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The Automator line of dot peen marking systems makes marking easier than ever before. These programmable marking machines use the revolutionary AC500 touchscreen controller for setup and data input. Use one system for marking anything in your shop: parts, tooling, metal tags and nameplates.

  • High quality marking on metal or plastic materials
  • Manual or automatic data entry options eliminate marking errors
  • Fixtures attach easily to the base for fast and consistent part positioning

Easy Part & Tag Marking

The sturdy tool stand and base hold the marking head, the air filter/regulator, and fixturing to hold your parts or tags during marking. The base is made of slotted aluminum extrusion for easy attachment and positioning of various fixtures.

The vertical position of the marking head can be adjusted with the manual adjustment wheel or an optional programmable Z axis for marking in hard-to-reach areas. When configured as a “combo” unit, a marking head with a portable kit can be easily removed from the stand with two hand knobs.

Automator ADP5090 benchtop dot peen marking system
Automator ADP5090 benchtop dot peen marking system

Automator ADP5090 benchtop dot peen marking system

ADP5090 portable and benchtop combo

ADP5090 portable and benchtop combo

Automator ADP300400 large dot peen marking system

ADP300400 large benchtop system

dot peen marking machines

benchtop dot peen marking machines

dot peen part marking

dot peen part marking

Tag and Nameplate Holding Fixture

ADP120160 nameplate fixture

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Easy Programming at Your Fingertips

Create marking patterns step-by-step with fields containing text, lines, shapes, serial numbers, date/time codes, shift codes, .bmp and .dxf files, and 2D codes.  Patterns can also use variable data entered by the operator, retrieved from a lookup table, or obtained from a bar code scanner, host computer, or other external source. Learn more about programming the AC500 dot peen controller.

  • Use the built-in security to prevent changes to system settings and marking patterns
  • The operating software can also be run on a PC for convenient pattern creation and management
  • Preview patterns on the screen; click and drag fields to move and resize
  • Check Area and Dry Run functions allow you to run patterns without actually marking
  • View the Marking History and Statistics files for detailed history information

MarkFirst AC500 Controller

The AC500 features serial, I/O, Ethernet, and USB ports for maximum connectivity. Connect to a PC or host computer, PLC, bar code scanner, and many other devices. Marking can be initiated with the controller, or with optional foot pedal or start/stop buttons.

Build Your Ideal Marking System

All systems use the same AC500 Controller for programming and data input. Choose the marking head with the best window size for your application, choose one or more marking pins, and add fixturing to hold your parts or tags in place.

ADP5090 dot peen marking head

Marking Heads (Marking Window Size)

ADP2560 (25 x 60mm / 1″ x 2.4″)
ADP5090 (50 x 90mm / 2″ x 3.5″)
ADP120160 (120 x 160mm / 4.7″ x 6.3″)
ADP300400 (300 x 400mm / 11.8″ x 15.7″)

All marking heads are available as pneumatic units for use with various marking pins or as electric units with a 3mm dot marking pin only.

pneumatic dot peen marking pins

Carbide Marking Pins

3mm dot peen
6mm dot peen
12mm dot peen
3mm vibropeen

Supports & Accessories

Tag Engraving Systems

Tag Engraving Systems

Dot peen systems for engraving or embossing metal tags. Kits include tag fixtures and Excel® software.

OMEGA Benchtop Marking Laser

OMEGA Benchtop Marking Laser

Economical benchtop Class 1 laser marking system for marking parts and tags.

MarkFirst Impact Presses

MarkFirst Impact Presses

Benchtop and fixed-mount presses available in various tonnages for light- or heavy-duty marking.

Talk to a product specialist about your
marking project.

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