Press Marking Overview
Press marking is a conventional form of part marking. A machine fixtured with a type holder, numbering head or tooling die marks an entire word or legend at once using an impact indenting method. Press marking can be used on both round or flat parts and be equipped with part feeding systems for full automation operations.
Types of Press Marking Machines
Impact Marking Presses
Impact marking presses, which can be faster than roll marking machines, indent numbers and letters into the surface of parts with a powerful single stroke. Impact presses are typically used for stamping plates or solid parts, but are suitable for a multitude of part marking applications. Schmidt offers pneumatic impact press marking machines ranging from 5 to 10 tons of pressure. They are designed for quick installation, easy operation, and long marking life. Our press marking machines can be positioned vertically or horizontally as required by the application.
Squeeze Action Presses
Squeeze action press marking machines offer a gentler marking action when closer control of stamping pressure is desired. There is no impact, no bounce, and no repercussion as the marking pressure is delivered in a straight, smooth squeeze. Schmidt's squeeze action marking presses, with 5 to 15 tons of marking pressure, eliminate impact and reduce noise. By comparison to impact marking presses, these units are dramatically gentler for both the parts being marked and the tooling in the machine.
Schmidt offers two styles of squeeze action marking presses, the pneumatic Model A/O (air over oil) and the bench style Model 450. Our Model A/O (Air over Oil) marking press combines both pneumatic and hydraulic pressure to create an impact and squeeze action press all in one. These systems are available in 6 or 10 tons. The Model 450 is a more heavy duty pneumatic marking press and is available in four sizes.