Dot Peen marks can be produced by either electric or pneumatic pin marking systems. A single pin or multi-pin device creates a specific dot pattern in each character. There is a direct correlation between striking of the stylus and the X-Y movement of the head.
When programmed, Dot Peen can permanently mark information such as:
- Date/time stamping
- Part serialization
- 2D Data Matrix bar code
- Operator identification.
Known for rugged simplicity, high-speed marking and deep engraving capabilities, Dot Peen markers deliver a mark that is permanent and includes programmable character depth and size. Dot Peen marking is also the least intrusive impact mark method.
What is the Difference Between Dot Peen and Laser Marking?
While both dot peen marking (or pin marking) and laser marking are direct part marking methods that create permanent, readable marks on a wide variety of materials, it's important to have use the right method for your specific operation. Before choosing a marking technology, manufacturers should consider a number of factors, including part surface quality, barcode location, and connectivity to the factory floor. Taking the time to find the right solution can save costs as well as frustration.
Learn more about Laser Marking vs. Pin Marking
How Does a Dot Peen Machine Work?
A single pin or multi-pin device creates a specific dot pattern in each character.