Roll dies are a simple and easy solution for marking repetitive information on moving products.  They use less force than other indenting methods because only a fraction of the message is being indented at one time as the die rolls along the material. They are suitable for marking of a wide variety of products such as:

  • extruded building materials such as siding and roofing
  • bar, tube, conduit, and hose
  • wire and cable
  • gun barrels and parts
  • soft materials such as plastic, rubber, clay, and leather
Roll dies can be mounted on a shaft for continuous marking of moving materials or mounted in a roll marking machine, lathe, or screw machine for marking individual parts.
Embossing And Debossing Roll Dies
Embossing And Debossing Roll Dies

Roll dies for embossing and debossing moving materials

Roll Dies For Marking Wire

Roll dies for marking wire

Roll Marking Type Holder

Roll marking type holder

Roll Die Holder With Segments

Roll die holder with segments

Embossing And Debossing Roll Dies Roll Dies For Marking Wire Roll Marking Type Holder Roll Die Holder With Segments

For applications where the message does not change, an engraved roller die can be made with text or logos engraved in any character size or depth so you can achieve your desired mark. Dies are manufactured with high quality tool steel and heat treated for excellent performance and longevity.

Sandwich Style Holders

Use interchangeable characters and segments that are held with a clamping plate. For marking applications where messages change, such as date coding and product coding.

roll die with cover plate to hold changeable character type

Mortised Style

Fitted with interchangeable wedge-shaped dies that are held in place by set screws. Extra legend inserts can be ordered to fit in each mortice.

mortice style roll marking die with wedge shaped type segments

All roll dies and holders are designed and manufactured to your exact specifications.

Information Required for Quotation

  1. Desired message or artwork
  2. Character size and style
  3. The number and spacing of message repeats, if applicable
  4. Desired size of bore (mounting hole)
  5. Whether a keyway is desired and size (3/8″ wide standard) to keep the roller die in place on a keyed shaft
  6. Details on the material being marked: type of material, dimensions, hardness, temperature, line speed, etc.
  7. Desired depth of mark in your material
  8. Mounting information: top or bottom of line, whether or not a back-up roll is required
Marking A Round Part With A Numbering Head

Roll Marking Machines

Use roller dies or steel type to create marks on flat or round products.

Rotary Indent Marker

Indent Marker

Designed to mark up to nine characters on soft, moving material, such as extruded rubber.

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