LONG LIFE FABRIC STENCILS

What are Long Life Fabric Stencils?

They can be used in the process of Electro-Chemical Etching, a process used to permanently etch any combination of text, symbols, barcodes and graphics onto conductive materials such as most Metals & Alloys commonly used in manufacturing. 
These Stencils are made using a photographic process which is important because you can get the same sharp crisp imaging as your Camera Ready artwork to etch permanently, (often with very high contrast) right into your material. All done in just a few seconds and without introducing any stress into the parts. This makes your parts not only traceable and/or potentially well branded with your companies information, but it makes your parts look great!
Don’t forget this process is highly effective regardless of how hard the metals might be!
These Long Life Stencils are most popular for surface etching because they can be reused hundreds of times (per impression) if cared for properly. They are durable and very easy to use.

Contact the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems to learn more about how we can quickly get custom Stencils made up to suit your exact needs. 
Contact us at:
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
W: millenniumsignatures.com

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MARKSMAN SERIES MARKING SYSTEMS – EASE OF USE

One of the beautiful things about our Marksman Series Products is its straight forward ease of use. 
We ship these systems throughout North & South America on a daily basis and for those who are not close to one of our distribution partners, someone with no familiarity can be operational and marking parts in 15 minutes with instruction over the phone of by watching short video clips sent by e-mail. Within your first hour, you will know everything you need to know to operate these Marking Machines on a daily basis. 
The interface is a simple 7 step process which you tab from step to step in a clockwise configuration on the stand-alone controllers or from left to right in the case of the optional software for PCs.

– F3 EDIT SCREEN –

1. MARK TYPE
Select the type of Mark you’re looking make ie. Standard LINEAR, RADIAL (Arc), GRAPHIC (PLT), MATRIX (2D/QR Code)

2. X-AXIS 
Select the starting point for the bottom left corner of your first character on your X-AXIS

3. Y-AXIS
Select the starting point for the bottom left corner of your first character on your Y-AXIS

4. ANGLE
Select the angle at which you want your words/image to print. Straight horizontal along the X-Axis is zero 0 degrees

5. CHARACTER HEIGHT
Select the height of the characters you wish to print in this BLOCK in millimetres.

6. PITCH
Select the pitch also known as the compression of the character. If the PITCH is set to the same value as the character height than the character will be a normally proportioned character with 3/4 its height being its width. So if a typical 3mm character is desired, the pitch or (PX ) value should also be set to 3mm. If you are bound by spec to six (6) characters at a stipulated height 3mm but you only have physical room for five (5) and you need to compress the width of characters you could set your height value (CH) at 3mm and your pitch (PX) value at 2.6mm. This will compress the width of the characters some allowing you to fit more characters into a given area.

7. VARIABLE DATA
The last step is actually where you type in the data you wish to print in this BLOCK. In the case of a Barcode, you would type in the content of what the code would ultimately contain and the system will generate the code to contain that data.

Following these 7 easy progressional steps, you can go to the F2 Screen and activate the marking process.

There is the process of saving a layout and recalling or “loading” a previously saved layout. There are some other features such as the F7 Feature allowing you to view your marking layout in relation to the physical limitations of your marking area and a few other features that can be helpful in certain situations, but overall it’s just about that easy.

We have helped hundreds of companies go from opening the box to fully operations from remote locations in as little as 15 minutes and as much as an hour depending on the configuration of the system they are using and their computer skills and familiarity with basic CNC type equipment.

Getting the job done right does not have to be complicated!

For more information on the features and capabilities of our Marksman Series Computerized Dot Peen and Scribing Systems, contact the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsihnatures.com
W: marksmanmarkingsystems.com
or millenniumsignatures.com

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TRACKING YOUR RAW MATERIALS

Tracking your raw materials as they come through the door and all the way through the manufacturing process has never been easier!

The Marksman Series MKP-054 Hand-Held, Bluetooth, Battery Operated Portable Marker by Millennium Signatures is available as what we call “Portable/Benchtop Combination Systems”. It allows all the fantastic features of the Portable System but also slides effortlessly into a positive locating fixture on our T-300 Precision Z-Axis Tool Post which allows hands-free operation of smaller components and Nameplates in a traditional Bench Top Format.

BOTH our MKP-054 and the larger format, pneumatic model known as the MK-100N/1340G can be offered in a Combination System Format.

OPTION A
The MKP-054 is a Battery Powered Blue Tooth System that offers a Marking Field of 70 mm x 35 mm or
2.75” x 1.37”

OPTION B
The MK-054 Pneumatic offers is a Pneumatic Solenoid Driven Model that includes an umbilical that delivers, power, data and compressed air. This offers a Marking Field of 50 mm x 40 mm 
or 1.96” x 1.57”.

OPTION C
The Large Format MK-100N/1340G System is also equipped with an umbilical that delivers Power, Data and Compressed Air to the Marking Head which offers a Larger Marking Field of 120 mm x 38 mm or 4.72” x 1.49”

OPTION D
The MKP-054 Battery Operated Portable is now available with a keyboard integrated into the Marking Head. It still offers Bluetooth and communicates with our IOS and Android Based Apps for your Smart Phones and Tablets, but also allows easy editing variable data right there on the device, quick and easy!

As mentioned, all of these Portable Models are available in the Combination System Format.

For more information on these and other Marking Technologies, contact the Technical Sales Team at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. We are the Part Marking Specialists for today’s industry. 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com 
W: marksmanmarkingsystems.com

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NEW!


Marksman by Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. continues to offer versatility and choice with a dynamic range of equipment. Our MKP-054 Portable Blue Tooth Hand-Held Battery Powered Marking Systems have been a huge success for years, now we’ve integrated a keyboard into the Hand-Held Unit allowing quick editing to be done right there on the unit regardless where you are. You can be up on a large fabricated structure or across the shop floor. 
Our systems have always used Bluetooth Technology to transfer static and variable information to the marking seamlessly from a Laptop Computer, Cell Phone or Tablet using our free App designed for Android or IOS Operating Systems, but now you have the choice to purchase this same equipment with the addition of a built-in keyboard. Marksman remains committed to supplying well built Marking Equipment designed to handle challenging manufacturing environments. 
For more information on this Computerized Part Marking Technology, contact the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
W: marksmanmarkingsystems.com
or millenniumsignatures.com

MARKSMAN SERIES LARGE FIELD ROTARY MARKER (EASTEC 2019)

Marksman’s Dynamic Large Field Rotary Marker will be on display at this year’s Eastec Exhibition in West Springfield Massachusetts next week (May 14,15 and 16 of 2019)

This unique system offers a Large 250mm x 250mm Marking Area making it super versatile for large components, multiple component marking and populating variable data on Metal Nameplates. This system is equipped with our Extended Height T-500-H Heavy Duty Manual Adjustable Z-Axis Tool Post which securely supports the large Marking Head Format while offering additional height allowing taller components to be marked.

As with previous generations of our Rotary Models, this equipment is equipped with a very heavy duty Precision Rotary Drive and 3-Jaw Chuck or Collet Assembly. 

Standard models can accommodate a 6.0” (15.24cm) diameters component. We can also modify this machine to accommodate larger diameters as needed. This system is a Ball Screw Driven Design which boasts the highest level of accuracy and repeatability available. It offers marking speeds of up to 5 characters per second (2.5mm) and is highly efficient at marking text of various fonts, mirror image characters, vector images (logos), 2D Barcodes, QR Codes, 2D Matrix and UID Code Technology. These systems are very robust with no cast components. All Precision machines components go into this very unique Marking System. 

The most valuable feature of this machine in our opinion is the Positive Locating Rotary Axis Slide Feature. This prevents you from having to manually set-up and align the rotary System to your Marking Head each time. The rotary axis stays aligned and can slide in to use and lock in place in one (1) second. 

If you need to use the system to mark a Nameplate or a flat component, unlock your rotary Axis, slide it out from under the marking head, pull up your new program and you’re Marking Flat stock. Do the same two steps again and you’re back marking Round stock. It’s that easy!

Contact one of the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc., to learn more out the MK-200BN/250 complete with CDC-20 Rotary and all of its capabilities. 

T: (905) 639-0909

E: info@millenniumsignatures.com

W: marksmanmarkingsystems.com

or millenniumsignatures.com

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PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT

Galvo Driven Laser Marking Systems are truly impressive pieces of technology designed to provide incredible etching and engraving results on most materials. However, despite some materials may partially vaporize or it does not always appear to leave a lot of residue or byproduct, over time it does build up in and around your system. Very fine metallic particulate can scratch and are conductive and can get into your electronics and cause damage or overheat conditions, corrosion etc. Proper Fume & Particle Extraction Systems are not that expensive, they are more compact and quiet running than ever before. If you’ve invested anywhere between $25,000 and $60,000 into a high-quality Marking System, trust me when I say that another $3,200.00 is nothing compared to a few service calls or replaced electronic boards and modules and this can be completely avoided. 
An extraction device will keep your facility cleaner, protect your Laser Marking Equipment, protect the health of your operators. 
Our team of Laser Technicians sees this situation every day and the stark comparison to those systems that are properly equipped with the right Fume & Particle Extraction solution. 
For more information contact the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
W: www.millenniumsignatures.com

COMBINATION MARKING

When using a Hand Held Portable Marker to stamp identification onto your parts, it’s easy when it comes to larger, heavier parts or assemblies and nothing could be better given the computerized solution that offers cord-free portability and comfort. However, it could be challenging or impossible to mark small components should the need arise. 
For this reason, Millennium Signatures introduces our Combination Marker Set-up. Combining our T-300 Base & Column used for some of our Bench Top configurations with our very popular MKP-054 Blue Tooth Enabled Battery Powered Hand-Held Marking Head now allows you to effectively holster that Portable Marking Capability quickly into a Bench Top Marker configuration making it very easy to mark small tools, couplings, valves or almost any small metal or plastic components that would have been hard to do with a portable previously. It also makes it useful for marking small Nameplates with great precision. 
Contact the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. To learn more about how to get more out of your Marksman Hand-Held Portable Marking System. 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
W: marksmanmarkingsystems.com

SHOWROOM & APPLICATIONS TESTING FACILITIES

Millennium Signatures Marking Systems’ Facility in Burlington, Ontario is equipped with the latest models of TYKMA Electrox Galvo Driven Laser Marking Systems. We encourage those interested in this technology to call us and plan a visit to see this equipment in operation. We have Fibre Laser Technology of various sizes, wattages, Class I & Class IV configurations etc. We have highly experienced technicians who can test the various systems on your products helping you decide what is the optimal configuration for your exact needs. We are happy to demonstrate the equipment for you in a direct one-on-one consultation. 
We have the Laser Gear Series, the Minilase and Zetalase Series as well the Scorpion Series Lasers. 
Contact our Part Marking Specialists today and arrange an appointment 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
W: millenniumsignatures.com

 

BALL SCREW vs PRECISION REINFORCED COG BELT Driven Dot Peen Marking Systems

Millennium Signatures “Marksman Series” Computerized Dot Peen Marking Systems is a comprehensive collection of equipment models, all offering their own unique features and abilities. 
Among their many differences, they can be quite easily divided simply into two (2) groups just by the drive technology they are equipped with. 
We have the Precision Reinforced Cog Belt Driven models and the slightly higher-end Ball Screw Driven models. While it’s true the Ball Screw Technology does have some advantages over the Reinforced Cog Belt Driven models, don’t fall into the thinking that the Reinforced Cog Belt Driven Systems are inferior or not worthy for those of you who believe strongly in buying a good product and doing things right the first time!
It is true that Ball Screw is a little more precise and does have better registration, repeatability long term, but the reality is they really only show an advantage in some situations. For example, if you are doing Machine-Readable Codes all the time on a regular production basis and your markings are not only required to be clean, sharp and precise to the naked eye, but also to today’s world of high definition scanning technology, then yes there would be an advantage to going to a Ball Screw Design for the very best possible code generation. Ball Screw is also beneficial when it comes to longer distances as in the X or Y-Axis travel of your Marking Head. Our Model MH-250 Marking Head which features a larger marking area of 250mm (9,84”) x 250mm (9.84”) is an example of where we use the Ball Screw Drive mechanism because it allows for us to maintain a tighter tolerance over a greater span. If we build custom Marking Heads for a customer that cover an even larger span, naturally we would continue to stay with the Ball Screw Drive. 
Ball Screw is also a little longer lasting, so should your machine be running around the clock or performing a very high number of cycles every hour ongoing then this might be a reason to invest in the slightly more expensive Ball Screw Driven Technology. Ball Screw Systems also yield some additional benefit when marking really small characters. The extra precision of these units will start to show when marking characters under 2.0mm in height with one of our precision marking tips such as the PH-16 or the LP-06. 
However, eight or nine of every ten Computerized Dot Peen Marking Systems sold are based on the Precision Reinforced Cog Belt Driven Technology and it is not to be underestimated. It is remarkable the character generation and repeatability these systems provide, year after year. They are also highly proficient at Barcodes such as 2D Matrix, UID and QR codes, it’s only recommended to upgrade if these markings are very high in volume. 
When demonstrating these systems, most clients will not even ask to see the Ball Screw Driven models as they feel it is not at all necessary. The marking is extremely clean and the codes read perfectly. The feedback we get from clients that have owned these systems for years, consistently indicates that they continue to perform like new. There is no noticeable deterioration and they are very happy with the reliable, maintenance-free experience they have had.
We have a lot of great Marking Systems for you to see. Regardless which Drive Design you feel is right for you, Marksman Systems are extremely well designed, easy to use and very well priced. 
Contact our Part Marking Specialists for more information. 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
W: millenniumsignatures.com and 
marksmanmarkingsystems.com

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73XNW MARKING INK

What to know about 73X and 73XNW Series Aerospace Grade Marking Inks.

BASIC DESCRIPTION
This is our most versatile marking ink. For the past 20 years, it has been used by leading aircraft and space component manufacturers for general purpose marking. In space applications, the out-gassing characteristics are extremely low.

SPECIFICATIONS
When applied properly, the ink meets or exceeds the performance requirements of G.S.A Specification: A-A-208 TYPE I

WHERE TO BUY
Supplied by Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc., they are shipped from Buffalo, New York in the USA or Burlington, Ontario in Canada.

DANGEROUS GOODS
This product is classified as a “Dangerous Goods” product and in some cases will require some additional fees to cover costs associated with the special packaging, labelling, documentation of the product above and beyond the transportation fees themselves. This is unavoidable in a lot of cases

RECONDITIONER
Along with the Aerospace Grade Marking Ink which is available in a variety of colours, but always maintained in stock in BLACK, RED and WHITE if the 73XNW Grade “Reconditioner” which is the corresponding solvent which should be used to thin the 73XNW Series Marking Inks or used in Clean-up Applications. It is not a requirement that both be purchased, they are sold independent of one another, but it is recommended that you have Fresh Reconditioner on-hand if you are using the Marking Ink.

BASE
The base of this Marking Ink is Ethyl Alcohol. This is NOT a two-part Marking Ink. It is ready to use right out of the bottle unless it should need to be thinned out some using the Reconditioner to suit your application.

SHELF LIFE
When stored in a cool place in a sealed container it is stable for a minimum of one (1) year. However, periodic exposure of this ink to the air will cause it to become more viscous (thicken). The addition of the 73X Reconditioner will thin the ink back to a suitable consistency.

DRYING TIME
Room Temperature, humidity and ink film thickness all may have a significant effect in drying time. 
On average, however, the ink when applied with a rubber stamp and pad will dry to the touch in approximately 6 minutes.

CORROSION
Since this ink is NOT compounded with any toxic or harmful acids, it is non-corrosive on Aluminum Alloys, Magnesium, Stainless Steels, Titanium or many of the exotic Space Grade metals.

APPLICATION
It is recommended that the use of a Rubber, Cloth or Linen Type of Stamp in combination with a Stamp Pad is best. All of these items are available through Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc., and Custom Stamps can be shipped out within 24-48 Hours. 
Call (905) 639-0909 or e-mail our Part Marking Specialists at info@millenniumsignatures.com for more information. 
We are here to support your inquiries and can offer more detailed information about how best to apply your ink markings and get the best results!

COLOURS
73XNW Marking Ink is available in BLACK, Yellow, Silver, RED, Blue, Green, Orange and WHITE. We typically only focus on maintaining fresh batches of BLACK, WHITE and RED in stock at all times. However, if the other colours are needed, we can have them ready for shipping within a few days.

For all your 73XNW Inquiries, please contact our Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
W: millenniumsignatures.com

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