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The MECCO Blog gives manufacturers and suppliers expertly engineered advice on lasers, marking, and traceability to help you deliver a successful project – every time.

2019 Manufacturing Regulations Making a Mark on Traceability

The manufacturing industry is changing rapidly. Here's a roundup of the some of the key regulations affecting marking and traceability this year, plus a handy checklist to help you prepare.

Marking Equipment’s First EtherNet/IP Solution

Most factory equipment is controlled through programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to automate processes in assembly lines. While devices such as conveyors, robotic devices, and vision systems typically communicate directly with a PLC using EtherNet/IP™, historically, marking systems have not. Read more

Video: Laser Marking Rotary Workstation

This month’s featured laser marking system is the MeccoMark Rotary Workstation, customized for an application that had the following goals: optimize marking cycle by putting the maximum number of parts in at once, be able to see inside the enclosure for job file set up, easy access for maintenance. Read more

MECCO Talks Helping Customers, 125 Years on Our Region’s Business

Our Regions Business
Dave Sweet, President of Mecco Marking & Traceability, recently appeared on an episode of Our Region's Business, a Sunday morning business affairs television show for the Pittsburgh area, to talk about the long history of the company in the region. Read more

Video: Tag Marking System – Dot Peen

This month’s featured machine is the MC2000 Tag Marking System. This system is the perfect solution for marking stacks of tags at a time with serial numbers, text, logos, and other information. Featuring a pneumatic pick and place arm, this system lifts tags from a magazine that holds 100 tags. Read more

A Look Back at Our 125th Celebration

“It’s an amazing story that could only be done by amazing people,” said MECCO’s President Dave Sweet when talking about the growth of the company in recent years. Read more
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Open House Today for 125th Anniversary

Today, all of us at Mecco Marking & Traceability would like to invite you to our office in Cranberry Twp, PA to celebrate our 125th anniversary. Since 1889, Mecco has been in the Pittsburgh area, offering direct part marking solutions that have spanned several generations and types of technology. Read more

Machine of the Month: Wheel Marking System with Powered Conveyor

This wheel marking system with powered conveyor utilizes EtherNet/IP communication to integrate marking and reading/verification into an assembly process. Using a MeccoMark Fiber Laser Marking System, this system was engineered to work with the customer’s existing powered conveyor. Read more

Portable Oil & Gas Deep Marking Units on Display at OTC 2014

Mecco Marking & Traceability is exhibiting at OTC 2014 on May 5-8. We’ll be showcasing marking solutions that provide traceability for the oil & gas industry, including dot peen and vibra peen permanent marking solutions that offer deep marks that can withstand harsh environmental conditions. Read more

Machine of the Month: EtherMark-Enabled Rotary Workstation

This EtherMark-Enabled Laser Marking Rotary Workstation utilizes EtherNet/IP communication to allow for easy and flexible communication to the manufacturing floor. Read more

Deep marking steel at the NASCC Steel Conference

Mecco Marking & Traceability is exhibiting deep marking steel solutions at the NASCC Steel Conference in Toronto this week. We’ll be showcasing products that provide deep marking for steel and would love to see you at our booth to discuss any steel marking applications you’re working on. Read more
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Machine of the Month: Laser Enclosure with Rotary Indexer

This month’s featured “Machine of the Month” is a MeccoMark Standard Class 1 Enclosure that has been modified for an application requiring the ability to mark round parts. Read more

3-Axis Laser vs 2-Axis Laser Comparison

2.5D Laser Mark Sample
What's the difference between a 2-axis and 3-axis laser? Learn why you many only need a 2D part marking system rather than an expensive 3D marking system. Read more

Celebrating 125 Years of Direct Part Marking

Founded in 1889 as M.E. Cunningham Co., Mecco® Marking & Traceability is celebrating 125 years in business. Mecco® celebrates its long history of innovation and service to its customers. Read more

MECCO Receives Patent for Safety Seal Laser Marking System

Mecco® Marking & Traceability has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for their Safety Seal Laser Marking System: US Patent No. 8,624,154. Read more

Featured Machine of the Month: Large Tray Laser Marker

Our featured machine of the month is a MeccoMark XL Enclosure customized with an XYZ gantry. This system was developed for a customer who needed to mark larger trays of parts that couldn't be marked by a single laser in a stationery position. Read more

Understanding the Benefits of Direct EtherNet/IP Communication over Proprietary APIs

Benefits of EtherNet/IP Marking
Industries such as automotive, oil & gas, medical devices, aerospace and metal fabrication know the value of permanent, legible marks on parts and assemblies created by permanent part marking systems. Read more

Featured Machine of the Month – Tool Joint Marker

Our featured machine of the month is a MC2000 N-34 Tool Joint Deep Marker with pneumatic clamps. In this demo video, you’ll see how Mecco Marking & Traceability customized a deep marker for 2D data matrix and human readable part marking on pipes and tubing. Read more

Robotic Marking & 2D Verification Cell Demo at Assembly Show

Robotic marking
We recently exhibited at The Assembly Show in Rosemont, IL, displaying our laser marking systems and MC2000 dot peen marking systems. This event was launched this year, providing an exclusively assembly-focused trade show for suppliers, buyers and users to connect and learn about new technologies. Read more

EtherNet/IP for Marking Devices Debuts at Assembly Show

Mecco Marking & Traceability has released EtherMark: EtherNet/IP for Marking Devices and will be demonstrating its capabilities at The Assembly Show beginning October 28. Read more

Video: Portable Dot Peen with Pneumatic Clamp

This featured video demonstrates an MC2000 dot peen marking system that was developed for a customer who needed to mark 2" and 4" steel pipes, and wanted the ability to have the marker attach to the part so that the operator could let go. Read more