Case Study | Dot Peen Marking Success Badger Meter

Badger Meter

Badger Meter is a leading manufacturer of products using flow measurement and control technologies. These products are used to measure and control the flow of liquids in a variety of applications. 
The SuperFast's Vibra Peen mark on Badger Meter's part.
The SuperFast's Vibra Peen mark on Badger Meter's part.
Badger Meter uses pin marking to permanently identify their parts with serial numbers.
Badger Meter uses pin marking to permanently identify their parts with serial numbers.
A custom designed pin marking rotary workstation was developed for Badger Meter.
A custom designed pin marking rotary workstation was developed for Badger Meter.
Inside the marking station made for Badger Meter, where a rotary table moves the parts into marking position.
Inside the marking station made for Badger Meter, where a rotary table moves the parts into marking position.
Badger Meter also integrated the SuperFast U-Model into their assembly line.
Badger Meter also integrated the SuperFast U-Model into their assembly line.
  • The SuperFast's Vibra Peen mark on Badger Meter's part.
  • Badger Meter uses pin marking to permanently identify their parts with serial numbers.
  • A custom designed pin marking rotary workstation was developed for Badger Meter.
  • Inside the marking station made for Badger Meter, where a rotary table moves the parts into marking position.
  • Badger Meter also integrated the SuperFast U-Model into their assembly line.

Materials:

Brass

MECCO Products Used:

  • MC2000 SuperFast
    Compact, high speed dot peen marker that offers marking speeds up to 16 characters per second. This patented system leads the world in marking speed.

    MC2000 SuperFast

  • MC2000 T2 Controller
    The T2 controller embodies the best properties of all previous Couth control units and incorporates cutting-edge superior technology.

    MC2000 T2 Controller

Serial Numbers, Marked Fast and Deep

Badger Meter uses MECCO’s MC2000 SuperFast dot peen units to identify water meters with a unique serial number.  MECCO was the vendor that could achieve a high quality deep mark within their required short-cycle marking time. MECCO provides both stand-alone marking stations, including index table marking systems as well as integrated markers which are installed in their production lines.


Objectives

  • Marking human-readable serial numbers on water meters for traceability
  • Mark must be deep enough to be read after installation by field service technicians
  • Meet short cycle marking time requirement due to high volume of part marking
  • Low maintenance and high reliability needed – markers will run 3 shifts/day, 5-6 days per week.

Marking Solution

Badger Meter utilized the MC2000 SuperFast with N20 marking head to achieve the following benefits:
  • High speed marking system
  • MC2000 SuperFast 100x17 with N20 marking head able to produce a very deep mark