Laser Mounting Carts

Sometimes the best laser mounting solution is a mobile, open-air, cart. We design and build mobile marking solutions for use with a variety of laser marker manufacturers. With features such as mounting for an on-board PC, including monitor mount and keyboard/mouse tray, our mobile laser mounting carts can be an all in one solution.

Assembly Line Integration

Our machines can be incorporated into assembly lines for part processing and return to the line upon successful processing and inspection. Parts that do not pass inspection can be placed into a temporary holding location for manual inspection at a later time.

Machine Retrofit and Safety Integration

From time-to-time, a machine may require modifications to extend or improve operational performance. These modifications can be to decrease cycle time, update components, or to add safety features to an existing piece of equipment.

This machine, a chop saw, required installation of a braking resistor to assist with the rapid deceleration of the saw motor. Berran sized the resistor based on the installed motor and fabricated the appropriate housing. The completed assembly was then installed into the machine frame.

In addition to installation of a braking resistor, the controls were updated to include a modern variable frequence drive (VFD) and safety controller. The drive, controller, and all associated wiring was installed, verified, and programmed in-house at our facility.

In this case, the customer requested addition of an air blowoff to the machine. A pressure regulator, tubing, and blowoff were installed per their request.

Custom Vertical Facing

Single-station machinery for milling and facing of plastic parts. Machine features servo controls with recipe-based operation for part-specific operation.

Laser Marker with Visual Inspection

Vision Inspection with Sorting

Our laser marking machines can incorporate vision systems to verify the marking and its contents. In this example, a part is being marked with an alpha-numeric string that is read using an OCR-capable vision system. Once parts are verified, they are sorted and either placed onto the good part conveyor or reject bin chute.

Laser Marker with Robot

Load, Start, and Unload

With a few lines of code, a robot (or co-bot) can be added to one of our laser marking machines. The robot can use a palletizing program to load parts prior to starting a marking cycle. Then, upon completion of the cycle, the robot can be used to unload the marked part.

Laser Enclosure with Rotary

EASY INSTALLATION AND SETUP

5C CHUCK INCLUDED

COMPUTER CONTROLLED

ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTICS

MARKING RECIPE STORAGE

Our rotary accessory features an industrial computer-controlled system with purpose-built software to incorporate laser control, rotary axis positioning, recipe generation and execution, and system diagnostics into a simple to use format.

The 5C rotary chuck can grip parts up to 1-1/16" in diameter. If an alternate size chuck is required, your custom-size chuck can be attached using the included mounting plate.

Powered by an integrated stepper with encoder feedback for precise positioning of the part for laser marking, part marking is repeatable and accurate. The integrated stepper includes controls, drive, and motor all in one package to reduce wiring down to a single cable between the rotary accessory and the computer system.

The included computer controller and software allows for easy operation of the rotary accessory. From the controller, the operator can monitor laser marker status, rotary axis status, recipe selection, and cycle operation.

Additionally, the active laser marker program is displayed to ensure the correct program is loaded along with confirmation of marking information. Based on the model of laser marker used, it is even possible to display an image from the laser marker with an overlay of the marking data.

The rotary axis can be manually controlled via on-screen controls to determine the perfect position for marking. The position can then be entered into the recipe information for future use. The computer can retain thousands of recipes and can be recalled in just a few clicks.

Want to know more?

For more information on the laser marker rotary accessory, contact Berran today!
USW Welding Machine

Ultrasonic Welding & Staking

What is Ultrasonic Welding?

Ultrasonic welding is the joining or reforming of thermoplastics. Heat generated using high-frequency sound waves and pressure bonds materials together. Mechanical motion, along with applied force, creates frictional heat. Therefore this allows melting of material and forms a bond. Ultrasonic technology requires less energy than conventional welding and offers many advantages.

Advantages

Ultrasonic welding and staking offers many advantages in various industries such as electrical, computer, automotive, medical and packing. These advantages offer process reliability and repeatability, performance speed and flexibility, energy, material, and labor savings.

Reliability and Repeatability

The ultrasonic welding process is primarily automated and only requires the welder to pull a lever or push a button to produce the ultrasonic weld. Since there are no visible seams which could detract the finished product, these welds are visually appealing.  Proper staking design strengthens the product and appearance with minimal or no flash. Ideally, this welding process creates reliable bonds without introducing any impurities or distortion to the components being welded. In other words, this repeatable process provides consistent results.

Performance speed and Flexibly

Despite higher initial investment, ultrasonic welding offers high processing speed and as a result, makes it very appealing for mass production. Ultrasonic welding typically has short cycle times of less than one second that can be achieved depending on the required welds.

Energy, Material, and Labor Savings

Ultrasonic welding requires no connective bolts or soldering materials to bind multiple pieces together. This saves on manufacturing and production costs. Ultrasonic staking eliminates consumable materials such as screws, rivets, bolts, nails or adhesives and provides the ability to perform multiple stakes with one horn.

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.

Berran offers a variety of laser marking solutions and custom enclosures. For more information on our enclosures, or to contact a sales associate, call us at (330) 253-5800 or click the button below to visit the Berran Laser Marking Systems website.

Tabletop Laser Enclosure
(Model: BLE-1)

Integrated Weight Scale

Integrated Weight Scale

Nearly all Eagle stretch wrappers are capable of having an optional integrated weight scale system installed. The stretch wrapper scale system makes it possible to obtain load weight at the same time that load wrapping takes places. Thereby reducing processing time and increasing productivity.

Real-Time Weight Monitoring
Load Label Generation
Accurate Shipping Weight
Decrease Processing Time
Increased Productivity
integrated weight scale load cell

At the heart of the system are the load cells. Located at multiple locations under the turntable and mast base, the load cells continuously collect weight data samples. The weight data is then averaged out with help from the load cell junction panel. The weight data is then transmitted to the display panel where it can be easily read by the machine operator.

Zebra printer

The panel can be connected to a variety of label printers via the RS232 serial connection. Any printer that supports ZPL script can be used to print the load label data generated by the panel.

By attaching a load label to your wrapped skid(s), carrier weight errors can be eliminated. Any additional costs or fees that may occur due to differences in estimated versus actual load weights can be reduced.


Stretch wrappers with integrated weight scale

While the weight scale system can be integrated into nearly any Eagle stretch wrapper, there are several stretch wrapper models that come with an integrated scale system built-in from the factory. For more information, take a look at the Eagle 2000BWS product link below

Eagle 2000BWS Details

Eagle 2000BWS