Unique Identification Codes - Datamatrix & Bar Codes
The need for full traceability and identification services by the aerospace industry can be met by laser marking machine readable codes and text. Aerospace devices and components are marked using different techniques based on the variety of materials and the nature of the expected code.
Our traceability solutions range from the following and comply with Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), Military Aviation Authority (MAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority.
Machine-readable codes are essential where security and accurate reading of information are of high importance. While a barcode is ideal for small quantities of information to be machine read off high contrast surfaces, for more demanding applications a 2-d code like a Data Matrix code is required.
These codes can store up to 2000 characters and their size can be from 25 microns to over 300 mm squared. Curved and uneven surfaces, highly reflective surfaces and materials that give a low contrast can be marked by laser with a Data Matrix code.
These codes also have a level of redundancy that allows a successful read even when partly damaged.
FIMARK has manufactured barcode labels and nameplates for all sectors of industry.
For the defence industry we provide UID solutions to MIL-STD-130N which can involve direct marking of codes onto components and verification certificates. UID or Unique Identifier codes (a special form of Data Matrix code) and their validation certificates are becoming compulsory for any supplier to the US military.
The flexibility of laser marking allows serial numbers and variable information to be added to almost any surface in the form of a machine-readable code. Software converts data that can be inputted from a text file into the graphical format of a barcode, Data Matrix or QR code.
The laser parameters are selected to maximise readability and are optimised for each material. For example, on steel the surface might be turned black whereas on aluminium the surface would be etched.
Unique Identification Codes, DataMatrix, Bar Codes
No matter how complex your current project is involving Unique Identification Codes, Datamatrix or barcodes, Fimark’s expertise can help you achieve the specified end result.