If you are looking for an infallible way to easily engrave different materials, electrolytic marking is the most effective solution because it can guarantee you an indelible and personal impression. How does it work? The marking unit gives an electric shock, from the limited voltage to the pre-engraved pad, leaving an indelible mark on the surface of the product. The electrolytic marking is a direct and economical marking system, able to preserve the integrity of the engraved piece that in this way does not suffer stress from deformation, alterations of the structure and thermal damage, for this reason it is particularly recommended for the machining of tempered parts. The result of the electrolytic marking is high-contrast, similar to that made with the laser engraver, even if completely manual.
The electrolytic marking system is suitable for all materials that are good conductors of electricity: mainly it is used for marking on stainless steel, steel, aluminum and hard metals. With a power ranging from 30 to 60 VA, the electrolytic procedure allows to obtain results resistant to water, acids and abrasion.
The offer proposed by Automator International’s experts includes the E1030, an essential economic kit, and the E1250, for high-contrast electrolytic marking. The Automator electrolytic engraving products are complete in a practical case, as they contain the marking punch, 100 stencils, marking liquids and the contact plate. Be wary of imitations and buy only from leading retailers of electrolytic marking system such as Automator International!
Electrolytic marking systems are one of the most basic systems for indelibly marking stainless steel and other types of metal.
Through an electrolytic etching it is possible to mark all electrically conductive materials such as steel, stainless steel, iron, cast iron, titanium, etc.
Automator Marking Systems’ electrochemical marking kits consist of three basic elements:
The electrochemical marking stencil is the matrix on which the workpiece (e.g. logos, alphanumeric writing, etc.) is engraved.
The electrolytic liquid is the substance through which the current flows. The various types of electrolytic liquids available on the market can be divided depending on whether they have or they lack an acid component. The difference between the two types of liquid is that the liquid containing acid needs to be neutralised, whereas the liquid without acid does not require a neutralising treatment.
Lastly, in order to achieve electrolytic etching, there must be a flow of current between the workpiece, the stencil and the electrolytic liquid. The flow of the electrical charge must start from a low-voltage and low-intensity electrode.
This last step enables the engraving to be carried out on a semi-porous matrix, which is made conductive through the use of a special electrolytic liquid.
The electrolytic marking system works with both direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC). Through direct current you obtain a clear indelible marking which is recommended for non-ferrous materials such as brass, copper, tin, silver and aluminium. Alternating current, on the other hand, produces a darker marking and can be used on purely ferrous materials such as steel, iron, and various tools.
Automator Marking Systems has been involved in the electrolytic marking of steel and the electrolytic etching of aluminium and other materials for many years and has always provided its customers with excellent results.