New laser marking system from Nortek Automation
Feb 02, 2005
Nortek Automation's new SOL850 Laser Marking System meets the industry's latest and toughest demands for PCB marking.
"Electronics manufacturers are demanding machine-readable codes that condense more information onto less board space" says Zeena Hussian, Nortek's SOL850 Product Manager. "But at the same time, they need a marking solution to replace adhesive labels because labels cannot withstand new higher process temperatures associated with lead-free soldering, and they also want to eliminate recurring label costs. Laser marking with our new SOL850 is the solution."
Nortek's SOL850 lases a very compact, machine-readable code directly on the circuit board, thus eliminating the recurring consumables cost of labels and ink solutions. Laser marking is a non-contact process that produces the most durable mark of currently available PCB marking technologies.
"It's more than just a marking system," Hussian adds. "The SOL850 also incorporates efficient board handling; itâ€šs the only system on the market with a built-in bare board de-stacker and re-stacker, and features an innovative positioning system." Hussian says that these features give the SOL850 the highest throughput for a laser marking system in the industry.