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Three-Axis Hybrid Laser Marker combines fiber and YVO4 benefits.

Press Release Summary:

Three-Axis Hybrid Laser Marker combines fiber and YVO4 benefits.

October 31, 2014 - Combining fiber and YVO4 laser oscillation methods, MD-X Series offers built-in 2D code reader and verifier for accurate 2D code marking/checking without use of separate device. Verification and grading of marked 2D Code can be performed via built-in camera, which also enables automatic focusing, and resulting data can be output via I/O or data communication to signify a Good or No Good mark. Other features include thermopile laser power monitor and IP64 enclosure rating on marking head.

Keyence Corp. of America - Itasca, IL

Original Press Release

KEYENCE's MD-X Series 3-Axis Hybrid Laser Marker

Press release date: October 29, 2014

Itasca, IL –
Product overview
• 3-Axis Control Laser Marker
• YVO4/Fiber Hybrid Oscillator
• Thermopile Laser Power Monitor
• Auto-Focus Capability
• Built-In 2D Code Reader

For 20 years Keyence has continually released products that combine cutting edge technology with unique KEYENCE developed features. Now, the MD-X Series HYBRID laser marker combines the advantage of both FIBER and YVO4 laser oscillation methods in one cutting edge product. This unique laser oscillation method combines the best attributes of YVO4 and FIBER laser makers. Years of KEYENCE laser development in solid state and fiber oscillators has led to the invention of the HYBRID oscillator powering our new MD-X Series laser marker.

2D Code Reader and Verifier
KEYENCE manufactures both laser markers and code readers, focusing their attention on providing systems for tracking and traceability. The MD-X Series laser marker has a built in 2D code reader and verifier to accurately mark and check 2D codes without using a separate device. Verification and grading of a marked 2D Code can be performed via the laser markers built-in camera. The data from this result can be output via I/O or data communication to signify a Good or No Good mark.

Built-In Camera
Our built in camera makes it possible to perform automatic focusing without the use of any external devices. This is possible even when targets may not be placed at the exact same focal length from the laser and eliminating the need for external tooling. Additional production costs can be kept to a minimum while increasing efficiency and throughput.

Environmentally Resistant Specifications
The MD-X Series has an IP64 enclosure rating on the marking head, an environmentally resistant specification that is usually only typical in FIBER laser technology. This and many other environmental specifications of KEYENCE laser marking systems makes it possible to operate with high precision and accuracy in nearly any production facility.

For MD-X Series HYBRID Laser Marker Specifications and Application Examples please visit:  https://www.keyence.com/PRMDX

For further product information, contact:
James Jewell, Technical Marketing Manager
Keyence Corporation of America
1100 N Arlington Heights Rd, Suite 210
Itasca, IL 60143
Tel: 888-539-3623 Ext: 70706
Email: jjewell@keyence.com

KEYENCE has steadily grown since 1974 to become an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of automation equipment worldwide. Our products consist of automation sensors, static eliminators, barcode readers, measuring instruments, vision systems, laser markers, and digital microscopes.