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Columbia Marking Tools

27430 Luckino Dr., Chesterfield Township, MI, 48047, USA

  • 586-949-8400

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Columbia Marking Tools

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Impact Markers offer returned-cylinder indicator option.

August 26, 2011

Available in 1 and 2 in. stroke versions with respective max marking pressure of 1,500 and 2,500 lb, Model 78 Mite-E-Mark(TM) permanently stamps 1 or 2 characters into steel, aluminum, plastic, and various composites. Cycle time is less than 0.4 sec, and return cylinder indicator option is available for automation applications when it is necessary to know when marker is clear. Double-acting, air-operated impact marker is precision machined and chromed from steels weighted to minimize shock at impact. Read More

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Sheet Metal Impact Markers are engineered for reduced noise.

July 7, 2011

Powered by factory air and controlled by 4-way air valve with regulator, Slide-A-Mark(TM) features stamp holder mounted stationary on opposite side of part in molded sound suppressor material slightly raised above stamps. Impact force is consistent and can be varied by controlling actuation air pressure. With floating holder adapter, slight Not Square part issues can be accommodated. Strokes can range from 2½-12 in., while marking pressure remains same anywhere within stroke. Read More

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Dot-Peen Marking System produces up to 5 characters/sec.

July 7, 2010

I-Mark(TM) I-Series dot-peen marking system includes 7 x 7 x 7 in. marking head, mountable on 1 of 3 sides, that offers X-Y CNC movement provided by high-torque stepper motors and linear rails which mark up to five 1/8 in. high characters/sec. Pneumatic marking pin and carbide tip inscribe different materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Communicating via Ethernet IP, Modbus, Serial, and I/O, system controller can be programmed remotely using included I-Mark Windows® software. Read More

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Roll Marking Machine imprints one or both sides of bar stock.

January 23, 2009

SuperDuty 20-20SD simultaneously imprints continuous identification information on square, hexagonal, or round bar stock, eliminating need for secondary marking operations. Suited for manufacturers with variations in part size and material type, heavy-duty machine can mark bars up to 300 lb and 3-20 ft long without adverse effects to spindle bearings and shafts. Featuring 2 independent marking pressure rams, machine offers setup and changeover times of 2 min. Read More

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Air Impact Marker has low maintenance non-lube feature.

August 18, 2008

Suited for marking lot codes, acceptance marks, or machine ID codes on metal and plastic parts as well as in staking, seating, or assembly operations, Mite-E-Mark(TM) features integrated position sensors that can detect when marker is in retract position. Smallest configuration of tool is 3 in. long, and has 1 in. of approach stroke from retracted position to point of part marking, while 2 in. approach stroke model offers 220 lb of impact force at 80 psi. Read More

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Bench-Top Dot-Peen Marking System features third axis.

June 19, 2008

With fully programmable operation and automatic serial numbering capability, Handy Andy system can carry out dot-peen marking on OD of round parts from PC. Third axis features 3.14 in. Rohm chuck, and ID/OD claws are included for versatile part fixturing. Three-axis stepper motor system connects to PC via USB interface and controls dot peen marking stylus, which is available in electric or pneumatic versions with respective marking capacities of .004 and .002 in. in standard steel. Read More

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Dot Peen/Scribe Tag Marker marks silk-screened SS tags.

April 25, 2008

Dot Peen/Scribe Tag Marker can place man-readable text in 5 different fields and also mark Square Dot(TM) UID/2D matrix codes on silk-screened stainless steel tags that attach to axles of military vehicles. Operated from 110 V, it offers production rate of 30 sec/tag and marking window of 1.6 x 2.3 in. Tags measure 1.25 x 3 in. and are 0.19 in. thick. System controller includes 15 in. TFT touchscreen, 2 USB ports, and Ethernet port for remote management. Read More

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Air Impact Markers do not require lubrication.

September 7, 2007

Using soft-impact marking action, Slide-a-Mark(TM) Series marks various metallic or non-metallic surfaces. Available in standard and high power ranges, Models 751 and 851 feature marking force of 8 and 10 tons, respectively with max suggested operating pressure of 80 psi. Standard tool has max approach stroke of 2½ in. However, either model can be ordered with max strokes of 4, 6, and 8 in. Both are equipped with fixed, internal flow or speed controls that do not require adjustment. Read More

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Laser Marking Machine features safe visual verfication.

August 13, 2007

Computer-controlled programmable fiber laser machine utilizes 20 W SUN-MATRIX high-speed fiber laser marking head to permanently mark 2D matrix codes and part numbers on cast iron automotive differential cases. Standalone machine lowers/raises carriers into marking position via pneumatic lift before parts are centered and clamped. During production, parts can be robotically or manually loaded and unloaded. Integrated electronic cameras enable mark verification. Read More

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Laser Marking Systems feature air-cooled design.

July 12, 2007

Utilizing pulsed fiber diode laser technology that develops same 1,064 nm wavelength as Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 lasers but in compact design, Columbia 10 and 20 W Systems eliminate need for sensitive optical components. E-Z Mark(TM) software features Windows-based user interface and enables systems to be tailored to customer's requirements with specific application for UID/2D marks. Standard marking functions include alphanumeric, bar codes, data matrix, UID, and graphics. Read More

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Dot Peen Marking System places codes on oil pipe.

February 22, 2007

Controlled via CNC, hand-held PM Micro(TM) places deep text, graphics, date codes, and sequential numbering marks on pipe and tubing for oil industry. Head is 5½ x 7 x 7 in. with marking window of 2.35 x 1.59 in. X-Y-Z CNC movement is provided by stepper motors and ballscrew drives that produce 300 mm/sec speed which marks up to 8 characters/sec. Delivering 1/8 or 3/16 in. high characters, portable system can inscribe many different materials, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Read More

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Marking System is suited for use as end effector on robots.

January 4, 2007

DMM 20 dot-peen/scribe marking head features marking window of .80 x .80 in. and marking speed of 2 sec for UID/2D Matrix code. Movements of cylindrical unit are operated by standard EasyMarker® controller with 4 line LCD and standard keyboard for data input. Actuation of marking head is integrated to serial or I/O control systems of robots or automation, and 10 in. long, 4 in. dia, 6.5 lb device also includes electrical and marking cables. Read More

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Dot-Peen Marker offers marking window of 2.36 x 1.18 in.

November 10, 2006

Measuring 10½ x 5½ x 3½ in. and weighing 6.5 lb, all-electric Model HMG 60 provides marking speed of three 1/8 in. characters/sec with max marking force of 20 lb. Hand-held unit includes integrated cycle button in handle and has two 2-axis stepping motors that move peen marking head to produce legible marks. Device is controlled by EasyMarker controller with 4-line LCD screen, and input is made through standard EasyMarker keyboard. Read More

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Machine Control suits marking systems applications.

October 5, 2006

With features and remote troubleshooting capabilities specific to part marking and vision reading applications, PCS-2000 works with dot-peen, laser, and scribe marking machines. On-screen video programming, displayed on 15 in. LCD monitor with 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution and touchscreen keyboard, shows operators how to input or change marking information. Product is preloaded with Windows® XP Professional and additional software designed for specific marking applications. Read More

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Part Rotators enable marking of round part ODs.

June 22, 2006

Equipped with 80-150 mm chuck driven by industrial stepper motor, part rotators allow peen, scribe, and laser marking on OD of round parts. Products mount directly to T-slots of EasyMarker(TM), PM Micro(TM), Handy Andy(TM), as well as DPS dot peen and scribe marking machines and systems. Available with high-speed DPS machines, optional servo drive delivers speeds up to 10 characters/sec. For high-production systems, rotators are fitted with automatic workholding devices. Read More

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Peen Marker handles thin-wall and lightweight bottles.

January 18, 2006

Richter UniGrav(TM) system, complete with keyboard and controller, interfaces with existing Windows® 95/98/NT systems using included SIGNUMERIC software, which can be used to create required marking program. Machine uses roll marker clamping and locating technology with peen marking head. System design permits user to use servo or stepper motor drive for marking capabilities up to 10 or 5 characters/sec with 0.005 or 0.02 mm positioning accuracy. Read More

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In-Line Dot Peen Marking System prints on moving parts.

August 23, 2005

Suited for metal processing operations, In-Line-Marker (ILM) employs fixed, air-operated Richter dot peen marking head equipped with 7 or 9 marking styli positioned in-line. Unit offers on-the-fly marking capability and has computer control system that determines when and where dot impressions are placed to produce text, serial numbers, logos, or dates and time. Standard and optional units handle respective line speeds to 3.93 and 9.84 ips. Read More

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CNC Marking Machine offers 3 in 1 functionality.

May 13, 2005

With 3 modular marking head options, DPS marking machine can perform dot peen, scribe, and laser marking. Design utilizes x-y slide arrangement driven through bellows-protected, linear ballscrews. Standard machine is all-electric, and air-operated units for deep marks are also available. Machine, offered in 4 models, can use servo or stepper motor drive for respective marking rates to 10 or 5 characters/sec with 0.005 mm or 0.02 mm repeatability. Read More

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Marking System makes dot peen marks on steel and aluminum.

December 22, 2003

Handy Andy(TM) pneumatic, fully-programmable, bench-top marker can apply serial numbering, date codes, job numbers, lot numbers, and logos. PC software works with Windows® 95/98/2000/NT4/XP and provides pull-down menus, icons, hot keys, and text orientation control. Two-axis stepper motor connected to PC by serial interface connection controls marking stylus. Pneumatic dot peen force is 14.5 psi max, which allows for marking fragile parts. Read More

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Impact Markers handle marking pressures to 12 tons.

July 29, 2003

Double-acting, air-operated Slide-A-Mark models 651 and 851 utilize same cylinder body and bolt-mounting pattern and are offered with various keyed air-powered rod and stamp holder styles. Model 651 produces force range of ¼-6 tons, while Model 851 produces force range of 1½-12 tons. Markers utilize 2-stage impact marking sequence and fixed internal air passages that control speed. Strokes range from 2½-12 in., and marking pressure remains same anywhere within stroke. Read More

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