Method and system for marking a material using a laser marking system

  • US 8,164,025 B1
  • Filed: 06/22/2010
  • Issued: 04/24/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of marking a fish tape, the method comprising:

  • receiving the fish tape through a sensing system and a marking station;

    detecting, on-the-fly, a movement of the fish tape through the sensing system and responsively providing both a speed signal, representing a speed of the fish tape through the sensing system, and a distance signal, representing that a predetermined length of the fish tape has passed through the sensing system;

    responsive to the distance signal, initiating a laser in the marking station to mark the fish tape at a predetermined marking interval; and

    responsive to the speed signal directing the laser to correlate emission of a laser beam with the speed of the fish tape mark the fish tape.

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