There is hardly another industry with as high a range of different materials and parts than in the automotive industry: From the automobile body to the drive, right up to the interior and various windows – when it comes to producing cars, countless components are used which, according to the law, must have certain designations and information for reasons of traceability. Individual TruMark marking solutions from TRUMPF provide car manufacturers with the necessary permanent marking quality for this, and they can also be integrated efficiently and safely in production facilities. The marking lasers also master surface structuring and cleaning tasks efficiently and cost effectively.
The TruMark marking lasers. As individual as the automotive industry.
Minimal processing time with the highest marking quality
Due to the high level of pulse energy and the high performance scanner, you are always provided with the optimal marking quality. The power of the TruMark 6030 is 25 percent higher than for standard 20 Watt lasers and therefore enables more cost-effective marking. You also benefit from the scalability of the laser power as well as extremely short reaction times for short cycle times. Due to the internal power measurement and control, the processing quality constantly remains at a high level. With the VisionLine image processing and the integrated auto focus, you can find the right working distance for components with different processing heights, automatically and with accuracy. The status and position of the component can also be easily calculated and automatically found. Using the user-friendly focus finder you can quickly find the optimal focal position and even focus complex surfaces with flexibility.
High system availability and reliability
The TruMark marking lasers are characterized by the highest robustness and industrial suitability. The processing head not only withstands acceleration of up to 2 g but is also adequately protected against dust and spray. With the new TruMark marking lasers, you can depend on comprehensive protection due to the two-channel safety circuit. With Performance Level e, the TruMark 6030 fulfills the highest safety requirements, thereby forming a strong, reliable link in your process chain. The sealed electronics and optical areas mean that the lasers can also be used in very dirty environments. You also benefit from service availability around the world, fast reaction times with telediagnosis, and global spare parts availability for up to ten years after purchasing the product.
Simple system integration for the highest demands
The newly designed TruMark 6030 saves space not only due to the supply unit being smaller and lighter but also the industrial PC with 19'' format. Removable connecting cables, which are industrially tested, facilitate integration of the marking laser, just as the various interfaces facilitate tailored communication between the laser and the production environment. Further elements which stand out are the quick reaction times of the laser, the beam trap as a safety function, the installation wizard, and the maintenance-free air cooler. In the future, the 3D functionality will allow the laser to adapt to the different component heights – which negates the need for an additional axis.
Designations of origin and traceability data are engraved in gearwheels using the TruMark marking lasers. The recess in the base material caused by the removal of material is extremely durable and guarantees permanent legibility.
For the marking of headlight housings with serial numbers and bar codes for the purposes of traceability, the laser beam heats up the plastic locally so that a brief melting process starts. During the cooling process, small bubbles become trapped. The light is reflected diffusely off these. This marking process is called foaming.
Servo motor of a turbocharger
The Data Matrix Code is engraved on the cast aluminum part of a turbocharger servo motor using the TruMark marking lasers. The plastic part is marked with the code, as well as the brand and type designation, using foaming.