Exclusive converting equipment produces durable, reusable RFID labels
Mason City, Iowa (December 22, 2015) – Metalcraft expanded RFID converting and programming capabilities this month to meet growing demand. Metalcraft will more than double their capacity to deliver RFID products in 2016. The investment in new equipment and expanded staffing will ultimately reduce lead times on orders while maintaining flexibility with custom RFID product designs.
Their new state-of-the-art Viper joins a family of converting equipment that includes the Predator, Crusader and Raptor, allowing Metalcraft to produce current and future RFID products more effectively. The machine’s 10” web and Island Placement station allows fast, accurate converting, including two sided, variable labels and tags. The latest Voyantics verification unit ensures RFID tag quality, and a new shingling conveyer offloads singular parts quickly.
“After 15 years in the RFID industry, we’re confident Metalcraft continues to offer the world’s most flexible and efficient production of durable RFID labels and tags,” said Metalcraft President and CEO Steve Doerfler. “Strengthening our RFID conversion capabilities builds on our 65 year history of helping businesses control and track property, products and processes.”
Doerfler stressed the company’s focus on durable, reusable applications, citing Metalcraft labels and tag designs engineered to last as long as the customers’ tracked assets.
Features of Metalcraft’s flexible, RFID converting service include:
- Subsurface printing of logos, copy, bar codes and other fixed or variable data
- Full encapsulation of HF or UHF inlays in polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene or polycarbonate, die cut to a custom size
- Customized attachment options including “hang tags” and isolated constructions for mounting to metal surfaces
- Inlay programming for custom data, UPC or EPC codes with synchronization of the item’s printed image and post-programming data verification
- Double-sided variable printing; Metalcraft was first to market with variable printing on front and back of RFID labels
“We’re problem solvers who thrive on challenges and make the complex simple,” said Doerfler. “Continued strong demand shows we’re a converter that adds a lot of value to our products.”
Metalcraft has provided property identification solutions since 1950. From a headquarters in Mason City, Iowa, Metalcraft has provided thousands of businesses throughout North America and around the world with a wide range of choices in durable nameplates and labels to meet the needs of the ever-evolving industry of tracking and controlling. These customized products may include consecutive numbers using barcode and/or RFID technologies. Metalcraft nameplates and labels are made from the toughest materials – polyester, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, polycarbonate, ceramic and more – to withstand environments ranging from mild to extreme, resisting abrasion, caustics/acids, solvents, salt air, high temperatures, and UV rays. Visit http://www.idplate.com for more information.