Marking items with essential information can be a challenge. Labels can be pulled off and ink can be rubbed off. When you want to put an imprint onto an item and keep it there for as long as the product lasts, how can you be sure that it will stay there? The solution is dot peen marking. It is ideal for marking items with information, such as data matrix codes, that need to stay put.
Data Matrix Codes
A data matrix code, are everywhere these days. You can find them on everything from posters to cereal to airplane parts. They can be read by anyone from a mobile phone, and they can’t be altered. Even when damaged, they can still be read. They can store a large amount of information in a very small space, or if preferred in a very large space. The code can be as large as 3 feet, or as small as 3 millimeters, and it lasts for the life of the product.
Why mark your component?
Because the code lasts as long as the product does, it allows the product to be tracked. This is used to improve its manufacturing, identify and defects. It makes it easier to count in inventory and over data collection needs. As a result, having the code on a product saves time and money. As well, it services to prevent thefts, and counterfeiting. Why wouldn’t you mark your components?
The Dot Peen Marking Solution
Industries commonly use the dot peen marking machine for marking dot matrix codes because these machines are the ideal solution. Marking dot matrix codes onto any surface is easy with a dot peen marking system. The dot peen marking machine uses a pin (also called a ‘peen’) to mark tiny dots into a hard surface. They don’t put very much pressure onto the object, and so do very little damage to the surface. These machines are so useful for marking data matrix codes because they are very accurate. No mistakes or flaw can be made on the code since the accuracy of the information is so important, and no mistakes will be made by the dot peen system.
Easy to Use
You don’t need to be an engineer to use the machine. The information that you want to be engraved is called up on the computer program software included with the machine. Load the part to be engraved into the marking machine, and point your mouse to the ‘mark’ command. Click and you’re done. If your part won’t fit in the machine, there are handheld devices preloaded with software, making a computer unnecessary.
Our dot peen machines are an excellent buy. They are accurate, and they have a wide range of products to suit different marking needs. We pride ourselves on our customer service and at HeatSign we don’t waste your time or your money. Check us out and see what we can offer you. For more information, check out the helpful videos on our website so that you can see the machines in action. Dot peen marking systems are ideal for marking the dot matrix codes on your products.