From marking stainless steel stove tops to etching logos on glass and plastics, our industrial lasers are designed to meet your appliance manufacturing needs—turnkey, ready for production.
- Mark, cut, drill or weld appliance components
- Laser automation with machine vision and robotics
Lasers for Appliances
Laser processing has become increasingly popular in the appliance industry due to its flexibility, precision, cleanliness and ease-of-automation. Whether you need to mark, cut, drill or weld a material, our systems are versatile solutions for any appliance manufacturer.
From large format workstations to automated laser solutions, our engineers will work with you to develop the most efficient solution for your process.
Laser Applications for Appliances
Direct part marking with a laser can create permanent markings on appliance parts made of metal, glass, plastic or other materials. Graphics, logos, text, barcodes, and data matrices can all be laser marked as can user control information, manufacturer identification, safety warnings, quality control, product tracking, serialization and dates.
Oxidized laser marking of stainless steel and other metals is also popular in the appliance industry due to its smooth and clean finish. High contrast marks in a variety of colors can be made using this technique without etching into the appliance surface or creating a raised mark.
Lasers can additionally remove a coating or layer from a substrate to create the desired marking. Our appliance customers use this process to create backlit buttons or panels on plastic, glass or metal.
Appliance manufacturing often requires complex, challenging metal weldments. Laser welding offers precise weld paths, simple integration with robotics or production lines and strong and durable welds. An integrator experienced with complex fixturing is essential for a robust process and high productivity.
Cutting thin metals using a laser has many advantages over other cutting methods. Laser cutting has no mechanical contact, avoiding deformation in the product and eliminating the need to replace cutting dies, stamps, or blades. Laser cutting provides application flexibility—with changeovers to another cut pattern as simple as selecting a new cut program in the control software. Often laser cutting does not require post processing, so it can be used to cut appliance parts that are ready for assembly.
Lasers can be used to drill precise holes in many different types of material that are used in the appliance industry. Metal, plastic, ceramic, and glass appliance components can all be drilled with the right laser system. Our engineers can design a system to your individual application requirements—by tuning laser settings, choosing an appropriate optical setup, integrating assist gasses and fixturing parts in optimized configurations.
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Working with the entire Control Micro Systems team on our project was a pleasure. CMS was capable of meeting and exceeding our goals. They successfully designed and built a machine which increased our throughput by 550%! We are so glad we chose to move forward with CMS.
In the three years ACR has owned the CMS laser, it has worked flawlessly. In the few instances where ACR needed support in programming, CMS was quick to respond.
CMS have been excellent partners in the development of new, complex equipment for our business. CMS built multiple machines for us. Each machine had a different purpose, however the CMS team worked openly & honestly with us to agree on optimal solutions for each one.
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