Air Impact Marker Speed

Q: How fast is the cycle time of an air impact marker? A: This is depent on many variables including: Air pressure Distance from the valve Lubrication quality CMT suggests a conservative estimate for an air impact marker cycle time to be 1/2 second per inch of stroke length.

Air Valve Requirements

Q: I am going to have 5 of these markers working simultaneously. What would be appropriate valving configuration? Do I need to have separate valve for each marker or should I go with one valve with bigger flow for all of them. Please let me know.

A: Yes you need a separate valve for each of them. Please note that the air requirements for air impact markers are referenced through the following link:


288 MTTR and MTBF

Q: Every component that we use on all Chrysler projects require an uptime analysis.

What is the MTTR (Mean Time To Repair) and MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) data for your devices or catalog products?

Part #: CM8X16-P ~ Columbia insert marker & 288SPOB25DNL    Columbia marker?

A: These are production dependent.

MTTR for the CM8X16 – is 1-2 minutes. The is a perishable item that can not be repaired but needs to be replaced.

MTBF for the CM8X16 – is 3 months. Life expectancy is dependent on production and environment. Most notable the hardness of the metal being marked

MTTR for the 288 – is 5-10 minutes. Depending on the skill level of the person changing the seals.

MTBF for the 288 – is 3-6 months. Depending on the quality of the air supplied to the marking system and the production rate.