Stainless Steel Bellows Marking
Stainless Steel Bellows
The customer needed to mark stainless steel bellows for vacuum pumps, with a data matrix mark in a repeatable manner. Including incremental values embedded in the data matrix code. The mark was to be applied to the flat end of the bellows. It was a very unusual shaped part with the marks required at either end. The cycle time had to be as low as possible whilst maintaining the high quality of the mark.
- Material: Stainless steel
- Mark type: Data matrix/ logo
The UMS manufactured ME3000PC semi-automated electrochemical marking system was custom made to incorporate base plate tooling and to allow the end plate of the bellows to be marked either pre-welded or post-welded onto the bellows.
UMS stencil software was used for the company logo and stencil design with a thermal stencil printer built into the system to allow semi-automated marking.
The customer benefits include improved traceability, reduced part marking time, brand awareness increased due to marking of the company logo as well as the ability to put a data matrix code onto the part that was easily readable.