Automotive and Aerospace Part Marking

With so many parts and varying substrates, it’s important that your coding partner has the right mix of technologies to meet your part marking specifications.

Supported by a global team of technology specialists and our customer support team, Videojet has the expertise to help you design and integrate the right coding solution for your production lines.

The Challenges

Product integrity – Quality always. Risk to brand equity, expensive fines and product recalls.


 

Reliability – Non-stop, dusty and hot operations
with costly downtime.

Integration – Seamless software and hardware integration into production cells is vital.

Traceability - System is considered critical and its components are required to have traceability information marked directly on the part.

Videojet Solutions

OEM-certified inks, wide array of laser technologies, and our technology specialists help ensure your part’s integrity is not compromised.

Printers engineered for uptime. Supported by the biggest service network in the industry.
 

Our printers are designed to minimise maintenance and operator intervention, and our experts will help you integrate coding systems into your application and process.

Widest selection of lasers and robust ink jet printers; allowing you to mark high definition DataMatrix codes on a wide array of materials.


Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

Fluid based, non-contact printing of up to five lines of text, linear and 2D bar codes, or graphics, printed on a variety of packaging types including stationary packaging via traversing systems.


Thermal Inkjet (TIJ)

Ink-based, non-contact printing using heat and surface tension to move ink onto a package surface. Generally used to print 2D DataMatrix and other bar codes.


Laser Marking Systems

A beam of infrared light focused and steered with a series of carefully controlled small mirrors to create marks where the heat of the beam interacts with the packaging surface.


Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO)

A digitally controlled printhead precisely melts ink from a ribbon directly onto flexible films to provide high resolution, real-time prints.

 


Large Character Marking (LCM)

Ink-based, non-contact printing of multiple data types (alphanumeric, logos and bar codes) in large sizes primarily used for secondary packaging such as cases.


Label Printer Applicator (LPA)

Prints and places labels of various sizes on multiple package types. 


Print on titanium to aluminum and nearly everything in between.
Selection of an ideal coding solution for marking on metal parts will vary based on several factors. If permanent codes are required, for example, then laser marking is an optimal solution over continuous inkjet printing where ink performance can be less than ideal. With the intricacies of the strict specification of your parts, and the many available coding technologies, it is important that you select an experienced partner to guide you.

Laser Marking Systems

  • Creates clear, high quality codes at up to 440 m/min
  • Lasers code without inks or fluids, so consumables-related maintenance is not required

Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

  • Smart Cartridge™ fluid delivery system means virtually no mess, no waste, and no mistake fluids replenishment
  • Predictable maintenance windows and customer-replaceable components facilitate self-maintained environments

High contrast codes with maximum uptime
In an industry where most parts are dark or black in colour, visual contrast is vitally important for both internal manufacturing controls as well as external traceability. High quality marks made with high contrast inks can help your codes achieve exceptional readability rates. And with proven installations across a wide array of substrates including polypropylene, polyurethanes, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, and others, Videojet has the coding expertise to help you select the right solution for your substrate.

Laser Marking Systems

  • Comprehensive portfolio of laser accessories, including lenses and beam turning units, to simplify line integration and maximise laser performance
  • Videojet fume extraction systems help keep the production environment and marking lens clean

Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

  • Ultra-high Speed (UHS) printers are ideal for high resolution codes, including DataMatrix, in small print areas
  • Capable of printing DataMatrix codes with high contrast on dark surfaces

Print dots, characters, or logos in non-stop, hot environments
Coding on extruded rubber is done for purposes of internal tracking, high point indication, or for quality marking in meeting OEM compliance requirements. Producing codes on dark coloured materials in hot and dusty, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operations can be very challenging. As such, it is important to select printers that are tough enough for your environment, and that produce high quality, high contrast codes, even when printing upside down.

Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

  • CleanFlow™ printhead reduces frequency of printhead cleanings, helping to maximise uptime
  • Designed to perform in tough, dusty, and hot environments
  • High resolution pigmented inks available in white, blue, red, and yellow

Virtually maintenance-free coding solutions for clear codes in challenging environments
Don’t let printers that require excessive maintenance be the cause of costly downtime. Even with extreme temperatures and wet and dusty conditions, we have Continuous inkjet (CIJ) solutions that can help keep your lines moving. Featuring anti-clog printheads, Videojet CIJ printers help address your unique production needs, including specialty inks that are fast-dry, heat, and oil-resistant. Likewise, our laser solutions are virtually maintenance-free and provide crisp, permanent, precision codes.

Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

  • High contrast, specialty pigmented inks provide bright, crisp codes on dark backgrounds
  • Dynamic Calibration™ automatically adjusts to variations in temperature or humidity, helping to keep your printers and lines running

Laser Marking Systems

  • Sharp, clear codes with high contrast
  • Highly attractive, gold-coloured codes are possible on extruded PVC

Designed to print without damaging the integrity of your part
The unfortunate truth is that ceramic, paper and glass parts are susceptible to damage if they are not coded correctly. The selection and use of an inappropriate coding technology can result in the removal of protective layers, in the creation of holes or cracks in your part, or it can permanently change their physical characteristics. This is why it is imperative for manufacturers to select the right coding technology for their line or cell.

Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

  • This technology supports the largest variety of material substrates
  • Offers up to five lines of code per printhead, helping to increase print capabilities on your line

Laser Marking Systems

  • Able to mark crisp, high quality codes without removing the protective external layer of your part
  • Clean, high contrast appearance conveys a modern brand image

Reduce costs and increase packaging line flexibility
Printing information like product name and part number directly on generic boxes or bags helps reduce inventory holding costs. It also helps you avoid long lead times of preprinted materials as well as the time it takes to swap out packaging materials during production changeovers. Printing on demand can reduce packaging costs, simplify your production processes and increase productivity.

Laser Marking Systems

  • Ablating on painted or labelled surface provides highly-legible codes
  • Videojet 3000 Line marking systems are mobile and easily adjusted for varying package sizes

Thermal Inkjet

  • High resolution, ink-based printing with no wear parts, minimising maintenance and related downtime
  • Ideal for non-porous substrates, MEK-based inks help ensure good code adhesion

Thermal Transfer Overprinter

  • Produces high resolution codes (300 dots per inch/12 dots per millimeter) on flexible film without solvents
  • Patented, clutchless ribbon drive helps minimise maintenance-related downtime and maximise ribbon efficiency

Label Printer Applicator

  • High quality thermal transfer coding direct to labels
  • Automatic applicator offers greater speed, accuracy, and error prevention than hand labelling

Inks and supplies

With over 640 application-unique fluids, Videojet manufactures more fluids and supplies than any other industrial coding and marking manufacturer.

 


Samples and application design

  • Customised samples and trials on your manufactured part before purchase
  • Solutions configured to your unique needs from accessories and traversing systems to line integration and software
       

Service and technical support

  • On-site installation, commissioning and operational support
  • 24 X 7 help desk / technical support operations in 16 countries
  • Global average on-site response time of less than 24 hours 
Uptime Advantage
If you have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operations, we know you cannot afford coder-related downtime. We have engineered our coding technologies to minimize maintenance and help you maximize uptime.


 

Code Assurance
Helping you to easily manage an increasing number of codes, Videojet printers offer rules-based, bar code reading or network communication options for easy data entry. This helps enable you to get the right code on the right product, time after time.
Simple Usability
Designed with exclusive CLARiTY® software, Videojet coding solutions provide OEE metrics and a full diagnostics tool that helps users to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues if they should arise.


 

Built-in Productivity
We offer innovative software and hardware solutions for virtually seamless integration into your production lines or cells. Moreover, our global team of technology specialists can help get your coding solution up and running quickly.
 

Advanced digital coding solutions combined with integrated tracking software provides you with a view of your supply chain, helping to diminish counterfeiting and recall risk.

With direct connectivity to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), small footprints, traversing arms, and a wide variety of beam turning units, Videojet lasers allow for easy integration into work cells.

Videojet 7510


Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

Fluid based, non-contact printing of up to five lines of text, linear and 2D bar codes, or graphics, printed on a variety of packaging types including stationary packaging via traversing systems.


Laser Marking Systems

A beam of infrared light focused and steered with a series of carefully controlled small mirrors to create marks where the heat of the beam interacts with the packaging surface.

Videojet printers can code at high speeds on many challenging substrates and do so without damage to the part. Coding options include simple lot code numbers as well as more complex DataMatrix codes.

Videojet 1610DH


Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

Fluid based, non-contact printing of up to five lines of text, linear and 2D bar codes, or graphics, printed on a variety of packaging types including stationary packaging via traversing systems.


Laser Marking Systems

A beam of infrared light focused and steered with a series of carefully controlled small mirrors to create marks where the heat of the beam interacts with the packaging surface.

Extrusion facilities are non-stop operations and are challenged by dusty and wet conditions. Videojet printers are designed to meet these unique demands and help deliver maximum uptime.

Suggested Solutions
videojet 1710

Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

Fluid based, non-contact printing of up to five lines of text, linear and 2D bar codes, or graphics, printed on a variety of packaging types including stationary packaging via traversing systems.


Laser Marking Systems

A beam of infrared light focused and steered with a series of carefully controlled small mirrors to create marks where the heat of the beam interacts with the packaging surface.

Extrusion facilities are non-stop operations and are challenged by dusty and wet conditions. Videojet printers are designed to meet these unique demands and help deliver maximum uptime.

Videojet 1710


Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

Fluid based, non-contact printing of up to five lines of text, linear and 2D bar codes, or graphics, printed on a variety of packaging types including stationary packaging via traversing systems.

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