Scribing technology : precision and quiet marking
- Marked directly into the material-even the hardest steels-, the mark (text , logo) is produced by a carbide or diamond tip that penetrates and indents the surface. These scribers produce deep grooves to form continuous lines.
Scribing technology is selected mostly for applications when noise level limitations are imposed. For example, marking on huge tube could considered noisy with a dot peen machine, whereas a pneumatic scribing machine could mark with less noise. It guarantees a permanent mark of the highest quality, ideal for requirements including optical character recognition (OCR).
Scribing technology is also called “drop and drag” technology, and other time "scratch marking"
- Main characteristics
- Deep marking , up tol 0.5 mm (.019"), depending on the material marked
- Extremely quiet marking operation
- High speed marking
- High readability
- Power requirements : air and electric
Scribing technology is now a proven marking method that has made the SIC Marking group a world leader in industrial marking.
From automatic plate feeder marking station to VIN marking systems on vehicle chassis; applications in the automotive industry are numerous. Scribing heads can be mounted on columns, integrated in workstations or mounted on a robot.
This technology has been chosen by many other manufacturers in metal working, such as oil and gas ,agricultural machinery, electronics, transportation, construction industries, … and more.
The machines can run as table top workstation (scribing custom solution) but are more commonly integrated on production lines (called integrated range)