Mark-First® benchtop impact marking presses are a simple solution for part marking and numbering. Easy to set up and operate, they create high-quality marks on a variety of metal and plastic surfaces.
- Economical and safe for low to high volume applications
- Fully adjustable for safe, controlled-depth marking
- Precision marking minimizes distortion and cracks, even on fragile materials
Presses can be used with logo dies, a type holder to arrange interchangeable type for alphanumeric marking, or a numbering head for serial numbering. Custom type and type holders are available for special marking needs.
Marking is actuated by bringing the marking die in contact with the surface being marked which actuates the spring-loaded ram. This allows for parts of different heights to be marked identically without needing to make any changes to the press. The tension of the spring is easily adjusted for controlled marking depth.
Mark-First® presses satisfy a wide variety of stamping and embossing needs and can also be used for riveting, press fitting, crimping and other operations.
Manual marking presses are actuated by pulling the handle.
Pneumatic marking presses are actuated by a valve or two-hand safety buttons. They can also be manually actuated with the handle.
|MB-15||1,100 lbs / 500 kg||◼|
|MB-20||6,600 lbs / 3000 kg||◼|
|MB-32||14,300 lbs / 6500 kg||◼|
|MB-19||1,300 lbs / 600 kg||◼|
|MB-21||7,700 lbs / 3500 kg||◼|
|MB-35||16,500 lbs / 7500 kg||◼|
Calculate the pounds of force required per character:
|Character Size||Annealed Brass||Annealed Aluminum||Low Carbon Steel||Medium Carbon Steel||Cast Iron Alloy||Stainless Steel (300 Series)|
Example: Marking six 1/8″ characters into low carbon steel: 1,020 X 6 = 6,120 pounds of force required. Models MB-20 or MB-21 can be used, as they can apply a maximum of 6,600 or 7,700 pounds of force, respectively.