Traditionally, the galvo system of laser marking has cost considerably more than alternative methods, but Electrox says it has developed its Raptor laser to bridge this gap. The company claims the Raptor can permanently mark 1,000 characters per second with an accuracy of fi ve microns. This is supported by the D-Box Workstation, providing a user interface for laser marking operations. This can be programmed and controlled directly from a standard PC or laptop using the Windows operating system.