What is Tag Engraving?
Tag engraving consists of different marking processes used in engraving tags made from different materials. Due to tags’ unique nature, you need to know about the right process for efficient and effective engraving. For example, the chosen engraving machine must be accurate enough and compatible with the metal tag properties (physical, chemical, and mechanical).
Although there are many methods (with their machines) for marking tags, dot peen marking and laser engraving are of interest when you think of using the engraving mechanism. Below are the tag engraving machines that fall under the two processes.
Dot Peen Tag Engraving Machine
Dot peen marking machines are suitable machines for marking tags, whether plastic or metal. They are suitable since the materials used in making tags are hardened plastics or metals. The machine works based on the dot peen marking system principle in which a stylus electromechanically or pneumatically marks the tag by forming successive and precise dots that create the required design.
An example of a good dot peen metal engraver you could use for your engraving needs is the electrically driven HS-DE04/05. The HS-DE04/05 is a high-speed metal tag engraving machine that is similar to a laser engraving machine in terms of quality marking. Consequently, it is the ideal dog tag engraving machine and can engrave deep markings into metallic plates and machines.
Marking area – 160mm x 100mm
Marking speed – 30-40mm/s
Power supply – AC 100V-240V
No air power required, just plug and play
You can watch how the high-speed metal tag engraving marking machine works here.
Laser Tag Engraving Machines
Laser tag engraving machines are the most efficient engraving machines compatible with many plastic and metal tags. They operate based on the laser engraving process and involve removing part of the material to create the required images on the metal tag.
Applications of Tag Engraving Machines
The two tag engraving machines discussed have many applications in different industries. Below are a few applications of the machines:
· Marking Dog Tags
Dog tags are used in the military and domestic uses as a basis of identifications. Dot peen tag engraver and laser tag engraving machines are ideal dog tag engraving machines. They are better than manual tools as they are easy to use and they deliver quality marking.
· Metals and their Alloy Engraving
It is difficult to deep engrave alloys of aluminum, steel, etc., using laser engraving machines. However, with a dot peen engraver discussed above, you have an easy machine that provides a hassle-free solution. Other alloys include aluminum and its alloys.