COHERENT|ROFIN: The specialist in laser packaging solutions

Coherent | Rofin has been pioneering laser systems for packing optimization since the very beginning which led to a world-wide installation base of more than 190 systems today. From now on, the laser manufacturer ships all its StarPack systems, whether they are cross-web, web-direction or customer-tailored, with a newly-designed control software. The new StarFlex release controls up to 9 different StarPack systems within one, clearly arranged user interface.

More flexible processing, shorter setup times

Packaging converters are facing a continuously growing range of product packagings. Flexible foil processing solutions, which allow for minimum setup times, became a prerequisite for cost-effective manufacturing, especially with frequently changing production jobs. ROFIN’s new software incorporates all required control modules and editors for designing scribing or perforation layouts. The cross-web control module even handles web-direction layouts, which makes it possible to process moderate web-direction.

The new jog function for adjusting focus and scanner axes is a real time-saver. It allows fine tuning focus and layout positioning on-the-fly during the winder start-up. Optimizing the process settings no longer requires repetitive stops and restarts. Furthermore, the new StarFlex release features a full-fledged user administration with four, individually customizable user levels. This greatly reduces the risk of operating errors and increases production safety.

StarPack CW Hybrid – flexible cross web and web direction solution for medium size production

The StarPack CW Hybrid system covers the needs of medium size production for cross web and web direction processing. One or two lasers with up to eight 2-axis scanners allow any recipe of scribing in cross web direction and in web direction, as well as perforation of round micro-holes. Optomechanical improvements and StarFlex software makes for simplicity, convenience, speed, quality, and lower cost-of-operation.

StarFlex – more flexible processing, shorter setup times

StarFlex GUI software provides a unified user interface, no matter which type of system, whether web direction or cross web, perforation or scribing. The software operates systems with up to 9 lasers, and speeds layout changes. Process parameters can be changed and optimized without the need to stop the system. Further, StarFlex software offers four different operating levels for users, administrators etc., to prevent inadvertent errors or reprogramming.

StarMap, VisionPerfoControl and LaserPulseDetection eliminate trial-and-error, and improve product quality

StarMap, optimizes Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) provides the best perforation recipe for various packaging designs and products, and eliminates trial-and-error. VisionPerfoControl is a unique real-time monitoring system for hole diameter and circularity. LaserPulseDetection dynamically monitors  laser output, resulting in improved product quality.

Well-equipped application lab for evaluation and process design

Coherent| Rofin’s packaging line-up is completed by StarMAP, the solution for optimizing Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) films, and VisionPerfoControl, the unique real-time monitoring system for hole diameter and percentage roundness. The well-equipped application lab with in-house winders is available for customer-driven evaluation and application design at any time.

For more information on the Coherent | Rofin solutions for the packaging industry, please contact Jamie Costello on +44 7787 127 836 or email

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