Understanding Laser Automation – Automated Loading and Unloading
CLC offers a variety of laser machine automation integration. We describe the general automation subsystems as follows:
Conveyors and Grippers
CLC provides customer-fit auto loading and unloading systems within our laser systems. Various types of conveyors and grippers enable batch production for a variety of different products. We guarantee that our clients will have optimal work efficiency. Our professional team can provide ideal automation systems just for you.
Pauses of a few seconds cannot be avoided in the normal automation of laser systems. If you prefer uninterrupted high-speed production, please check out our OTF (On the Fly) system for more details.
Conveyor belt with fixture
Loaded at one end, auto unloaded when fixture is flipped upside down
Automated combined work platform
Unloading from a Dial stop, gripper picks up workpiece and sets on an outgoing conveyor belt.
Magazine fixture pushes workpiece up, with gripper loading and unloading.
OTF Laser Marking Systems
OTF (On the Fly) systems have the best work efficiency. Quick creation of batch productions can be totally guaranteed. What’s more, there is no pause in the laser work period, which greatly increases the production rate. The scan head will continuously lase to ensure streamlined production.
If you need a large number of production tasks to be completed in a laser working environment, the CLC OTF system is your best choice.
Click here to contact a CLC Mechanical manager to build your own OTF laser system.
Integration into an existing product line
Replacing inkjet marking with laser marking
Step 1. Measure the existing inkjet head installation position.
Step 2: The CLC engineer will propose the appropriate detector
Color Code Detector:
Proximity Switch (for metal workpieces):
Coaxial Encoder (speed detector):
Typical integration scenario:
Vibrator Feeder - Bullet Marking
Bullet Size Chart
|Inch Caliber (inch)||Metric Caliber (mm)||Typical Bullet Diameter|
|0.25||6.35||0.257in, 6.35 mm|
|0.26||6.5||0.264 in, 6.7mm|
|0.27||6.8||0.277 in, 7.035 mm|
|0.284||7||0.284 in, 7.213 mm|
|0.284||7||0.284 in, 7.213 mm|
|0.308||7.62||0.308 in, 7.82 mm|
|0.375||9.5||0.375 in, 9.53 mm|
|0.45||11.43||0.451 – 0.454 in|
|0.50||12.7||0.51 in, 12.95 mm|
Application and Marking Capability
|Application||Mil-Standard||All Caliber||Marking Features|
|Marking||√||√||Part Number, 2D UID Barcoding, 3D Engraving, 12.95 mm/Deep-Engraving|
|Engraving||√||√||Surface Texturing, Service Marks, Sequential Serial Numbers, Lot Codes and Date Codes|
Hopper Collator Auto-Feeding system
Vibration hopper collator with sensor controlled feeding
Adjustable for different size of cartridge cases
Industrial Indexing Conveyor Belt
In line marking process with repeating loader
powered by programmable conveyor belt
Safety Tower Light
Industrial-Grade Safety Tri-color Tower Light
(Buzzers, Color Customizations Available)
Safety Light Curtain
Invisible light curtain sensor integrated in the automation system for completely safe operations.
Industrial Safety Fence
Embedded IR Laser Pointer in Laser Source
Marking preview for easy positioning and testing
High Accuracy Vision Positioning System
Smart vision system with optimal lighting setup for quick and accurate positioning
CDRH Compliant Workstation Design
Fulfill CDRH Class I/II requirements with transparent laser protective observation windows (specifically selected for all kinds of laser wavelength)
Integrated Fume Extraction System
Powerful fume and smoke extraction to prevent air contamination.
Rolling Barrel Slot
Rolling Barrel Slots Feeding
Sheet Metal Tower
A sheet metal tower can store and deal with a large set of sheet metal pieces at the same time. Fast and efficient sheet metal transportation saves time in industrial production.
Sheet Metal Tower Auto Loading and Unloading
Click here to contact CLC Mechanical manager for more information on Sheet Metal Towers.