There is a difference between marking time and cycle time for industrial parts marking. “Okay”, you might say. “So what? Does that matter?” The answer is simple: Yes, it does. At least, if a realistic throughput calculation matters to you. For example, in order to validate if you can meet the target output with your equipment, stay within the calculated costs per part, and plan your internal resources such as required production people correctly.Read More
In the previous article about data matrix codes (DMCs) you learned some basics. This article addresses questions which you will come across in your daily work with marking DMCs sooner or later:
- How can you optimize the DMC to increase its readability?
- How can you decrease the marking time for a DMC?
- How can you avoid that DMCs are incorrectly marked?
A data matrix code, or in short simply “DMC”, is a 2D code. In many industries DMCs have become the preferred way of encoding data, e.g. in automotive and medical industries. Machine readable data matrix codes are marked reliably, efficiently, permanently and abrasion-resistant with laser marking machines. But what do I need to know if I would like to mark products with data matrix codes? Read More
Product traceability is standard among nearly all industries. Especially in automotive and medical industries, traceability codes have become indispensable. But the codes need to be clearly legible for safe traceability. Read More
Well, you might expect from a person with my background that there is only one possible answer. However, I believe that the appropriate answer is: It really depends.