Inline Direct Part Marking Solution for Production Lines, Loading Stations and Custom Systems

M4 Inline

The M4 Inline is a turnkey inline part marking solution that features an integrated 16 bus card and eliminates need for vision identification/control equipment. It is the ideal solution for efficient, cost-effective inline part marking everywhere from automated production lines to manual loading stations and custom-engineered systems.

  • Multiple mounting options and marking head sizes for easy integration into existing production lines and new custom-engineered systems
  • Equipped with a 16 bus card for greater time efficiency and productivity
  • Eliminates need for vision identification/control equipment
  • Up to 1,000 possible settings – mark text, logos, data matrix codes, barcodes, date codes, QR codes, serial numbers and other special characters of varying heights and depths
  • 3 marking window sizes available: Compact (1.97" x 2.16"), Standard (4.72" x 2.16") and Large (7.87" x 2.16")
  • Deep, permanent dot peen marking on flat, round, irregular and rough surfaces – mark several characters per second
  • IDI Track detects missed parts or marks and predicts product outages – eliminates the need for additional vision equipment and significantly reduces downtime
  • IDI Mark ensures consistent marks, even on uneven surfaces
  • User-friendly software; no PC required
  • Programmable character size
  • Tungsten carbide stylus with 90° sharpening angle (available with 60° and 120° angle)
  • High-resolution (640x480) color control unit with RS232 connection, 16 bus card, Ethernet, 2 USB ports (Device & HOST)
  • Provides real-time monitoring for analysis of maintenance needs, stylus wear and detection faults

Complete system includes marking head in choice of sizes, M4 control unit, cable, protection cover, M4 inline fixing kit (screws included), control unit power cable, Sub-D25 connector, USB keyboard.

Marking WindowMarking Head
(L x W x H)
Head 50
1.97" x 2.16"
(50 x 55mm)
5.43" x 6.30 x 9.52"8.15 lbs.
Head 120
4.72" x 2.16"
(120 x 55mm)
9.25" x 6.30 x 9.52"9.70 lbs.
Head 200
7.87" x 2.16"
(200 x 55mm)
12.39" x 6.32" x 9.52"12.13 lbs.
  • Control unit dimensions (L x W x H): 9.44" x 9.64" x 4.33" – 6.17 lbs.
  • Adjustable character height, depending on the marking zone size in 0.1mm steps (see data sheet)
  • Fonts: 5x7 and 9x13, continuous and custom (5 levels of dots concentration per character)
  • Memory: 40 MB – up to 20,000 stored marking files with 40 characters/line
  • Electrical power: 90 to 240 V
  • Power: 250 W
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
  • Operating temperature: 32°F to 115°F (0°C to 45°C)


  • Machinery Directives: 2006/42/CE
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility: 2004/108/CE
  • Low-Voltage Directives: 2006/95/CE
  • FCC Directive: Chapter 15
  • Part marking directly within automated production lines, manual loading stations and other custom-engineered systems

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