Marking System Overview

Non contact marking serves an important role in modern industrial systems. It can be used as a communication tool for quality control, a way to differentiate between similar looking parts, or to perform very detailed finishing.

Quality control has become an important use of marking systems. Some applications may perform defect marking on a pass-fail basis, while others may require a more analog approach with different colors or number of dots. Understanding the requirements of the process and what type of identification is desired will determine what type of marking system is required. A system can be custom tailored to the application to include multiple colors and marking guns.

Another common application for marking systems is identification of components that look very similar. This is typically done in a number of ways, one of which is with color coding. Successful part identification can greatly reduce expensive rework when incorrect parts are utilized and speed up quality inspection of proper components.

In some processes, an operation may need to be done after a finish has been applied to a part. This sometimes requires a second finish application over a very specific part of the component. A marking system has the ability to apply a very detailed finish over that specific area with virtually no overspray contamination to the other areas of the component. This can lead to the automation of certain processes that in the past were only achievable with labor intensive, manual methods.

There are many other applications of a non contact marking system. The customization available in a Select brand marking system ensures that it will perform to the exact constraints of your application. Whether it requires multiple colors, patterns, or marking guns, a system can be designed to fulfill your requirements.

– Anthony Kowalski, Systems Engineer