Article about industrial name plates, their utilities in establishing brand image and abilities to withstand intensive conditions and variety of materials used to make such nameplates.
Industrial name plates are a vital industrial product identification tools. Every product needs to be identified, for this name plates are attached or printed directly on it. The design of industrial name plate is very important as the nameplate mirrors the image of an industry and its products. It should not be a run of the mill product rather it should have a unique quality, sustainability, finishing and character to stand apart. The brand should be portrayed in such a way that it should enhance the quality of a product; it should become a household name.
Nameplates and their vast utility:
Name plates are useful for customer information as well as for the service technicians. The nameplates can be affixed to give warranty instructions, warnings, ‘how to use’ instructions or important data and contact numbers. Custom name plates help in maintenance also as equipment setting information, specifications and troubleshooting instructions etc are engraved on the custom name plates
There are various nameplate companies dealing in custom name tag, FAA tags, control panels, dials and gauges. For vehicle industries like truck, tanker and trailer manufacturers, Vehicle Identification tags and assembly information; dial indicators for temperature, oil, liquid and vapor; emergency and prevention custom labels with vehicle maintenance and warranty information nameplates are used on front panels of electronics, motherboards, and other equipments, which have to bear electrostatic discharge and heat dissipation; custom name plates for inspection and certification, safety tags, repair information tags, attention and caution plates, logos for compressor, conveyer, gearbox etc; multi-language operating information for oilfield equipment manufacturers etc.
Materials to bear toughest environments:
Nameplates can be of different materials according to the conditions, which they have to withstand. The industrial name plates need to survive industrial solvents, chemicals and many other physical abrasions like rain water, corrosion, heat or sun exposure etc. Therefore, durability of name tags should be the first thing to be considered while selecting the material. One can use metals, non-metals, plastics, and alloys like stainless steel, brass, and bronze as per industrial specifications. Silver anodized aluminum is considered best; brands sign or logos engraved in it last for long. Polycarbonate and lexan nameplates also have a good market. For the printing purposes any of the processes like die-cast, chemical etching, screen-printing etc can be used.
Durable Industrial name plates are a result of proper selection of material and efficient processing.