Barcodes & Labeling

barcode labels and barcoding

2 min read Barcodes can take the organization of your business to the next level. Barcode systems are a practical way to identify and sort inventories and are useful in tracking material and product use. Changes in inventory- whether by sales or material use- can be easily monitored, making barcoding a useful tool for maintaining product levels. Additionally, equipment can be barcoded to assist with location or operational status. Other common uses for barcodes include package sorting, time …

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Types of Rack Labels

Types of Rack Labels

3 min read Warehouses and industrial facilities can quickly become disorganized or difficult to navigate. The solution? Having a rack labeling system can dramatically increase the efficiency of your workplace and simplify inventory management. You will need to take some time to develop a plan, it is important to think critically about the system and cover all your bases. Below we have compiled some details to consider when planning your rack labeling program. Color Coding When it comes …

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LabelTac Software

3 min read The LabelTac industrial label printer series gives facility and safety managers the options to create custom labels in-house in a matter of minutes. Don’t let the idea of designing professional looking labels keep you from investing in these heavy-duty printers; along with your printer purchase you will also receive the LabelTac software, LabelSuite, free of charge. This intuitive and easy to use software will aide you in designing and labels that are compliant, beautiful, and professional. What’s …

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Labels that Last when put on Oily Surfaces

5 min read As you already undoubtedly know, using labels in a facility will provide you with many benefits. Whether they are used for safety, to provide instruction, or just to share information, it is important that you have the ability to place them properly so people can easily see them. In most cases it is fairly easy to print off your labels and then place them wherever they need to go. If the area where you want …

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​Labels that Last: Pipe Labels Exposed to Extreme Weather

4 min read Most facilities today have machines both inside and outside, both of which are necessary for the day to day functions of the company. Outdoor machines are designed specifically with extreme weather in mind, so they should be able to function without any issues. The pipes that supply these machines with coolant, fuel, lubricant and other substances, however, might need some extra attention. Specifically, the pipe labels that go on these pipes need to be chosen …

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Printing Multi-Color Labels and Signs

5 min read Industrial label printers are an excellent resource for any facility. They make it fast and easy to create any type of labeling that you happen to need. One shortcoming of these label makers, however, is that they are only able to hold one ink ribbon at a time, which means it is only able to print labels that are a single color. Since there are many different types of labels and signs that need multiple …

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Labels that last when attached to Cold Outdoor Surfaces

5 min read Labels that Work on Cold Surfaces Labels are used in most facilities to alert people to hazards and provide them with important information they need for their jobs. In most cases a facility can simply print off labels and stick them where they need to go without a problem. In some environments, however, that won’t work. One of the most difficult environments to properly label is areas that are extremely cold. Whether this is inside …

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What is PPE? 10 Ways to Protect Workers

4 min read Its Time to Discover What PPE is All About OSHA guidelines, including the “general duty clause,” ensure that employers are doing everything that they can in order to keep their workers safe. A large part of this comes down to the use of personal protection equipment, henceforth referred to as PPE. PPE serves as a sort of last line of defense, mitigating risks which would not be completely eliminated through other workplace safety improvements. In …

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NFPA Hazard / RTK Labels

2 min read NFPA 704 Labels or NFPA Fire Diamond Labels NFPA 704 is a standard published by the National Fire Protection Association. It defines the “fire diamond” used by emergency personnel to quickly identify the risks posed by nearby hazardous materials. This is necessary to help determine what protective equipment should be used, procedures followed, or precautions taken during the first moments of an emergency response. The NFPA diamond has four colors–coded to represent different hazards–and each of …

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Arc Flash Hazards

3 min read What Is Arc Flash? An arc flash is an electrical explosion where an electric arc is supplied with enough electrical energy to cause substantial damage, fire or injury. Arc flash temperatures can reach or exceed 35,000 F (20,000 C) at the arc terminals. A massive amount of energy is released, rapidly vaporizing the metal conductors, which blasts the molten metal and expanding plasma outward with extreme force. An arc flash explosion can cause destruction of equipment, fire, …

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