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Locks & Security

Laser marking is a popular method for marking locks due to its precision, durability, and flexibility. Locks can be marked with serial numbers, brand logos, or other identifying information using a laser marking system.

The laser marking process involves using a high-powered laser beam to remove material from the surface of the lock, leaving a permanent mark. The laser can be programmed to create precise shapes and text, ensuring that the marking is clear and easy to read.

One of the benefits of laser marking on locks is that it can be done without causing any damage to the lock itself. This means that the lock's structural integrity remains intact, and there is no risk of weakening the lock or compromising its security. Another advantage of laser marking is that it is highly resistant to wear and tear. The markings are etched into the surface of the lock, making them difficult to remove or alter. This helps to prevent counterfeiting and ensures that the lock can be easily identified if it is stolen or tampered with.

Overall, laser marking is a reliable and effective way to mark locks with identifying information. It offers a high level of precision and durability, making it an ideal choice for manufacturers and users who require a secure and long-lasting marking solution.

The demands of the Lock & Security Industry

Laser engraving technology is in high demand in the locks and security industries due to the increasing need for precision, durability, and customisation. In the manufacturing of locks, laser engraving allows for the creation of intricate and detailed designs on lock components, which is essential for ensuring the quality and functionality of the lock. Laser engraving is ideal for creating permanent markings such as serial numbers, branding, and logos on locks, which are crucial for tracking and identification.

Across the security industry, laser engraving is used to create high-quality marks on various security devices, including access control systems, biometric readers, and alarm panels, to ensure proper identification and enhance security. The demand for laser engraving technology in the locks and security industries is expected to continue to grow as more companies seek to improve the quality, reliability, and functionality of their products.

The N-Lase Range

Meet our Industrial ID lasers

N-Lase Desktop

The N-Lase Desktop is our entry-level laser marking system for industrial identification applications, perfect for marking, etching, engraving and annealing all metals, coated metals, plastics and some organic materials.

The Desktop is the ideal solution for low to mid-volume throughput and is an affordable alternative to more traditional methods of marking, such as dot peen, electrochemical etching or hand marking. Despite being entry-level and affordable we haven’t sacrificed on quality or efficiency; our N-Lase Desktop comes with either our 20 Watt or 50 Watt MOPA fiber laser with a MTBF of 100,000 marking hours and a 3-year comprehensive warranty, as standard.

N-Lase Desktop Pro

The N-Lase Desktop Pro is the most popular laser in our N-Lase range. Designed for marking, etching, engraving and annealing almost all materials in mid to high-volume applications, the Desktop Pro is a full turnkey solution which includes an integrated All-in-One PC and an automatic door function to ensure maximum efficiency and simple operation.

The N-Lase Desktop Pro can be fitted with either our 20 Watt or 50 Watt MOPA fiber laser sources with a MTBF of 100,000 marking hours. Like all products within our N-Lase range the Desktop Pro comes with a 3-year comprehensive warranty, as standard.

N-Lase Benchtop

The N-Lase Benchtop is the ‘big cousin’ to the Desktop Pro. It has the same style and design but on a much larger scale, so maximum versatility for industries wishing to mark, etch and engrave big parts. As the name suggested, the Benchtop is designed to sit on a bench/worktop within existing manufacturing cells and processes.

Due to its larger footprint and modular design, the N-Lase Benchtop can offer a broad range of optional extras such as XY marking tables for increased throughput, large marking area lenses (up to 280mm x 280mm), big rotary attachments for circumference marking on large diameter parts and power sources from 20 watt up to 100 watt for maximum speed and depth.

With our 3-year comprehensive warranty, the N-Lase Benchtop is the ideal solution for the efficient and reliable etching of heavy-duty parts in industrial environments.

N-Lase Workstation

The N-Lase Workstation offers our biggest enclosure mounted onto a portable base to offer maximum flexibility. The Workstation can be located within an existing manufacturing process or operate as a standalone marking and traceability station. With an integrated PC and auto door function, the N-Lase Workstation is a truly turnkey solution; simply wheel into the desired location and start etching.

With such a large enclosure, the N-Lase Workstation can be fitted with a wide range of options to further increase efficiencies and offer maximum throughput. Options include XY marking tables to facilitate the loading of multiple parts, large marking area lenses (up to 280mm x 280mm), big rotary attachments for circumference marking on large diameter parts and power sources from 20 Watt up to 100 Watt for maximum speed and depth.

As with all our N-Lase range, maximum reliability and robustness is assured with our 3-year comprehensive warranty.

N-Lase Integrated

Designed for integration into production, manufacturing and assembly lines, our N-Lase Integrated models offer high reliability, speed and flexibility in a convenient form factor. A wide range of laser power outputs on our standard system allow marking on a diverse variety of substrates, whereas the Integrated Max is suitable for more powerful hungry applications and much larger laser modules. N-Lase Integrated systems are maintenance free and will provide you with years upon years of trouble-free operation

N-Lase Handheld

Laser without limits with the N-Lase Handheld. This model allows you to move the system to wherever (and whatever) needs to be marked. Ease and usability is at the forefront of the design, including a counterbalanced laser head to ensure safe movement and use. Whether it's a plaque on a wall or a plate on the floor, this model is ready for the challenge.

The Benefits

Laser engraving technology offers numerous benefits to the locks and security industries, including precision, durability, speed, and customisation. Laser engraving ensures that intricate and detailed designs can be etched onto lock components with high accuracy and consistency, making it an ideal technology for manufacturing locks.

Laser engraving creates permanent markings on locks that are durable, resistant to wear and tear, and can withstand harsh environmental conditions. The customisation options provided by laser engraving allow companies to create unique designs, serial numbers, and logos that can enhance their brand recognition and increase the security of their products. Laser engraving is a truly non-contact process that is fast and efficient, making it a cost-effective solution for the locks and security industries and an essential tool that ensures high-quality, reliable, and secure products for these industries.

60+ years in industry

Heritage & market-leading knowledge

The Needham Group and its subsidiaries have been a part of the ever-developing coding and marking industry since 1962; identifying industry needs whilst simultaneously importing and developing exciting, practical and innovative products to suit.


Customer service at our core

Every day we share our passion and excitement for British manufacturing and innovation in laser technologies with each of our partners; from supplier and supply chain right through to end-user.

Short lead times

Delivery in weeks, not months

We design, develop and manufacture our lasers at our HQ in Shropshire; allowing for lean manufacturing, better efficiencies and speedy response times in our manufacturing, ultimately getting your products to you in weeks rather than months.

Made in Britain & Safety Regulations

We are proud to wear the Made in Britain badge, where all of our lasers are manufactured at our HQ in Shropshire. Combining over 60 years of company heritage with exquisite design and Great British engineering, we take great pride in our heritage and our commitment to producing quality products that represent the very best of British craftsmanship. Our loyal customers can be assured that when they choose us, they are investing in a product made with the utmost care and attention to detail.

The UK has the world's most rigorous regulatory requirements for laser safety.
We are proud to align our UK design and manufacturing with said regulations.
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