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» Laser Engraving & Laser Marking » MarkStar Hand-Held Portable

The MarkStar™ and MarkStar™ Professional are hand-held 3D Fiber Laser Marking Systems designed for true portability into the field or warehouse operating off a 12V/24V DC power source. 

 
  MarkStar™ Professional

 Fonon Corporation’s MarkStar™ Professional is a portable-hand-held 3D marking system designed to perform under high-vibration, shock and dust conditions.


The MarkStar™ Professional produces a wide variety of Permanent, Legible, Non-Removable Marks on a wide variety of materials.

Applications and Types of Marks Materials 
2D UDI/UID Barcodes
Sequential Serial Numbers
Lot Codes and Date Codes
Medical/Automotive Coding
IC Chip Package Marking 
Part Numbering
Surface Annealing/Etching 

 

OCR Code Marking  
Alphanumeric Marking 
Logos and Schematics   Ablation: 
(Anodized/Painted/Coated)
Complex graphics/pictures
Paint removal  

 

 

Aluminum:
(Anodized/Polished/Cast)
Stainless Steel
and Mild Steel
Titanium and Nickel 
Copper and Brass
Polycarbonate/
Polypropylene 
Painted Metal Alloys 

 

Coated Plastic
/Plastic
Rubber and Silicon 
Nylon/Valox
Multi-Coated Materials
Galvanized Metals 
Chrome and
Cast Iron
 

The MarkStar™ Professional Features:  Industrial-Grade

The MarkStar™ Professional is an industrial-grade hand-held portable marking system incorporating a 20W Q-Switched Fiber Laser.

  • DoubleFast™  high-speed 20W Pulse Fiber Laser
  • FiberScan™ C3 Software (Windows 2000 Professional and XP Professional)
  •  USB based removable Dongle with FiberScan™ C3 software/application marking file
  • USB port to operate Windows 7 (laptop required)                
  • Red Diode Pointer
  • Custom options:  larger chamber with 160mm lens (4” x 4” marking area)

The MarkStar™ Features:  Commercial-Grade

The MarkStar™ is a commercial-grade hand-held portable marking system incorporating a 10W Q-Switched Pulse Fiber Laser.

  • FiberScan™ C3 LT Software
  • USB port to operate Windows 7 or FiberScan™ C3 LT Software (laptop required)

Fiber Laser: 20W

Fiber Lasers are a great leap forward in processing all metal and coated soft material applications. Our Fiber Lasers are easily integrated into industrial processes in comparison with conventional lasers due to: 

  • State of the art, Air-cooled, Ytterbium Q-switched Fiber Laser with high-repetition rate 
  • Excellent TEM00 beam quality (M2 < 1.05) 
  • Exceptional High Long-Term Reliability (50,000 MTBF)
  • No water cooling required 
  • Warranty – 2 years on laser components with 5 years optional program available

Q-Switched Fiber Laser

The Q-switched Fiber Laser is maintenance-free. It delivers an excellent diffraction-limited (TEM00 beam quality M2 < 1.05) laser beam directly to the worksite via a metal sheathed single-mode fiber cable. These compact service-free Fiber Lasers are designed to operate under high-shock, vibration and dust conditions in relatively high humidity across wide operating temperature ranges. State-of-the-art air-cooled Ytterbium lasers have a very high MTBF of 50,000 hours (100,000 hours typical on diodes).  There is no routine replacement of parts or materials scheduling requiring only a low voltage power source.  Fiber-to-Fiber architecture provides a robust, monolithic design with no optics to align, no mechanics to stabilize.  The laser is engineered for optimal power and density providing responsive performance for the most demanding applications.

Scanning Head

The Scan Head is designed to quickly and precisely deflect and position the laser beam.  Small spot sizes are achieved along with large image fields. Very stable operating conditions as well as high long-term stability are provided by air cooling of the entrance aperture, electronics, and galvanometer scanners and supplemented by air cooling of the deflection mirrors. The compact housing is dust proof and water spray resistant.

FiberScan C3™ Software (MarkStar™ Professional Only)

FiberScan C3™ software is a high performance,  multi-threaded laser marking solution designed to specifically run on Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional. The user-friendly software entails a fully integrated driver, remote diagnostic capabilities for worldwide support and multiple hardware interfaces for the ability to execute any Fiber Laser marking system. File links to several internal databases make the FiberScan C3™ program flexible and powerful.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
These databases include a materials application system and a fixture database. The materials application system allows a user to define a laser process, give the process a unique name and subsequently link the process to graphic programs. A process can include multiple passes using different values for power, frequency and speed on each laser pass.  The database can contain and manage many thousands of different process ‘recipes’.

The fixture database allows the user to control fixture offsets
and define step and repeat processes.  Just like the material database, any WLJ job can use any fixture defined in the fixture database. The link sallow all appropriate graphic and process information to be automatically loaded when the operator selects the lasing file.  At any time the operator can change the links, for example a lasing job that is normally marked on stainless steel, can be marked on brass by selecting the brass process file prior to executing the job program file. Operators don’t have the need to remember fonts and logos for a particular job because FiberScan C3™ automatically performs all required graphic loading.  FiberScan C3™ does not require users to learn any programming languages or special codes and provides all of the flexible and graphic controls that users are accustomed to such as radial marking, aspect control, character spacing, angular rotations and full justification.

FiberScan C3™ LT Version Software

FiberScan C3™ LT Software is a multi-threaded laser marking software incorporating the following functions: 

  • Complete Hatch Functions:  ring-like hatch, free angle hatch, intersecting hatch with adjustable margins supporting 3 levels of hatch and each
    level can be set with separate parameters
  • Powerful Variable-Text Functions:  date, time, serial number, keyboard entry, file list, COM & network communication, dynamic Files, EXCEL and txt file
  • Imports Document Formats: PLT, DXF, AI, DST, BMP, JPG, GIF, TGA, PNG, TIF and TIFF
  • Supports Common Barcodes: Code39, EAN, PDF417 and DATAMATRIX
  • Various Types of Fonts:  TrueType, SHX, JSF, DMF(Dot Matrix Font), One-Dimensional bar code and Two-Dimensional barcode
  • Powerful Edit Functions:  text, free curve, free graph, nodes, circular text, welding, intersecting, fitting, transformations, alignment, drawing/editing, Combined/Uncombined, Group/Ungroup and Undo/Redo
  • The software can support 265 “pencils”, when used to draw graphics, each can be set to different processing parameters
  • Image Processing:  Grayscale, White/Black, Invert, Dither, Brightness and Contrast
  • User Management: Administrator, Draftsman and Operator                                                          

 

 

  • Maintenance-Free Direct Part Marking (DPM)
  • Continuous operation under high-shock, vibration and dust conditions
  • 12V/24V DC power source – 110V/220V AC power source
  • 10W Fiber laser (MarkStar™) – 20W Fiber laser (MarkStar™ Professional)
  • Scan Head with 100mm F-Theta Lens (2” x 2” marking area)
  • Wide range of pulse durations, high-repetition rates and peak powers
  • Class 4 laser-rated safety viewing port
  • Laser “ON”  locked footpad contacts for operator safety
  • Mini-Exhaust Ventilator
  • Operating Temperature Range:  0 to 50 degrees C
  • Flexible 2 Meter Optical Fiber Cable
  • Weight:  35 pounds
  • State of the art, Air-cooled, Ytterbium Q-switched Fiber Laser with high-repetition rate 
  • Excellent TEM00 beam quality (M2 < 1.05) 
  • Exceptional High Long-Term Reliability (50,000 MTBF)
  • No water cooling required 
  • Warranty – 2 years on laser components with 5 years optional program available
  • DoubleFast™  high-speed 20W Pulse Fiber Laser
  • FiberScan™ C3 Software (Windows 2000 Professional and XP Professional)
  • USB based removable Dongle with FiberScan™ C3 software/application marking file
  • USB port to operate Windows 7 (laptop required)                
  • Red Diode Pointer
  • Custom options:  larger chamber with 160mm lens (4” x 4” marking area)
  • FiberScan™ C3 LG Software
  • USB port to operate Windows 7 or FiberScan™ C3 LG Software (laptop required)
  • 10W (MarkStar™)
  • 20W (MarkStar™ Professional)
  • FiberScan C3™ Software (MarkStar™ Professional Only)
  • FiberScan C3™ LT Version Software (MarkStar™ Only)

Fiber Laser: 20W

Fiber Lasers are a great leap forward in processing all metal and coated soft material applications. Our Fiber Lasers are easily integrated into industrial processes in comparison with conventional lasers due to: 

  • FiberScan™ C3 LT Software
  • USB port to operate Windows 7 or FiberScan™ C3 LT Software (laptop required)
  • State of the art, Air-cooled, Ytterbium Q-switched Fiber Laser with high-repetition rate 
  • Excellent TEM00 beam quality (M2 < 1.05) 
  • Exceptional High Long-Term Reliability (50,000 MTBF)
  • No water cooling required 
  • Warranty – 2 years on laser components with 5 years optional program available
  • 2D UDI/UID Barcodes
  • Sequential Serial Numbers
  • Lot Codes and Date Codes
  • Medical/Automotive Coding
  • IC Chip Package Marking 
  • Part Numbering
  • Surface Annealing/Etching
  • OCR Code Marking  
  • Alphanumeric Marking 
  • Logos and Schematics
  • Ablation: (Anodized/Painted/Coated)
  • Complex graphics/pictures
  • Paint removal  
     
  • Aluminum: (Anodized/Polished/Cast)
  • Stainless Steel and Mild Steel
  • Titanium and Nickel 
  • Copper and Brass
  • Polycarbonate/Polypropylene 
  • Painted Metal Alloys 
  • Coated Plastic/Plastic
  • Rubber and Silicon 
  • Nylon/Valox
  • Multi-Coated Materials
  • Galvanized Metals 
  • Chrome and Cast Iron
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