by Laurie Barcaskey
Traceability of cast products starts when the patterns are being manufactured. Important data such as date codes, order numbers or other information that needs to survive the life of the casting. Replace plastic tape material with adhesive-backed foil material.
An equipment package for this requirement starts with a pneumatically-operated bench model impact press that has been tooled with marking equipment specific to the customer’s marking requirements.
Marking legends manually changed through individual type characters and/or multiple character segment set up. Packages can be operated with dual hand controls, or automated and assembled to include a table and safety precautions. PLC interface allows programming cycle counts.
About the Author
Laurie Barcaskey of Leading Marks is an authorized manufacturer’s representative with 30 years of experience and shop floor knowledge of solutions for industrial identification, part traceability and pipe testing. Laurie is the third generation of one of the marking industry’s most innovative and enduring family legacies, tracing back to 1889.
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