Product traceability is the process of identifying and tracking products through a supply chain. It consists in logging manufacturing information in a database and following products at every step. This information is used to minimize the cost of product recalls, fight counterfeiting, control quality, and optimize production processes.
Roll-fast offers laser solutions that consistently create high-contrast and permanent marks to make sure product identification is optimal.
Right from the start when we assign the raw material with a number after doing checks on them, we have strict control measures with the help of which we can trace the fastener back to the original heat number.
During inspection or dispatch on the behest of the customer we can also arrange for PMI ( Positive material identification ) tests for the manufactured material.
Traceability has three key benefits; it increases supply chain visibility, improves quality control systems and reduces risk. By keeping a record of the entire production and distribution history, suppliers are able to react quickly to any issues. We do marking on our every products with unique batch number so we can find all details after 10 years or more from the traceability number.
When traceability is mandatory, parts must be scrapped if codes can’t be read. Laser marking provides the best readability rates, which results in a higher return on investment.
To achieve the best readability, our Laser machines offer permanent marks, high contrasts, and reliability.Here’s why each factor helps with readability and part traceability.
When it comes to direct part marking, a permanent mark is a mark that remains readable within the part’s lifecycle.
At Roll-Fast, the laser marking process is adapted to each application to always provide full traceability. For example, stainless steel Fasteners can be marked to stay corrosion resistant, as those parts are exposed to highly corrosive acids during their lifetime.
Without a reliable marking technology, the codes’ quality will be inconsistent and decrease over time. Parts with low-quality codes will have to be scrapped to avoid losing trace of them, which affects profitability.
The marking quality of laser systems is consistent because their components don’t deteriorate due to mechanical wear. Laser marking systems have no moving parts, and their components never touch the parts they mark.
Marks can be hard to read if their dark and light elements are poorly contrasted. There are standard rules for evaluating the quality of 2D codes marked with a direct part marking technology. A high contrast is one of them. By using different energy densities, laser marking can generate high-contrast white marks on a black background, or black marks on a white background.
Incoming of raw material
Define raw material number of every incoming lot & segregate it
Cutting every batch with raw material & job card
Segregate all material in production floor with job card & seprate bins
Lab testing of all batchs with batch no idetification
Laser marking of each parts with batch no. & Traceability no.
Packing of all finish goods with lables & details
Dispatch as per prior date
We provide 100% traceability on our products without any exception. At Roll-Fast you can demand any document related to the manufacturing history of the product even after 5 years of supplies. We have them on record !!.
Roll-Fast is able to provide all bolts and nuts with complete traceability of all our bolts, be it in carbon steel, alloy steel or stainless steel. All bolts and nuts when packed are bar coded with the relevant information and the same is kept with us on record for a period of 10 years in our factory. We ensure 100% Bolt batch traceability with the help of a traceability report.