Most folk no longer even notice – but if you take the trouble to look closely, you’ll spot it: these days there is hardly any product or even individual component that does not have some kind of inscription or marking. Sometimes these are printed on, sometimes there is an adhesive label, and in most cases it is laser-engraved. Bluhm Systeme of Rheinbrettbach, Germany, specializes in all kinds of labeling solutions, and will demonstrate their broad experience, especially in laser engraving, at HANNOVER MESSE 2014.
For precision, durable and tamper-proof labeling, Bluhm offers various types of lasers with different ratings: CO2 lasers are the all-rounders for many applications, including the cosmetics, food and beverage industries, and in electronics and tool-making. Thin foils or stainless steel are inscribed by fiber laser, while diode-pump lasers are the preferred choice for plastics, to maintain good contrast and optimum legibility in engraving. For coding small production batches and individual items, Bluhm offers laser marking systems based on workstations with a working range of up to 50 x 70 centimeters.