Industrial Strength Identification Solutions for Manufacturing Equipment
Automated manufacturing equipment – plastic processing, metal forming, CNC fabrication and the like – operate in environments with abrasion, heat, and hydraulic fluid exposure. Equipment nameplates and labels must withstand abuse and represent the manufacturer’s brand image. Damaged, corroded or otherwise illegible nameplates 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 high-end manufacturing equipment nameplates for more than 50 years.
Specified by industry leaders such as Milacron, Cannon Instrument, Dover Flexo and Cincinnati Sub-Zero, 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 manufacturing equipment identification applications:
- equipment nameplates
- process control component labels
- test & measurement equipment nameplates
- operator faceplates/control panels
Find The Ideal Identification Products For Your Application
Explore our wide range of durable identification products, custom designed for your project, application or organization. Our product development team is on standby to design and build your perfect identification solution.
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.
Request a Nameplate, Front Panel, Label & Tag Evaluation Kit
Request a free evaluation kit today and we will send you a sample kit to test our durable identification products in your own operating environment.
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.
Accurate And Cost Less
Our overlay prototypes arrived ahead of schedule, were accurate and cost less than what we paid with our previous supplier.
Always Get What I Need
When I order our nameplates, panels and labels, I always get what I need in a professional manner, price and delivery.
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