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Direct Part Marking (DPM)

There are many ways to directly mark objects. Choosing the best method for the application is critical to read success. Each marking method has its own advantages and limitations, so it is important to review and experiment with as many methods you can before you choose the right one. Some of the most common marking methods include:

  • Thermal Transfer: Heat and ribbon transfer image made on labels or tags applied to the part.
  • Laser Etch: Lasers etch symbols directly onto a surface. Clean, high resolution marks make laser-etch a good choice for automated environments.
  • Dot Peen: A percussive marking method, that uses changes in depth to create marks. Dot peen is recommended for where the symbol must last the entire life cycle.
  • Electrochemical Etch: Uses a low voltage current to mark the object's surface. Commonly used for low volume product runs.
  • Ink Jet: Uses small, dots which are sprayed directly onto the surface. This process is not considered a permanent marking method.

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Handheld Devices

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QX Mobile Hawk

The Mobile Hawk is the world's highest performance handheld imager and easily reads any challenging direct part marks (DPM), from linear barcodes to 2D symbols. Using advanced technology, the Mobile Hawk combines patent-pending MAXlite illumination with aggressive X-Mode DPM algorithms.

Fixed Scanners

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Flexible, Industrial Imager for Auto ID

The QX Hawk is the world's first imager to be fully integrated with liquid lens technology, enabling infinite focus flexibility. Bridging the gap between ease of use and performance, the QX Hawk features a high resolution modular optical zoom system, aggressive X-Mode decoding, and simple plug and play connectivity. The QX Hawk imager easily reads any barcode or 2D symbol, including challenging 2D direct part marks (DPM), in any environment, within seconds of installation.

Machine Vision Lighting

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NERLITE® Machine Vision Lighting

Microscan's NERLITE machine vision lighting products are designed to meet the demands of industrial automation environments, and enable machine vision and auto ID systems to perform reliably in thousands of diverse applications worldwide. From standard lighting products to embedded applications to customized solutions, Microscan solves the most challenging machine vision lighting problems with a broad range of NERLITE illumination sources.

Direct Part Marking Verifiers

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DPM Verifier

The DPM Verifier (for Direct Part Marks) is a UID Compliance Verifier that evaluates and verifies symbols according to specifications in MIL-STD-130 and DFAR 252.211-7003. The DPM Verifier is designed to analyze and verify Data Matrix symbols that are directly marked by dot peen, laser etch and chemical etch on materials such as metal, plastic, and rubber.

UID Compliance Verification products allow U.S. DoD (Dept. of Defense) suppliers and subcontractors to easily and consistently comply with a wide range of UID regulations.

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LDP Verifier

The LDP Verifier (for Labels and Data Plates) is a UID Compliance Verifier that evaluates and verifies symbols according to specifications in MIL-STD-130 and DFAR 252.211-7003. The LDP Verifier has been specially developed for checking and verifying UID Data Matrix markings on labels and data plates.

UID Compliance Verification products allow U.S. DoD (Dept. of Defense) suppliers and subcontractors to easily and consistently comply with a wide range of UID regulations.

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