Industrial, Durable, Metal Barcode Labels, Tags and Stickers
Camcode has durable barcode labels for every industrial application. These plastic and metal bar code labels, stickers and tags perform in the harshest environments, including chemicals, cleaning processes, painting processes, outdoor exposure and temperatures up to 1200°F. Our most widely used products are listed below. Contact us and we will design the right barcode label for your application!
We are experts in receiving label requirements electronically, managing multiple shipments of products, and shipping labels to meet JIT production systems. Our ability to manage sequential numbering of multiple shipments is proven and guaranteed, making Camcode the top barcode label manufacturer.
Your barcode label choices include:
Metal Barcode Labels:
The graphics are sealed beneath a sapphire-hard anodic layer of this metal barcode label, creating an impenetrable barrier to chemicals, solvents, salts, and can survive in temperatures up to 650°F. The result is a durable barcode label design with excellent readability in the harshest environments. This label lasts the life of the part. Read more about Metalphoto Aluminum Durable Bar Code Labels.
Ideal for applications that require resistance to cleaning, pickling and/or painting, e-coat or powder coating processes. These labels also resist contact with caustics and strong acids. Our laminated barcode stickers resists temperatures up to 300°F, and our fused product resists temperatures up to 500°F. Read more about Teflon on Aluminum Durable Bar Code Labels.
Our proprietary XHT process enhances a Metalphoto label that resists temperatures up to 1200°F. These high-temperature metal barcode tags are ideal for your work-in-process or product identification applications exposed to extremely high temperatures. Read more about Extra High Temperature Durable Bar Code Labels.
Our Stainless Steel Barcode Labels are designed specifically for applications that require resistance to frequent cleaning with strong caustics, such as food processing, laboratory, chemical, medical, petroleum, textile and marine environments. Produced from Type 316 or Type 304 Stainless Steel, these labels remain durable after exposure in harsh environments. Read more about our Stainless Steel Bar Code Labels.
Other Durable Bar Code Labels:
A cost-effective choice for environments that require a durable label, but not the ruggedness of a metal tag. Our polyester bar code labels have a protective overlaminate that provides resistance to chemicals and abrasion. Permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive provides lifetime adherence. Read more about Premium Polyester Durable Bar Code Labels.
An ideal non-metal solution for less demanding applications, certain caustic environments, or where more flexibility is desired. The Premium Polyester Plus Bar Code Label features a thicker adhesive coating (2.0 mils) than our regular Premium Polyester Labels. Read more about our Premium Polyester Plus Durable Bar Code Labels.
An ideal product designed for production-line applications that include a one-time painting operation. The label comes with a special paint mask designed to remove cleanly after painting, leaving the bar code ready to be scanned. Read more about our Paint Mask Durable Bar Code Labels.
What do Durable Barcode Labels Cost?
Our minimum order for barcode labels is $300 to $399. Higher-volume orders reduce the per-unit cost and exact prices depend on the material construction, size and quantity. Getting an exact quotation is easy; just request a quote for our custom metal barcode labels, our industrial barcode stickers or our industrial barcode tags.
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How Do Durable Barcode Labels Work?
Durable barcode labels are affixed to physical assets used for identification and asset tracking. The barcode images, depending on the type of barcode, typically consist of a series of parallel lines of varying widths with varying amounts of space between them, or they may consist of a series of rectangles, dots, and other geometric patterns. They serve as a visual representation of data, with specific patterns of lines and spacing or other shapes in specific patterns representing certain text characters. These visual encoded images can be read by a machine, such as a barcode scanner or image scanner, and interpreted by a computer. Smartphones, when equipped with a barcode scanning app, can also read some types of barcodes.
Durable barcode labels are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, such as weather conditions or exposure to extreme cold or heat. Durable barcode tags are constructed of durable materials that protect the barcode image from fading and wear that can render barcodes unreadable. Anodized aluminum, Metalphoto®, and Teflon™ are materials commonly used for durable barcode labels. The barcode image is printed on a layer of anodized aluminum and sealed beneath an anodic layer of the aluminum, offering excellent resistance to chemicals, abrasives, solvents, extreme temperatures, and UV exposure. Stainless steel, treated aluminum, and premium polyester are also commonly used materials. Durable barcode tags offer varying levels of resistance to harsh conditions, depending on the materials used, so it’s important to consider the operating environment before choosing durable barcode labels.
What are the Attachment Options for Durable Barcode Tags?
Typically, durable barcode labels are attached to physical assets with a high-performance, permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive or mechanical attachments. The pressure-sensitive adhesive is designed to permanently bond barcode tags to a variety of surfaces, such as metals, plastics, and textured or contoured surfaces.
Without reliable permanent attachments, barcode labels may become loose or fall off over time or after exposure to chemicals or solvents that break down ordinary adhesives, making it more difficult to identify and track those assets. It also necessitates replacing the barcode label, driving up the overall cost of barcode tagging. By choosing durable barcode labels capable of withstanding exposure to harsh environments, you’ll minimize your barcode tagging investment by eliminating the need to repeatedly replace faded or lost barcode tags.
What Information Does a Barcode Tag Hold?
Barcode tagging is valuable for more than identifying items. Barcode labels may contain a variety of different information depending on the type of asset being identified and the type of barcode used. Some barcodes may contain short item descriptions, item identification numbers, prices, and other information.
Linear, or one-dimensional barcodes, can contain between 8 and 25 characters, except special characters. The more information stored, the larger the barcode image. These barcodes are often used to store item identifying information, such as an item ID number, which is linked to a database containing more detailed information about the asset, such as vendor information, maintenance history, replacement part numbers, location information, and other details. There are several barcode symbologies with varying restrictions and capabilities. Some industry standards require the use of certain decoding symbologies to comply with industry regulations.
Two-dimensional barcodes can store between 1 and 7,089 characters (depending on the specific type of 2D barcode); however, 2D barcodes can’t be read by a standard barcode scanner, instead requiring the use of an image scanner. Unlike 1D barcodes, 2D barcodes can store special characters, images, and even hyperlinks.