TRUMPF Offers TruMark 5000 Marking StationMarch 1, 2012
The TruMark 5000 laser marking station follows the first generation of the TruMark Series 5000 product line. Features include:
- Longer traverse paths and higher travel speeds in the linear axes, which are available as a complete module that can be installed by hand in a few steps.
- A more powerful suction unit that enables marking processes with strong materials removal.
- During development of the new workstation, design engineers paid particular attention to ergonomics, which are enhanced for greater operator comfort and optimal efficiency, the company said.
"The TruMark 5000 has a Z-axis travel path that is 200 mm longer than the TruMark 5000," said a company spokesperson. "Now 19.6 inches (500 mm) long, the traverse path offers greater flexibility in marking larger components in a variety of sizes. In addition, the laser system can be equipped with two linear axes (length 11.8 inches or 300 mm) as well as a rotating axis. This allows the TruMark Station 5000 to precisely adapt to each marking task. The linear axes have a fundamentally new control concept with an integrated motor driver that makes retrofitting the workstation, if that's necessary, easy. The travel speeds of the X and Y axes are three times faster, which leads to less time between two marking cycles when the workstation is loaded with several workpieces at once. The axes can be correctly positioned manually with the push of a button."
TRUMPF also enhanced the suction unit in the TruMark 5000. During the process of marking many parts, emissions are produced during material removal. The stronger suction unit takes into account the increased laser outputs of the marking lasers in the TruMark Series 3000, 5000 and 6000, all of which can be integrated into the workstation. Fast materials processing normally leads to higher particle emissions, but the new workstation is designed to compensate for these emissions.
"In addition to the technical enhancements, operators benefit from the workstation's improved ergonomic design," said the spokesperson. "For example, access to the workstation has been improved considerably, simplifying work preparation and the loading and unloading of parts. Users can program how wide the door should open. This function, which has been proven on the TruMark Station 7000 laser workstation, reduces time between loading and unloading. The workstation can be operated either from a sitting or a standing position.
"The system's compact design also gives more flexibility in selecting the installation location. All of the sensors from the laser and workstation can be maintained easily and supported worldwide using tele-diagnostics."
For more information contact:
Farmington Industrial Park
Farmington, CT 06032