As the world becomes more and more interconnected and interdependent, the question of the origin of products and goods is now more important than ever before. Global marketplace rules dictate the necessity of being able to trace product manufacturers with ease to stop any potential problems, such as the spread of disease, as well as to have the identification procedure in place to keep track of inventory (identify counterfeits) and pinpoint the solutions that work better than others. How does one label the products in order to ensure such traceability and identification? Many different solutions may come to mind, but most have serious drawbacks.
Depending on what kind of product or goods you have, you may want to put a sticker on the packaging, or a hanging label, or perhaps a bar code of some kind to simplify the tracking process. With the transportation and warehousing processes, you are also aware of the fact that stickers may get damaged, labels may fall off, and barcodes may get smudged. How does one place the product name, barcode, date of manufacturing, and other information on the product in such a way that it will remain legible? The option you are looking at is a fiber laser marking machine that will put the traceability and identification information directly on the surface of the product, which is an efficient, durable and presentable solution.
How does this work?
A fiber laser marking machine uses a powerful laser beam that is put into direct contact with a surface, which can be metal, ceramic, or plastic. The beam can trace letters, numbers, barcodes, graphics, and other information with ease, all programmed from an intuitive interface on a computer screen. The possibilities for how much or how little information and in what formats should be included are literally limited only by your business model and your imagination. While the traceability and identification models differ from company to company, the fact is that the information marked with a fiber laser technology component stays on the product forever. At any time, the information can be accessed and processed. It cannot be lost. It cannot break off. It cannot wear off either, unless we are talking about deep structural damage to the product, which is already an entirely different situation to deal with.
At HeatSign, we take pride in finding the solutions for each of our client’s identification and traceability needs. No cookie cutter solutions here – we take the time to research and listen, so that the marking machine you get in the end meets your requirements and does the job you need as well as possible. When it comes to the fiber laser marking machines, we have a diverse selection that differs in size as well as other functionality. The laser marking machine our professionals would recommend to you is the one that will take your traceability to the next level. We look forward to helping your organization very soon!