Technifor has unveiled a very high amplitude 3D stylus capable of following the relief of every part to be marked.
Users of the 3D can stylus can perform a succession of markings irrespective of the shape of each workpiece. Sloping planes, out-of-flat surfaces, deformed surfaces, the stylus tip extends and retracts automatically as it follows the relief with the utmost precision.
The stylus covers differences in height. With an amplitude of 16mm, the 3D stylus makes it possible to perform stepped markings, on different levels of the same workpiece – and in a single cycle. With no need for an actuator, without moving the marking head, it enables engraving in recesses, hollows and difficult-to-reach places.
And the stylus allows for marking on cylindrical workpieces. Marking multiple lines following the curve of the workpiece, it is now possible to eliminate the additional cost of installing a part rotation system.
Compatible with the entire Technifor range of pneumatic machines, this 3D stylus offers a new dimension to integrators and end-customers.
On automated lines the stylus can handle a succession of parts of varying heights. There is no more need for complex programming or a costly Z axis on the marking head. The machine absorbs height differences instantly.
For manual or semi-automatic production operations, the task of adjustment is simplified: a single marking file for a multitude of parts.
The stylus offers superior marking results: the quality of Data MatrixT codes is very close to the results obtained with electromagnetic technology, with a homogeneity and perfect alignment of points which simplifies code reading enormously.
Broadening access to automatic marking even further, with this innovation Technifor has developed a cutting-edge tool that is an efficient response to the ever-increasing demands of traceability.