Laser mark PCB to identify every single board
For traceability laser mark PCB either in-line or off-line
Laser mark or laser engrave an ID code into every board
You could think that PCB barcode laser marking would be your only option.
But with a PCB laser marking system you can also engrave a QR code, a date, text, logo, a name or another kind of marking on your board.
Enable traceability with a laser engraving machine
With a PCB laser you mark your boards with the ID information code of your choice.
This PCB ID code will be readable for the machinery along your assembly line, making PCB laser marking a first step in PCB traceability.
A stand alone or an in-line PCB laser marking system?
'Our reliable Nutek PCB laser markers are still installed as stand-alone units, although most electronics manufactures today integrate the laser marker in their automated manufacturing line' explains Steen V. Haugbølle, Managing Director at CORE-emt.
Considerations to take when choosing a engraver to laser mark PCB 's
Are you looking to inline laser mark your PCB's e.g., with an ID code, it is key that you pick the right laser marker that suit your needs.
Getting the right laser marker will contribute to best flow on your SMT production line.
Here you find a few tips on what to take into consideration before buying a PCB laser marker or PCB laser engraving machine.
Keep an eye on the user interface
Find a laser marker that makes programming easy and fast.
Consider what laser marking machine functions will make sense and be useful in your production
e.g. PCB inverter function for laser marking on both sides or a laser marker with a label printer build in, to enable removal of your id mark, if your customer doesn't want a visible ID on their PCB.
Reduce the ID code size to reduce marking time
Consider a laser marker that can make good quality small(er) laser markings, to reduce marking time.