Multi-Purpose Laser Scoring & Perforating Zone Processing Series

Versatile Laser Processing System

Preco’s Zone processing machine is the most versatile laser processing system in the market, whether it be controlled depth laser scoring or laser perforating. Zone processing machines combine lasers with 2D galvanometer technology to direct the laser beam while processing on the fly. Each individual laser module has the ability to add scoring or perforating features within a defined “Width” or “Zone” across the web. Laser scoring for easy-opening packages can be continuous web direction straight lines, contour lines or intermittent dash lines. If your need is for laser perforating, the zone processing system offers a broad range of hole diameters. Hole diameters from 90 µm (.0035 in) up to the total working width of the focusing head are possible.

Applications

Laser Scoring

  • Pouches, trays & snack packaging
  • Reclosable features - zippers/sliders
  • Contour or shape features
  • Medical packaging
  • Controlled depth slits for microwave venting

Laser Marking

  • Date coding
  • Brand identification
  • Security / anti-counterfeiting

Laser Perforating / Slits

  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)
  • Microwave steam release venting
  • Air evacuation for quick fill packages
  • Breathable packaging for altitude changes - burst protection
  • Intermittent slits for easy tear
  • Shapes / special features for accessing packages

Capabilities

  • Laser Marking
  • Web Direction Perforating
  • Zone Perforating
  • Contour Scoring
  • Shape Scoring
  • Web Direction Scoring
  • Cross Web Scoring

Materials

  • Polyester
  • Polypropylene
  • PLA
  • Polyethylene
  • Metalized films
  • Nylon
  • EVOH
  • Laminated Structures

Technical Parameters

Lasers 1 - 8
Output Heads 1 - 8
Cross Axis Beam Adjustment Rows 1 or 2 Rows (4 output heads per row maximum)
Web Width Standard 1600 mm (63 in)
Laser Power 100 - 200 Watts (Other laser sizes available per request)
Laser Wavelengths 9.3 µm, 10.2 µm or 10.6 µm
Galvanometers 2-Axis
AcuBeam™ Software Included
Patented AcuPower™ Control Adjustment of laser power "on-th-fly" based on beam movements
Safety Enclosure Class 1
Lower Web Stabilization Support Included
Scoring Speed (Web Direction) Up to 610 m/min (2,000 ft/min)
Scoring Speed (Shapes) Up to 457 m/min (1,500 ft/min)
Venting Speed (Short slit pattern) Up to 457 m/min (1,500 ft/min)
Perforation Speed Up to 457 m/min (1,500 ft/min)
Perforation Hole Size 90 µm (.0035 in) and greater
Perfing Precision 1:1.4 Hole aspect ratio
System Footprint Cross Web: 3150 mm (124 in)
Web Direction: 1524 mm 60 in)
Height: 2800 mm (110 in)
Power Requirements Contoller: 208VAC, 3PH, 60Hz
Chiller: 460VAC, 3PH, 60Hz

The above data is subject to change. All speeds and hole sizes are dependent on laser power, material type and thickness, and process platform - consult with Preco, Inc.

Have Questions? Contact Us

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Kurt Hatella

VP, Laser Equipment
Phone:
715.247.3285
Global Sales
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Tim Gamboni

Sales Manager – Laser Packaging
Phone:
715.247.3285
Global Sales
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Salvatore Scarvaci

European Managing Director
Phone:
+44 1227 473 900
European Sales
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Volker Hofmann

Sales/Technical Support Manager
Phone:
+49 6387 993 209
European Sales
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