In 1994, KEYENCE released a revolutionary CO2 laser marker that was the smallest in the world at the time. Since then we have continually released products that combine cutting edge technology with unique KEYENCE developed features. Our YAG/FIBRE and YVO4 product lines were developed independently to take advantage of their individual benefits based on their oscillation methods. Now, the MD-X Series HYBRID laser marker combines the advantages of both FIBRE and YVO4 laser oscillation methods in one cutting edge product.
This unique laser oscillation method combines the best attributes of YVO4 and FIBRE laser markers. Years of KEYENCE laser development in solid state and fibre oscillators has led to the invention of the HYBRID oscillator powering our new MD-X Series laser marker.
*Solid-State Master Oscillator Power Amplifier:
A high quality YVO4 laser is used as the master oscillator and then fed into a FIBRE technology based amplifier to combine the best of both technologies. By using a single emitter laser diode, a long service life expectancy can be achieved compared to conventional technology.
The MD-X1500 Series has a 25 watt average power, which is approximately twice the average power of conventional YVO4 lasers. This allows for faster marking and processing thereby decreasing cycle time and increasing production throughput. Continuous wave (CW) or pulsed oscillation methods can both be used, giving the MD-X Series the flexibility to mark a wide range of applications. This flexibility is key to marking on applications ranging from plastics, metals, thin films or foils.
The MD-X1500 Series achieves a peak power of 200 kW, which is approximately twice the peak power of conventional YVO4 lasers. The MD-X1500 Series combines a high peak power with a short pulse width (4 ns) to minimise the damage caused by heat transfer to the target. This makes the MD-X1500 Series the optimal laser marker for applications where it is necessary to eliminate the effect of heat transfer such as marking on resins or plastics.