At Electrix, we are constantly improving and adapting our processes in order to maintain our position as the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of Stainless Steel Electrical Enclosures & Cable Management Systems.
New Laser Marking Facility
For 2019, we have invested in a state-of-the-art laser marking facility that provides a permanent, sanitary alternative to labels, whilst maintaining the corrosion-resistant properties of the stainless steel.
Issues with adhesive labels
Labels that are secured to a surface with adhesive are at high risk of peeling away over time and becoming foreign contaminants, especially during washdown procedures.
This can cause major issues, particularly in the harsh environments that Electrix® products are designed for.
Not only does this increase the risk of contamination from dirt and other particles, resulting in production plants suffering downtime, but can also be dangerous when labels are used to mark important components in your installation.
How does laser marking work?
The process of laser marking, also known as annealing, is the ability to mark the stainless steel without damaging or changing the texture of the surface.
This is possible due to a precise combination of heat and laser wavelength which acts as a catalyst for oxidation beneath the material surface, creating a coloured mark that is both permanent, highly accurate and corrosion-resistant.
Surgical medical instruments are often marked with the same annealing process.
As the marking occurs beneath the surface of the material, this means that no dirt or grime particles are able to accumulate in the markings (an issue with stamp marking and ink filling), reducing the risk of contamination and maintaining the highest standards of sanitation that many of our customers require and rely upon.
Custom Laser Marking Service
Laser marking can also be provided as part of The Custom Shop, meaning specially produced parts can be adapted to suit your specific design and marked permanently with anything from your company logo to safety instructions.
For more information contact our Custom Shop Team.