Did you know that the Marksman Computerized Dot Peen Marking Technology from Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. gives you the ability to mark your parts with 2D Barcodes, Military Spec UID Codes and QR Codes as well?
2 DIMENSIONAL CODES (2D)
Marking a 2D Code directly onto your part using our Computerized Dot Peen or Galvo Driven Laser Processes allows you to enter data such as work order #’s, Part #’s Lot #’s, Date Codes, pretty much any data at all into the system and have it automatically convert that data into square code that our equipment will allow you to permanently mark onto your parts. This code can be scanned using just about any of today’s readily available scanning technology and even very reliably with free apps, you can download for your smartphone cameras. This eliminates the concerns for labels coming off and potentially losing track of what revision of part you actually hold in your hand. It will always be there and easily accessible. It makes it very easy to track and inventory parts and can be very helpful in communicating with processes as they travel through automated production lines. For example, you can have parts scanned as they go through a process and rejected if parts should somehow become mixed or parts that are a fail can be marked to permanently confirm such important details.
UID Codes are a unique format of this 2Dimensional (2D Code) Technology that has been designed by the Military for their products and is often expected of manufacturers who are bidding to get such contracts that they will have the capability to mark the parts they would produce using this unique 2D Symbology.
QR Codes can be equally powerful, perhaps even more so in many ways.
A QR Code is essentially a Hyperlink to a URL Address or File. For example, if you host your QR Code with Millennium Signatures or even through other sources, you can permanently print a small square code onto your part that will remain there long after any sticker, plate or other methods of marking would be lost due to any one of several variable elements of conditions.
When scanning this code, it can immediately pull up a website or take you to a drawing or a document such as an entire manual potentially hundreds of pages of content if need be. There is really no limitations.
As long as that code is being hosted, the scanning of the code can instantly link anyone it’s a Barcode Scanner or Smartphone with a wealth of information about that part or product and it’s all controlled by you.
This information could even be changed after the mark is made potentially. Allow us to explain…..
You build an assembly for Natural Gas Furnaces and there is some information such as exploded parts view, parts number listing and some installation and safety guidelines you always want available to your client.
This means when it’s NEW out of the box of when being pulled out of a 20-year-old Furnace under repair. You completely control what information is instantly (almost magically) provides to your customer when scanned.
However….. 4 years after production of this part, it is determined that there is a defect in the parts from manufacture or there is some reason to recall the parts. It is possible to redirect where the link that code represents a different destination or a REVISED or UPDATED destination or document. For example, a technician in the field could now remove this part and scan it with his cell phone only to learn immediately that there is a recall notice out on that part and instructions on what to do about it as a result. It is incredibly powerful if you know how to use it to its full potential.
Both Millennium Signatures Galvo Driven Laser Etching / Engraving Technologies and our Marksman Series Computerized Dot Peen (Impact Stamping) process’ can provide such markings. The beautiful thing about these Codes is not only are they so easy to create and apply to the part, they are also very permanent. If you pull a dirty, greasy part of a piece of equipment, just give it a wipe off or a scuff with a Scotch Brite Abrasive Pad or something similar and give it a scan. It’s permanently on the surface of the metal, plastic, porcelain or almost any material and will almost always produce for you when needed.
For more information on these Marking Technologies and the Systems we sell allowing you to put these markings on your parts, contact our Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.
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