Equipment & Product Identification
Whether you’re in an industrial manufacturing facility, an oil refinery, or even on a construction site, you’re surrounded by equipment and machinery. With so many machines and pieces of equipment, it can be difficult to keep track of it all – and mistakes are costly.
Affixing an industrial nameplate might seem like such a simple change, but it provides the right information at the right moment to the right person.
If you’re on a construction site, knowing that a lift can only hold 5000 pounds can be the difference between getting the job done and catastrophic failure of the machinery. Proper usage of aluminum nameplates makes your job site safer and gets the best usage out of your expensive equipment.
Tracking assets is vital for businesses small and large. Your organization invests a great deal of time, money, and additional resources in your assets; why would you not monitor them?
Adding a serial number or a barcode to your nameplate signage turns your equipment into an easily scanned and tracked asset. This takes the legwork out of manually entering large amounts of data, and advanced tracking software can provide a wealth of insights into your organization’s processes and efficiency.
And Many More!
Equipment identification and asset management are just the beginning. There is an endless number of uses for aluminum nameplates. Any industry can benefit from the usage of custom metal nameplates.
Aluminum is one of the most versatile metal materials used for identification tags. The substrate is very lightweight, especially in comparison to something like stainless steel or brass.
In addition to being light, aluminum material is surprisingly durable. It is able to withstand not only typical abrasion but also harsh conditions and industrial use.
Anodized Aluminum Nameplates
Aluminum is often treated with an electrolytic passivation process called anodization. This process makes the material more resistant to corrosion, as well as provides additional durability. Plus, color can be added to your anodized aluminum nameplates, providing a custom color-coded solution and attention-grabbing look if desired.
These properties make aluminum the go-to solution for many industries. For example, the aerospace industry requires high-quality, lightweight parts as they have low weight tolerances, but needs durability as well. Our quality management system is ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified, making us a premier supplier of nameplates for the Aerospace industry.
From safety signs to asset tracking, nearly every industry can find important applications for aluminum nameplates.
Here are just a few of the many examples:
Our aluminum nameplates are made exactly to your specifications. Whether you need a nameplate template sized exactly to fit your machine, a uniquely shaped decal or design, or just a regular tag. We can do it all.
Here are some of your options:
- Color (Anodized Aluminum)
The photo anodization process (MetalPhoto) provides extreme durability with the freedom of customization.
MetalPhoto provides the ability to add any design, whether it be a traditional data plate or a full image.
In addition, MetalPhoto nameplates are rated for 20+ years outdoors in harsh weather and intense industrial conditions.
If you absolutely need a full-color design, screen-printed nameplates are a good bet.
Our nameplates can be customized with any logo or design. For example, custom nameplates can feature your company logo and multiple colors.
While screen printing offers advantages in terms of customization, it is not nearly as durable as other processes. If your identification solution doesn’t need to be long-lasting, printing is a perfect solution.