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Metal marker tool ensures traceability

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article image Sheetmarker tools -- traceability made easy.

SHEETMARKER tools from Mate Precision Tooling, represented by Advanced Sheetmetal , permanently mark sheet metal parts with assembly codes, serial numbers, names and etchings.

The tool is suitable for companies with quality programs requiring part traceability by marking parts with data such as pallet number, machine number, sequential serial number, time and date.

This information can be extremely beneficial to companies with a multiplicity of product and part families involving many machines and many production lines.

When used in a turret punch press, the Sheetmarker tool can create an automated running total of production as well as enable instructions or guiding marks to be etched so that additional product operations, like bending or welding, can be streamlined and total part quality can be improved.

The Sheetmarker is a ruggedly designed tool that can be programmed to mark anywhere on the sheet without marking the backside or deforming the material. Images are smooth and consistent.

The mark depth is variable, which allows for precise control over logos or names. The tool is not limited by material type or thickness.

Because the tool is designed with a backing spring, variations in sheet flatness or warpage are automatically adjusted for by the tool to retain even and consistent marking.

The tool itself, when assembled, consists of a diamond insert, an insert retainer, an insert holder, one spring, and a Sheetmarker roller die. These components are assembled in a standard Mate Ultraform B station holder.

The tool comes in a hard plastic storage case with instructions, an alternate diamond insert, two additional springs, each of different pressures, and a hex key.

Using the programming software in the CNC punch press, the Sheetmarker produces any pre-programmed series of letters, numbers, words, symbols and other designs in any direction and position on the sheet metal surface.

Setup is fast and easy because no additional machine hardware, such as letter or embossing inserts, is required.

Effective for all sheet metal materials and all thicknesses, Mate's high performance Sheetmarker tools are available for Amada, Finn-Power, Murata Wiedemann, Nisshinbo, Strippit/LVD, Euromac and other punch presses using thick turret style tooling.

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