What does a marking system do?

Author: desarrollo
April 23, 2023

Marking systems are essential in many industrial sectors because they are important for identifying products individually. At E2M COUTH, we have high quality marking systems, which is why we have prepared this post where we explain what a marking system does, the different kinds there are, and the benefits they can provide at an industrial level.

What is a marking system?

To understand what this kind of system is, we might mention what a marking system does. Marking is a process to individually identify a part. This makes it possible to trace it from the moment it leaves the industrial plant until it reaches the establishment where it will be purchased.

Of the many purposes a marking system has, one is to ensure quality for manufacturing companies, regardless of their sector of activity. This kind of marking system improves the efficacy of an industry’s production processes

This kind of individual marking identification can be done with different techniques that we will explain below. In terms of what a marking system does, we could include a wide variety of information, such as model specifications, the date of manufacture for the product, serial number, manufacturing batch, geographical destination location, and more. Some of the sectors that most use these marking systems are the automobile, beverage, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

Why is a marking system important at an industrial level?

After explaining what a marking system does, you probably would like to know why this kind of system is fundamental at an industrial level. The first thing to highlight is that marking products is essential to identify, trace, and monitor the entire “journey” of products. In other words, this is a fairly critical part within a company’s quality control, as well as when managing all the inventory.

Another reason marking systems are so important is because they can guarantee safety for all products. This is because the system can identify products that are defective or dangerous. With this, it is easier to remove them from the rest of stock, or to recall them from the market at any time.

Another reason is closely related to legal aspects and regulations. This is because many products have a series of regulations that must be met for the products to be on the market. This is why proper labelling is essential for many products to be able to be sold.

In this vein, we might also highlight how important these marking systems are in terms of company or brand image. With proper marking, you can improve perception of the quality and reliability of the products that the company sells. Otherwise, if marking is deficient and low quality, this will most likely affect the brand’s reputation

At E2M COUTH, we have laser marking systems to meet this need for our clients.

The way this system works is fairly simple, since it uses a laser to create a mark on the surface of a material. This kind of system is used in a wide variety of applications, all the way from identifying parts and components to personalising certain products.

The way that a laser marking system works is with a beam of light directed onto the material surface, generating heat which vaporises or burns a small portion of the material’s surface. Moreover, this kind of system provides fairly precise control over the laser energy, in addition to high speed.

This kind of marking system is normally used on a wide variety of materials, such as plastics, metals, glass, ceramic, paper, cardboard and more. This kind of system is perfect for creating characters, numbers, bar codes, logotypes, graphics, and other designs. This means that they can be applied to a wide variety of industrial sectors.

Moreover, with the speed and precision provided by these systems, they are perfect for use on production line and serial production plants. Moreover, the laser marks are long-lasting and high quality, which is why they are normally used in sectors where a high quality, legible mark is required. Additionally, this kind of system is fairly flexible and can be personalised, since it is constantly controlled by software that can be adjusted and adapt to different designs and materials.

Learn the benefits of having marking systems at a production plant

After discussing what a marking system does, we will now shine the spotlight on the different benefits of having this kind of system at an industrial plant. These benefits are:

Improved traceability

With marking systems, you can establish a series of marks, codes, or serial numbers on parts, products, and components. This provides precise tracking of location, use, and performance of products. This makes the job of managing inventory easier, and also makes it easier to identify all problems in production.

Increased efficiency

With automated marking systems like the ones we have at E2M COUTH, they are much more precise than manual marking systems. This is definitely essential, since it means you can increase speed on the production line, thereby also reducing inactivity time associated with the identification of parts and components.


When you apply these marking systems, you can increase quality of the production process. With clear and legible marking, workers can easily identify the correct parts and components. These reduces the risk of making mistakes in production. These systems are essential to guarantee that the products meet all quality standards and specifications.

Intellectual property protection

Marking systems can also be used to mark products with logotypes, marks, and patent numbers. This means that companies can protect their intellectual property, thereby preventing products from being forged. This way, clients know that if these marks or numbers are missing, the item does not belong to the company.

Reduced warranty costs

By marking parts and components with serial numbers and codes, companies can precisely track defective products and make repairs or replacements. This means that companies can save on economic resources associated with warranties, also improving customer satisfaction.

Standing out

As mentioned earlier, with marking, a company can protect intellectual property. This is also essential if they wish to stand out from the competition. You can add your logo, name, and other personalised designs to your products so that they stand out from other similar products.

Saved time

We know that time is very valuable on a production line. With marking systems like E2M COUTH’S, you can mark each one of your products on the same production line, avoiding wasting time. This means cost savings for the company, as well as improved general efficiency for the company.


To achieve a quality mark and keep products from being affected, you need cleanliness. These systems are an excellent solution, especially the laser, to avoid all kinds of waste that could affect the item. This is a huge advantage for marking products in the food sector.


Lastly, another one of the great advantages that automated marking systems have is that they can be adapted to work on a wide range of materials, shapes, and sizes of parts and components. This allows the company to be more flexible because they can adjust the system to their production.


Find the best laser marking systems at E2M COUTH

We hope that you learned with this post what a marking system does, as well as what its benefits are and the different kinds of systems that exist. You can find the best laser marking systems in our catalogue which are perfect for application on your production line.

We also want to tell you that we have a wide selection of industrial solutions. In addition to the marking system, we also have orientation, rejection, and inspection systems. These systems are perfect for ensuring that all processes on your production line take place correctly.

All this being said, if you need more information or if you have any questions about our marking systems and other solutions, please contact us and we will be delighted to help you.

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