Part Identification

Engineering Plate

Engineering Plate

CEDREC Wrench

CEDREC Wrench

One of the fastest-growing government uses for engraving has been in marking parts for identification. As safety and security have continued to grow exponentially in importance, so too has the need to quickly and accurately track parts. Even though contracted manufacturers might provide their own serial numbers, more often these days government entities are setting up their own tracking systems to meet requirements set down by OSHA and other agencies. Applications include serial numbers, manufacturing lots, machine specifications, legend plates, and tags — on many surfaces, aluminum, brass, stainless steel, and plastics.

New Hermes machines are not just engravers, they're true machining centers, allowing clients to drill, mill, and perform 3-D machining with precision. In addition to the laser and rotary engraver lines, New Hermes offers industrial micro-percussion marking machines that can mark directly on parts in difficult areas, without using consumables and without generating dust. Marking is fast — from 1 to 4 characters per second.

Tool and part-marking improves tool control and inventory operations for increased accuracy and safety on flight lines and in repair depots. Recent innovations such as use of CERDEC — a chemical that when applied to uncoated metal using a CO2 laser engraver, creates a permanent black mark — allow permanent marking of tough materials such as stainless steel and other metals. Many marking processes can be set up for unattended operation, using very large engraving areas, making dozens of plates or tags in one run, reducing the personnel required, and dramatically increasing productivity. Engraving software helps to quickly create or import logos, graphics, bar codes, etc.

Part Identification Tool: Examples

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To learn more about New Hermes’ government engraving machines and materials please contact us.

Phone Toll-Free: 1-800-843-7637
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