The working area of a fiber laser marking machine refers to the physical dimensions of the marking surface or the space where the laser beam can create marks, engravings, or patterns. It is an essential specification to consider when choosing a fiber laser marking machine, as it directly affects the size and type of objects that can be marked. The working area is typically expressed in millimeters (mm) and represents the length and width of the marking field.
The dimensions of the working area can vary depending on the model and manufacturer of the fiber laser marking machine. Common working area sizes for fiber laser marking machines range from small, such as 70mm x 70mm ,110mm x 110mm, to medium and large sizes, such as 200mm x 200mm, 300mm x 300mm, 400mm x 400mm, or even larger.
How to Choose the Working Area:
1.Marking Requirements: Consider the size of the objects or products that need to be marked. Determine the largest dimensions of the items to ensure they can fit comfortably within the marking area. Choose a working area that accommodates the maximum size of the objects you frequently work with.
2.Material Variety: If you work with a variety of products of different sizes, shapes, and materials, consider selecting a larger working area. A larger marking area offers more versatility and flexibility to mark different items.
3.Production Volume: The required production volume also impacts the choice of working area. For high-volume production, a larger working area can increase efficiency by allowing the marking of multiple items simultaneously.
4.Space Constraints: Assess the available space in your workspace or production area. Ensure that the selected fiber laser marking machine with the chosen working area can fit comfortably within the available space.
5.Marking Accuracy: Consider the required level of marking accuracy for your applications. Larger working areas may require adjustments in the laser’s focal length to maintain precision. Choose a working area that aligns with the required marking accuracy.
6.Budget: Larger working areas typically come at a higher cost. Evaluate your budget and determine the appropriate working area based on your specific marking needs and production requirements.
7.Future Expansion: If you anticipate future business growth or plan to add more products to your portfolio, consider investing in a fiber laser marking machine with a slightly larger working area to accommodate future expansion.