Blog – Application of the Month

Fast and Precise Logo Marking –
Laser Color Removal from Beverage Cans

Marking laser systems in high-speed manufacturing lines create serial content such as shelf life or production data. Other marking contents with a purpose beyond classic product identification are logos. In any case the high speed of the laser system is always a prerequisite for integrating it into production.

The FOBA Y.1000 100-Watt fiber laser marking system is therefore ideally suited for the packaging industry. Among other things, it can precisely ablate the colored anodized layer of aluminum can lids. The marking itself then takes only between 12 and 35 milliseconds, so that the human eye no longer even notices the process. This marking technology thus applies logos to the product at breathtaking speed, such as this one from Ardagh Group.