The Automotive Industry comes with its own marking needs and challenges that require specialized marking machines. HeatSign looks under the hood and brings a variety of marking solutions customized for the automotive industry.
Identification and Traceability
Identification and traceability of the motor vehicle parts is the major reason behind marking and labeling of the various automobile parts. It is a part of the manufacturing process and it is mandatory for all automobile parts to have identifying information on them, as per government regulations.
The automotive industry, with its stringent quality and reliability requirements, comes with specific scribing and marking needs.
Steel, plastics, light alloys, natural fibers, composite materials – assembling a modern car requires the use of thousands of parts made of different materials. And most of the parts require mandatory marking to fulfill Identification and Traceability and quality assurance requirements.
The main aspect of automobile marking is the need for parts to outlast a car’s lifecycle, withstanding exposure to dust, water, oil, fuel and high temperatures.
This is where HeatSign laser marking comes into the picture.
Our Laser markers offer considerable benefits when compared to conventional techniques.
HeatSign’s Automotive Laser Marking
HeatSign’s Laser Marking Solutions are designed to target a host of materials used in automotive engineering, by creating durable marks with high contrast.
Laser markers can be completely integrated into the production lines of automotive industry or they can be used as stand-alone solutions for marking small parts with high throughput. HeatSign Laser markers use advanced software that makes every single aspect of the marking process highly efficient, making it possible to customize the marking to individual company needs.
Advantages Of Laser Marking For The Automotive Industry
Laser engraver deliver everything that is commonly required for automotive industry traceability. As there is no ink involved, the marking process is instant and requires no drying time. This alleviates the problem of smudging when the marked product comes into contact with other products or handling systems soon after marking.
Their low downtime, high speed and lack of consumables make laser markers particularly attractive. This brings down the long-term cost in comparison with other marking technologies.
Some Laser Marking Solutions
Day & Night Laser Marking: This kind of marking is done on plastic parts and is extensively used in the automotive industry. This method makes it possible to remove specific lacquer layers from multilayer-coated transparent parts. Due to its extreme levels of flexibility and low production costs, this laser marking process has taken the place of two-component injection molding.
Label Marking: There are several Automotive parts where direct marking is not possible. The solution is – label marking. HeatSign laser marking machines create a variety of marks on labels: numeric and alphanumeric text, barcodes, serial numbers etc. The in-built software makes it possible to program the label shapes and the marking text. Once the labels are marked, they can be cut out and used on automotive parts.
Tire Marking: CO2 lasers engrave serial numbers, matrix codes and other alphanumeric text into tires. This helps with identification of the different parts by manufacturers and customers, even several years after production. Being abrasion proof, these laser markings do not affect the tires in any way.
RoundUp of HeatSign Automobile Part Marking
HeatSign Offers Marking on every single automobile part, whatever the size, shape and material. All marking needs of the automotive industry are covered.
- Marking on Engine Parts: Engine Block, Gear, Cylinder, Pistons, Piston Rod, Camshaft, Crankshaft.
- Marking on Fuel Supply System: Fuel Pump, Injection System, Alternator, Air Cleaner, Starter, Radiator, Water Case.
- Marking on Chassis: Doors, Body Panels, Car Frames, Chassis, IN Number.
- Marking on Gear Case: Gears, Bearings, Shaft, Body Valve.
- Marking on Power & Steering System: Wheels, Brake Components, Transmission Part, Shock Absorber, Driver Shaft, Suspension Arm.
- Marking on Exhaust System: Exhaust System, Muffler Manifold, Particulate Filter, Silencer, Catalyst Converter.
- Marking on Interior Components: Air-Conditioning, Seat Belt, Dash Board, Cigarette Lighter etc.
- Marking on Sensors & Switch: Multi-Function Plug, Oil Pressure Sensor, Air Flow Sensor, Heating Control.
- Marking on Lighting: Head Lamp, Fog Lamp, Taillight.
Fiber Laser Marking and Engraving Systems from HeatSign use imported scanners and use the latest marking technology for superior marking in terms of quality and speed. The solutions range from compact or Hand-held low-power Fiber Laser marking machines to the larger high-power marking machines depending on the automotive parts to be marked.
HeatSign Dot Peen Marking Machines are also used in the Automotive industry, based on your specific requirement.
Contact us to find out more about our customized Marking Solutions for the Automotive industry. Get exactly what your company needs.