Recently, a company reached out to us in need of a custom solution for a pin marking application. They mark large nameplates and the size of the nameplates complicated the marking process. They wanted a machine that would make the process simpler and more efficient.
The pin marking application
The company manufactures large pressure vessels and each vessel requires a nameplate that shows the vessel’s specifications. However, the nameplates and required mark were much larger than their current pin marker’s 8”x 8” marking field. As a result, they had to mark half of the nameplate, reposition it, then make a second mark to add the rest of the information. They wanted a customized pin marker that could make the complete mark in one go.
We currently have three column-mounted pin markers in our Styliner® series: the Mark 3, Mark 4, and the brand new Pulse. They all have a 4” x 4” marking field. Obviously, the marking fields on these are too small for this company’s needs but the basic design of the Styliners® and styluses are capable of making clean, permanent marks on stainless steel nameplates. We just needed to design and build a marking head that could incorporate a much larger marking field.
The custom pin marker
The result: The Mark 4 12×12. With a huge 12” x 12” marking field, the company is now able to mark an entire nameplate at once – no need to stop and reposition it. With their new custom pin marker, their marking process is simpler and more efficient, and they still get a clean, quality mark on their nameplates.
Do you have custom needs?
SCHMIDT has a diverse lineup of marking systems that can be customized to meet your marking needs. If you are looking for a custom solution or want to learn more about our lineup of traditional, pin, laser, and inkjet markers, give us a call. We’re happy to help you find a marking solution that’s right for you.