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Manufacturing

In this industry you need versatility, durability and reliability—you need Metalcraft

For modern manufacturing processes, product traceability and accuracy are critical. And companies are facing increased pressure to streamline their manufacturing processes to ensure accurate and on-time product deliveries. This means implementing solutions that give immediate data insights as most manufacturing facilities transition to Industry 4.0. Metalcraft has partnered with many manufacturers for everything from asset tracking and tracing to managing work in process conveyor belt efficiency, and we have our hands in the future as this industry adapts and transitions to 4.0. 

An example of our next-gen technology is that with RFID-enabled asset management, you can auto-fill tracking information quickly on asset arrival without the need for any human intervention. This can theoretically happen at as many locations as you need per the application. By auto-filling information and delivery statuses, RFID eliminates both the labor requirements and human error possibilities of other forms of tracking while increasing production visibility and inventory accuracy.  

No matter what, you want to know you have Metalcraft engineers by your side as we provide cost-effective ID technologies that: 

  • Keep track of inventory automatically 

  • Receive and assign goods, knowing where everything is 

  • Reduce unnecessary equipment purchases and incorrect deliveries 

  • Discourage theft and counterfeiting 

  • Provide real-time data on where every tracked device is 

  • Create supply-chain process optimization and transparency 

  • Provide a real-time account of safe handling 

As we help manufacturers automate their processes, we’re partnering to best understand their unique applications and how we can help optimize their supply chain with solutions that give real-time results. And if there isn’t an “off the shelf” solution, we are known for our customization, being the first company to offer customizable RFID inlays, as one example. Now that’s ID Made Better®. 

These .016” thick aluminum nameplate offer the greatest flexibility in nameplate design.

Dirt, grease, grime, even dried paint easily clean off this revolutionary nameplate due to its durable Teflon® coating. Once clean, you get a fast, accurate bar code reading to track assets, fugitive emissions or work-in-process.

Metal Barcode Tags are ideal for customers who require permanent nameplates to stand up in harsh environments.

Metal Bar Code Nameplates combine reliability with the durability you have come to expect with any Metalcraft product. And now we’ve made them even easier to apply with a convenient break-away tab to assist with liner removal.

A removable, reusable solution for a variety of applications, our Barcode Hang Tag may be used for cold storage, asset control, personnel identification, logistics, work-in-progress, warehousing applications and more.

Metalcraft’s Removable Paint-Mask Barcode Labels have a unique one-time removable paint-mask designed to resist tough manufacturing environments and can withstand temperatures up to 250°F.

The 002” polypropylene Valumark label conforms to uneven and curved surfaces and adheres tightly to plastics that resist labels under moderate use. Subsurface digital printing eliminates lamination and keeps graphics bright when used, primarily, for indoor asset tracking.

Metalized Polyester Labels are polyester asset labels that have the appearance of expensive metal without the accompanying price tag. These silver polyester labels are digitally printed which allows for crisp, clean company logos as well as consistent, reliable barcode scans.

Durable .002" polyester Premium Polyester Labels adhere to uneven and curved metal and plastic assets. The .002” pressure-sensitive adhesive gives a strong bond. The subsurface, digital printing ensures barcode readability and crisp graphics.

Made of durable anodized aluminum, Metalcraft's High Temperature Metal Barcode Tags are ideal for applications with temperature requirements from 900°F-1200°F.

Embossed Nameplates combine durability with one of the most impressive design features we offer, making your company logo standout - literally! Add your logo, trademarks, stylized or block type, as well as one or two colors with standard or custom options.

Metalcraft’s Paint-Resist Metal Bar Code Nameplates feature a special fluoropolymer laminate that resists 10-12 paint applications, grease, even graffiti, and can withstand temperatures up to 350°F.

Foil Bar Code Labels are ideal for customers who require a flexible label that will conform to most surfaces, yet will withstand chemicals, abrasion, solvents, and high temperatures.

These unique labels feature a special fluoropolymer laminate very similar to Teflon® coating in that it resists multiple paint applications (approximately 10-12), grease, even graffiti, and can withstand temperatures up to 250°F.

Metalcraft's Thermalmark Polyester Labels offer the durability of a pre-printed label with the flexibility to custom print information on-site as needed.

Made from a flexible polycarbonate material with a textured, non-reflective finish, Premium Stylemark Labels look great and work even better.

This top-of-the-line polyester label features our thickest polyester combined with a .0035" thick adhesive.

ID Advantage labels are ideal for high volume applications in a mild-to-moderate environment. The optional .001" thick clear polyester over laminate provides additional protection to the bar code and/or copy.

Manufacturing Resources

Metalcraft's RFID Tags Tops In Industry Reports Study

As RFID technology continues to mature, more companies are looking to implement the technology. RFID asset management is highly efficient and easy to use thanks to automatic identification and a non-line-of-sight signal.

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RFID IML Labels

Making its debut as the answer to identifying reusable goods permanently, RFID IML labels (In Mould Labels) presents itself as an uncompromising identifier even under extremely adverse conditions. Formerly, used as a marketing tool, IML has found its way into manufacturing both in terms of items being manufactured and in terms of items in use.

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Best Asset Tags For Plastic Containers & Pallets [RFID & Non-RFID]

Returnable asset tracking including containers, pallets, toes and other mobile assets are vital to a company's supply chain and delivery fulfillment processes. Traditionally plastic containers, returnable pallets and other mobile container items are well known for being lost, damaged and generally hard to manage because of their portability, environment and heavy usage.  

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Do RFID Systems Read In Real Time?

When considering an RFID system, one of the most attractive features is its ability to provide data in real-time.

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McNeilus, Metalcraft team up to provide supply chain and IUID tags for customer

Background

Listening to a customer’s needs and developing a mutually beneficial compromise is key to many successful partnerships. Both can be said for Metalcraft’s long-standing partnership with McNeilus Steel. Family owned for over 72 years, McNeilus Steel is a full-line steel distributor and processor dedicated to providing customers with best in material quality, responsive customer service and on-time delivery.

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