Unique Device Identification: A Hot Topic for Manufacturers of Medical Devices
The FDA has mandated that all medical devices will soon have to have a unique device identification (UDI) label. A UDI is simply a unique numeric or alphanumeric code that both humans and machines can read. While a simple concept, the application of the UDI ruling will no doubt pose some serious marking challenges for … Continue Reading
SCHMIDT Marking Resolves Traceability Issues with Custom Program
Known for having one of the most complete ranges of marking equipment in the industry, we are often challenged by our customers to provide solutions for unique applications. We love to consider ourselves thinkers and problem solvers, and we are always eager to tackle new challenges. Recently, a large firearms manufacturer needed to identify their … Continue Reading
SCHMIDT President Helps Build Strong Foundation for Future Growth
The legal world’s loss was SCHMIDT’s gain when our company President, Neal O’Connor, was forced to drop out of law school in his first semester due to a double bout of tonsillitis and pneumonia. Not one to hang around and wait for the new school year to begin, Neal joined Signode Corporation as a Sales Representative in 1970. … Continue Reading
Direct Part Marking with Lasers
Ever try to scan a paper barcode that is faded, creased or torn? It’s not just difficult—it can be downright impossible. That’s why many manufacturers are dropping paper and switching to direct marking systems, which apply information permanently to the part. Identification barcodes and two-dimensional codes (2D holds more data) on parts are becoming more … Continue Reading
What’s the difference between laser marking, traditional marking and pin marking?
In our last article, we covered the four categories of marking depth. Today, we’re deconstructing the three marking technologies that can give you the mark you’re seeking. Traditional Marking These machines use heavy force to roll or press steel letters, numbers and trademarks indelibly into your parts. Traditional marking machines such as roll markers and … Continue Reading
What Kind of Mark Does My Product Need?
There are many reasons why you might need to mark your product. Traceability, functionality, identification, security and branding are just a handful of the possibilities. Whatever the specific reason may be, determining which technology to use is often dictated by what type of mark your product needs. While your specific application is unique, the type … Continue Reading