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SCHMIDT Makes Its Mark at IMTS 2016

With the latest in laser technology and our updated brand and event displays, SCHMIDT was primed and ready for an outstanding effort at IMTS. Thousands of prospects flocked to our booth during the run of the show to view the continuous live demos and discuss their particular marking applications. TOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM IMTS 2016 1.   … Continue Reading
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Neal O’Connor on the Evolution of Marking Technology

Marking technology constantly evolves, and few people have witnessed the process like Neal O’Connor, SCHMIDT President. He is here to give a guided tour through marking’s past, present and future. In the beginning: traditional marking SCHMIDT got its start in 1895 with basic hand stamps. We then graduated to steel type that could mark multiple … Continue Reading

SCHMIDT at IMTS: Welcome to the Laser Show

IMTS 2016 is right around the corner, and SCHMIDT will exhibit in booth N-6159 at McCormick Place. We have some exciting new technology in store for attendees. Here’s a sneak preview of what you’ll see at the booth. Laser marking technology at IMTS The star of the show is our 100-watt laser, a relatively new … Continue Reading

The Evolution of SCHMIDT’s Brand

The year was 1895. Grover Cleveland was president of the United States, sports stars Babe Ruth and George Halas were born and Schmidt Marking Systems opened its doors for business as Geo. T. Schmidt, Inc. Through the Great Depression and two World Wars, our company thrived and grew into the industry leader it is today. … Continue Reading

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
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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
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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