Improvements in technology mean that today it gets easier to do things that were extremely difficult with greater ease and accuracy. For companies that have been in their respective markets for a long time, it gets easier with time as they are
able to provide better services for their customers while maintaining favourable prices. For customers, they can now get the desires of their hearts, even getting a chance to do it themselves. The marking business is no exception, with the introduction
of dot peen marking and improvements in laser technology. These two are going a long way in changing the way people make marks on both hard and soft objects like glass.
Many people have no doubt heard of laser technology, and perhaps know what it stands for. There are not many people that know how varied the uses of laser can be.
Laser marking on objects is sometimes associated with the use of chemicals, etching, but the processes are significantly different from each other. The use of laser is a complex process but of course the hassle is worth it because the
results are precise. The work of a
laser marking system is especially easier for those materials that are considered ‘laserable’ if you may. These are materials like metal alloys and polymers.
A look into how laser machines work reveals the complexity, and just how useful they are at making marks. Laser engraving machines are based on the principle of a three section machine. The machines have a laser pencil, which concentrates a laser
beam on the desired material section, a table for placing the material to be marked and a controller which controls the movement of the making pencil. The controller controls the speed, scope, direction and intensity of the beam as it is directed
onto the surface of the material to be marked.
Laser Marking is fast and reliable
Laser marking machines are of three types, classified according to how they work. For fast, high quality marks on a range of materials laser marking is the best solution.This
classification usually depends on the movements of the object and the laser pencil relative to each other. In the most common laser engraving machines, the table holds the object stationary while the marking pencil moves about. In yet other
types of machines, the laser remains stationary while the object that is to be marked is moved a bout by the work table. Some machines have both the
laser marking pencil and the object stationary. In this case, the beam is moved a bout by specialised mirrors.
Dotpeen Marking for Permanent Marks
Permanent marks can be made using the technique of dotpeen marking with a dot peen marking machine. Another common marking method is
Dot peen marking systems are fully automated, with the actual marking process completely controlled by a computer for more accurate results. They can produce various types of markings on objects like alphanumeric identification marks
and 2D data matrix codes. There are three types of
dot peen marking machines available in the market today. Portable
dot peen marking machines are useful for objects that cannot be moved easily. Bench mounted ones are ideal for small and medium objects while integrated machines are normally reserved for production lines where companies want to mark