Komatsu - Human Readable Dot Peen Marking Success

Komatsu

The Komatsu plant in Candiac, Quebec required a solution for direct part marking on their heavy duty components that would still be readable after being spray painted. The problem they had experienced in the past was that other making systems produced a mark that, when painted, filled in and became unreadable.

Komatsu went with MECCO's MC2000 SuperFast portable unit to keep their heavy duty components readable after painting and in harsh environments.
Komatsu went with MECCO's MC2000 SuperFast portable unit to keep their heavy duty components readable after painting and in harsh environments.
Komatsu went with MECCO's MC2000 SuperFast portable unit to keep their heavy duty components readable after painting and in harsh environments.
Komatsu went with MECCO's MC2000 SuperFast portable unit to keep their heavy duty components readable after painting and in harsh environments.
A zoomed out photo of the mark on Komatsu machinery.
A zoomed out photo of the mark on Komatsu machinery.
  • Komatsu went with MECCO's MC2000 SuperFast portable unit to keep their heavy duty components readable after painting and in harsh environments.
  • Komatsu went with MECCO's MC2000 SuperFast portable unit to keep their heavy duty components readable after painting and in harsh environments.
  • A zoomed out photo of the mark on Komatsu machinery.

Materials:

Metals - Bare
Powder Coat/E Coat/Paint Finishes
Steel

MECCO Products Used:

  • SuperFast Marking Machine
    Mark up to 16 characters/second. With compact design and high marking speed, the patented SuperFast Dot Peen Marking Machine leads the world in marking speed.

    SuperFast Marking Machine

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

    T2 Controller

Creating a Deeper Mark

Komatsu looked to MECCO to solve their part marking application needs and purchased a 100mm x 17mm MC2000 SuperFast portable unit with a N20 marking head. The combination of the SuperFast portable dot peen marker and N20 head produces one of the deepest marks in the industry and is survivable even after the final spray paint coating.

Komatsu found that MECCO was the only vendor that could achieve sufficient mark depth.


Simplifying Data Input:

MECCO provided a bar code scanner for data input. The bar code scanner ties-in with the keyboard and it outputs keyboard data.

  1. The operator scans the printed VIN bar code
  2. The information enters the MC-2000 as keyboard text (in edit mode)
  3. After marking is complete, the next VIN may be scanned and marked

Objectives Achieved

  • Mark human-readable VIN numbers on frame & components of heavy construction equipment
  • Identification marks made deep enough tobe painted without diminishing readability