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Mil-Std 130
UID Solutions


Peening is a permanent direct product marking (DPM) process used to identify alphanumeric characters, 2D codes (including Mil-Std 130 UID compliant Data Matrix codes), bar codes, custom graphics and logos onto metal or hard surfaces. The process of dot peening encompasses the use of a multiple-axis stylus point which hits the part like a ball-peen hammer and leaves a small dimple. It is an impact marking process that is either electrically or pneumatically driven depending on what material is used. The most common materials used for peening are metals that have hardness ratings up to 62. Other materials such as plastics and hardwoods are good peening candidates.

Peening is a relatively inexpensive DPM process, in comparison to laser marking, resulting in no consumables. JETEC peening systems comply with SPEC 2000, AIAG, DoD, and DT05-89.

JETEC peening systems are ideal solutions for permanent marking of metal and plastic parts, of various shapes and surface conditions. Applications include aerospace and automotive parts identification, metal tags, castings, medical plastic molded parts, etc. Designed for industrial application integration JETEC peening systems can be integrated on production lines or in automatic/semi-automatic assembly or test stations. Choose from turnkey, table-top solutions featuring an integrated PC for peening system control and marking file storage or systems featuring an independent user-friendly control unit (screen & internal software & keyboard) which eliminates the need for a PC or PLC. Peening systems are available that can be PLC controlled.


IPCS™ Integrated Peening Control Software

IPCS Integrated Peening Control Software is standard with JETEC’s pneumatic and electro-magnetic controlled peening systems. IPCS provides the following minimum system support capabilities:

  • Create/Modify and Save Part Marking Format Files
  • I/O Management (6 Input and 2 Output board standard)
  • Variable Data Translation (supports date & time codes, shift codes, serial numbers, lot codes, etc.)
  • Management of text style and dot-peen matrices, including: choice of internal peening fonts, character height selection (adjustable in stems of 0.1 mm), compression, spacing, justification and automatic centering.
  • Linear, angular, radial, inclination, inverted and mirrored marking
  • Downloading of custom fonts and logos

Optional IPCS software functionality includes:

  • Use of standard Windows fonts (Times New Roman, Arial, etc.)
  • Standard bar code symbologies (UPCA, Code 39, Code 128, EAN, HBIC, etc.)
  • Mil-Std 130 UID compliant, Construct #1 or Construct #2, 2D code support
  • READ – MARK (PEEN) – INSPECT, where:
    • READ allows the input of marking information via a bar code reader, camera, shop floor control look-up, serial input, scale, PLC, etc.
    • MARK is the actual peening of the part in accordance with the selected marking file and variable information input
    • INSPECT invokes the inspection of the peened mark using an integrated bar code reader, 2D code reader or verifier, vision system, etc. Sets pass or fail flag, displays operator required action and updates optional internal database.
  • JETEC ImageView™ Software (allows the assignment of up to 3 images per marking file. Ideal for displaying “golden” mark image, correct part marking location and specific part marking instructions)
  • Communicate with optional system accessories (motorized Z-axis, integrated rotary marking device, safety enclosures, etc.)
  • Custom Front End Software Support – User defined process support


Mil-Std 130 UID Verification

Mil-Std 130M specifies in Section the “marks that are acceptable per the requirements for printing on label material in shall be acceptable or alternately see appropriate tables in SAE AS9132 for quality requirements. SAE AS9132 is the Aerospace Industry Marking Standard.
Unless, otherwise specified in the contract or order, the UID 2D, Data Matrix symbol shall have a minimum print quality grade of 3.0 when measured with an aperture size of 0.005 inch (0.127mm) with a light source wavelength of 660 nm +10 nm. There are exceptions whereby the Modulation (MOD), Symbol Contrast (SC), or both may measure as low as 2.0 (C) providing the overall grade would be 3.0 if the MOD and SC grades are 3.0 or higher.

JETEC’s line of peening systems are available with integrated or standalone UID verification systems. Our verification systems are capable of printing paper reports or storing verification data within onboard or networked databases. Peeing is a direct product marking (DPM) process and thus must be verified using a DPM certified verification system.

Successful implementation of a DPM peening process requires a knowledgeable vendor or systems integrator who stays abreast of the changing Mil-Std 130 requirements, has first-hand experience with the numerous 2D code scanners (hand-held and fixed mount) available from a host of manufacturers but is unbiased in identifying the right scanner or hardware for your specific application. The Team at JETEC can identify a robust, user friendly, UID compliant system and provide training, consulting and on-site assistance ensuring cost improvement, enhanced quality and satisfying industry specific and government mandates.


Moving Forward

The next step is to contact a JETEC representative for a plant visit or a qualifying telephone conference call. We encourage you to send samples to JETEC for sample peening. Samples should be sent to:

JETEC Corporation
2817 McGaw Avenue
Irvine, Ca. 92614
Attn: Samples – Peening


Contact JETEC:

Tel: (949) 477-6161
Fax: (949) 477-6167





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