At Advanced Manufacturing Development (AMD), we specialize in the design and construction of automated manufacturing systems tailored to the unique needs of the customer. Our extensive experience providing custom system installations and expert engineering team enable us to provide solutions that meet some of the highest standards of design, functionality, and quality. One of our core solution capabilities is marking systems.
Marking systems enable manufacturers to add important pieces of information (e.g., batch and lot numbers) to parts and products that are essential for quality assurance, traceability, and compliance with regulatory guidelines. They are used to mark manufactured goods in a wide range of industries, including automotive, appliance, consumer goods, and more.
Marking Solutions at AMD
Our engineers can design and build custom marking systems to suit various customer processes and applications. Below, we provide an overview of our marking system solutions.
Laser Marking Systems
Laser marking systems utilize concentrated beams of light to form permanent markings on the surface of components. They can be used in annealing, carbon migration, discoloration, engraving, etching, and other manufacturing operations to mark a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, ceramic, glass, wood, and paper. Typical markings include text (e.g., part or serial numbers), machine-readable data (e.g., barcodes or 2D data matrix codes), and graphical designs.
Micro Percussion Marking Systems
Micro percussion marking systems—also referred to as dot-peen and stylus-pin marking systems—use consumable tips to etch permanent markings onto the surface of metal components. They create a series of small indentations that form text, patterns, or images when seen together. Typical uses include manufacturing, fabrication, and production facilities.
Inkjet Marking Systems
Inkjet marking systems employ the use of ink and ink sprayers to create semi-permanent markings on objects without touching their surfaces. They are suitable for marking curved surfaces, soft objects, or items moving at high speeds along a production line. If needed, systems can be equipped with optional functions that automatically update dates, serial numbers, and other sequential data to streamline marking operations.
Stamp Marking Systems
Stamp marking systems are available in two main variations: hand pressing systems and machine pressing systems. For both variations, finding the right balance of ink and stamping pressure is essential to creating clean and clear markings. If too much ink or stamping pressure is applied, the markings may be smudged. If too little ink or stamping pressure is applied, the markings may be faint. Other considerations to keep in mind regarding stamp marking systems are that they are not suitable for use on curved or soft objects and do not accommodate automatic changing of sequential or otherwise updating data.
Contact AMD for Your Automated Marking Solution Today
Marking is an essential step in the manufacture of various parts and products. The markings found on manufactured goods facilitate quality assurance, product traceability, and regulatory compliance. While manual marking operations are possible, automated marking operations generally offer better productivity and profitability to a manufacturer. If you need automated marking systems for your facility, AMD has you covered. To learn more about our automated marking solutions or discuss your requirements with one of our experts, contact us today.