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HARDWARE THAT IS COMPLIANT WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF SPECIFICATIONS

The MD-X Series supports various international standards and regulations to meet all safety requirements for sales in the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Korea and many other countries throughout the world. Its predictive maintenance functions, long service life and global support structure provide peace of mind when it comes to keeping your production up and running.
*For information on the countries and areas in which this product can be used, contact your nearest KEYENCE office.

ISO 13849-1

A dedicated model is available for use when the MD-X Series is installed into machinery that needs to meet the ISO 13849-1 standard.
*The model is equipped with a relay contactor.
The suffix "C" is added to the model name. The controller is equipped with two safety relays that are used to shut off the flow of power to the laser unit.

INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET EQUIPPED (TCP/IP, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP™*)

External device connectivity and networking capabilities have been improved with the addition of Ethernet communication. This makes it possible to remotely connect to devices for data communication and status checks. The MD-X Series also allows users to save the communication history without using external devices.
*EtherNet/IP™ support is coming soon.

BUILT-IN THERMOPILE POWER MONITOR

A thermopile power monitor is standard-equipped inside the marking head. Power output management, the most important aspect of laser marker equipment maintenance, can be performed easily, accurately, and with minimal time.

What is a thermopile power monitor?
To accurately monitor the output power of the laser, the amount of heat generated must be measured. In the case of high-power laser markers, the conventional method is to measure the amount of light generated, however this leads to inaccurate measurements because the laser beam can only be detected when it is significantly attenuated. With the thermopile method, even the output of high-power lasers can be measured with high precision.

BARCODE VERIFICATION

With the MD-X Series, it is possible to scan a barcode to switch programs or mark a character string directly from a scanned barcode. This operation can be performed by connecting a barcode reader to the USB port on the front of the controller and reading a given code.