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PIPE AND TUBE MARKING SOLUTIONS

SMARKTEC Tube and Pipe comprehends a range of fully automatic and integrated solutions that are designed not only to identify the single pipe with a unique number, but also to guarantee its full traceability throughout the whole manufacturing process, until the final stencil by using automatic data capturing systems.

The process begins marking the pipe on the OD at the line stencil, or after the saw. It then continues capturing the pipes’ ID with machine vision systems at the most critical manufacturing process, such as UT test, hydrotest or X-Ray test just to mention a few. Finally, the pipe is marked at the final stencil, on the ID, OD or ID and OD.

Depending on the type manufacturing process (seamless or welded) and on the pipe transportation mode within the plant, there are the following products available for marking:

jib crane pipe od marking

  • Only on the fly marking
    • Round diameter: from 4 ½” to 18”
  • DoD Marking and clear coating mark protection layer
  • Datamatrix verification after mark
  • Cleaning station

Robotic pipe od marking

  • On the fly and static marking
  • Automatic head adjustment to pipe diameters
  • Marking in up to 3 positions around the pipe
  • Base coat & DoD marking & Clear coating mark protection layer
  • Marking and reading test station
  • Automatic 2D verification after marking
  • Automatic cleaning station

HEAVY DUTY LINEAR PIPE ID/OD MARKING STATION

Heavy Duty Linear Axis ID Marking Station: This pipe marking station is designed to mark the alpha-numeric characters, logos and 2D codes on the ID of the pipes, when the pipe is static at the marking station. For this marking station to operate, the pipe needs to be rotated.

The main characteristics of this marking station are the following:

  • Rotators needed at the marking station
  • Only circumferential marking
  • Depending on pipe diameter: Base coat & DoD & clear coating protection layer
  • Cleaning station
  • Equipment availability
    • Pipe ID DoD Marking down to 6” diameter
    • Pipe ID Base or Clear Coating and DoD Marking down to 8 ½”
    • Pipe ID Base coating – DoD marking – Clear coating and verification down to 12”

robotic pipe id/OD marking

  • Automatic print head adjustment to pipe diameter
  • On the fly longitudinal marking on the OD
  • Static ID and OD circumferential marking
  • Depending on pipe diameter: Base coat & DoD & clear coating protection layer
  • Automatic verification of the 2D mark
  • Automatic cleaning station
  • Equipment availability
    • Pipe ID DoD Marking down to 6” diameter
    • Pipe ID Base or Clear Coating and DoD Marking down to 8 ½”
    • Pipe ID Base coating – DoD marking – Clear coating and verification down to 12”

SMARKLase PIPE ID MARKING

  • For small diameters below 6”
    • White “label” marking
    • Laser marking on the paint
  • Static circumferential marking
  • Automatic verification of the 2D mark
  • Automatic cleaning station

Layer saw: This pipe marking station is designed to mark the alpha-numeric characters, logos and 2D codes on the OD of the pipes.

The main characteristics of this marking station are the following:

  • Used in seamless pipes, at the layer saw
  • Automatic head adjustment to pipe diameters
  • Automatic pipe detection
  • Automatic longitudinal OD marking
  • Automatic verification of printed 2D
  • Automatic marking and reading test station
  • Automatic print head cleaning

This pipe marking station is designed to mark the alpha numeric characters, logos and 2D codes on the longitudinally on the pipes.

The main characteristics of this marking station are the following:

  • Longitudinal pipe marking station on the OD when pipe is moving transversally on a walking beam
  • Used in all kinds of pipes
  • Automatic adjustment of print heads to different pipe diameters
  • Base coat & DoD & Clear coating protection layer
  • Automatic verification of printed 2D
  • Automatic print head cleaning
  • Useful for pipe weight, measurement and stenciling