There are a lot of industries that can find pinmark useful thanks to its unique component identification requirements. Transportation and logistics industries, aerospace and automotive industries, electric components and construction equipment industries, oil & gas industries, agricultural machinery and metal working industries: these are just few examples of the many application of dot peen marking.
But how does a marking machine work? The marking pin which is used to peen or to stamp a surface is pneumatically driven, so that it can give life to a series of dots that are closely spaced and very small. Such dots form lines that can be curved or straight: the final result is a word, a code, a number, a logo or a geometric form, depending on the requests of the customer. The precision that is guaranteed by independent X and Y marking axes is very important: there can be no error in place dots.
Legibility is a peculiar characteristics of dot peen marking, which ensures the best quality and accuracy. A dot peen marker provides any kinds of marks in a fast way: just few seconds are required to obtain the final result. The depth of the mark can be controlled, so that adjustments are always possible: air pressure can be modified, as well as many mark settings and dot spacing.
It is simple, then, to create 2D data matrix codes, logos or texts: the clearance between the part and the pin is not always the same but can be changed; moreover, marks can be realized in any orientation or in any size. As you can see, the best versatility is ensured by a system which is governed by an advanced software.
There are a lot of marking systems that can be used: not only benchtop dot peen machines, which are recommended to engrave plates and tags, but also portable machines, that are very easy to handle. Many systems are conceived to be integrated directly into production lines: this is helpful in order to reduce costs. These systems present a very compact design and are appreciated for their long-term reliability. A lot of surfaces can be marked, from plastics to metal, no matter which working environment is involved or what the surface properties are.
Automator is one of the companies which focus their businesses on dot peen marking: its machines can be suited to a large amount of needs in many industries.