Top 4 popular industrial marking systems
Your industrial marking system is the most important part of the overall traceability process for obvious reasons: If you lose the identifier, you can’t track your parts. The most common technologies for part identification are labeling, pin marking, inkjet printing and industrial laser marking.
WHY USE INDUSTRIAL LASER MARKING?-4 ADVANTAGE
1. FAST AND RELIABLE TECHNOLOGY
Laser marking offers efficient and fast marking in harsh environments such as metal production foundries and processing plants. When all application requirements are considered, it is generally the best solution for high volume production with very short cycle times.
2. ROBUST AND PERMANENT IDENTIFIERS
Laser marked identifiers can withstand high temperature annealing, salt fog and intense exposure to UV rays.
3. MINIMAL MAINTENANCE, NO CONSUMABLES
Industrial laser marking systems require little maintenance and no consumables, thanks to fiber laser and sealed CO2 laser technologies.
4. HIGH RESOLUTION AND CONTRAST
Industrial laser marking offers a high resolution that allows the production of any type of barcode, even on rough surfaces. Optimized processes also allow for sharp contrast on various materials, including plastics and metals.
OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKING SYSTEMS?
LABELS AND NAMEPLATES
Labels and nameplates must be affixed to the surface for identification, their reliability being dependent on the substrate and various conditions. This industrial marking system requires a specific machine to produce the labels according to your requirements.
- Refined and quality marking
- Easy to use
- Colored marking
PIN STAMPING AND MICROPERCUSSION MARKING
Industrial micropercussion marking is a widespread solution for industrial metal stamping. If your needs are simple, this technology may be the most suitable for your application.
- Permanent identification
- Capital costs ranging from low to high
- No need for barcodes or contrasts
INK JET PRINTING
Inkjet printing deposits ink on the surface of the part. It is fast and can generate color marking. Marking can be affected by chemical aggression and requires a supply of ink.
- Low cost
- Heat resistant labels
- Color marking