Östling Marking Systems GmbH

Broßhauserstr. 27, 42697 Solingen
Telephone +49 212 26960-332
Fax +49 212 2696-199


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.04  Machinery and plant for finishing, decorating, printing and marking
  • 03.04.002  Marking equipment

Our products

Product category: Marking equipment

Laser marking Systems

Laser marking Systems from Ostling Marking Systems – Quality made in Germany
Laser marking covers a broad spectrum of surfacing techniques including Laser Engraving, Laser Ablation (Abrasion), Laser Bonding, Hot-Branding, Foaming, Colour Changes and Annealing
OSTLING laser marking systems are extremely flexible and of high quality
Using a highly precise laser beam, a permanent marking is applied to the most varied materials, such as metal and plastic.
With the affiliated software, there are no limits to your labelling ideas. Our laser-marking systems are also exceptionally suitable for automated markings such as consecutive serial numbers, 2D codes (DataMatrix), etc.

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Product category: Marking equipment


2D DataMatrix Code is the most used type of two-dimensional barcodes for permanent direct part marking and Identification in industrial Productions
The perfect supplement to our marking systems.
Directly applied 2D codes are read out with the help of handheld scanners as well as via fixed camera systems.
Not only lasered but also needle-embossed and electrolytically generated DataMatrix codes are securely recognised, even in the most difficult industrial environments.

The information density per surface can be considerably increased in comparison to one-dimensional barcodes (1D code) with the two-dimensional DataMatrix Code (2D-Code).

Increasingly stricter legislation in the field of product liability have an increasing number of product recalls as a result (the so-called Traceability). Especially the automotive, aerospace and electronics industries are affected beside some other industries.

Your product components receive a clear identity by using Data Matrix markings. A significant increase in transparency within the production process is a result of that.

The information is encoded as a pattern of points in a square or rectangular area with the 2D code. The code contains redundant (multiply existing) data, so that, for example, the Reed-Solomon error correction (ECC 200) can be used to automatically correct up to 25% of the errors in the individual elements (e.g. if parts of the code overlap or were destroyed).

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Product category: Marking equipment

Electrolytic marking

Electrolytic marking is based on an electrochemical etching process where the image of a stencil is transferred to an electrically conductive product by the action of electrolyte (saline solution) and electricity.
Electrolytic marking is durable, cheap, easy and precise
Electrolytic marking with OSTLING Marking Devices.  The exact copy of a template is applied to an electrically conductive product, in which current and electrolyte react with each other.

Depending on the source material and the current flow, the results are black, white or deep markings – without corrosion or any other negative effects on the material. The graphic design options are nearly unlimited. The Ostling Standard electrolytes are appropriate for most marking applications but we are also able to deliver many special electrolytes for custom applications – from our own production based in Germany. Electrolytic marking is perfect for manufacturers who produce high quality tools, cutlery, tubes, valves and many more because of its clean, clear and durable markings.

We have a large number of the most varied OSTLING electrolytes available for you. Your alloys receive a high-quality marking.
No acids or other dangerous substances are applied! Electrolytic marking is precise, easy and the most economical way to apply high quality marks on any bare metal.

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About us

Company details

Ostling Markingsystems has 50 years of experience in permanent product identification
Where do we come from?
In the middle of the 18th century, steel experts of Walloon origin migrated from Belgium to northern Sweden. They were called Pierro. In the striving steel district of Sandviken they grew prosperous, purchased a manorial estate and changed their name: OSTLING.

Their interest in technology remained unchanged. They developed machines to rationally harvest turf, reshape steel or produce nails, for example.

This innovative thinking and the motivation of his ancestors shaped the company founder, Rolf Östling. He was born in the port city of Gävle in Sweden. Following his school leaving examinations and his industrial engineering studies, he had the idea of developing a marking system. In a tiny, dark basement, he began in 1968 to build a machine that was purchased by the Sandvik Company, the world’s largest carbide producer.
thus it began

Innovations such as corrosion-free electrolytes and template material with very long durability promoted further expansion.
In 1978, he moved to Germany (Essen) and founded the company OSTLING Vertriebs GmbH. In 1979, the company headquarters was relocated to Solingen, where the cutlery industry has an international reputation and market potential is conglomerated.

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