Chris Ogden, business development manager for our industrial lasers group, takes a look at the latest addition to Laser Lines’ product portfolio, Couth’s dot peen marking systems.
For some businesses, dot peen marking is the go-to technology to ensure a fast, deep and cost-effective mark for identification and traceability. By scribing into metal and plastics, dot peen marking can creates human readable characters, logo designs and machine readable codes using a series of dots.
It is a very fast technology and it can be cheaper than other marking solutions. For certain industries, such as aerospace, it is the only approved method used to mark certain parts, but recent advances in the technology have meant that more and more industries are recognising the benefits that dot peen marking brings.
One of the most comprehensive ranges of dot peen marking systems is from the world renowned machine builder, Couth. By working in partnership with Couth, we can now provide dot peen systems to suit our customers’ requirements.
Offering bench-mounted and portable systems, the Couth range enables users to take the part to the machine and vice versa, with special systems also available for production line integration also. This flexibility of use opens up dot peen applications to manufacturers of large parts or markets such as steel stockholders, for example, as well as companies with only an occasional marking requirement and a more limited budget.
As a method of identification, dot peen marking has been around since the 1970s, but the technology has always continued to develop. Couth in particular is regarded as the provider of the best systems on the market, offering solutions that are unparalleled in terms of performance, reliability and flexibility.
For those customers that laser marking systems might be cost prohibitive, dot peen marking is a genuine alternative. The same can be said for businesses that require a deeper mark or for those companies that need a portable solution.
For businesses who need to mark one or two parts a day, or for organisations who require high-speed marking, 24/7, we have the right solutions. The welcome addition of the Couth range to our already large product portfolio is great news for us and our customers, and we’re already working on some really interesting customer projects.