Tattoo your moulds, inserts . . .

– quickly
– easily,
– always legibly and
– durably

It looks professional and highlights the quality of your moulds or tools. If you then mark all the components of your mould with a barcode or QR code too, you can easily identify your parts at any time with a handy scanner – or with your smartphone.
This results in a whole range of interesting possibilities for optimising your workflow.

What is fascinating about laser marking is its simplicity

You use the software to design what to display and how, and determine the size.
You can see a red-framed rectangle on your workpiece, which corresponds to the desired size of your design. Place the workpiece so as to achieve the optimum result. Then press the knob, or even better the foot switch and whoosh!, marking is finished. If the mark needs to be a little deeper, adjust the repetition rate in the software and after another couple of whooshes that’s done too.
Neat, always easy to read and very simple to handle: these are the special advantages of laser marking.
A pleasant side effect: The whole thing looks very professional and emphasises the high quality of your mould or workpiece.

The process

The entire system is PC-controlled. The software is easy to learn. Let’s take a look at the process: You place your logo for example in the software working area and add the text and/or QR code.
Place the component to be marked in the cabin. You can now project your layout on to the tool surface and check, whether everything is alright. If it’s all OK, start the piggy®LaserMarker and the work is finished in a few seconds.

These examples show what we mean:
1. Here we have varied the speed and frequency at constant power (50%). These variations allow you to mark in very different “colours”.

2. A great way of storing a lot of information legibly in a small space is the QR code.

3. Fonts of any size are very simple.

4. Logos are clear and distinct.

Here you can see the result

Logo, text, barcode and QR code in clearly legible quality. We have worked with a marking depth of 0.05 mm. This depth can be varied by adjusting the number of repetitions or by increasing the output.

QR codes with the piggy®LaserMarker
Up to 4000 characters can be encrypted in a QR code of this kind. We have accommodated more than 60 characters clearly legibly in a 2 x 2 mm area. The marking was performed on hardened steel and also on carbide metal.
If a tool or mould insert is marked with a QR code, it can always be clearly identified with a scanner or smartphone. When corresponding documentation is present on the respective computers, it is possible to trace at any time which processing steps have already
been accomplished and what is to be done or to be taken into account in the steps still to be completed. This makes it possible, without using paper to set up a closed process chain that can be accessed at any time.

The software

is intuitive to use and quick to master owing to its simple design. We have selected the German version for you.
Let’s take a look at our example: We have loaded our piggybank as a JPEG and can now determine the final size as well as the filling and border, depending on the template. You can either import the text or key it in directly and then configure all the parameters.
The software generates the bar and QR codes directly from your text inputs. In operational practice, you will create masks for the various tasks in which only the variables remain to be entered. This way you always obtain a uniform appearance.

We have open and closed piggy®LaserMarker:

The closed LaserMarker

Scope of delivery: Fibre laser, closed version, complete with lens with 110 x 110 mm marking area, notebook with complete software, laser safety goggles, foot switch, tool set and memory stick.

Der open table LaserMarker

Scope of delivery: Fibre laser, open version, complete with lens with 110 x 110 mm marking area, notebook with complete software, laser safety goggles, foot switch, tool set and memory stick.

The mobile LaserMarker

Whenever greater flexibility is required, it makes sense to use an open laser marker. Here you have considerably fewer restrictions with regard to the workpiece size. In addition, you can swivel the LaserMarker head (on the PLMPF30 model) as desired, making it possible to apply markings on vertical surfaces for example.

You will find these LaserMarkers and accessories in our Online Shop.