E NGRAVING W I T H L I G HT sc A LING NEW H EIGH Ts. Impressive laser systems from ACSYS with unique quality and flexibility. From the compact desktop solution, through our 7-axis machining centre to the customer-specific special machine – with ACSYS you’re always working in first class. CNC-Graviertechnik Reichle (Reichle CNC Engraving Sys- tems) has long stood for the highest quality and precision in the area of engraving and laser welding technology. Since 2006, Reichle has been using laser technology from ACSYS®. ACSYS Lasertechnik GmbH Leibnizstr. 11 70806 Kornwestheim Tel: +49 (0) 7154 807 100 Fax: +49 (0) 7154 807 119 firstname.lastname@example.org www.acsys.de L A s E R M A R k I N G · L A s E R E N G R AV I N G · P R E c I s I O N L A s E R c U T T I N G · L A s E R W E L D I N G Deep laser engraving of a copper electrode. R e i c h l e C N C E n g r a v i n g Te c h n o l o g y Synergies in engraving technology For more than 25 years, the name Reichle has stood for artistic engraving The grain of interior linings used in the automotive industry is typi- done by hand, precise CNC engraving and laser welding seams. In 2006, cally etched. However, engraving this grain on small parts with a the technical progress of the market required a restructuring. Considera- laser is often simpler and therefore more economical. In this man- tions included cost and quality factors and requests being received for ever ner, the list of engraving processes used by Reichle continues to grow. finer texturing that could no longer be implemented with conventional CNC milling machines. The company is also pleased with service: “So far we have never had problems Thus the decision to acquire a new laser machining centre was an easy one. with the laser. However, when the water pump stopped working recently, the Service Department was there very quickly and made repairs competently.” Everything under one roof Inaccessible places on moulds. This is where con- “Laser welding, marking, grain textures and engraving – everything under ventional marking systems reach their limits. one roof – that’s our philosophy,” explains Volker Reichle, founder of Reichle. The NC-controlled dividing head allows for inside and outside engraving on rings, “A laser machining centre fits very nicely into our concept.” cylindrical and conical workpieces. Reichle was already in negotiations with two other manufacturers of laser systems and had almost signed the sales contract for one manufacturer’s special machine. “We found ACSYS quite by accident,” Mr. Reichle remem- Live image from the machining area bered. “After attending an in-house fair at ACSYS, it very quickly became The “AC-Laser” software from ACSYS runs under Windows XP and offers a full graphical CNC-Graviertechnik Reichle clear that the SHARK could fulfil all our requirements.” user interface that allows the user to work intuitively with the laser. Stahlbrunnstraße 9 The exceptionally good up-front support, consulting about the application 73266 Bissingen/Teck Reichle explains: “The software allows us to project the marking or engraving from the and the service we received from ACSYS were the determining factors in our machining area of the machine onto the live screen. This allows for effective advance Tel: +49 (0) 7023 74 83 0 decision to place our order with ACSYS. Fax: +49 (0) 7023 74 83 33 control. This LAS Live Adjust System® is especially advantageous for us when frequent “The machine is used mainly for engraving and marking for shaped dies tool changes are required. Then we can select the optimum position on the screen email@example.com to be used in the Automotive industry.” Reichle offers a concrete example: before lasering begins.” www.reichle.de “Inaccessible places on moulds can be marked easily by the laser, whereas conventional marking systems would reach the limits of what’s feasible.” Annealing marking on cores and mandrels in mould making, roughening of smooth surfaces that will be used later for gluing, or copper electrodes – an extremely diverse range of applications form the day-to-day task list of the ACSYS SHARK laser system. The SHARK is a true multi-talent with up to 7 NC-controlled axes for marking, Engraving of injection moulds for deep engraving, loudspeaker covers in the 2.5-D or 3D engraving Grain texturing for use Automotive industry. and micro-texturing. in the automotive industry.