State-of-the-art laser equipment: GALVO DRIVEN LASER MARKING SYSTEMS

Millennium Signatures is pleased to announce that we are now equipped with even more state-of-the-art laser equipment allowing us to demonstrate the capabilities of our Galvo Driven Laser Marking Systems to those visiting our facility. Our Canadian Facility located in Burlington, Ontario is now equipped with a 20-Watt Minilase Manual Bench Top System (Class I Configuration), a 20-Watt Scorpion Rapide II ZEP Multi-waveform Z-Mode Laser (Class IV Configuration) and most recently the 50-Watt Scorpion Laser (Class IV Configuration). We have acquired this laser complete with a 160mm, 254mm and 350mm multi-element Flat Field Lens Assemblies to be able to demonstrate a wider range of capabilities and enhance the range of our Application Testing Services. The 50-Watt Laser will be capable of delivering the same ultra high quality marking we are known for with shorter cycle times and deeper marking results if required. Millennium Signatures is always investing in NEW equipment and the capability to service our clients with better efficiency.

To arrange a visit to see demonstrations of any of our Marking Technologies demonstrated, please be sure to contact our Technical Sales Team at
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com

THE MINILASE SERIES

THE MINILASE SERIES. Complete Turn-Key Class I Bench Top Systems. Highest in quality and just EASY!

THE MINILASE SERIES available from Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.

An incredible solution or companies that have been wanting to have their own Galvo Driven Laser Marking capability in-house. The Minilase Series offers an easy solution because it’s the whole package is a very clean simple offering. It’s not complicated, the Minilase machines are nice and compact bench top designs that are very well constructed extremely SAFE and EASY to use. These systems are designed to meet CDRH Class I specifications. They are all state-of-the-art Galvanometer based systems that provide incredible power density at its focal point and delivers lightening fast, razor sharp imaging as good or better than you will find on any Galvo Driven design anywhere. Leaps and bounds more efficient and more precise than Flat Bed Flying Optic based technology. Minilase is a favorite of many because it just makes buying a Fibre Marking Laser simple. All systems are easily portable. They all regular standard 110-Volt power and they are all air-cooled. It’s truly the best value you will find for the money. If you’re looking to do it right, you want to purchase a Minilase! 

If you should be faced with larger, heavier parts or configurations that require multiple axis material handling capability, there are our other products such as the Zetalase Series, or our Customizable Integration Series Lasers known as “The Scorpion Series” and/or “The Vereo Series”. All of these laser systems are built right here in the United States of America 🇺🇸 in a brand-new 100,000 sq.ft. TYKMA Electrox facility in Chillicothe Ohio. 

Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc has partnered with TYKMA Electrox in the capacity of Exclusive Canadian Distribution, Field Service and support because we have over 27 years in the Laser Marking business and we wanted only the highest quality systems and from a highly organized, local operation with great communication and giving us easy access to product. TYKMA Electrox is very aggressive with leading the industry with new innovation and we are proud of the products they build. It is our pleasure to be able to bring these laser products to the Canadian Marketplace and provide full sales support, application testing and demonstration capabilities as well as highly trained technicians that can provide fast and effective fully outfitted on-site support if needed in the future. 

We have an inventory of product and replacement parts in stock at all times.

Contact Millennium Signatures today:
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
Ask for Jeff or Vjeko

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FUME & PARTICLE EXTRACTION SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH THE LASER MARKING PROCESS

Fume & Particle Extraction Systems
Fume & Particle Extraction Systems for use with the Laser Marking process

COMPACT FUME and PARTICLE EXTRACTION SYSTEMS for use with your Laser Marking Systems

Millennium Signatures has a great selection of Powerful, Compact and perhaps most importantly QUIET operating Fume & Particle Extraction Systems which are perfectly suited for use with our Electro-Chemical Etching and Laser Marking Systems. Our systems have been carefully designed to provide controlled extraction of both fumes and debris or particulate that is a by-product of the Laser Marking process right close to the source. All of our systems have been designed to contain the extracted contaminants in a multi-stage filtration system which is good for the environment and intended to run continuously (100% Duty Cycle) so you need not worry about burning out motors or other damage due to long run times.

We have a few different models, but some of the features that are available on our systems include:

  • Compact Size
  • Quiet Operation
  • Integrated ON/OFF communication with Laser System Software.
  • High Capacity Filters allowing several years between changes in most cases.
  • Our systems effectively handle the extraction of Particulate also which is not often the case with most other extraction systems.

When most people think of the need for an extraction system it is usually for reasons of the health and safety for the systems operator, as it should be.  However there is another very strong cost saving advantage to our extraction systems that is that they also aid heavily with the health and longevity of your equipment.  It’s very common with Laser Marking / Engraving Systems that are used for long or continuous runs Marking products will certainly create some particulate by-product in many cases a metallic dust that will take its toll on optics, cooling passages, electronic circuits etc. A clean system is a smooth running, trouble free system for years and years to come. Our Fume and Particle Extraction Systems have proven their worth many times over throughout the past 28 years and we can arrange to add to your existing system(s) or include as part of a new upcoming system purchase.

Contact our Technical Sales Team at (905) 639-0909 or inquire by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com

With facilities in Burlington, Ontario CANADA and Buffalo New York, USA we are here to serve all your Part Marking and Traceability requirements. 

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Galvo Driven INTEGRATION LASERS for COMPONENT PART MARKING Applications

Integration Lasers
Scorpion and Vereo Lasers designed for integration into various applications

Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc., is the exclusive Canadian Distribution and Technical Field Support Team for TYKMA Electrox in Canada.  Millennium Signatures supplies both the Scorpion Series Lasers as well as the Vereo Series Integration Lasers.  This diverse range of Galvo Driven Laser Marking Technology can be used within a number of our standard Class I Marking Enclosures as a completely contained system or used as part of a custom integration into an Assembly Line or as part of an Automated Production Cell.  These Lasers are offered in a range of power outputs including:  10-Watt, 20-Watt, 50-Watt, 70-Watt and 100-Watt in the Yttrium Fibre configuration. We also offer a 30-Watt Galvo Driven CO2 Laser called the Razor. 

We offer presently offer two (2) different Software Platforms known as ” Scriba” and “Minilase Pro SE” which are both packed with capability, but different and appeal to different users. The Minilase Pro SE software is the platform used with the Vereo and Minilase system designs and the Scriba software is the platform used to drive Scorpion Series systems. 

 If you are looking for a complete CDRH Class I solution, we have a very   capable range of systems available from our smaller Minilase Bench Top Systems to our Minilase XL and Zetalase models. For larger, heavier part processing we have the EMS Series Systems which are multi-axis system designs which easily accommodate Lasers of all sizes.  

In addition to being able to accommodate larger parts, the EMS-400 and the Zetalase XL systems offer much larger marking fields including 200mm x 200mm without and programmables stages or other manipulation of the part. 

For more information on these systems as well as a lot of customized hardware and software solutions we can offer, contact our Technical Sales Team at 905-639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com

GALVO DRIVEN LASER MARKING – 2016 LITERATURE DOWNLOAD

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We recommend an app by I-NIGMA for your smartphone.

DOWNLOAD LITERATURE INSTANTLY!
Interested in seeing the latest full colour brochure for standard
TYKMA Electrox product available through Millennium Signatures right now? Use your smart phone to scan the QR Code in the attached picture and instantly have all 24 pages of the 2016 brochure in the full High Resolution PDF format. You can send it to colleagues or have it printed in seconds!

Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. has over 30 Years experience with Galvo Driven Laser Marking and Engraving Technologies. Systems available in Class I and Class IV configurations and available in a range of wattage’s and field sizes. Check ot the NEW ZetaLase XLT which offers sharp, crisp high speed engraving to depths beyond 0.005″ in steel efficiently and offers a field size of 600mm x 600mm without any motion such as Precision Programmable Stages or X/Y Tables.

For more information contact Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. at phone at (905) 639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsigntaures.com

VISIT MILLENNIUM SIGNATURES MARKING SYSTEMS AT IMTS 2016 IN CHICAGO!

Millennium Signatures Technicians

Millennium Signatures will be at the IMTS Show at the McCormick Place facilities in Chicago this September 12th through 17th representing our Marksman Series Dot Peen Marking Products and our TYKMA Electrox Galvo Laser Marking Systems line.

If you are interested in seeing the latest products from either of these exciting lines, it’s encouraged that you contact our offices before the show and we will make sure to schedule a time to meet with you one-on-one to view the product(s) you’re interested in seeing and get you the answers you looking for.
Jeff Guenther along with Vjeko Luburic (Technical Sales) will be transversing between our two booths at the show and do not want to miss the opportunity to meet with you.

Millennium Signatures suppliers of:

  • Electro-Chemical Etching Equipment, Accessories & Supplies
  • Galvo Driven Laser Marking Systems & Automated Integrations
  • Air Vibro Engraving Pens
  • Industrial Marking Inks & Solvents
  • Computerized Dot Peen Markers
  • Custom Cut Stencils – All materials
  • Custom Part Marking Services
  • Custom Engraved Steel Stamps
  • Circumferential Marking Solutions
  • Linear & 2D Barcoding Systems
  • 2D and 3D Engraving
  • Pad Printing Services
  • Custom Rubber Stamps

Give us a call (905) 639-0909 or e-mail us at info@millenniumsignatures.com and let us know you plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

EMBED TRACEABILITY, EVEN DOCUMENTS & DRAWING PERMENENTLY ON YOUR PRODUCTS RETREIVED INSTANTLY BY SMARTPHONE

2D Code for Tool Tracking

EMBED DOCUMENTS PERMANENTLY ONTO YOUR PRODUCT for fast easy reference by the manufacturers or their customers for the life of the product.

Embed a DOCUMENT or DRAWINGS right onto you part permanently!
Using the equipment we sell or our in-house Custom Part Marking Services, we can show you how we have the ability to permanently etch a small 2D Code onto your parts that can hold incredible amounts of information (pages and pages) of specifications, drawings etc., which is accessible from almost any typical smartphone in seconds. Imagine having the capability to take a cutting tool you’ve been using for a couple years in the palm of your hand and pulling your smartphone from your pocket, essentially taking a picture of a small square code permanently etched onto your part to instantly reveal the original Bill of Sale for that component or maybe a Drawing showing the original Spec Sheet for that tool or even a Manual on how to use it!  Perhaps all three in a PDF File that appears instantly on your Cell Phone or Computer. It does not matter how old the tool is or if it is oily or greasy from years of use. Wipe the part clean and retrieve your information in seconds. Give your customers this incredibly fast, reliable and super convenient accessibility to with your products.

This technology is here. It’s affordable and it works flawlessly. Our team at Millennium Signatures are specialists in this type of product identification and traceability.
Its possible to permanently etch these codes successfully into almost any material.  Contact Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc., for more information.

T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com

26 YEARS AS A PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION & TRACEABILITY SPECIALIST

It’s been 26 Years!
Saturday August 6th marked the start of my 27th year in business as a specialists in Product Identification and Traceability. Starting with the base of all those processes once popular such as Custom Engraved Steel Stamps and Dies, Roll Marking, Numbering Heads, Direct and Offset Printing Technologies and the tried and true Electro-Chemical Etching process, I went on the work with the development of today’s staple product traceability processes including Computerized Dot Peen Marking Systems (which I first started working with back in 1987), Various NEW Nameplate and Custom Label Technologies, Barcode Technologies including Linear, 2D, QR and UID Codes and an extra special emphasis on Galvo Driven Laser Marking Equipment, Applications and Integration.

Over this past 26 Years, my team and I have implemented product marking and traceability solutions for an incredibly diverse range of applications around the world including everything from Medical /Surgical (Instrument & Implant) applications, to Food Processing, Automotive, Aerospace, Nuclear, Oil & Gas Exploration, Weapons Manufacturing and hundreds upon hundreds of unique specialty manufacturing applications which do not easily fit into any typical product designation.

Today, Millennium Signatures Marking Systems has a dynamic range of products and services designed to support the cutting edge technology of today’s Manufacturing Environment while still fully supporting the older tried and true processes of days past. In addition to our years of experience, application testing and integration capabilities we also provide the following services today:

Our full range of services include:

  • In-house artwork department and photo studio, working on both PC and MAC based platforms
  • Application Testing Facilities
  • Machine Readable Code Generation and Verification
  • Our Custom Inks Division provided very high quality Marking Inks used for virtually any type of in based Marking Application including high volume in-line marking requirements
  • Custom Marking Services uses all of the various products we sell combined with over 60 Years experience to provide the highest quality part marking results on your parts to your exact specifications for you with fast, efficient turn-around times.
  • Laser Marking System Repairs

Our full range of products include:

  • Laser Marking Systems

Chemical Etching Systems and Supplies including:

  • Electrolytes
  • Neutralizers
  • Stencil Papers
  • Stencil Imprinters
  • Marking Electrodes
  • Rust Protective Oils
  • Dot Peen Marking Systems and Accessories
  • Custom Formulated Marking Inks
  • Pad Printing Services
  • Custom Cut Stencils ( All materials)
  • Custom Nameplates & Poly Labels
  • Hand Held Vibro Marking Tools
  • Electric (Arc) Stressless Etching Systems & Accessories
  • Custom Engraved Hand Stamps and Steel Dies, Roll Dies, Steel Character Type (Inserts)
  • and more…

Thank-you to all the companies around the world that we deal with daily who have brought us their applications, challenged us with their unique requirements and allowed us to implement solutions for them. We owe all of our success to you!

We look forward to continuing our support of your applications in the years to come.

Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Jeff A. Guenther
President / Owner
Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.

T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.

Holiday Greeting

Happy Holidays from Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.

As another year winds down to a close, we would like to thank all of our great clients for their continued support and the new challenges they have brought us throughout this past year. Millennium Signatures has had a great year with not only with significant growth coming from successful dealings with many new clients across North America and around the world, but we also invested significant monies into new technologies and the addition of great people to help us to offer a range of new services at a higher standard of service than ever before.

LASER MARKING SYSTEMS
We are excited about the merger that occurred in 2015 between Electrox Lasers and TYKMA Lasers for Marking and this brings an extended range of capabilities and services that we can pull from to support all of our clients needs throughout Canada. We are confident that products such as the Minilase Series Marking Systems will fill a void and we are excited to have our clients visit our facility and experience this equipment for themselves.
We have a very effective Fume & Particle Extraction Systems, Class I Marking Enclosures, Precision X/Y Tables, Rotary Axis for Circumferential Marking and even a system rental program now in addition to many other accessories and services to support your Laser Part Marking requirements in the coming years.

CUSTOM PART MARKING
We have invested considerably more money into our Custom Part Marking Services Division and we have not only expanded the range of our capabilities, but we have made it possible to turn your orders around and have your products back to you even faster! We now offer marking services on nearly all materials from metals and specialty alloys to plastics, wood, acrylics, stone and more. We have increased our ability to mark complex circumferential components such as gauges and dials plus increased our working area for control panels and larger signs and plaques.

ELECTRO-CHEMICAL ETCHING (Aerospace, Nuclear)
We have refreshed our Electro-Chemical Etching product line and we now offering some NEW products and at a new lower price point! We offer a very complete range of Marking Electrolytes, Neutralizers, Hand Markers, Power Units and complete Marking Kits to suit all applications from small hobby work such as Knife Making to Deep Etch (Aerospace) Component Part Marking in a production environment.

COMPUTERIZED DOT PEEN MARKING (Pin Marking)
Millennium Signatures continues to lead with our Marksman line
of Computerized Dot Peen Marking Equipment which offers an excellent quality product at a very reasonable price point. We maintain a large inventory of Bench-Top, Hand-held Portable and Universal Mount (Integrator Series) Models along with spare parts and accessories in-stock at all times. These systems are available starting at as low as $3,500.00 for basic systems.

These are only a few of the areas we have made specific advancement in throughout this past year. We continue to offer Custom Cut Stencils from such materials as Oil Board, Mylar, Brass, Stainless and Mild Steel. We also continue to design and build precision Jigs & Fixtures to assist in optimizing the efficiency of your marking system. We also continue to custom make Steel Hand Stamps, Inserts and Roll Dies and supply a wide assortment of Stamp Holders, Steel Insert Type and Tooling to support traditional marking processes.

From our staff to yours, we hope you have a great holiday and wish you the very best for the New Year.

Millennium Signatures will continue to operate at full capacity up until noon on December 24th, 2015 (Christmas Eve). We will then close for the holiday and re-open with a skeleton crew on Monday Dec. 28th, 2015 and will maintain operations to a limited capacity until noon on December 31st (New Years Eve).
We officially re-open and operate at full capacity again on Monday January 4th, 2016.

We look forward to hearing from you in 2016!

Galvo Driven Laser Marking Systems VS Flat Bed (Flying Optic) Systems

Galvo Driven DesignA brief look at capabilities of Galvo Driven Laser Marking Systems VS Flat Bed (Flying Optic) Laser Marking Systems.

When looking into purchasing a Laser Marking System, it is very important to recognize that there are two (2) very distinctly different types of Laser Marking Systems being offered in the market place today.  Among  a host of other smaller differences from one system to another  such as software features for example, the two distinctly different  system designs available consist of the Ultra High Speed/ High Precision Galvanometer (Glavo) Driven and what is known as Flat Bed (Flying Optic) systems.   This is where the most important differences in capabilities are found.  This is very important to consider because not only is the pricing between the designs significantly different, most importantly so are the capabilities.  Galvo Driven Technology is many times faster and more precise than the Flat Bed (Flying Optic) Design and incorporates just two (2) moving parts making the system considerably more reliable.  Galvo Driven designs also allow excellent control over marking depth as opposed to the alternative design.  It is important that these two technologies do not get directly compared to one another  in terms of pricing as they are very different in a multitude of ways which we will begin to explain here within this blog.

Galvanometers are extremely fast and precise motors which when mounted with mirrors can direct a beam of light with incredible precision and repeatability.  There are two (2) of these motors on a typical Galvo Driven Laser Marking System.  One Motor controls the movement for the X-Axis and the other controls the movement for the Y-Axis. On today’s modern Galvo Driven Systems, these are the only two parts that move with the exception of a Safety Shutter and any material handling equipment that may be supplied as part of the system or which the system may be interfaced with after purchase.  These incredible motors have been used in the laser industry for more than 25 years now and they have proven to be incredibly consistent and reliable.  It is not uncommon to see systems nearly 20 years old that have never had requirement for a Galvo Motor replacement.  It is a very sound technology and it continues to improve year after year.

Galvo Driven Systems can work using Vector or Raster based images where as the Flat Bed (Flying Optic) Systems utilize only Raster based artwork.  This is to say that Galvo driven systems actually draw characters or images much as someone would create the same image by hand using a pen and paper.  You have the control to speed the laser up or down and/or adjust power & frequency of the laser giving you complete control over the accuracy and penetration of the laser into the work surface.  In contrast the Flat Bed (Flying Optic) style laser systems have a head that physically travels back and forth on an assembly of belts, pulley’s and guides and dropping pulses of energy as it passes each time eventually creating an image. It is a very similar concept to the older plotters and Dot Matrix Printers only it drops pulses of light energy in place of ink.  It’s something that may be easier to see and experience for yourself than to have explained but one thing is for certain, you do not have near the control or the precision that you can get using a Galvo Driven system design.

The one design feature that is typically viewed as being a benefit with the Flat Bed (Flying Optic) style systems is the fact that they come with a fairly large bed area and can accommodate sometimes dozens of parts at one time.  Up to 48 pieces potentially depending on the size of your parts.  We often come by customers who feel it would be beneficial to have an operator be able to load up a large number of parts at one time and let the machine run, however when you look at the overall cycle time to complete the process, you could have marked potentially several times as many pieces in that same period using a Galvo Driven system.  The difference is that without the addition of material handling equipment such as a rotary table or a programmable X/Y table or a shuttle feeder etc.,  a typical Galvo Driven Laser system will be supplied with an optic that will provide a fixed marking field that might be in the area of approximately 220mm (8.66”) in diameter.  This is to say that the number of parts you could fixture within that area at any one time and how quickly an operator could load and unload the system will have a direct impact on the throughput that could be achieved.  There is no question that if you have a high volume of parts and you are looking to optimize throughput, that you should look to the Galvo Driven Technology, but also consider the many material handling options that are available from Millennium Signatures or have your laser system integrated to an existing material handling process for best results.

As mentioned Marking Depth is also an important consideration for some applications.  Getting marking depth is a function of several things.  You need to have enough power from your laser, you need the right spot size and a combination of the right speed and frequency settings to optimize the marking such that enough material is either vaporized or blown out of the cavity to give the required marking depth.  It is just not possible to control these parameters with a Flat Bed (Flying Optic) System design.

The other limitation that comes with purchasing Flat Bed (Flying Optic) Style Laser Systems is the size and depth of the products you can mark.  They are somewhat effective on small product that is a few inches deep or less such as pens and plaques and other low profile items.  However, using Galvo Driven Laser Technology such as those systems offered by Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc., you have the ability to mark parts of virtually any size and shape.  In some cases standard part marking enclosures will not accommodate all parts of all sizes, but there are lots of options that can be exercised for marking without standard enclosure.  Custom enclosures can be built or the Galvo Driven design is versatile enough to be mounted on gantry’s or integrated onto existing lines which would allow marking to be done from various angles as well if required.  There is so much versatility and capability incorporated into a Galvo Driven System design and customers need to be aware of all the advantages and limitations before making a decision to buy.

Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc., is an exclusive Canadian Distributor for Electrox Lasers and now has 23+ Years working specifically with various Galvo Driven Laser Marking Systems including Nd:YAG, Nd:YV04, Fibre and CO2.

For more information on Laser Marking Systems and/or Laser Safety, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Technical Sales Team at (905) 639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com