Gravotech - Automotive marking

Automotive marking

Discover our automotive mechanical and laser marking machines!

Since 1981, Gravotech has an established history in the automotive sector with its main actors such as OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer), equipment manufacturers, integrators and subcontractors. Thanks to our prior experience, we can provide you with the best marking solution for each vehicle parts: Frame, engine, exhaust parts, plastic interior components etc. Gravotech’s strength is our ability to design and manufacture permanent marking solutions for your application, whatever the technology.

Our solutions have proven their reliability by combining the 3 main expectations in this industry: Your Need: A durable and permanent marking to track the product during its entire lifecycle Our Solutions: A total mastery of several marking technologies (All laser technologies, micro-percussion, scribing) to guarantee you the best solution depending on your part, process, budget, and expectations. Your Benefits: Direct Part-Marking solutions ensures full and tamper-proof traceability necessary for an effective Quality Management System and to manage your supply chain quality.

This guarantees the identification of defective batches and simplifying any recalls campaign. Your Need: A fast and reliable marking process to make sure that your production lines run optimally Our Solutions: Gravotech designs industrial machines to operate 24/7 365 days a year in harsh environments for decades. We offer the mechanical and laser marking machines with the shortest marking cycle time and highest availability rate in each application. Your Benefits: Increased productivity Your Need: Fully automated solution Our Solutions: We create autonomous industrial machines that can be fully integrated into your production lines. Our marking machines can be interfaced with any PLCs and communicate without any computer and have up to date communication protocols in our solution: ProfNet /Ethernet IP / EtherCAT, etc. Your Benefits: Reduced integration Cost. Ready for Industry 4.0.

Marking engine block group

Motor engine requires permanent marking

Complete traceability of each engine block coming from different suppliers. - Identify, store data and trace each motor through the production process and even years after the engine enters service: Data MatrixTMcode, serial number, work shift code, assembly plant code, date, V.I.N., logos, etc. - Direct Part marking (DPM) with a 2D code to remove any risk of errors in the production process - Read and Inspect directly marked codes at each stage of production - Automatic recording of data from each code verified in the customer’s database

Laser fiber serie and XF510p marking machine

- Laser Fiber-Series: Perfect solution to mark on metals. It allows a contrasted marking with a very short cycle time. No contact with the part. Different powers are available depending on your application and your target cycle time/marking depth. - Dot Peen Pneumatic: the marking solution with the best compromise between cycle time, depth and budget. Its is perfectly adapted to mark a durable alphanumerical text.

Clinder block marking

- Robust and efficient solutions for high production rates - As an integrated part of your assembly process, our systems are compact, fast and they communicate with your environment. - Associated to reading tools, they ensure traceability of your engines throughout the production process.

Exhaust Systems – Catalytic converter

Catalytic converter close up

- Mark the serial number and DataMatrix code using the same single machine. - Compliance with OEM specifications - Keep the cycle time of the production line. - Low noise, keep the workplace quiet. - Identify with your tradename, trace the parts and subcomponents, store data: logo, part number, Data Matrix code, work shift, manufacturing code, date. - Manage multiple files and logos for OEM and after-market identification of common parts.

Laser fiber serie and XF510m engraver

- Dot Peen Electromagnetic: the most adapted solution for marking on the catalytic converter. Content is usually combining text and Datamatrix. Marking depth is > 0.1 mm. Our Dot Peen Electromagnetic range will offer the best cycle time. - Laser Fiber-Series: the best solution for surface and contrasted marking on exhaust system components such as the muffler manifold and silencer.

Datmatrix marking for automotive traceability

- Provide high-quality marks in very fast cycle times. - Install silent marking process, even on hollow parts and meet health & safety norms. - Choose robust and compact systems that communicate with your central server, PC, PLC, barcode scanner etc. - Permanent marking provides traceability guarantee all along the part life cycle.

Frame

Automotive traceability on production lines

- Ensure your vehicles are permanently marked - Send and store all pertinent information, read the marked data, perform deep marks that cannot be falsified during vehicle entire life cycle. - Deep, legible and durable marking before and after treatment

Gravotech - metal marking machine

- Scribing: our scribing machines allows to obtain a deep and fast marking. It can be used before or after surface treatment, and remain legible. Choose this silent process for traceability on large parts. - Laser Fiber-Series: chassis part are getting lighter and the use of very hard material is more and more common. The fibre laser is a non-contact solution and can mark easily on the hardest metals.

Direct Part marking of a car frame

- To mark large parts, non-disassemblable parts, on moving vehicle lines, our solution can easily be transformed into a mobile solution and integrate perfectly into your production processes - Intelligent solutions that fully communicate with your plant network - Very deep marking on the hardest steels before or after treatment: painting, sandblasting, shot blasting, anodizing etc. The wide-character set remains identifiable throughout the life cycle of your products. - Efficient maintenance of the machine on the element to be marked with clamping systems, part presence detectors, - Industrial, fast and quiet solutions, easy to use and to integrate.

Injected plastic parts

Plastic car dashboard marking

- Replacing the costly identification solutions as ink-jet and labelling processes by laser marking machines - High-speed marking to follow the high speed of injection presses - High contrasted marking on a wide variety of plastics - Grade-4 Datamatrix for Internal traceability and automatization of production lines - Aesthetic marking for interior plastics parts

Automotive laser marking machines

Hybrid Laser Our laser range has a high peak power allowing a good material interaction on a wide range of plastics used in automotive components. PE, PP, PA ,PBT and ABS plastics are generally marked by this laser range. Green Laser the best solution for marking on materials that do not react to IR laser. This laser does not damage the surface of the part, it is perfectly adapted for marking of on Day & Night buttons where the green laser will remove the upper layer without damaging the plastic surface.

Plastic sensor identification

- Economic unit Marking cost / part 
- Low maintenance
- NO consummables
- Flexible
- Surface finish is not critical compare to labeling

Discover Gravotech’s solutions

Gravotech develops solutions for the identification and traceability of automotive components, for all the parts that compose the vehicle, from the chassis to the engine and the interiors. Discover our range of lasers that can be integrated on production lines as well as our turnkey laser marking stations.

Our powerful and high-quality Fiber Laser engraver performs precise markings in very short cycle times....

Fiber serie Laser marking system

FIBER laser

INTEGRABLE LASER MARKER

Integrated laser marking system for metal and plastic parts

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The most complete laser station for permanent marking. From unit to small batch production to integration in a robotic cell. Compatible with Fibre, Hybrid or Green source.

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Front view of LW2 industrial laser engraver

LW2 TOUCH

LASER STATION

fully automated laser marking station.

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Introducing the magic of laser engraving to your business. The Welase achieves personalisation of the highest quality in a matter of seconds and raise your customers curiosity.

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WeLase compact laser engraver

WELASE

LASER STATION

small laser engraver station for in-store and on-line personalisation.

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The 1064 nm HYBRID laser marker is perfect for applications requiring a great versatility in terms of marking materials at the highest speed, from plastics to any kind of metals.

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Hybrid laser - integrated laser

HYBRID laser

INTEGRABLE LASER MARKER

the best compromise between versatility, high quality and high speed to meet all your marking needs

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GREEN laser marker is designed for complex and cold markings on materials not reactive to other wavelengths....

Green laser - integrated laser

GREEN laser

INTEGRABLE LASER MARKER

Integrated laser marking system - mark highly reflective materials and sensitive plastic materials.

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The CO2 laser marker is perfectly suited for marking organic materials....

CO2 Laser - integrated laser

CO2 laser

INTEGRABLE LASER MARKER

High-speed laser engraver – the best to mark organic materials and coated surfaces

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    Discover our wide range of dot peen and scribing marking machines dedicated to the automotive industry.