Are you considering buying a fiber optic laser machine to mark your materials? You do not know which power or work area is the most suitable for you? In this blog we will explain the differences and most importantly we will give you a guide as detailed as possible to help you choose the right machine for your work.
What kind of material are you going to record?
It is very important to know what type of material is going to be recorded, since this depends on the type of machine you are going to choose, it is here that we have 3 types of very popular machines when it comes to high speed engraving.
UV marking laser
This machine can engrave any material, from paper, wood, metal and glass to leathers or fabrics. But the real wonder of this machine is that it can record any type of plastic that will open the windows to mark in many industries.
The disadvantage? They have a high cost compared to other engraving machines.
Fiber Optic Engraving Laser
It is here that he begins to see a difference, since these machines design exclusively for engraving on metals. However, they can record on some plastic materials, leather and jeans, this means that you will not be able to record on glass or on any plastic. It should be noted that its primary use is to mark any type of metal. Advantage that they have quite affordable prices.
CO2 laser engraving
The CO2 laser with galvanometer head is quite fast compared to a conventional CO2 CNC machine, while a normal CO2 engraving laser machine marks at 6000MM per minute, our high speed CO2 engraving machine can record at 6000MM per second on any non-material metal. such as Jean, fabrics, paper, granite, leather, acrylics, glass, some plastics, wood, among others.
Advantages: it can cut paper, leather and thin raft wood at high speeds.
Disadvantages: which can also be expensive.
Work area to work
The type of work area you want to work on is very important. This depends on the type of lens you need to record and the type of power you need to record on a large area.
The smaller the work area you want to record, the less power you will need and a smaller lens will be required, this will make the machine quite economical.
But this is where the important thing comes, many people only need to record a small work area, (examples, rings and bracelets, platelets for machines, dog plates, marking platelets for cows, platelets for containers etc.) a number of applications that only require a small work area which can make your machine easy to acquire.
At the same time other people or companies require a larger area of engraving, (examples, marking Jean pants, denim, or fabrics) these machines require a working area of 130x130CM or more which can make the machine a little more expensive.
It is important to know the work area to know how much money we will need to buy our machine.
Laser marking speed
It is important to know what type of speed you need, because some companies or people require a very high speed of engraving or marking on different materials. This can only achieve with a head layer achieving high quality with high speed and with a high quality laser source. Normally the default speeds that the machines we sell are 3000mm per second. But some customers or companies need speeds greater than 8000mm per second. This in order to install the machines in assembly or packing chains. This also results in a higher cost machine. If you are looking to record at speeds dozens of materials per minute then you should consult us beforehand to give you an exact quote.