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As line speeds increase to cope with more demanding production targets, manufacturers need easier, more efficient laser marking to print high quality codes consistently on their products. To meet manufacturers’ demands for speed, simplicity, and reliability, Videojet Technologies (videojet.com), a global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, has advanced its range of CO2 laser marking systems with the Videojet 3330 30 watt and the Videojet 3130 10 watt lasers. Delivering superior code quality across a range of marking speeds and suitable for a wide array of substrates, the 3310 and 3130 lasers mark simple and complex codes while providing easy integration for virtually any application. When speed is the ultimate priority, manufacturers can utilize the dot font mode in both the 3130 and 3330 to mark up to 30% faster than vector fonts, enabling print speeds up to 150,000 products per hour.
Recognizing that line integration is a critical element in delivering peak performance, Videojet offers over 20,000 standard configurations within its CO2 laser marking line including 21 mark window options and three laser wavelengths. “We know from experience that line integration in certain cartoner and labeler applications in the pharmaceutical, beverage, and food industries is challenging due to space restrictions,” explains Markus Vetter, Laser Business unit manager at Videojet Technologies. “The available configurations give Videojet the flexibility to match the physical integration needs of the packaging line, and the mark window options help ensure we can deliver the marking performance our customers need.” With three available laser wavelengths, the Videojet CO2 lasers can mark on a range of substrates including PET bottling, plastic labels, laminated cartons, and a host of plastic materials common in consumer packaging.
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