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Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything

You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful Read more

Seven Things to Know About Qualifying Your Product to a U.S. Military Specification (MIL-SPEC)

Qualifying the SCS 81705 Series anti-static shield bags to military standards There are a few, sometimes complicated steps to go through before your product can qualify for a particular military specification. SCS recently introduced their new 81705 Series static shield Read more

Get Lean with 5S Workplace Principles

5S - Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain Recognized as one of the strategies associated with “Just in Time” manufacturing (Toyota Production System), the 5S system for workplace organization and standardization originated in Japan. The “5” relates to Read more

Ten Labels to Solve Your Engineering Challenges

Posted on by Barb N. in Identification, Labeling Leave a comment

Labels – Put the right one on

There’s a right label for every application and Brady has designed a handy cheat sheet to help you on your way. When choosing a label, you’ll want to ask yourself several questions –

  • Will the label be in a harsh environment?
  • Will your label face high, cold or fluctuating temperatures?
  • Will your label encounter chemical or abrasion?
  • Does the color of your label matter?
  • Does the label need to stick to a difficult substrate?
  • Do you want the label to be glossy or matte?

Brady offers an endless choice of labeling solutions. Whether barcode labels, electrostatic dissipative labels, equipment identification labels, rating plates labels, circuit board labels or identification labels, they will most likely have the perfect label for your application.

 Why’s it so important to make sure you have the right label for your application?

The wrong label could cause you to lose business, create a safety hazard, waste your time with replacing them or worse—lose the product all together because the label has been damaged or gone missing. Below you’ll see ten engineering application problems and their solutions.

Labeling Challenges and Solutions    
The Application Challenge Attributes Solution
1.       •         Wave solder environments for circuit boards and electrical component pre-process labeling Abrasion, high heat and low temperature resistant Polyimide material
•         Extreme wash protocol and cleaning chemicals
•         Auto apply equipment
2.       •         Component identification Abrasion, high heat, fuel/oil and low temperature resistant Polyester material
•         Bar code labels and rating plates
•         Use on glass, thermoset polyester plastic
•         and polyvinyl fluoride plastic surfaces
3.       •         Rating and serial plates Solvent/chemical, fuel/oil and low temperature resistant Metalized polyester
•         Durable and quality identification
•         Versatility in using characters, graphics and barcodes
4.       •         Requires excellent solvent resistance and print performance Abrasion, high heat and low temperature resistant Polypropylene material
5.       •         ID lab vials, centrifuge tubes, test tubes, straws Solvent, high heat, and low temperature resistant Polyester material
•         Frozen surfaces, including glass
•         Polypropylene stored in liquid nitrogen
6.       •         Nameplate identification, asset tracking, general purpose labeling Outdoor durability, high heat and low temperature resistant Weather resistant material
•         Surfaces constantly exposed to outdoors
7.       •         Durable labels, nameplates, schematics, control panels Outdoor durability; abrasion, solvent and high heat resistant Photosensitive anodized aluminum
•         Harsh operating environments
8.       •         Instant visual indication of heat exposure High heat and reversible temperature indicator Reversible temperature indicating
•         Components, industrial and household applications (electric pumps, rotating equipment, brakes, refrigerators)
•         In cold chains, hot spaces areas
•         Where temperature measuring difficult or impractical
9.       •         Permanent color, durable against abrasion, harsh fluids Outdoor durability, low temperature and high heat resistant Durable polyester
•         Use on regulatory, compliance, electrical components
•         Finished goods, automotive/passenger compartment
•         ID and asset tracking
10.  •         Use to ID external push-buttons, switches, internal connection points Abrasion, fuel/oil, high heat resistant, outdoor durability Polyester material
•         Requires name plate quality for rating, serial plates

Article based on an original publication by Brady.