The demand for efficiency in the production industries is always on the rise. As you try to expand your company, you will get more orders to fulfill on-demand. However, fulfilling all the orders is always a challenge due to various factors. One major constraint for most manufacturers of heavy-duty products i.e.those dealing with metals and plastics is product marking.
Before any product is released to the market, most manufacturers want to add some inscriptions like a seal, a stamp, or a serial number. Steel and metal inscribing have particularly been a problem for many manufacturers. The answer to these needs is dot peen marking. What is dot peen marking, what solutions are there on the market, and what device to choose – read further in our article.
Dot Peen Marking Equipment
For a long time now HeatSign has been at the forefront of providing engraving solutions. Whether you are dealing with fragile material manufacturing like glass or with tough material manufacturing like steel, HeatSign has made it possible to get inscribing solutions employing innovative technologies. Some of the solutions available include:
- aeronautics and aerospace
- medical instruments
- metal processing
- military equipment and others.
The inscribing technologies are of a wide variety and can engrave on various material types such as:
- metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, iron, brass, etc.
HeatSign also provides handheld engraving devices that make the entire process easy.
What is Dot Peen Marking?
The Previous Dot Peen Marking Systems
As times keep on changing, the demand for quick processing of products is always increasing. The company that is going to survive the wave of the 21st century must be ready to go the extra mile in ensuring that products are processed on time. The part designation is one of the stages that consume much time in the production process.
The time taken to engrave on every single product may, in the end, affect the daily output as well as the revenue. It is therefore important for all manufacturing outlets to find a way to speed up the process of product engraving. This will not only help companies save money, but also increase their revenue.
The traditional etching methods such as the CNC engraving (not to confuse with CNC dot peen marking) or the manual stamping have proved to be inflexible, cumbersome, and very slow. The need to process goods fast has been on the rise and so has been the need for an alternative to the imprinting process. Any manufacturer who uses these traditional methods will admit that the processes need to speed up.
Pneumatic Dot Peen Marking Machine
The good news is that a more efficient and reliable solution to product designation is now available. The dot peen technology brings a paradigm shift to the way product inscribing is done. The pneumatic device launched by HeatSign has brought a fresh breath in production letting the manufacturers speed up the process. This technology allows manufacturers to automate the process increasing the speed.
Benefits of dot peen marking:
- provides permanent yet low-stress direct engraving on different surfaces
- offers the capacity to make dots or continuous lines on various materials including metals, plastic.
- is perfect for all materials and shapes including circular, straight, or flat surfaces
- is a low investment solution with low consumables, low maintenance cost, and quick return on investment
- high accuracy engraving for both hard materials by the use of the software-controlled system
- uses advanced software Thor X6 that allows etching unique characters such as data matrix code, graphics outline, and VIN numbers on all types of materials
Dot Peen Marking Process
The technology uses a pneumatically driven pin to engrave small dots on a given product. They are joined to create symbols either as letters, numbers, or graphics outlines. This metal engraver has independent Y and X axes that are used to place engravings precisely in their positions.
The machine uses air pressure which is a key determinant of the punch power and type of the stamps. You can set several parameters of the device including air pressure, spacing, and clearance between the imprints to determine the size of the inscription.
This device can engrave logos, data matrix code, numbers, and letters. This dot pin marking machine is advantageous: it does not exert pressure to the surface where engraving is to be done, plus it uses less effort. It can be used to engrave on all metals including steel as well as hard plastic.
Advancing Efficiency: The Electric Vibro Peen Marking
The pneumatic dot pin marking solution has already picked up the pace in many industries. Manufacturers use this machine for engraving tasks in different industries, however, it also has its fair share of challenges. For instance, the large pneumatic machines are cumbersome and not easy be carried around. It is also challenging to use an air compressor every time when you use a pneumatic device.
To solve these constraints, HeatSign has developed a more advanced metal engraving machine that replaces the conventional one. The electric dot peen marking machine is also known as the Vibro pin. It takes care of all the bottlenecks regarding imprinting on large parts. This machine is automated and does not need the use of an air compressor. The electric device is automated and integrated with touch screen software.
The machine can function on its own without the need to connect to a computer hence being the best option for etching. This device allows the customers just to plug it into a power source and get to work. It can be used for parts such as truck chassis, motorcycle parts, aerospace parts among others.
Portable Dot Peen Marking Machine
Today part engraving is not the rigid process it used to be. Even in an industrial environment, there are requests for more flexible and easily transportable equipment. This resulted in the development of portable dot peen marking systems. These systems are significantly smaller in size and some only require the power source, thanks to electric technology.
These characteristics of the equipment have made it possible to keep only one device for several workshops and even several manufactures. An operator can easily transport it to any destination. Another application where the use of portable devices is crucial is the designation of the large and heavy parts.
If the part is impossible to lift to the device’s desktop, the portable solutions make them suitable for processing anyway. For this purpose, handheld solutions are even handier. With inbuilt software and without the air compressor, they can be carried from one part to another.
Some are even equipped with a battery making the etching process possible even in the open air. Handheld devices have opened a new niche for product inscribing. Today huge products like car chassis, bearings, or large pipes are only inscribed by handheld portable dot peen marking machines.
Why Choose The Electric Dot Peen Marking Technology?
This machine has really changed the way the processing of goods is done. It is already being used by major industries in China, Japan, Canada, Germany, and the US. The testimonials by the users give evidence that the electric machine has improved efficiency in production. Most manufacturers estimate that the solution has reduced the time used for inscribing by up to 50%.
Many big brands that have adopted the electric technology testify of its efficiency in enhancing product inscribing and the production work in general. There is no doubt that the future of manufacturing lies straight in line with the electric dot peen marking. The use of such a small tool can expand the sales volumes. As a result, it may lead to the strategic growth of the company.
The machine is less costly to maintain as compared to other options. The only thing needed to operate is a power source. Most importantly, the machine is portable, hence making it the best option when working in remote areas or on internal parts of automotive such as truck /car chassis and other products.
HeatSign’s Vibro peen marking solutions adopt unique technology and can support deep engraving. This means the imprint will still be visible after painting the product.
The future is now and every manufacturer is turning to electric pin technology. It is quick and efficient yet it is also easy to operate. There are some things to learn about the machine for the starters. HeatSign is a reputable company that deals with inscribing technologies.
HeatSign has been updating the market with the best etching tools and continues doing tremendous work in simplifying the manufacturing process. It is now easy to inscribe steel, engrave information on metals and other hard substances with the Vibro peen technology. This latest technology takes manufacturing to a whole new level and just helps in speeding up the processes.
Don’t be left out, contact us now and boost the inscribing process in your company. The prospects of your company depend on the decision you make now.