Matthews provides many marking and coding technologies that are suited for the electronics industry to permanently identify printed circuit boards, components and wire/cable products. Laser marking systems and Thermal Transfer Overprint technologies are utilized in this industry as they offer high resolution marks with graphic and 2D code capability.

Thermal Transfer Overprint (TTO) Produces High Quality Codes Directly onto Electronic Components 

The Coditherm is a digital TTO printer developed for automatic, direct thermal transfer marking of objects made of rigid or pliable materials with uneven or porous surfaces. In most applications, it has not been possible to print directly on such products with electronic thermal transfer print heads. The patented Coditherm process works with the use of a double ribbon. A positive image can be created electronically on the inked thermal ribbon in an initial print phase and then transferred “hot” (using pads or heated rollers) to the object being marked. The Coditherm system permits extremely versatile, high resolution (up to 600 dpi) marking of production batches with text, bar codes, serial numbers, time, date, lot number, shift codes and variable logos. Marking directly on your parts whether in line or at a stand-alone work station reduces the need for a large stock of preprinted parts, increasing productivity.

Laser Coding Produces Permanent Marks for Various Electronic Components

If you’re looking for a high speed method of permanently marking your electrical components for traceability and product identification, laser coding is a fantastic choice.  Matthews’ line of laser coding systems are ideal for manufacturers of relays, switches and circuit breakers due to the ability to permanently mark the face of these components while producing a contrasting mark without the use of inks or ribbon.

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