RMI Laser

Optional Equipment

RMI Laser offers a wide range of add-ons to complete your laser marking system. We offer a full lineup of accessories for safe and convenient operation of your RMI Laser Marking system.

RMI Optional Equipment Selection

Heavy Lift Programmable Z Enclosure

This system is designed to laser mark large items. The operator enters the part height into software and the Programmable Z scissor lift brings it to the precise height for laser marking. It can handle up to 500 pounds, and the shelf extends to ease loading and unloading. The laser marking head is on a light safe slide to make it easier to position the laser mark.

Foot Switches

Foot switches that initiate laser marking leave operators hands free to load and unload parts. A Foot Switch should be with Class 1 Eye Safe Enclosures.

Light Curtains

Safety is very important at RMI Laser. Light Curtains are an effective tool for sensing the presence of operators’ hands/arms and preventing automation from harming them.

Indexing Turntables

Here is an example of a indexing turntable system with two RMI Laser Marking Systems used for high volume production. These lasers are enclosed and the turntable is a loading station before marking and an unloading station after marking. Light curtains protect operators from being injured by table movement. Custom software handles job batching as well as controls both laser marking systems.

Motion Control

In addition to Programmable Z axis motion to assure your parts are at the correct working distance from the laser, we also build Programmable X & Y tables that are handy for making multiple marks on large objects, or marking many objects at once.

We’ve even integrated a Programmable Z scissors lift that can handle 500 pounds.

Flex Arm Cart

If you need to mark objects that are too large to bring to a laser, with a Flex Arm Cart you can bring the laser to the object.

Work Holding

When the objective is increasing throughput one of the first things we look at is work holding. That way the operator can skip the alignment step and quickly load and unload parts

RMI Laser engineers routinely design fixtures and nests to precisely locate parts underneath lasers. We can machine them from metals, Delrin or acetal or 3D print them.

Barcode Scanners

Do parts on your production line have a Traveler? If so we can integrate a barcode scanner to any of our lasers. Once the operator scans the traveler our software will put the data encoded in the Barcode and format it into the laser mark you require.

Travelers save time and eliminate data entry errors.

Machine and Computer Vision

We’re experienced in building systems with either Machine or Computer Vision.

Machine Vision: Cameras that assist the operator with aligning parts with an on-screen image.

Computer Vision: Uses algorithms to process and interpret the image before instructing the laser how to mark the part.

Rotary Chuck (Lite and Heavy-duty)

Lite Overview and Configurations

The Rotary Chuck Lite assembly is a micro-stepper driver indexing device for radial marking applications such as rings, bearings or valve fittings. The tiltable chuck allows for marking on the inside or outside diameters of working pieces. The three-jaw chuck design allows the work piece to be manually fixed from the inside or the outside diameter.

The RC Lite is the perfect accessory for users who require the ability to complete circumferential marking. Simply connect the chuck to the power supply box, and you will be ready in minutes. The unit is controlled by the Symbol Writer Pro software package. No additional software is required.

  • Mounted directly to T-Slot Base or to Heavy Duty Lab Jack

Heavy-duty Overview and Configurations

RMI Laser’s Heavy Duty Rotary Chuck Assembly is an indexing device for circumferential marking applications such as rings, tubing or bearings. The RC HD is driven by a Rotary Actuator which provides a through-hole for longer parts to be loaded and unloaded from the back.

With a variety of chuck options, parts of varying weights and diameters can be easily marked and fixtured on the inside or outside.

  • 3 Jaw Chuck (standard with unit)
  • 6 Jaw Chuck (for larger or heavier parts)
  • Pneumatic Chuck (for high volume applications)
  • Collet Chuck (for smaller diameter parts)

F-Theta Lens

Different lenses allow you to adjust the size of the marking area, as many of our customers require more than one. The best lens for your project depends on the marking application and the workstation configuration. Please note that 532 nm have fewer options than the 1064 nm lasers and larger lenses (254 mm, 330 mm, & 420 mm) require higher wattage lasers.

F-Theta Lens Square Marking Area Circular Marking Area Average Spot Size
100 mm 60 x 60 mm (2.4" x 2.4") 85 mm (3.4") Diameter 30 µm
160 mm (For use with UM-2 Micro Laser only) 125 mm x 125 mm (4.92" x 4.92") 177 mm (6.97") Diameter 80 µm
163 mm 100 x 100 mm (4" x 4") 141 mm (5.6") Diameter 49 µm
165 mm 105 mm x 105 mm (4.13" x 4.13") 188.5 mm (7.42") Diameter 30 µm
254 mm 150 x 150 mm (6" x 6") 212 mm (8.3") Diameter 76 µm
330 mm 200 x 200 mm (7.9" x 7.9") 283 mm (11") Diameter 99 µm
420 mm 254 x 254 mm (10" x 10") 358 mm (14") Diameter 126 µm

 

Contact us if you have additional questions about ordering another F-Theta Lens.

Laser Safety Eyewear

Certified goggles ensure operator safety. Two pairs are included with every system.