Since 1986, SIC Marking designs, manufactures and distributes its dot peen, scribing and laser marking machines. With 30 years of experience, the group has become an international reference for traceability solutions. SIC Marking is able to develop applications for a wide range of materials, such as steel, alloys, stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, and plastics. SIC Marking provides the most complete range of standard products on the market as well as custom marking and traceability solutions for all industries.
Dot peen engraving machines work by electromechanically striking a carbide or diamond stylus assembly against the surface of a part to be marked. The result is a succession of dots to create digits, text, logos, and 2D data matrix codes.
Each such dot is the result of a pulsed current that runs through a solenoid, punches a magnet toward the surface, and subsequently returns the stylus to its starting position, awaiting the next pulse.
Because each pulse occurs in only a fraction of a second, an entire 2D data matrix code, for example, can be completed in seconds (depending on the size).
Scribing is a marking process whereby the mark (text, logo, codes) is produced by a carbide or diamond tip that penetrates and indents the surface. This produces a deep groove that forms continuous lines across round, concave, flat, or arched surfaces, and on almost any material.
Also called "drop and drag" or "scratch marking," scribe marking machines are an ideal choice for applications where noise level limitations are imposed. If dot peen markers are considered too noisy when used on steel pipe, for example, a pneumatic scribe machine might be preferred.
SIC Marking's scribing technology guarantees a high quality mark and is ideal for requirements that include Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
Complete part traceability is an essential component for compliance with ISO quality standards.
Traceability begins with part marking, and choosing laser marking technology allows manufacturers to automate marking operations and ensure a high level of control.
Laser technology consists of a high frequency beam generated from a laser source. This beam is then amplified and directed towards a part to be marked via a series of rotating mirrors.
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