Looking for the latest information on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)? Or maybe you have questions on a specific application. Either way, the Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blog has got you covered. This valuable resource contains helpful articles and answers to questions posed by customers just like you trying to solve their toughest identifying and tracking problems.

With over 70 years of experience, we’ve accumulated massive amounts of education information to help customers better understand the importance of implementing an asset tracking system that works specifically for their application. Sharing knowledge to help advance the industry – that’s ID Made Better®.

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In Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blogs, you will find:
  • Helpful tips on different project Implementations
  • Information of new Metalcraft products
  • Insight into different tracking technologies i.e, barcode and RFID
  • Detailed product comparisons and guidance on when to use which prouct
  • Educational Industry Information
November 19, 2019

Asset Management and Retro-reflectivity Requirement Compliance

On December 21, 2007, the U.S. Department of Transportation published a final rule explaining the Federal Highway Administrations (FHWA) requirements for maintaining traffic sign retroreflectivity. According to these requirements, which can be found in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), all municipalities must maintain a minimum level of retroreflectivity for all traffic signs and pavement markings which are open to public travel.

November 19, 2019

Durable Asset Tags - Metalcraft Quality Testing

The crash test dummy is an icon of product testing that was especially popularized by public service announcements encouraging passengers to wear their seat belts. Crash dummies have evolved into sophisticated models of the passengers (humans -- and even dogs) that are used to best analyze automotive design and performance.

November 19, 2019

Benchtop Fiber Laser - Creating Compliant UID Labels & Tags

One of the key points in the UID mandate is the UII must last the lifetime of the item. This is true regardless of whether you are complying with a pre-printed UID label or are creating the UID labels onsite. Laser engraved UID nameplates are one way users can create their own UID nameplates onsite when quicker turnaround times are needed, but yet you don't want to sacrifice too much durability over pre-printed tags.

November 19, 2019

Choosing the Right Asset Tag

If you’ve never purchased an asset tag before, you might be wondering what kind of tag is right for you. There are many factors that play a role in determining the right kind of tag, and with so many products ranging from small polyester labels to metal nameplates and even RFID tags, it can be hard to know where to start.

November 19, 2019

The True Meaning of Asset Tracking

Something as simple as asset tracking can easily be misunderstood by engineers, project managers and purchasing departments in a rush to find a solution for a track and trace, asset tracking, identification or access control problem.

The term "asset tracking" encompasses all of these fields and more. Traditionally, many companies or project managers viewed asset tracking as part of the accounting department and went around once a year looking for desks, computers and equipment to verify the existence of an item on the inventory list.

November 19, 2019

QR Codes in Asset Tracking Applications

A confused crossword puzzle. A psychedelic postage stamp. A barcode on drugs. These images are used to describe QR (quick response) codes in a recent article I read on the increased usage of QR codes for marketing purposes. As a marketer I would agree they are a great tool to have in your arsenal and we have been integrating them into our materials to give more exposure to some of our other online materials - i.e. YouTube videos and customer case studies.

November 15, 2019

When To Use Metal Asset Tags

Knowing when to use the proper asset tag is important for application success. Differing conditions, exposures, and process may require a higher durability label or tag. Use the following guide to make a decision on which tag is best for your needs.
November 15, 2019

Waterproof Labels- Save Time & Money

The Case for Waterproof Labels

Here at Metalcraft we produce many types of tags and labels that are waterproof. We have our line of metal tags that are naturally waterproof but we also have our polyester/plastic line of asset labels that are also waterproof due to how the are constructed.

Before we dive into specific products though let's first consider why would you want to invest in waterproof labels.

November 15, 2019

Metal Nameplates & Foil Asset Tags

Need an asset tag that can withstand any type of environment? See our line of metal asset tags and durable foil labels.
November 15, 2019

Label Converting at Metalcraft With the DeltaEdge

At Metalcraft part of our mission is to make the complex simple and for some of our business partners and customers that means doing label converting.

Our advanced technology, systems, and processes make it easy for us to handle almost any type of asset label of tag construction ranging from metal nameplates to polyester roll labels and even the most technologically advanced RFID applications.  For over 60 years, we have built a solid reputation for delivering high quality label products and maintaining excellent customer service.

November 15, 2019

Label Converters - Making A Label For Your Needs

Label converting companies and the technology they use has made custom label creation a high tech process.
November 15, 2019

Asset Tagging: Is It Right for My Organization?

What is asset tagging?

Asset tagging, also called asset tracking, “refers to tracking the method of physical assets, either by scanning barcode labels attached to the assets or by using tags using GPS or RFID, which broadcast their location” (Wikipedia).

Who uses asset tagging?

Just about anyone who has an asset to track­—regardless of the size of his or her organization—can benefit from asset tagging.

A wide variety of industries use asset tagging. Just a few of them include: