Laser Marking Systems

Laser Marking Systems

Laser marking systems

Laser marking offers a broad range of processing abilities and takes place completely without contacting the part. These high-precision laser marking systems use a beam of light energy to create a mark on a part that can be of an image, text, logos, barcodes, UID codes, or QR codes. Various materials may be laser marked or labeled such as plastics, acrylics, foam, wood, leather, glass, rubber, cloth or metals. This fast, clean technology offers many advantages unlike traditional part marking systems. It eliminates the need to purchase and replace ink cartridges or ribbons as well as the use of tool bits which come in contact of your surfaces and wear out.

FAST
EASY
VERSATILE
ARTWORK
DATA CODES

Fast

The time it takes to mark a part using a laser is incredible! Marking can take place in less than a second even while the marked part is in motion. Most applications have a stationary part or set of parts to be marked placed in front of the laser head, it is possible to mark moving parts on the fly.

Easy

No ink reservoirs to fill, no labels or ribbons to replace, and no machine cleanup due to overspray or spills. Just turn on the power and you are ready to start marking parts.

Need to make a change to your marking parameters? No problem, the PC-based software makes program setup and changes straight-forward and simple to do. Just make your changes, save the file to the laser head and you are ready to go.

Versatile

Marking can be done on a wide range and variety of materials. The most common materials marked are plastics and metals, laser marking can also be done on wood and glass

Artwork

Part marking does not consist of just text and barcodes. You can also use laser marking as a way to add flair to your product. Images and designs can be incorporated into your marking file. Not only that, but based on your material and laser settings, you can alter the color of the marks, too!

Data Codes

One of the most valuable features of laser making is the ability to add permanent data codes to your products. This provides reliable traceability throughout the manufacturing process and any data acquisition that you wish to accomplish. Since the mark is permanent, there is no risk of a label falling off or smeared ink. Once a part has been marked, it's forever.

Common data codes consist of 1D barcodes as well as 2D barcodes such as Data Matrix and QR codes.

Berran has experience with integration of laser systems from the following companies; Keyence, Datalogic, and Tykma Electrox.

For information on the custom machinery products, please contact Berran today at (330) 253-5800.

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Berran Laser Marking & Engraving

Laser Marking & Engraving

Assembly lines and automation have been one of the greatest modernizations of the 20th century. With the labor pressure from foreign competitors, every manufacturing operation must look to automation to protect the future. Current marking methods are often labor-intensive or subject to mechanical wear. The most important fact a purchaser should be aware of when building an automated laser marking system is not the laser itself. Above all, it’s about the material handling, safety, quick changeover, quality control, and user-friendliness. As a result, there are many high-quality laser marking units in the marketplace that can fit a customer’s specific application.

Experience

Berran Industrial Group, Inc. has multiple years experiences with numerous brands. In other words, they can find the most appropriate laser. They consider all  applications including engineering factors. Berran stands out from the others in their 35+ years of special machine building. Their experience is not only limited to laser marking and engraving. Their engineers have designed custom industrial laser markers for various industries across the country, from Chicago, Illinois, and Detroit, Michigan, to Cleveland, Ohio. Especially in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, construction, hardware, food processing, medical, golf, and much more. They build high-quality standard enclosures for manual load laser markers. As well as optional automated laser markers. Barcode readers, cameras, and data acquisition can be utilized also.

Their 35+ years of extensive machine builds for the automotive industry gives them an extremely powerful knowledge base of zero tolerance quality demands for production, which they apply to all their custom industrial laser markers. Berran fully understands and actively supports our customers after the sale. Our engineers are available to support each customer, often using a free, direct, online connection to their machines for immediate diagnostics and support help.

Design

Berran Industrial Group, Inc. designs and builds robotic laser marker machinery. Specifically designed and manufactured per customer requirements, laser markers can be equipped with vision inspection. On one hand, Berran offers laser marker vision inspection systems for the complete integration of marking, reading, and verifying each part of any process. For small desktop jobs, laser marker enclosures are the perfect solutionLaser markers with vision inspection systems can inspect product quality in real-time and integrated into assembly lines. On the other hand, they can programmed to feed customers production and data acquisition programs.

Rather a special custom machine for a stamping plant in Cleveland or a laser marker for a medical supply manufacturer in Detroit, Berran offers solutions. Additionally they’re experienced with ultrasonic welders and secondary operations such as; assembly, punching, leak testing, packaging and more. As a custom machine builder and systems integrator, Berran Industrial Group, Inc. strives to create a relationship with each client. In summary, Berran can do it all.

Industries

Berran’s machines are very popular in the automotive industry. They are a direct machine supplier to a number of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world. A substantial number of cars on the road have parts processed with Berran’s machinery. Robotic fed laser markers use a robotic arm with the necessary range to do an unlimited number of tasks such as involving 3D matrix codes, logos, barcodes and more. With robotics involved in any sector; efficiency, accuracy, and production can be drastically increased. Automated laser markers and equipment are necessary to progress with the demands of any industry. Including the use of bar codes, characters, and 2D bar codes for tracking or labeling. Barcode laser markers are ideal for directly marking parts.

Whatever challenge an industry faces, robotics can be the solution. Any industry can count on Berran for their automated laser markers and equipment. Vast array of industries use laser marking and engraving. For example, medical markings on instruments or precision engraving of golf clubs. Berran Industrial Group, Inc. is the only company to trust for industrial laser markers.

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In Summary, whether your in the market for a servo laser marker for smaller projects or a robotic laser marker for rapid and precise production, this laser marker integrator can create a custom laser marker to fit any application. Businesses everywhere can rely on decades of experience at Berran Industrial Group, Inc. They provide comprehensive laser marking and engraving solutions.

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Custom Machinery

Programmable Logic Controller
PLC
Human Machine Interface
HMI
Barcode Scanner
Data Aquisition
Laser Engraver
Laser Marking
Robotic Arm
Robot Cells

Custom Machinery

Throughout the years, Berran has designed, built, and installed various custom machinery for numerous industry types. We have a diverse customer base including automotive, toy, window, wood and steel, walls, food processing, foundry, glass, garment hangers, steel rubber, filter, medical, golf, and other unique industries. We are confident our machines take a backseat to no one. Our technology base allows us to be competitive with on-demand or full-automation systems.

Our experienced engineering staff not only design our machines, but they help build them. This hands-on experience gives our staff an advantage over our competition. Our engineers make three-dimensional designs in the most up to date version of Solidworks. We can provide our customers with 3D solid model eDrawings for review, or we may translate the design into any of a number of other customer-specified formats on a case-by-case basis. We are well staffed for both mechanical and high-level electrical controls.

Below is an example of just one of our many builds. This project was designed, engineered, fabricated, assembled, programmed, debugged, and test-run in-house by Berran employees prior to delivery at the customer's location.

Part Processing Solutions

Custom Machine Design
Custom Machine Design
Extreme Durability

Extreme Durability

Berran Industrial Group, Inc. takes pride in building its machinery to ensure the highest of standards. We pride ourselves on reliable operation and extreme durability. It's machines that last the test of time and provide its users with years of service and operation.

Extreme DurabilityTo illustrate, here we have a over 20 year old,  custom machine that was engineered, fabricated and constructed by Berran Industrial Group, Inc.  To date, it has run more than 120 million cycles. This machine is still in operation today and producing parts for a major corporation that is a leading global producer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings.

The machine displayed above is just one example of a custom machine that is currently in production and outliving its expectations. Here at Berran, we have the capability to build a large variety of custom machinery. In other words, no matter what your machinery needs may be, we can build it. Here are just a few examples of prior projects we have worked on.

 

Custom Machine
Twin Large Band Saws
Custom Machine
Rotary Table Laser Marker
Custom Machine
Duct Trim Station
Custom Machine
Ultrasonic Duct Welder
Custom Machine
Dual Station Laser Marking
Custom Machine
Laser Marking System
Automatic Load Height Sensor

What is ALHS?

Automatic Load Height Sensor, also known as ALHS has many benefits when installed to your Eagle series stretch wrapper. One is to identify the top of the pallet load that our Eagle series stretch wrappers are equipped with.  And two, it will determine when a load has been placed on the your machine. There are several types of load height sensors. For example we have listed two of our common sensors below.

Diffused Light Sensors

Diffused Light Load Height Sensor
Diffused Light Sensor

A diffused light sensor is commonly called as proximity mode. When light strikes the target from various angels it becomes diffused. After light returns directly to the receiver the target has been detected. Factors such as color, size and finish determine the target. The actual sensing range for each model is based upon a “white card test”. The white card has a 90% reflectivity factor and is considered a “standard target”. Targets with darker colored or a matte finish provides less reflectivity. In other words, increase the sensitivity or position the sensor closer to the target.

Operational modes:

  • Diffused with background suppression
    • Sensors with background suppression have a defined sensing range for any object regardless of color, reflectivity or finish. These sensors are easy to install and adjust. As well as detect dark objects placed on shiny backgrounds.
  • Diffused with foreground suppression
    • Sensors with foreground suppression define a “dead-band” from the sensor’s optical window. Objects that fall inside this minimum sensing distance are ignored.
  • Diffused with background evaluation
    • Sensors with background evaluation only evaluate the light reflected by the background (i.e. the floor). If the sensor is not able to see the background, the output will change state. This is useful in applications with odd shapes where direct light at the target cannot be reflected back to the sensors.

Digital laser load height sensor

Digital Laser Load Height Sensor
Digital Laser Sensor

A laser load height sensor enables long distance detection. This is useful for difficult applications where there must be a focused, visible beam spot. TOF (Time of Flight) is the method used to measure distance using a laser.

The TOF method of detection measures distance by calculating the time it takes for a pulse-emitted beam to leave the sensor, hit the target, and then return to the sensor. Therefore this provides stability of the detected work piece.

Eagle Stretch Wrappers

Eagle stretch wrapping machines feature load height sensors. Click here to view more information on our stretch wrapping machines.

 

 

Customer Service

Need further assistance with your Eagle stretch wrapper? We also sell Eagle stretch wrapping supplies. Give us a call anytime between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday and a member of our sales team will be happy to assist you.

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Eagle packaging equipment

Why choose Eagle?

There are several reasons to choose Eagle. For one thing, the Eagle brand of machines has a reputation for quality, durability, and ease of maintenance. For example, Eagle has a variety of machines in their lineup including equipment for strapping, taping, and stretch wrapping. In addition, we can be customize any of our Eagle machines to fit your special requirements.

Advanced Design and Assembly

Our highly qualified engineers have carefully chosen machines from the Eagle lineup. All of our machines are assembled and tested in the USA to ensure they meet our demanding standards. Depending on the manufacturer, our machines come with a 1 to 3 year warranty on parts (excluding wear parts). The Eagle line keeps up with leading edge technology and is able to provide you with the best machine for your money.

Customer Service

In today’s competitive marketplace it’s important to offer more than our competitors. That is to say at Berran Industrial Group,  we do. In fact, we offer you unsurpassed support whether it be by phone or on-site. Our well-trained Packaging Specialists are ready to assist you. In addition we also have distributors throughout North America who can provide support, service, and parts.

Portfolio

Through the years, Eagle machines have been used in various industries such as automotive, toy wood, steel, medical, golf, food processing and many more. Our quality service and prices are the best in the market. Eagle machines range from the Eagle T100SM which can tape a very small package to the Eagle T500 with automatic top flap folders. Eagle stretch wrappers have proven that they have the lowest cost per pallet wrapping capability available. We research and study all our machines to ensure they will be the best value available. In conclusion, this is why so many companies choose Eagle.