At REA JET, we provide a wide array of industrial coding and marking solutions for many industries, including the steel and metals industry. We’re particularly proud of our Smarktec product line, designed for applications that are reliable even in the highest temperatures. We know how important quality track and trace solutions are today, across all industries. Our Smarktec line has both ink jet and industrial spray solutions, including hot casting pipe marking, pipe robot marking, coil and billet/slab marking, h-beam marking, and more.
We have successfully implemented our Smarktec coding and marking solutions at companies around the world including ArcelorMittal Zaragoza in Spain, where our engineering team developed a multiple ink jet head solution for marking of U-beam profiles made at the Spanish plant. Prior to this, the CELSA Group’s rolling mills located in Poland and Spain relied on our Smarktec solutions for the identification of H-beams and sections, and also relied on our billet markers for the purpose of use with artificial vision camera systems in capturing automatic data at the entrance of the rolling mill furnace.
Most recently, the Vallourec facilities in the UK, which restores lacquered steel pipes, chose our Smarktec marking solutions for printing of the company’s logo on the axis of pipes, and for printing of pipe characteristics. Smarktec gantry type marking is equipped with our own ink jet technology for printing, and is also highly effective in harsh environments due to a varnish-based clear coat that protects the print and its duration. A global leader in tubular solutions, Vallourec primarily serves oil, gas, powergen, and other energy markets along with construction, automobile, and more.
One example of our Smarktec line is the H-Beam marker, which is capable of marking beams using ink jet technology for single or multiple beam straightening machines. Some of the advantages of steel H-Beam marking include its low maintenance, high visibility and reliability due to the heavy duty construction of the equipment, digital programming for high flexibility, fast writing, and reduced traceability risks that can often be attributed to fallen labels.