IMC Scribe Marking Machine

Front View IMC

Front View IMC

Project Scope: CMT to supply a stand alone Diamond Scribe marking machine to mark a high resolution Square Dot 2D Matrix with man-readable text and non-printing ASCII characters (additional mark security) onto automotive racing parts. Materials are steel and aluminum. Machine is manual load / unload. Marking times vary from 20 seconds to 2 minutes depending on the part.

CMT to provide:
a) Heavy duty machine base
b) Marker swing arm – for large part marking
c) IM-C marking system capable of dot-peen or scribe marking. Scribe marking is required for CMT patented Square-Dottm
d) Programmable electric Z axis, 100mm
e) Cognex Camera – fully integrated into marking station to provide mark and read system
f) Upgraded operator Face with industrial touchscreen
g) IM software with customization to include: seamless interface with Cognex, additional non-printing ascii characters in 2D code (similar to UID constructs), and writing elements from the mark read process to an ascess data file (customer to provide elements required)


a) Replacement pin
b) Hand held Cognex reader

Close up IMC

Close up IMC

Picture of marked part

IM-C150-ST-AS-00-00 – I-Mark programmable scribe unit includes all required components for setting up a marking station:

* Controller Series-200 (Upgrade)
* I-Mark PC software (Customer supplied PC required for initial programming, and may be used for monitoring over Ethernet)
* Cable to connect Marking Head to Controller, 10 ft
* Crossover cable to connect controller to PC (not required if connected directly to internet)
* Requires 1 shop air line 1/4″ NPT and 110VAC power supply

Marking Head Assembly
* Marking window 100mm x 150mm (4″ x 6″)
* Marking stylus speed of 2-3 characters per second
* Stepper drive system with linear machine way and protective bellows
* Ballscrew driven X & Y axis
* Narrow head design
* All metal pin assembly
* Uses diamond stylus
* Extreme quality construction; designed for harsh environments

CONTROLLER Series-200 (Upgrade) including:
* NEMA 4 industrial enclosure 16″ W x 12″ H x 8″ D
* I-Mark networkable motor drive for stepper motor control
* Sixteen (16) 24vdc optically isolated digital I/O fully programmable with software for controlling external hardware devices to help save costs in automated applications. (8 inputs and 8 outputs)
* Binary select feature for selecting & executing multiple programs via the I/O
* Ethernet 10/100 BaseT communications for programming and integration into system network (can be used with static IP setup or in DHCP mode on a network)
* Modbus TCP protocol for streaming data input (other protocols optional)
* I-Mark high resolution networkable motor drives for stepper or servo motor control with 10a peak motor output per axis. (Up to 4-axis per controller)
* Binary select feature for selecting & executing multiple programs via I/O.
* Digital current and servo loops with line driver encoder for controlling servo motors
* Closed or open loop stepper motor control with micro stepping capability.
* Industrial Harting interface connectors for marking head & I/O
* Manual reset / E-stop pushbuttons. (also featured as remote options in the I/O interface)
* Series 200 Upgrade to Operator touchscreen station including:
– Remote touchscreen color display to aid programming
– Designed for use with standard benchtop stand
– I-Mark software preloaded and resident on control, includes intergated PC with USB ports
– Onscreen virtual keyboard
– Backup keyboard with integrated mouse

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