Putting a serial number onto a product is the most common application for permanent part marking. Whatever your product, the mark location or your budget, Pryor has an ideal solution. Pryor's standard stand-alone embedded controller, available with all machines, features automatic serialization. Serial numbers can be set for a specific mark layout, or globally across all marks made. The user can completely customize the length and format of the serial number, the increment, and the frequency of the increment. For example, if the same serial number is to be marked on the same part in 2 different places, the frequency of the increment would be every 2 marks. Via the autosave feature, the serialization will continue where it left off when the serial numbering machine is turned off and on again. Manual marking solutions provide a quick and easy way to apply for a serial number. Numbering heads are designed specifically for the purpose and come in various versions to suit your application - manual increment, finger pawl for quick increment or powered for automatic increment. Pryor Type and Punches can both be used as a simple way to mark numbers when marking infrequently or in small batches.
Preventing duplication of serial numbers
The Pryor unique control software ensures that no two marked pieces can have the same serial number. The serial numbers can easily be introduced into the labeling software from any source: analysis of a printed barcode, spreadsheet, database or complete PLC system. The labeled serial numbers can be forwarded as a record of what has already been produced, then the associated manufacturing data for reference. The implementation of our multi-station network module can perform double checks on many machines, workstations, and sites.