SIC Marking has launched the XL- Box, a new laser marker designed for the marking and traceability of components. It is equipped with a fibre laser source doped with Ytterbium which, the company says, allows light or deep marking of alphanumeric codes- barcode and 2D Data Matrix codes, on all metals and some plastics. It will produce high-contrast markings that can be human-readable or verified by a camera.
XL Box operates through a laptop (connected via USB port), with SIC LASER PC software which offer multiple marking configurations. The unit offers a 550 x 550mm (21.65” x 21.65”) work area and large size parts can be marked (up to 370mm / 14.56” high) with a T-slot table with threaded holes for facilitating fixtures for parts support . The company says the laser is safe for the operator in accordance with Class 1 EN 60825-1.