Laser technology has recently made inroads in the trucking industry with marking for identification, pinpointing, and tracing in line with unique device requirements. The high-precision tools can imprint traceability content at any position. Laser marking engraves data matrix codes accurately for any microscopic size readable by commercial readers. It overcomes space constraints by squeezing in traceable material tightly within small parts. Truck components characterized by limited space make it harder to align the mark due to spill-over, which may taint artistry. Laser marking tools validate part identity and easily position the traceability content with military precision. The devices shield the other parts from laser-marking.
Trucking production lines integrating automated laser systems with inbuilt traceability capabilities can reprogram truck components on the fly. Conventional marking techniques used independent validation stations that rely on robust infrastructure. The cost of incorporating such a program can easily surpass the expenditure of an essential laser tool without the versatility and turnkey option of a fully inbuilt system.
The implementation of the laser marking process yields cross-cutting rewards for automotive engineers, truck manufacturers, consumers, fleet owners, and law enforcement agencies. With manufacturers and assembly plants handling components from different suppliers across the globe, when a recall occurs, tracking devoid of a traceability program can become laborious. Traceability renders more efficiency in managing recalls as laser technologies provide accuracy of recorded content. Laser marking technologies outshine other methods due to speed and cost-efficiency.
Laser making with a real-time validation helps diminish cycle times, enhance quality and optimize the production chain by generating information about part movements. Traceability provides a competitive edge that translates to superior quality and corporate responsibility. Laser marking has rapidly emerged as a low-cost, durable and abrasion-resistant way to add content and graphics to components without expensive tooling. Laser-marked data matrix codes on truck parts adhere to stringent industry practices for control, tracing and tracking.