Best Barcode Options for Aerospace Manufacturing

Last Updated: February 16, 2021

The aerospace industry is a highly competitive space and requires companies to focus on streamlining their manufacturing processes for maximum efficiency. With a high priority on quality control and component reliability, there are many opportunities for implementing long-lasting barcodes to ensure accurate asset management. Especially in today’s environment, durable barcode labels and nameplates are found …

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How to Properly Label Machines and Equipment in the Laboratory

Last Updated: February 11, 2021

Properly labeling equipment and machines in a lab is one of the most important tasks in demonstrating good laboratory practices (GLP). A research laboratory might have several experiments in progress at the same time, while a single analytical lab may be processing hundreds or even thousands of samples in a given week. In these environments, …

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How To Choose The Right Industrial Equipment Labels

Last Updated: February 10, 2021

Industrial equipment labels are used by companies throughout the world as a convenient way to mark their important assets. Given the high capital cost and demanding upkeep that most of these assets require, it’s important to properly manage all of the critical details for each item. Many businesses use industrial equipment labels to share important …

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4 Tracking and Traceability Best Practices for Aircraft Manufacturers

Last Updated: February 9, 2021

Aircraft manufacturing has a challenging and complex supply chain that must be managed with a high level of precision. Designing, manufacturing, and operating aircraft requires careful coordination between several commercial and regulatory organizations. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is one of the largest aircraft trade associations and helps coordinate important safety and quality practices …

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4 Reasons to Choose Laser Cut Metal Signs for Your Application

Last Updated: January 24, 2021
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Signs

Metal is a popular substrate for creating custom industrial signs that are distinctive and incredibly durable. Graphics can be added to a custom metal sign using a number of different techniques. These options include laser cutting, chemical etching, screen printing, engraving, and digital printing. Each of these techniques offers unique benefits and, in some cases, …

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What Information Do You Need on ELDs?

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

The ELD (electronic logging device) mandate is a requirement issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as an amendment to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). All commercial vehicles meeting certain requirements are now required to comply with the ELD mandate as of December 2019. According to the FMCSA, “The ELD Rule …

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Nameplate Design Process: Designing the Proper Nameplates for Your Application

Last Updated: January 24, 2021
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Nameplates

Custom nameplates are a great way to mark your products and equipment with a professional and durable solution. Nameplates can be fabricated with either metal or plastic substrates that are chosen based on the environmental conditions expected with your applications. Before placing an order, always check to make sure that you have reviewed all of …

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Guide to Alternative Fuel Sources and Technologies for the Trucking Industry

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

The American trucking industry, and the larger transportation sector, are the biggest contributors to carbon emissions in the United States. Almost $105 billion is spent on diesel fuel each year for the trucking industry, and while there have been many efforts to curb usage, the demand is still high. Even with the dramatic social and …

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Everything You Need to Know About Tagging Valves

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

Worldwide demand for industrial valves continues to increase at a rapid pace. The market size for industrial valves is expected to reach $85.7 billion dollars by 2025 with an annual growth rate of over 12% during the next five years. Emerging markets and urban development are contributing to this rapid growth rate. In addition, the …

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What You Need to Know Before Buying Cable and Wire Markers

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

When we think of asset management, we often picture the equipment that needs to be tracked, but the wiring, pipes, and cables that connect them are just as important. The average commercial building has an incredible amount of cables and pipes running throughout the facility, and most of them should be marked for safety, regulatory, …

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The Ultimate Guide to UL Labels and Marks

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

Equipment safety is a broad and diverse topic, with individual requirements that pertain to specific product types, regions, and applications. In order to demonstrate compliance, many commercial equipment manufacturers will mark their products with certification logos that indicate that their products have been certified by a governing or standards-issuing entity as safe and ready for …

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What You Need to Know Before Buying Polycarbonate Panels

Last Updated: January 24, 2021
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Panels

Polycarbonate is a popular type of thermoplastic that is used to fabricate a number of products we use every day. It’s one of the main materials found in eyeglasses, digital media discs, and auto parts due to its light weight and excellent durability under normal conditions. Since high precision graphics can be printed onto polycarbonate, …

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4 Reasons to Invest in Self-Driving Semi Trucks

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

There are an estimated 15.5 million trucks that currently operate in the United States. Among them, about 2 million are semis/tractor-trailers that transport a large number of goods across the country. Recent improvements in technology, such as automation and AI, have helped carriers move freight more efficiently while reducing long-term costs. As both the number …

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Everything You Need to Know About Electrical Panel Labels

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

Industrial electrical panels are used across numerous industries to direct electric currents among the many pieces of equipment within a facility. Communicating safety and work-related information effectively can mean the difference between a low incident rate and violations or injuries. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has reported that there were over 1,500 electrical workplace …

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What You Need to Know Before Buying Weatherproof Labels

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

One of the great benefits of custom labels is that you can truly match the type of label to your specific needs. One of the most common requirements is for labels that are weatherproof and have good compatibility in outdoor environments. The term “weatherproof” can refer to a number of different environmental conditions and is …

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50 Best GPS Devices for Trucking Companies

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

According to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), nearly half of all fleets in the U.S. trucking industry (49%) have over 100 power units in operation. When also considering regional businesses with large fleets of small delivery and service trucks, we quickly end up with thousands of operators that have an extensive network of assets …

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50 Best Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) & Tools

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

Commercial vehicles must remain compliant with important regional and national regulations to keep our roads safe. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) manages the guidelines that are in use today. Fleet managers across all industries must be aware of any changes to these guidelines that …

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The Expert’s Boat Switch Panel Buying Guide

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

Whether you are a novice boater, a seasoned seafarer, or a boat manufacturer, you know the importance of outfitting vessels with the best and most reliable equipment on the market. Regulations written by the ABYC detail the many pitfalls that boat owners and manufacturers suffer when making decisions about electrical components – wiring, in particular. …

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Complete Guide to USCG Documentation Standards and Requirements for Boats

Last Updated: January 24, 2021

Vessel documentation has a long history in the United States with some of the first requirements being outlined by the 11th Act of the First Congress in 1790. This type of regulation serves as the known standard to prove nationality for international purposes, regulate trade among coastal territories and fishing grounds, and clarify ownership of …

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