Alinco has one of the latest generation of laser engravers. It has a 180 x 180 mm window and is very easy to operate.
It can be used: - for laser engraving of nameplates, identification plates for equipment, markings and engravings on all kinds of surfaces; - marking items for customers to facilitate traceability.
The window is 180 x 180 mm, but the one plate can be moved around several times so we are not limited to 180 x 180 mm.
Laser engraving: with a traditional laser (light grey) or with a special laser engraver? Alinco can offer both.
First and foremost, a conventional laser cutter can always engrave to a limited extent. It produces light-grey markings and is regularly used for one-off jobs. It is used, for example, to facilitate the exact location of items in assemblies or, as shown in the attached photo, to number parts so the welder or installer can easily see which parts belong together or the order in which they have to be assembled.
A second kind of engraving produces black or darker markings which have to be visible permanently. This kind of engraving is used for nameplates. The attached photo shows this type of nameplate.
As we’ve said, Alinco can offer both. Plate material to be engraved during laser cutting and whose drawings are supplied by the customer are best provided with the parts to be engraved marked out in magenta.
How to supply laser engraving files?
Black engraving uses a completely different laser principle and a totally different device. The current generation of machines work like a printer. Text can be supplied in any number of formats: - traditional .dxf, .dwg or .stp; - CorelDRAW (version 1, 2 or 3) is ideal; - a Word or Excel file is also possible but these have the disadvantage of the positioning being more difficult to specify; - a .pdf is also possible in theory but the quality is often too bad, so this format is not encouraged.