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Dot-Peen, Scribing Systems Integrate with Automation Systems

Feb. 10, 2013
Two models, fit easily into production equipment Easy to program with custom software Direct importation of DXF vector files

COLUMBIA MARKING TOOLS' I-Mark I-Series (Integration) dot peen and scribe marking systems offer maximum flexibility with standard features that typically are offered only as premium options. The systems are effective for a wide range of applications and materials, and are designed specifically to integrate into automation systems.

Two versions of the I-Mark I-Series are available: the standard dot peen model and the “Silent Scribe” versions.  Both will mark at speeds of 4-5 characters per second, including 2D/UID machine-readable codes. 

The Silent Scribe model also marks CMT’s patented, high-resolution Square-Dot® 2D code.  With three mounting sides to choose from, these systems fit easily into production equipment. 

Optional features include small and large marking windows, an additional debris shield for industrial environments, extended pins for marking in recesses, and extra-long cables to position the controller farther from the marking head.

The I-Mark I series is easy to program with the I-Mark Windows® software, which feature a graphical user interface.  It can be programmed remotely, via LAN, or directly, with a dedicated PC.  The marking layout is shown on the screen, where serial numbers, date codes and other information can be placed and sized according to application requirements.

Neither the software nor the PC is required for operation after the marking layout has been programmed.  The I-Mark system, when integrated into an automated operation, is controlled via Ethernet IP, I/O, Modbus, or serial port.

The new and improved I-Mark software allows direct importation of DXF vector files, a common logo format.  It also has additional standard features to enhance performance and integration.  “Waypoints” help create a workpath around objects for the marking head. 

Detailed log files can be reviewed easily to optimize cycle time, and the marking process can be remotely monitored.

The I-Mark I-Series marking heads and controller are designed for 24/7 use.  The head has a solid aluminum frame for durability, and high-torque motors help assure precision marking in any orientation.  The NEMA 4 controller offers a wide range of communication options and has four mounting holes for quick placement in automation.  I-Mark I-Series Integration Systems are easy to program and provide reliable marking for automated applications.