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Automatic impact presses make in-line part marking fast and easy. Consistent, controlled-depth stamping is accomplished on the production line for part numbering, branding, and serial numbering applications. Presses can also be used for such operations as punching, pressing, bending, riveting, and piercing.

  • Mark multiple characters in one stroke
  • Mount in any direction
  • Mark depth is easily controlled by adjusting the impact spring

Pneumatic presses are actuated with a solenoid valve or two-hand safety button switches.  The cylinders are double-acting, requiring air to be supplied for both the stamping and return strokes. A four-way pneumatic valve is required for activation.

The impact mechanisms can be used alone when space on the production line is limited.  The customer must design a way to move the mechanism and bring it in contact with the part to activate the impact spring.

fixed mount pneumatic marking presses
fixed mount pneumatic marking presses

pneumatic presses with mounting brackets | MB-19VP, MB-21VP, MB-35VP

Mark-First impact stamping mechanisms

Mark-First impact mechanisms

marking cycle: 1) extend 2) contact 3) spring release

marking cycle: 1) extend 2) contact 3) spring release

inline impact marking presses

inline impact marking presses

automatic impact marking machines

automatic impact marking machines

fixed mount pneumatic marking pressesMark-First impact stamping mechanismsmarking cycle: 1) extend 2) contact 3) spring releaseinline impact marking pressesautomatic impact marking machines
ModelMaximum Stamping Force (tons)PneumaticDrawing
MB-19VP1,300 lbs / 600 kgDownload
MB-21VP7,700 lbs / 3500 kgDownload
MB-35VP16,500 lbs / 7500 kgDownload
MEC-15/191,100 lbs / 500 kgDownload
MEC-20/216,600 lbs / 3000 kgDownload
MEC-32/3514,300 lbs / 6500 kgDownload

Calculate the pounds of force required per character:

Character SizeAnnealed BrassAnnealed AluminumLow Carbon SteelMedium Carbon SteelCast Iron AlloyStainless Steel (300 Series)
1/16″  (1.6mm)200200340400400445
3/32″  (2.4mm)400400680800800890
 1/8″   (3.2mm)6006001,0201,2001,2001,300
5/32″  (4.0mm)1,0001,0001,7002,0002,0002,200
3/16″  (4.8mm)1,4001,4002,4002,8002,8003,100

 

Example:  Marking six 1/8″ characters into low carbon steel:  1,020 X 6 = 6,120 pounds of force required. The Model MB-21VP can be used, as it can apply a maximum of 7,700 pounds of force.

Type Holders & Type

Type Holders & Type

Stocked and custom-made holders can accommodate one or more lines of type.

Numbering Heads

Numbering Heads

Heads with pre-engraved character wheels make message changes quick and easy.

Security Buttons

Security Buttons

Located on either side of a pneumatic press, the Dual Palm Security Buttons must be depressed at the same time to actuate the marking cycle. Keeps operators’ hands clear for safe operation.

Air Regulator

Air Regulator

To clean and lubricate shop air, a filter-regulator-lubricator is recommended for use with all pneumatic presses.

Benchtop Marking Presses

Benchtop Marking Presses

Benchtop presses for simple marking of parts or tags with product information, logos, date codes, and serial numbers.

Dot Peen Marking Systems

Dot Peen Marking Systems

Fully automated pin marking systems integrate with factory systems via EtherNet/IP, I/O, or serial communication.

VIS Marking Lasers

VIS Marking Lasers

Lasers in various wattages for automatic marking.  Embedded controls – no PC required.

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