What Are Stainless Steel Tags?

April 30, 2019 - "Blog"

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Stainless steel tags are preferred due to their high level of durability. The material is strong and sturdy, and holds up to heavy usage. This makes it a perfect fit for industrial nameplate applications.
 
From asset tracking to equipment marking, every organization can find value in custom stainless steel identification.
 
 

Durability

What makes stainless steel such a popular choice? Durability. While there are many long-lasting materials used in the metal nameplate industry, the utmost in durability is stainless steel.
 
These identification tags are used in nearly any environment: Factories, power plants, oil refineries, construction sites, utility poles – just to name a few.
 
It doesn’t matter if it is indoors, outdoors, exposed to chemicals, raining, hot, or cold. The metal material is corrosion resistant and strong enough to withstand almost any condition.
 
This outstanding durability makes stainless steel such a great option for industrial applications.
 
 

Industries

Stainless steel identification is used by countless organizations spanning every industry under the sun. With such a versatile solution, there is a fit for nearly any industry.
 
Here are some examples:
  • Manufacturing
  • Utility
  • Telecommunications
  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy
  • Construction
  • Aerospace
  • Military
  • And Many More!
 
 

Processes

Stamping

The stamping process pushes a design down into the metal material, providing a long-lasting marking solution. There is no ink to be worn away, meaning your design will stay visible for an extended period of time (upwards of 20 years outdoors.)
 

Engraving

Engraving is a solid process for certain situations. An engraved design is actually cut into the stainless steel. Any design can be used. In addition, the produced image is durable and will not easily be removed.
 
However, the design must be cut out one character at a time. This makes producing a large number of nameplates very time consuming. Increased time means increased cost, as this solution may not be the most cost-effective.
 

Embossing

Embossed stainless tags are about as durable as you can get with metal identification. A die presses the design upwards in the material. These raised characters are incredibly durable.
 
 
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The text is very easy to read even in dim conditions or long distances. Plus, they are typically still visible even when dirty or obscured.
 
 

Applications

What exactly are they used for? Everything from identification, to asset tracking, and safety warnings.
 
Here are just a few examples of the many uses for stainless steel tags:
 

Serialized Asset Tags

Asset tracking is one of the best ways for an industrial organization to optimize the usage of their equipment, tools, and machinery. Stainless steel asset tags often feature serialized number sets, allowing for simple setup.
 
What about tracking parts for an individual job or process? Serialized tags work great for that application as well.
 

Utility Pole Tags

Utility poles are vital to our communications and power systems. To make monitoring and identifying them easier, metal tags are affixed to the pole. This allows for quick inspections as well as access to information if necessary. Stainless tags are frequently used due to their long-lasting durability when exposed to outdoor conditions as well as weather.
 

Equipment Nameplates

Nearly all industrial organizations have expensive equipment. Why invest in machinery if it isn’t going to be used properly? Stainless steel equipment nameplates are used to identify equipment, manufacturer info, and even safety warnings.
 

Cable Ties

Stainless steel is also used for metal cable ties. These ties are used to wrap around wires, cables, or pipes for identification. For example, bunching wires together and marking them with information makes figuring out what each set of wires is used for.
 
Using stainless steel ensures the cable tags are going to last in all environments including outdoors. This makes cable ties even more versatile and ready to tackle any application.
 
 

Wrap-Up

Stainless steel tags and nameplates are suited for the toughest industrial environments. They provide important identification where it matters most, and keeps workers safe in the process. There are an unlimited amount of applications for stainless tags.
 
Visit our website to learn more: www.metalmarkermfg.com/what-are-stainless-steel-tags
 
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