metal data plate for critical information

Critical Communication with ID Plates

Many industrial environments have equipment that is exposed to chemicals, weather extremes, heavy handling, and dirt.  Choosing the right processing and materials for ID plates minimizes the risk of critical information not being visible or the data plate wearing away.

Access to standard sizes and shapes of metal tags means many options for your industrial nameplate application. Custom built tools are made in-house for fast turn around and response to your needs.

Industrial Data Plate Materials

Choosing the right material for industrial data plates means understanding the application and requirements. A variety of metal and flexible material options is stocked to provide the right protection along with the functionality, durability, and custom decoration needed for your design. 


Metal is a durable material suitable for product identification across all markets, especially products exposed to harsh environments. 

  • Aluminum - metal of choice for durable, cost effective nameplates, equipment tags, and data plates. It can take on the appearance of other metals like brass or stainless steel by applying transparent tints of color to the surface.

  • Stainless Steel - popular substrate for product identification in indoor or outdoor applications, usually within harsh environments. It is corrosive and dent resistant. Its strength makes stainless steel ideal for industrial settings and applications.


A variety of plastic material options is stocked that provide the right protection along with the functionality, durability, and custom decoration needed for your design. 

  • Polyester (Mylar) - thin, flexible material that typically is coupled with an overlaminate for robust resistance to chemicals and harsh elements. 

  • Polycarbonate (Lexan) - available in thicknesses up to .030", offering a durable solution that resist abrasions and stand up to exposure to cleaning solutions, chemicals, or other harsh environments.

  • Vinyl - material of choice for caution and warning labels due to its flexible nature and relatively low price point. It can also be used for asset tags and point of purchase display branding. 

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Custom Data Plates

From proper use and maintenance to information for voltage, pressure, and temperature ratings, companies around the world use industrial data plates to communicate critical information.

Sequential numbering is configured into the production process with printing, stamping, or laser operations. Further variable data can be added with laser or stamping equipment on site.

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Need help designing an effective and durable ID Plate? We've got you covered! From custom tools built in-house to graphic layout assistance, we will work with you every step of the way.

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Custom configuration of bar codes for access with your scanning system. Types of information commonly kept in this type of ID Plate include: 

  • Equipment Specs
  • Purchase Date
  • Contact Details
  • Maintenance Records

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Embossed metal text for information plates are a permanent solution to ensure important details are visible even after many years of being in place. Embossing provides:

  • Physical Dimension
  • Durability
  • Longevity

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A variety of pierce options is offered for both metal and plastic substrates and is dependent on the location, size, and shape of the hole as well as the material. Hole options include:

  • Pierced Holes
  • Counter Sunk Holes

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Recommendation for adhesives depend on the mating surface, exposure, and other requirements the bond needs to meet. Adhesive options include:

  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive

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Data Plate Applications

Data plates communicate vital information for equipment installed both indoors and outdoors, in harsh environments, near heat, or those exposed to vibration and grease.


Oil and Gas Equipment


Industrial Equipment


Medical and Testing Equipment


Mining and Construction Equipment

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