Part & Product Traceability
Global markets are pushing all actors in the value chain towards higher levels of traceability and standards compliance. Direct part marking is an obvious management tool dedicated to satisfying these constraints.Traceability is defined as the capability to track of an assigned feature or quantity of information to a given extent and chronology.Ask an expert
Part traceability in manufacturing: A win-win association
Monitoring process control
Unique part traceability helps manufacturers control the entire production process, avoid errors and more importantly, determine the origin of specific parts. The internal database created by automatic identification can be used to optimize production processes over time.
Responsibility and safety
Part traceability is necessary to satisfy demands by customers and government agencies for increasingly higher quality and enhanced levels of corporate responsibility. Tracking and tracing force all actors in the supply chain to comply.
In case of a non-complaince, serial numbers provide access to production chain history, and consequently, give the opportunity to act quickly and efficiently.
TREAD Act for automotive, FDA medical device reporting for medical equipment manufacturers and MIL-STD-130 marking standards for the US Department ofDefense are some examples of essential industry regulations. Adhering to warranty related requirements for part traceability can provide a considerable advantage.
Labels and nameplates
Printed barcode labels or nameplates have been used for decades for identifying parts and products. This method inherently presents high consumable cost for labels and ink as well as labor cost for applying the labels or performing maintenance on the label applying machine. In addition, the labels can fall off parts.
Laser marking avantages
Laser marking uses focused light to etch permanent information directly on the material. The identifier content is 100% customazible.
Permanent high definition mark
- Heat resistant identification
Pin stamping or dot peen marking
Pin stamping and dot peen marking use a carbine pin to indent the marking surface to provide a continuous deformation. Dot peen system engrave deep, text or symbols can withstand harshest manufacturing conditions. However they are relatively slow, cannot generate barcodes and require significant maintenance.
Laser marking avantages
Laser marking is a robust technology which enables remote etching a material without having to withstand continuous mechanical shocks and vibrations.
High resolution and high speed method
Allow high contrast for barcodes
- Minimal maintenance
Inkjet printer systems use a gun-body and a microscopic nozzle to deposit a droplets of ink onto the marking surface. Inkjet printing can provide color pictures or symbols, can work on a broad variety of materials but tends to have poor to excellent durability, depending on the quality of the ink and the operating environment.
Laser marking advantages
Laser etching is known for being low maintenance and for providing constant marking quality
- No consumables
Unlimited graphical capabilities
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3D Autofocus Fiber Laser With Imaging Scanner (LXQ 3D Vision)
With the patent pending LXQ 3D Vision Series, Laserax brings to the market the first adaptative traceability laser engraver that offers the joint benefits of laser engraving and 3D imaging.
3D Focus Fiber Laser Marking System (LXQ 3D)
This 3 axis fiber laser system permits industrial laser marking on various part geometries. This industrial laser marking machine will perform fast and reliable laser etching on various part geometries.
2D Fiber Laser Marking System (LXQ)
With an output power up to a 100W and certified IP67 class protection, the LXQ series is the most efficient and reliable industrial laser marking machine on the market.
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