An Overview of Roll Marking Uses and Machines

An Overview of Roll Marking Uses and Machines

An Overview of Roll Marking Uses and Machines | Numberall Blog

At Numberall, we pride ourselves in offering a diverse line of high-quality marking machines, each with their own specific use. When it comes to marking small round parts, we’ve designed specialized presses that can get the job done more efficiently and effectively, with the same accuracy and quality that our equipment has become known for throughout the 90 years we’ve been in business.

Why Use a Roll Marking Machine?

Roll marking, or cylindrical marking, is a method of marking solid or hollow round parts, such as pipes and gears. At Numberall, we design our roll marking machines specifically for light duty marking of round parts with an even depth of impression. With typical flat metal marking equipment, it can be difficult if not impossible to get an even mark across a round part. Will roll marking, the part rotates, or rolls, with the indenting device to ensure each character is distributed evenly and with the same depth of impression. Our versatile roll marking equipment can be used on a wide range of materials across many different manufacturing industries, including firearms, automotive parts, pipe fittings, and more.

What are the Roll Marking Machine Options?

At Numberall, we offer two options for roll marking equipment — the Model 301 Hand-Operated and Model 301A Air-Operated presses. Although similar, these models offer unique capabilities that make them suitable based on the volume of our customer’s marking needs.

The Model 301 is a hand operated machine which is capable of  mark round parts with characters up to 1/4” in aluminum, or 5/32” characters in mild steel. Despite its compact bench-top size, this press is able to incorporate oversized endplates for more clearance. To begin stamping, you will need a marking device. Many of our numbering heads can be used with the Model 301, including Model 23 Type Holder, Model 70P Non-Automatic Numbering Head, and Model 50P Automatic Numbering Head. Each unique numbering head offers customization when paired with the 301 roll marking press.

The Model 301A is ideal for high production application. This model uses an air cylinder for power and includes a control valve. The Model 301A can stamp characters of the same size, in the same material as the Model 301. The Model 301A can also incorporate oversized endplates for larger diameter parts — just like the Model 301. Similar to the Model 301, numbering heads, type holders, or marking dies are used in conjunction with the Model 301A. The key differentiator is that the Model 301 is air-operated rather than by hand, which allows for large scale production marking needs.

Numberall Model 301
Model 301
Numberall Model 301A
Model 301A

Can Roll Marking Machines be Customized?

No matter the shape or size of the item you want to mark, it’s likely that we can customize one of our roll marking machines to meet your needs. In addition to the oversized endplate options, Numberall has designed custom fixtures to stamp the edges of coins and medallions without marring the surfaces. We also have fixtures with interchangeable arbors for stamping hollow parts or rings. For parts with varying part diameters or stepped parts, we can modify our standard adjustable holding fixture rollers to hold the part securely when marking.

One example of our custom roll marking capabilities is an application we created to mark CO2 bottles. In this design, we created special holding fixtures to mark the neck of the bottle at an angle. To see this application in action, view our recent blog post: Numberall’s Custom Application to Mark CO2 Bottles. Our roll marking machines offer both precision and flexibility for our customers looking to indent round parts. If you would like to learn more about our roll marking machines or have questions about a custom application, contact Numberall Stamp and Tool Company today!

Custom Product Spotlight: Numberall’s Concrete Stamp

Custom Product Spotlight: Numberall’s Concrete Stamp

At Numberall Stamp and Tool, we take pride in our ability to offer high-quality stamping equipment. These stamping tools can be used to mark a variety of materials across several different industries. While we have a wide range of products that we offer, we also can create high-quality custom marking tools at our customer’s request.

Custom Product Spotlight: Numberall’s Concrete Stamp | Numberall Blog

We recently received a request by a customer looking to create a concrete stamp that could be used to imprint their logo into wet concrete. They needed something that was durable, easy to handle, and could accurately imprint concrete for a lasting mark. Our solution was a custom concrete stamp: we created a resin image of their logo in-house and attached it to a ¼” aluminum plate. The plate’s grooved round handle was designed to help the customer utilize this lightweight stamp with ease. To apply the stamp, all the customer has to do is simply push the stamp into the wet concrete to imprint their design.

Our custom concrete stamp directly met the customer’s needs — offering them a portable product that leaves a lasting impression and at a very short turnaround time. We were able to deliver the customer their product in only two weeks’ time. This custom product was created by our team of skilled craftsmen by utilizing durable lightweight materials. We chose aluminum to create this stamp because of its light weight and resistance to corrosion to help improve the product’s life span. We are proud to produce tools of the highest quality standards and manufactured right here in the United States — many of our customers are still using our products 30 years after purchase.

Our custom concrete stamps are just one way that we can customize and create products to meet your needs in a timely manner. Whether your company is looking for a metal stamping product or you are in need of a custom design for a unique application, we’d be happy to help. Contact Numberall Stamp and Tool Company today!

Numberall’s EASTEC Roundup: Our Review of the 2019 Conference

Numberall’s EASTEC Roundup: Our Review of the 2019 Conference

Numberall has been a recurring attendee of EASTEC, the leading Northeast manufacturing trade show, since 1998. This past May, we were eager to attend the three-day event in West Springfield, Massachusetts. We find that EASTEC always proves to be educational and inspirational, as we often return encouraged by the presentations and experiences of customers, fellow vendors, and speakers alike. It turns out the 2019 conference wasn’t any different.

This year, EASTEC featured over 700 exhibitors with technical presentations, workshops, and keynote speakers. Stepping back into our booth in the exhibit hall, we had the pleasure of meeting many new faces and demonstrating some of our popular equipment, including the Model 40B, the Model 301A with Model 50P stamping round parts, and the Model 136A stamping screwdriver handles. A trend we noticed in meeting with new companies is the need for steel stamps and marking tools—products Numberall has been manufacturing since inception in 1930. Why use steel stamps instead of a machine? One reason is they are economical—not only are they affordable, but they are also made to last. Another reason is the steel stamp’s precise marking. Since the operator controls the force of the hammer, you can ensure that a clear mark is created every time. With these qualities along with their durability, we found that Numberall’s steel stamps were the right fit for a lot of companies’ metal marking needs.

Though we were pleased to meet many new people at the conference, one of our favorite things about EASTEC was being able to meet past and current customers who we may have only spoken to over the phone or through email. One customer who stopped by our booth this year had used Numberall products for over 80 years! In 1936 Ketchum Mfg. in Lake Luzerne, New York, purchased the 13th Model 50P that came out of production, a model that we only began manufacturing a year prior.

If you missed this year’s EASTEC conference, you’ll have to wait until 2021 to attend this biennial event. However, if you have an immediate marking need, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today! Whether it’s a steel stamp set or a numbering machine, we have several options to help you mark metal more efficiently. Of course, we take custom orders too! Contact us online today for more information, or give us a call at 800-685-3072.

Visit the Numberall Exhibit at EASTEC 2019

Visit the Numberall Exhibit at EASTEC 2019

At Numberall, we value our customers and have a long history of manufacturing quality and durable marking products. This is one of the many reasons why we enjoy attending EASTEC in West Springfield, Massachusetts. By participating in EASTEC, we have the opportunity to personally meet with many of our customers and learn more about their needs. Our goal is to continue to provide quality solutions to your metal marking needs.

EASTEC 2019 will feature over 700 exhibitors, technical presentations, workshops, and keynote speakers, which makes it the perfect place to advance your manufacturing expertise, learn from industry-leading suppliers, and discover new manufacturing trends. If you have any involvement in the manufacturing industry, this is a must-attend event!

This year, we welcome you to visit us at booth #1142 where we’ll have examples of our marking tools that you can handle, in addition to various sample parts that have been marked with Numberall equipment. Come see some of our popular equipment in action, such as the Model 40B, the Model 301A with Model 50P stamping round parts, and the Model 136A stamping screwdriver handles. Daniel, Alexander, and Rick will be in attendance and will be happy to meet you and discuss your marking needs. We encourage you to bring a sample of your product if you have a specific marking application that you would like to discuss. You can also take home a copy of our product catalog, complete with pricing and a length of impression ruler for reference.

Join us at EASTEC 2019 on May 14th-16th for FREE!

Visit our landing page on the EASTEC website to claim a free floor pass and make sure to stop by our booth #1142 to learn more about Numberall Stamp & Tool Co. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Benefits of Choosing Numberall Stamp and Tool Company for Your Marking Needs

When it comes to metal marking, we know that there are a number of different considerations to find the best fit for your marking needs. Whether it’s high volume consecutive marking, or low volume marking, Numberall has equipment that can help you mark efficiently and effectively. At Numberall, we want your decision to be easy, which is why we make it our priority to offer a number of benefits for you, our customer.

The Benefits of Choosing Numberall Stamp and Tool Company for Your Marking Needs | Numberall Blog

Quality

At Numberall, our products are made to the highest quality standards. All tool steel that Numberall uses is certified for quality and origin to ensure every product meets our high standards. The result: many of our customers are still using our marking equipment over 30 years later – a testament to the quality of our products.

Design

Because we know that each of our customers has a unique need for our tools, we offer the ability to customize our products to work with existing equipment. We can also create custom fixtures for marking odd shapes and sizes. The Model 301A custom holding fixture we designed and created to mark CO2 bottles is a perfect example of our versatility and commitment to find solutions for our customers.

Made in the USA

At Numberall, our products are made in the United States and we stand behind them without hesitation. While imported products have a typical eight to twelve-week lead time, Numberall’s products have a much more rapid production time and can be ready to serve your business much quicker. On top of this, our customer service department is located right here in the U.S., making it easy to answer any comments or concerns you may have about our products.

If you’re thinking about purchasing new metal marking equipment, consider these benefits. We realize that cost is an important factor in your decision-making process, but when it comes to metal marking equipment that you’ll use for years to come, purchasing durable products like ours is actually less expensive in the long run. Think about the benefits of our durable, custom, American Made products, and remember, we’re here to make sure you get exactly what you need. For more information about our products, please contact us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our products.

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