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Power Monitor

Problem:
The laser station needs to be validated to ensure part marking is consistent.

  • Generic Laser System

    1. STEP 1
      Bypass laser safety interlocks to fire laser (Safety Concern).
    2. STEP 2
      Place power monitor in the proper location.
    3. STEP 3
      Trigger laser system.
    4. STEP 4
      Evaluate the output of the laser.
    5. STEP 5
      Make adjustments to the laser marking programs for the loss in power.
    6. STEP 6
      Trigger the laser again to confirm changes.

    Hardware Additional Cost

    $1,000+ for a good power monitor.

    Labor

    1 to 4 hours Depending on complexity of machine.
    $75 to $300 In engineering costs.

  • KEYENCE ADVANTAGE

    KEYENCE's power monitor function will automatically check the power output of the laser and ensure the same marking energy part to part.

    Hardware

    None

    Labor

    None


Guide Laser/Finder View

Problem:
Marking became misaligned and the part is being marked outside of the required location.

  • Generic Laser System

    1. STEP 1
      Load part into laser station and trigger marking laser.
    2. STEP 2
      See where the laser marked, take physical measurement and adjust.
    3. STEP 3
      Trigger marking laser again and check for alignment.
    4. STEP 4
      Repeat until positioned correctly.

    Hardware Additional Cost

    Scrap parts

    Labor

    1 to 8 hours Depending on complexity of laser marker programs.
    $75 to $600 in engineering costs.

  • KEYENCE ADVANTAGE

    KEYENCE lasers utilize internal guide laser systems. This guide laser uses the same mirrors as the marking laser and can provide accurate positioning. Even further, the MD-X Series laser marker can overlay the contents to be marked on a live image from its built-in camera.
    *MD-X1000/X1500 Series only

    Hardware

    None

    Labor

    None


System Longevity

Problem:
Current laser systems require laser diode replacement every couple of years.

  • Generic Laser System

    1. STEP 1
      Troubleshoot the laser to determine the cause of malfunction.
    2. STEP 2
      Pull the laser off the production line. Replace with back up system if available.
    3. STEP 3
      Send in for laser diode replacement and repair.
    4. STEP 4
      Put repaired laser back into production.

    Hardware Additional Cost

    $5,000 to $10,000 for laser diode replacement.
    Cost of shutdown depends on the lost production value.

    Labor

    4 to 24 hours Depending on complexity of laser marking system.
    $300 to $1,800 In engineering costs.

  • KEYENCE ADVANTAGE

    KEYENCE laser systems are design to operate in the most demanding manufacturing environments. Due to our advanced engineering the lasers diodes in our systems have an expected life of up to 4 times that of generic laser systems.

    Hardware

    None

    Labor

    None


Lens Cover

Problem:
Scratched and damaged lenses cause down time and high replacement costs.

  • Generic Laser System

    1. STEP 1
      Purchase replacement f-Theta lens.
    2. STEP 2
      Take laser system off production line.
    3. STEP 3
      Remove the damaged lens.
    4. STEP 4
      Install the new lens.
    5. STEP 5
      Run a sample mark to verify marking quality.

    Hardware Additional Cost

    $1,000 to $5,000 for a new F-Theta lens.
    Cost of shutdown depends on the lost production value.

    Labor

    1 to 4 hours Depending on complexity of laser marking system and how easily the lens can be accessed.
    $75 to $300 In engineering costs.

  • KEYENCE ADVANTAGE

    Replaceable lens cover
    *MD-X1000/X1500 & MD-F3100/F5100 Series only

    Hardware

    $270

    Labor

    None

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