Industrial Strength Identification for Industrial Equipment
Industrial engines and pumps operate in sustained high-temperatures, vibration and fuel/lubricant exposure. Labeling of engines, pumps and their component parts is not only required by regulators, but imperative for the crews charged with maintaining equipment in the field. Faded, corroded or otherwise illegible nameplates and labels threaten the readability of identification items; impeding safe operation, costing companies downtime and leading to regulatory fines.
MPC’s Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum has been the material of choice for engine and pump labels and nameplates for more than 50 years.
Specified by industry leaders such as Caterpillar, Cummins and Stewart & Stevenson, Metalphoto has proven long-term durability. That is because the Metalphoto image is sealed beneath a sapphire-hard anodized layer, providing resistance to corrosion, sunlight degradation, abrasion, extreme temperatures, and chemical exposure.
Metalphoto is used for the following engine and pump identification applications:
- engine/component labels (including barcode labels)
- operator faceplates/control panels
- engine/pump nameplates
- generator nameplates
- mining equipment
Find The Ideal Identification Products For Your Application
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Specialized Material Options for Your Application
Metalphoto of Cincinnati offers nameplates in a variety of standard material options, including our proprietary Metalphoto® substrate. Metalphoto is photosensitive anodized aluminum, which features a silver and black photographic image that is embedded within the sapphire-hard anodic layer of the aluminum. This combination gives a Metalphoto part an outdoor life of over 20 years, and makes it extremely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure. The National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI) Industry Standards and Practices Manual identifies Metalphoto as the most durable printed aluminum substrate available, and it has been trusted by industry, government and military organizations like Caterpillar, The US Navy, NASA, and Boeing for over 50 years. Metalphoto offers many unique features including:
- Lasts over 20 years outdoors without fading or degradation.
- Uniquely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure.
- Exceptional image resolution that allows for photo image, security and microprint options.
- Ability to support unique information, including a unique barcode or QR code and letter/number combination on every piece.
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The Right Material for Your Project
Looking for other material options? MPC has the fabrication capabilities to custom build your nameplates out of many standard materials, including aluminum, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, brass, polyester, polycarbonate, and vinyl. Not sure which material is best for your application? Contact our expert sales engineers now and we’ll help you build the perfect nameplate for your project.
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We cannot afford to do business with a supplier who is not capable of sustaining a high-quality product and level of service. MPC delivers that high level of consistency.
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