On-the-Fly Processing

On-the-Fly Processing

High-speed laser processing for moving parts

Automated systems—which involve loading, lasing and unloading parts without human intervention—still require takt time. Our On-the-Fly laser technology avoids this challenge by allowing parts to move through the laser field before, during and after lasing in one continuous flow.

By eliminating takt time, our On-the-Fly laser technology reduces operating and labor costs, increases your processing speeds and improves ROI.

Two common uses for On-the-Fly lasing are pharmaceutical tablet drilling and wire marking. In both cases, the product moves along the production line for drilling or marking, and the system never has to stop for reloading or unloading.


Our On-the-Fly tablet drilling systems integrate ultra-fast galvos and software controls to accurately drill over 140,000 pharmaceutical tablets per hour. These systems utilize trepanning to ensure every drilled hole meets its required tolerance. Once the initial hole is set, the laser spirals outwards—expanding the hole by a specified range.

Wire Marking

We build On-the-Fly wire marking and stripping systems that exceed speeds of 600 feet per minute. In addition to meeting MIL-SPEC requirements, these systems can incorporate marking, stripping and cutting capabilities and have been battle-tested in some of the world’s most demanding manufacturing environments.

Extrusion Processing

Extrusion is a high-volume manufacturing process, during which raw materials are melted and formed into continuous profiles. It produces items like PVC pipe and other tubing, window frames, thermoplastic coatings, wire insulation and more. Many of these products require high-speed, accurate part marking, cutting and drilling—making laser technology a perfect fit.

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Parts Marking

Some parts—like pharmaceutical tablets or candlewick holders—must meet certain requirements for how they pass through the laser field for marking. But thanks to vision systems, you don’t have to worry. The optics identifies each part’s variation and orients the laser accordingly—even at very high speeds.


Extrusion Line Laser Marking System

Laser Processing on High Speed Extrusion Lines


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We can incorporate our On-the-Fly technology into any of our turnkey laser systems for welding, cutting, marking or drilling. For free sample development and analysis, contact our APPLICATIONS LAB.

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