Barcodes on metal plate edges

In as low as 6 seconds, the plate edge is referenced and labeled with a mark that is suitable for manual or automatic identification of stacked plates.

The plant positions the plate at the marking station (stopped and stationary) with the edge justified within 0-1" (2-25.4 mm.)  Typical plate thickness range is .187" (4.7 mm) to 9.8" (250 mm) with plate temperatures of ambient to 500°F (260°C.)  (Contact InfoSight Corporation for other requirements.)

The InfoSight LabeLase® machine pneumatically extends and lifts to reference on the plate edge and under side surfaces.  A basecoat of blank ink is applied followed by a top coat of white ink.  A 50W CO2 laser removes the white ink overlay to reveal a desired black man-readable message, barcode and/or logo.  The total message width is 4" (100 mm) or less.  After marking, the machine retracts to a clear position.

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  • Highly visible characters (black on white background)
  • Barcode & man-readable  messages
  • On demand identification
  • Short cycle time as low as 6 seconds
  • Single-station machine requires no action up or down line
  • ID survival to 500°F (260°C)
  • Accepts host data download or manually entered data


Basecoat Area Approximately 1" (25.4 mm) high x 6" (152.4 mm) long
Basecoat 2-Color Black base with white second layer
Basecoat Material Solvent based paint
Mark location On side edge of plate
Marked information Bar Code (maximum of 14 characters Code 128 Symbology.  Plus corresponding man-readable characters.
Message size Programmable: 1/4" (6.35 mm) high nominal; taller characters will require more cycle time.
Spray nozzles Fixed position wide spray style
Motions Laser tilt to reference of plate bottom surface and optics extend to reference plate edge.
Cycle Time 6 seconds while plate is stopped.


Utilities Required

Mill Air 80 PSIG, 30 SCFM

440 VAC, 3 Phase, 60Hz, 20 Amps
110 VAC (or local equivalents), 1 Phase, 60 Hz, 15 Amps

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

LabeLase is a registered trademark of InfoSight Corporation