We want to protect what we have purchased. We want to ensure that, if it is stolen, it has the potential of being recovered. The easiest way for this to happen is to ensure that it has been properly labelled.
Another important reason we mark items is for efficiency in a work environment. Marking machine parts is used not only to identify the owner, but also to identify the part numbers, and often even barcodes and model numbers for repairs and replacement parts. This eliminates the need to access written manuals, and it provides immediate information for repairs.
There are many ways one could choose to label property. Following, we will explore why it is recommended that you use laser marking over printing.
What is laser marking?
Laser marking, for the most part, simply discolors the surface without actually cutting into the surface of the object or piece of equipment, thereby not removing any of the original material. It does not include the use of inks nor tool bits, but in fact uses a laser to brand or bond. Companies such as KT marking (also known by the full name Wuxi Kuntai Automation Company) specialize in marking systems, offering a variety of marking solutions for any customized marking requirements.
At KT Marking, our main products include laser marking machines and dot peen marking machines; all our marking systems are customizable.
The main purpose of a marking machine is to provide a permanent identification and product traceability for items made out of any material. This permanency is provided with little or no impact on the material, so it does not impact the integrity of machine parts, etc.
Why laser over printing?
Printing and paper labeling was a very common practice before the laser marking technology became more common. This old school approach to labeling did the job—it effectively labeled items all over our homes and work environments; however, the longevity of these products came into question almost immediately (depending on the environment they were used in). There was the potential for these paper labels and print markings to fall off or wear off. With laser marking, this is not a concern. The laser marking is a permanent mark that won’t need replacing and won’t fall off or fade. This is very significant for companies with many machines – part numbers or even barcodes are laser marked into the equipment for ease of information. Since the marking does not fade or fall off, it will always be easy to read and it will be easily accessible in the future.
Another really important bonus of laser marking is its flexibility. Print labels don’t necessarily adhere equally to all surfaces. The laser marking works on a variety of materials—from metals, plastics, and woods to other natural materials.
Why choose KT Marking?
We have a 24-hour service call center to help with any machine questions, to assist with updating software, ongoing maintenance, and application questions. Our technical support is top notch, and we offer free application consultations, maintenance plans to extend machine function, parts and service support, etc. For more information about KT Marking or to learn more about laser marking options, contact us at [email protected].