If you are looking for a hot marking machine that can ensure quality performance, rely on those who can provide a concrete answer to your needs, those who can guide you in choosing the right equipment for your final goal. Equipped with a precision thermostat that regulates the temperature in relation to the time and the material to be marked, the hot marking machines produced by Automator Marking Systems are also suitable for dry and colour marking, by means of a mechanism that provides for the insertion of a coloured nylon strip between the piece and the marking head. Hot marking machine is the perfect technology for engrave materials such as wood, PVC, ABS, plastic, leather and, in general, all organic materials.
These are just some of the characteristics of the Automator Marking Systems’ hot marking machines. In addition, there are many other tools that make Automator Marking Systems’ offer complete and attentive to the requirements of each individual user, such as the double-acting piston for the movement of the hot marking mechanism, the unwinding system with automatic feed, the automatic numbers of hot marking machines, the manual lever numberers, the steel character holders and the pneumatic safety systems. Browse the online catalog!
Hot stamping is the easiest, quickest and most durable way to print engravings on leather, wood, plastics and other heat-sensitive materials. It is achieved by using a head heated to high temperatures mounted on hot stamping machines on which characters, logos, punches, or numerators are placed. It is then placed on the surface area that needs to be marked, thus imparting heat by burning and “branding” the surface itself.
Hot marking can be carried out by direct burning (branding) of the surface or by using a coloured tape which, when heated, releases the colour onto the surface, resulting in a coloured engraving.
Hot stamping is particularly suitable for marking leather and hide. It is also possible to use a hot stamp for wood.
The execution of a hot stamping involves the use of a stamp with an embossed engraving and a support to expose the matrix to the heat source. The stamp is attached to a heater which brings the matrix to the needed temperature based on the type of material to be marked.
The marking temperature varies depending on the material: when it comes to wood, it must be between 240 and 300 degrees Celsius, while for leather it can be between 150 and 210 degrees Celsius. This is one of the main factors determining whether a hot marking is successful or not.
The next determining factor for quality is the amount of pressure applied, which is why a machine with automatic activation is usually preferred to a manual one. Finally, you need to take into account the amount of time, which generally varies from 2 to 4 seconds, in which the hot stamps are in contact with the material.
Automator Marking Systems’ hot stamping and hot stamping machines are available in manual or pneumatically activated versions with a safety device. Discover all of our machines.