a high speed production line with almost no addition to cycle time.
Marking can be performed at all common production line speeds, with a unique, serialised Data Matrix code applied in as little as 0.5 seconds.