As we all know, the laser marking machine has three different kinds of laser sources, fiber laser source, co2 laser source, uv laser source.
Then according to laser source type classification, we have three types of laser marking machine, fiber laser marking machine, co2 laser marking machine, and uv laser marking machine.
Except laser source classification, we also has another classification by watts, the laser marking machine can be divided into 3W, 5W, 10W, 20W, 30W, 50W, 60W, 80W, 100W, and even 300W, 500W.
What are the differences for these three types of laser marking machine? Which types are low cost? Which types are expensive? Is there any other factors that determine the cost of a laser marking machine?
(Photo: Fiber Laser Marking Machine)
Let see some detailed as below:
About the laser source:
According to laser sources differences, fiber laser source and co2 laser source is comparatively not expensive than the UV laser source. UV laser source is more expensive than other laser sources.
About the watts of laser marking machine:
The Fiber laser marking machine’s wattage usually is not big, it can be 10W, 20W, 30W, 50W, the maximum is 100W. but fiber laser can be made with big wattage, if the wattage is around 300W to 1500W, this fiber machine is called the laser cutting machine, not the marking machine.
The Co2 Laser marking machine’s wattage can be 10W, 30W, 60W, 80W, 100W, 150W, 300W. The 10W, 30W Co2 Laser Source are nearly the same as 10W, 30W Co2 Laser Source. But if the wattage is higher, the Co2 Laser Source will be much more expensive.
The UV Laser Marking Machine’s wattage can be 3W, 5W, 8W, 10W, 15W. Don’t look down the small wattage, the uv laser source’s cost is the most expensive. Why it is expensive, we will talk later in the article.
About the Function and application:
The fiber laser marking machine can be widely applied in many industries for small sizes items’ marking and printing.
The Co2 laser marking machine can be used for small and big sizes items’ laser marking and printing. So it’s application extended to some industries with big dimension’s laser marking and printing.
The UV laser marking machine’s printing precision and the effect is the most excellent, so it is widely applied in ultra-fine laser process and high-end laser marking.
(Photo: UV Laser Marking Machine System)
About the Body Size of laser machine:
The Fiber laser marking machine usually is desktop body shape, and some can be made even smaller and portable. All in one, the body size is small.
The Co2 laser marking machine, compared to fiber laser marking machine, is bigger in body size, that’s why it can laser mark and print some big size items.
The UV Laser Marking machines’ body sizes are nearly the same as fiber laser marking machines, but the sizes are also slightly bigger.
(Photo: Co2 Laser Marking Machine)
According to above interpretation, You may get that a low-cost laser marking machine should be the one that could fulfill your practical requirements, small sizes, or big sizes, common application or ultra-fine high-end application. According to the application, scope to choose the rational and reasonable configuration. And also need to consider guaranteed supplier with stable quality and good after-sales service for long-term use.
Overall, Hope this article helps you to know more about the laser marking machine, and help you to know what kind of laser marking machine is your best choice.