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Domino showcases new laser capabilities at interpack '14

Domino F220i laser hand HR

The new addition to the Domino i-Tech laser family, the F220i fibre scribing laser, will debut at this year’s interpack alongside Domino’s D-Series i-Tech 15, from its popular range of CO2 lasers (Hall 11/Stand D55).

The F220i features enhanced beam quality for precision marking and sharper contrast which is particularly suited to marking metals, plastics and flexible packaging. Contrast is significantly improved through its unique waveform which can be tailored to suit the substrate. The F220i’s high pulse power makes light work of engraving metals or cutting and micro processing harder materials and yet it is able to mark more delicate substrates, particularly materials susceptible to fractures, such as those prevalent in aerospace applications. This extends its coding and marking capabilities beyond food, beverage, personal care and life sciences, into the automotive, construction and electronics sectors.

The flexible i-Tech scan head can be rotated in multiple directions and its compact size makes it very easy to integrate into production lines. The F220i is equally at home for static and on the fly marking and is able to mark unlimited lines in any direction, in a wide variety of font sizes, in both low and high production line speeds.

Additional benefits include F220i’s performance record - low maintenance, high uptime and high reliability, with a long life span of the laser – up to approximately 100,000 hours.

Also on the stand, from the CO2 laser range, is the D-Series i-Tech 15. Its exceptional code quality is capable of larger mark field applications, such as coding on large web applications and is capable of marking a field size up to 40 percent larger than other industry lasers, which would previously have required 2-3 lasers.

The i-Tech 15 is particularly pertinent to the food and pharmaceutical sectors and can be used to code, for example, stick packs or sachets, for dried or liquid foodstuffs, prior to being wrapped. It ensures too that solutions comply with the serialisation requirements of the European Falsified Medicines Directive (EU Directive 2011/62/EU) with both human readable and 2D datamatrix coding.

Domino’s laser ranges - the F-Series and the D-Series i-Tech - can be managed via an intuitive remote TouchPanel or via a web-based interface from any computer desktop. Featuring Domino’s simplified user interface QuickStep ensures effortless control and status reporting.

Erik Wimmer, product manager (laser) Domino comments, “We’re delighted to be showing F220i, our new addition to our laser range as well as the D-Series i-Tech 15, a key technology from our existing CO2 laser range at interpack this year. It’s the perfect setting to demonstrate how our lasers can help manufacturers to improve their coding and marking applications, bringing business efficiencies as well as bottom line benefits to a variety of sectors; extending our reach into new sectors which can also benefit from our technologies. We are confident that industry representatives will be impressed with our heritage in this field, as well as our commitment to continued innovation.”

Posted on Friday 9th May 2014