On-the-fly laser processing for extruded parts
Lasers for Extrusion Lines
Extrusion is a high-volume manufacturing process, during which raw materials are melted and formed into continuous profiles. It produces items like PVC pipe and other tubing, window frames, thermoplastic coatings, wire insulation and more.
Many of these products require high-speed, accurate part marking, cutting and drilling—making laser technology a perfect fit.
Extrusion Line Laser Solutions
Laser Processing for Extrusion Lines
Our laser systems overcome the following challenges to meet the specific needs of your extrusion application:
- High-speed, constant movement. When it comes to extrusion lines, laser machines must mark, cut or drill parts that are constantly moving. That’s why we developed On-the-Fly technology with closed loop feedback to process parts as they travel past the laser field. These systems account for variations in line speed and can incorporate vision systems to validate part placement and process quality.
- Reliability. Extrusion lines are part of high-volume manufacturing processes and often run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can’t afford to have a laser system that stops unexpectedly. We design and develop robust laser machines that can handle continuous operation—keeping your downtime and costs to a minimum.
At CMS Laser, we have many years of experience integrating laser processing machines onto existing extrusion lines to handle various applications, including:
- GAS LINE PIPE LASER MARKING—lasers permanently mark serial numbers, date codes, 2D matrices and other part identifiers on standard yellow and black gas line pipes.
- LOW-DENSITY IRRIGATION DRIP TAPE LASER SLITTING AND DRILLING—lasers drill holes with specific dimensions and at specific distances down tape without damaging the underlying emitter.
3 Cornerstones Of Laser Systems For Plastic Extrusion Lines
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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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