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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ

 

Numbering Heads

Q: What is a numbering head?

A: A numbering head is a marking tool that consists of one or more wheels with engraved numbers, letters, or symbols that are used to stamp sequential or customized markings on various surfaces.

Q: What materials can I mark with a numbering head?

A: Numbering heads can be used to mark a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, wood, leather, and more.

Q: How do I choose the right numbering head for my application?

A: The right numbering head will depend on your specific application and the type of markings you need to make. Consider the size and font of the numbers, the material you will be marking, and the frequency of use when choosing a numbering head.

Q: Can numbering heads be customized?

A: Yes, some numbering heads can be customized to include specific letters, numbers, or symbols. Customization options may vary depending on the manufacturer.

Q: How do I use a numbering head?

A: To use a numbering head, align the desired number on the wheel and strike the head with a hammer. Repeat the process for each desired number to create sequential markings.

Q: How do I maintain my numbering head?

A: To maintain your numbering head, keep it clean and dry when not in use, store it in a dry place, and avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures. Lubricate the wheels with oil or grease to ensure smooth operation.

Q: Can numbering heads be used for industrial applications?

A: Yes, numbering heads are commonly used in industrial applications for marking inventory, products, and equipment.

Q: How long do numbering heads last?

A: The lifespan of a numbering head will depend on its quality, frequency of use, and maintenance. High-quality numbering heads can last for many years with proper care.

Q: Are there safety concerns when using a numbering head?

A: Yes, safety is important when using a numbering head. Wear protective eyewear and gloves when using the tool, and make sure to strike the head with the hammer in a controlled manner to avoid injury.

Steel Types and Typeholders

Q: What are steel types?
A: Steel types are metal stamps used to imprint characters, symbols, or logos onto various surfaces, including metals, plastics, and more. They are typically made of high-quality tool steel to withstand repeated use and to maintain their sharpness.

Q: What are type holders?
A: Type holders are tools that hold individual steel types in place, allowing for quick and easy replacement of characters during the marking process. They are designed to hold specific sizes and styles of steel types, making it easier to create consistent markings.


Q: What materials can be marked with steel types?
A: Steel types can be used to mark a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, leather, wood, and more.


Q: What is the difference between hand-held steel types and type holders?
A: Hand-held steel types are used without a type holder and are struck directly with a hammer or mallet to imprint characters onto a surface. Type holders, on the other hand, are used to hold individual steel types in place, allowing for quick and easy replacement of characters during the marking process.


Q: What types of characters can be created with steel types?
A: Steel types are available in a variety of fonts, sizes, and styles, allowing for the creation of characters, symbols, and logos in various configurations.


Q: What is the difference between carbon steel and alloy steel types?
A: Carbon steel types are made from a single alloy of iron and carbon and are typically less expensive than alloy steel types. Alloy steel types, on the other hand, are made from a combination of iron and other metals, such as nickel or chromium, which gives them added strength and durability.


Q: What type of steel should I choose for my application?
A: The type of steel you choose will depend on the specific requirements of your application. If you are marking softer materials, such as plastics or aluminum, a carbon steel type may be sufficient. For harder materials, such as stainless steel or hardened tool steel, an alloy steel type may be required for the best results.


Q: How do I maintain my steel types and type holders?
A: To maintain your steel types and type holders, keep them clean and dry when not in use, store them in a dry place, and avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures. Lubricate steel types with oil or grease to ensure smooth operation and prevent rusting.


Q: Can steel types and type holders be used for industrial applications?
A: Yes, steel types and type holders are commonly used in industrial applications for marking inventory, products, and equipment.


Q: How long do steel types and type holders last?
A: The lifespan of steel types and type holders will depend on their quality, frequency of use, and maintenance. High-quality steel types and type holders can last for many years with proper care.