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Oil & Gas

The oil and gas industry commonly employs laser engravers to help with a variety of tasks, such as creating high-precision components with intricate shapes, labelling equipment and parts to ensure proper identification, and tracking and branding their products. Laser engraving is an incredibly precise and accurate way to produce intricate designs with very small dimensions and tolerances, making the technology ideal for oil and gas companies that require the highest quality and accuracy in their components.

Laser etching is permanent, allowing them to keep track of information, such as serial numbers, without worrying about the engraving fading or being removed. Laser engraving's quick turnaround times, as well as its clean and environmentally friendly process, make it the perfect choice for today's busy oil and gas companies.

The demands of the Oil & Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry is a highly demanding and challenging industry that requires precision, accuracy, and reliability in its equipment and components. Laser marking is becoming increasingly popular in the industry due to its ability to provide permanent, high-quality, and accurate markings on a wide range of materials. The industry demands laser marking for traceability, identification, and quality control purposes, as well as for safety and regulatory compliance.

Laser marking also helps to reduce the risk of fraud and counterfeiting, which is a significant concern in the industry. As the demand for high-quality and reliable equipment increases in the oil and gas industry, the demand for laser marking will continue to grow. Laser marking is an essential tool for the industry to meet its operational requirements and ensure the safety and reliability of its equipment and components.

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.

Non-Contact, Fast Technology

Laser engraving is a versatile technology that finds various applications in the oil and gas industry. One of the most common uses of laser engraving in the industry is the marking of parts, such as valves, pipes, and other components used in oil and gas extraction and processing. By using laser engraving, manufacturers can create high-precision, permanent markings on the surface of parts, which improves their traceability and quality control.

Laser engraving is used in the oil and gas industry for the creation of barcodes, serial numbers, and other identification markings that enable easy tracking of parts during their lifecycle. This technology is also used for the creation of custom logos, warning signs, and safety messages on equipment, which helps to ensure that workers can quickly identify and operate machinery safely.

The Benefits

Laser engraving is a technology that provides several benefits for the oil and gas industry. Firstly, laser engraving allows for permanent, high-precision markings on a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, and composites. This enhances traceability, identification, and quality control of the components used in the industry, which is crucial for safety and regulatory compliance. Secondly, laser engraving is a fast and efficient process, which allows for the high-volume production of parts and equipment. This reduces lead times and enhances productivity, which is essential for the oil and gas industry, where time is a critical factor. Thirdly, laser engraving is a non-contact process, which minimizes the risk of damage or distortion of parts, ensuring high-quality markings and consistent product performance. Lastly, laser engraving is an environmentally friendly process that does not generate waste or use harmful chemicals, contributing to the industry's sustainability goals. Overall, laser engraving provides significant benefits to the oil and gas industry, enhancing efficiency, productivity, and safety while reducing costs and environmental impact.

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.
We are also certified members of AILU. -

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