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Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



Rigelsford, J. (2000), "Internet page", Assembly Automation, Vol. 20 No. 1.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Internet page Laser Corporation

Keywords: Lasers, Manufacturing, Product identification

Founded in 1965 (or 1966), Control Laser Corporation is an industrial laser manufacturer that specialises in the application of laser technology for product marking. Control Laser has over 16 years' experience in laser marking and has become a full service company, supporting all aspects of the application of beam-steered laser marking technology and systems. This well-presented Web site has a useful library which contains articles on various aspects of laser marking that have been published in industry trade magazines. The articles are all in PDF format and a link is supplied for readers to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if required.

Keyword: Industrial printing systems

The Markem Corporation designs, manufactures and services industrial printing systems and supplies for various industries. They can supply print technologies for semiconductor marking, garment labelling, package coding, case/carton coding and industrial marking. Marking Systems

Keywords: Product coding, Marking solutions

Trend Marking Systems offers a range of product coding and marking solutions. Small and large character injects, metal electromarking and contact printers are all available.

With a very professional look and feel to it, this site would have been of one the "hot sites" had it not been for the lack of company information. Media Directories

Keyword: Identifying sources

The AppleGate Directories for the UK and Ireland are designed to help business professionals identify sources of products and services in the UK and Ireland.

The aim of this site is to increase business for UK- and Ireland-based companies and includes business directories for electronics companies, engineering companies, plastics and rubber companies and recruitment services companies. There are also directories for agribusiness, oil and petrochemical industry, UK electronics manufacturers, Japan Electronics Business Association and the Pacific Rim Electronics Business Association. One relevant company in the directory,, is Flexi-Print Product Marking, Sheffield, UK. International Corporation

Keywords: Marking, Coding, Labelling solutions

Matthews International Corporation provides marking, coding and labelling solutions for building products, glass marking, lumber, metal marking, newspapers, packaging, plastics and tyre applications.

This easy to navigate site provides a company profile, product index, applications, trade show schedule, sale network, year 2000 information, case studies, distributor program, new systems and contact details. New systems available from Matthews International Corporation include four high speed laser marking systems which can produce superior quality marks for precision barcodes, text, and complex logos. Lasers

Keywords: Information, Pictures

The Precision Lasers Web site is a colourful conglomeration of information and pictures. Products

Keywords: Identification, Hot stamping

This Web site is very impressive. In the Products section, the customer can define the type of machine required to mark their product and return some basic information about the systems available. After the suitable type of system has been chosen, the Drawings and Charts section of the site gives detailed information to help identify the correct sized machine for the application.

Sections on Hot Stamping, Indent Marking, Roll Marking, Numbering Heads and Drawings and Charts can all be found. Solution Co. UK

Keyword: Barcode reading

Barcode Solution Co. UK, supplies medical/health-care, education, distribution and transportation, manufacturing, library, publishing, food processing, biomedical, packaging, pharmaceutical, administration, retail, security, ticketing, computer and IT, inventory and asset management, stock control and warehousing markets with barcode reading equipment and systems for product identification and tracking.

Equipment and systems available include: hand-held readers, fixed position readers, cordless readers, portable data collection terminals, label printers, label stock, ID card printers, ID card stock, pen readers, CCD readers, laser scanners, portable scanners, PDF417, OCR, unattended scanning systems and software.

Hot sites

Keyword: Quality design solutions

Telsis can provide a responsive, cost-effective, quality design solution to meet the requirements of their customers. They are the designer, manufacturer and integrator of Pinstamp marking systems, Visiontrack reading systems, IdentiPlate data plate printers, ProScript laser marking systems and BenchMark bench top markers.

This Web site has a professional look, is easy to navigate and contains plenty of interesting and useful information. Technologies plc

Keyword: Laser systems

Spectrum Technologies specialises in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art industrial laser systems for advanced manufacturing applications and has particular expertise in high power ultraviolet laser technology. The company is dedicated to creating practical and cost-effective solutions to a wide range of manufacturing problems, including the permanent marking of "non-stick" fIuoropolymers, the fabrication of delicate micro structures for sensors and micro electronics applications and the damage free cutting and drilling of the toughest composite materials.

This is an excellent site in which the company profile is in four different languages, English, French, German and Spanish. News, information on products and services offered, available technology and details of employment opportunities can also be found.

Jonathan Rigelsford

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