Luxinar will be exhibiting its SR 10i, SR 15i and OEM 45iX sealed CO2 laser sources, from its expanding portfolio, on stand 3A05 at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, between 24-27 September 2019.
Solutions for flexography
For high-end flexo printing, Luxinar’s OEM 45iX is an ideal choice for direct laser engraving on flexo printing plates. It is easily integrated into existing production lines and its short optical pulse with high peak power improves edge quality and minimises the heat affected zone. The power stability of 1% ensures a high level of process repeatability, making it an attractive solution.
As a general rule, the desired speed of a laser source is proportional to the power level required. Therefore, for a more delicate product, or if a cost-sensitive solution is required, a laser from the Luxinar SR series could be a better option.
Solutions for digital printing and flexible packaging
CO2laser-based machine tools are well-established across many industries and have become the tool of choice for both narrow and wide web applications. Laser processing provides flexibility, with extremely accurate control of cut depth, high repeatability and consistency without the need to change tools, unlike the mechanical alternatives.
A best seller for Luxinar is its OEM series. It is extremely versatile, coming with the same footprint in three wavelengths; 10.6µm, 10.25µm and 9.3µm. The large wavelength option allows companies to design modular machines to process PP, PET, PE, hybrid PET, BOPP (Biaxially Orientated Polypropylene), paper, and EVOH (Ethylene vinyl alcohol) using the appropriate wavelength. It is easily integrated into existing production lines, coupled with a galvo-based system, a cutting head or a combination of both.
Manufacturers looking for scribing or scoring solutions for easy-tear, easy-opening and Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) applications can also consider Luxinar. For these applications, lasers in the SR series are the most suitable. These IP66-rated lasers are ideal for the harshest environments where stringent hygiene regulations are in place.
Solutions for high speed marking and coding
Lasers are now a popular choice for food packaging companies due to the versatility of the material they can mark and the longevity of the inscription. Our MULTISCAN® series is popular among customers seeking this application. It is the fastest sealed CO2laser marking system on the market and provides perfect line tracking. Its compact size and reliability allow easy siting and ‘fit and forget’ low maintenance.
MULTISCAN® laser marking systems offer an inkless method of applying alphanumeric text, QR codes, 2D and traditional barcodes as well as complex graphics to a wide variety of materials. This makes it an attractive solution to mark lot numbers, batch codes and “best before” dates on products on environmentally friendly labels.
The system can mark stationary or moving products ‘on the fly’ at speeds of up to 1200 characters per second on an area up to 300x300mm using flexible software; this enables intelligent data to be placed anywhere within the specified scan area. The IP66-rated MULTISCAN® HE was specifically developed for harsh environments, such as the beverage industry. These specifications make MULTISCAN® an attractive contender for customers needing small batch, just-in-time delivery solutions. As there is no tool change required, downtime is also reduced.