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In Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blogs, you will find:
  • Helpful tips on different project Implementations
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  • Insight into different tracking technologies i.e, barcode and RFID
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April 8, 2021

RFID Tags or Barcode Labels - Which is the Better Asset Tag Solution?

The technology you choose depends on a variety of factors, including the material the tag will be attached to and if you need line-of-sight to read the tag.
April 8, 2021

Asset Tag Application Instruction Video

We demonstrate how to apply an asset tag to ensure the tag will adhere and stay in place for a long time.
April 8, 2021

Even Ben Franklin Knew the Importance of Tool Tracking

RFID can not only help you manage your inventory of tools, but also help you track the tool condition and warranties.
December 8, 2020

Beyond the Barcode: Selecting a Symbology for a Linear Barcode

Linear barcodes are probably the most basic type of barcode used and with better barcode integrity and the availability of more characters to use, Code 128 reigns supreme.
June 30, 2020

From Foil To Embossed - 10 Custom Metal Tags For Different ID Applications

Metal tags are not only durable but versatile - whether you choose anodized aluminum or stainless steel, you'll be able to find the right solution for your application.
December 30, 2019

Barcode or RFID? Choose Your Best Fit

Through a network of protocols called electronic tracking, equipment and tool tracking using mobile apps and hardware provides information wherever and whenever there’s a need to know.
November 19, 2019

Metalcraft Helps Business Keep Track of Their Mobile Assets

Little did Tyler Beckman realize that when he founded LensRentals.com, his own camera rental website, that within six years his family-run business would become the most popular photographic equipment rental company in the United States. In a critical economic time when many businesses have been forced to consolidate, Beckman’s own business has grown exponentially, to the point where LensRentals.com now stocks over 8,000 copies of 700-odd photo-related items, with material ranging in value from anywhere between $250 to $25,000. 

November 19, 2019

Bar code Symbologies: 1d barcode vs. 2d barcode

Bar code certainly simplified identifying, tracking, and controlling of assets, equipment and processes beginning in the early 80’s. In short, bar code was a technology that revolutionized data capture.  In the “early days” selecting a bar code symbology was not extremely complex; there were just a few choices.

November 19, 2019

Tabbed Nameplate - The Asset Tag that Saves Time & Money

Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference. We developed the tabbed nameplates for our Metal Barcode Nameplates and have since added the tabbed option to our "AUTOGRAPHS" Nameplates as well with a simple premise - to make it easier for our customers to remove the liner from the nameplate without touching the adhesive.

November 19, 2019

Customer Feedback Provides ID Solution Inspiration

At Metalcraft, our best new product ideas often come from our customers. That feedback can be provided to us in a number of different ways. It can be as simple as receiving survey feedback about a specific issue from various customers.

November 19, 2019

Custom Barcode Labels - QR and DataMatrix

While there is a lot of hype (deservedly so) out in the marketplace right now surrounding QR code it is not the only 2D bar code symbology available on the market. In other words, not all 2D bar codes are QR codes. There are a variety of others, but I would like to direct some attention to one in particular - DataMatrix.

November 19, 2019

Hospital Asset Management

Often times, when we hear from our healthcare customers, they are having issues keeping track of equipment and supplies that are necessary for them to give proper care to their patients. Things like intravenous pumps, wheel chairs and supply kits go missing at the drop of a hat, forcing employees to use their valuable time to track down what they need. When things go missing, it can also force the hospital to unnecessarily purchase new items, which causes flawed record-keeping.