The client is a manufacturer of steel pins supplying to the defence industry, where part identification and tracking is of utmost importance.
The challenge for this project was to design a system to dot mark fulcrum steel pivot pins for our client for identification and tracking. The machine was required to move the steel pins, position them individually and then perform the identification marking on one end. There were a number of different lengths, shapes and diameters to consider as well as some components being hollow so required marking on a pitch circle diameter.
Our team has designed a bespoke stand-alone machine with a part-transfer system incorporating a Telesis Dot Peen Marker. The steel pins are loaded manually on to the conveyor and then positioned and dot marked with the relevant identification. The pins are then collected in a tote storage bin. This versatile system adjusts automatically according to the different pin lengths, diameters and shapes as required by the client to ensure correct positional marking. It was vital for this client that each pin could be easily identified for tracking purposes.