What Materials Do We Use for Equipment Tags?
A few examples of our material options include:
- Stainless Steel
- Cold Rolled Steel
Using durable metal materials for your equipment tags, it ensures that your labeling will stay sturdy and legible for years to come.
Equipment Tag Processes
There are a variety of processing options one can choose for their equipment tags. Each of these has its own set of benefits are drawbacks.
Here are a few examples:
One of our most popular processes is photo anodization. With this process, we have the capability to add any customized design you need. This can be an image, a barcode, a logo, or any other data you require.
Photo anodized equipment tags can be attached in a variety of ways. Many customers choose to add an adhesive backing to attach the labels directly to the machine while others opt for mounting holes to be drilled into the surface for the use of bolts or screws.
Worried about the durability of your design? With our photo anodization, you no longer have to. These metal equipment tags are rated for 20+ years outdoors, in all weather conditions. They are more than able to withstand the wear and tear of your industrial application.
Embossing & Stamping
Our embossing and stamping processes are tried and true methods for marking equipment tags. This is a simple but effective solution that is used to mark equipment, tools, and other machinery.
These metal tags are typically made with mounting holes and attached with screws or wire. In the case of equipment valve tags, a wire can be used to hang them from the valve.
Unlike other processes, embossing and stamping create direct impressions in the metal. Stamping indents a design while embossing raises the characters upwards.
Since there is no ink to be removed, these designs are incredibly durable and long-lasting. You will see years of use out of these tags before they need to be replaced.
Marking blank equipment tags in-house with an embossing machine or hand stamps is also an option.
If you must mark your equipment with a colored design, screen printing is a solid alternative. A custom design is printed onto the metal labels, creating a clear and easy-to-read image.
The biggest drawback is the downgrade in durability. Since these plates feature topical ink, that design is subject to wear and tear, as well as fading in sunlight.
While not as durable as other processes due to topical ink, screen-printed designs do stand out from their metal surroundings, making them effective at communicating information.