If as part your business or organisation you have a high number of very small equipment items you will understand how difficult it is to keep track of them during their lifespan.
In addition small equipment is highly vulnerable to being lost or stolen making your job even harder.
What you need is to be able to permanently mark each piece of equipment in such a way that it can quickly matched up with a database containing all the key data about that item including:
- When it was purchased, how much and who from
- Who has responsibility for it
- Location it should be
- Maintenance history
By doing this you then quickly determine who is accountable for each item and ensure equipment is being returned to the correct location. You can also work out the value of equipment to your business over time.
Sounds great, but how can you get enough information in a small enough label to mark these small pieces of equipment?
The solution is to use Data Matrix or QR codes, by adding these to a small asset tag or sticker you can quickly and easily keep track of all your small equipment items.
What are Data Matrix codes?
Data Matrix code is a 2D type of code used mostly by industry for marking small parts due to its small size coupled with its high reliability.
These 2D codes can be read from any angle and even if the code image is damage by up to as much as 30% it can still be read.
Small and Tough
As well as being small your data matrix labels need to be made from a tough material so they can withstand daily ware and tare plus use a highly strong adhesive so they stay put and can’t be easily removed.
Dantech Data Matrix labels and QR code stickers laser engrave the code into a Acrylate material which will withstand harsh environments, chemicals, abrasion and heat. This makes these ID stickers suitable even for use with surgical instruments. Dantech also print Data Matrix code stickers on aluminium foil, which can withstand a High temperature resistance, up to 150ºC short term, and down to - 40ºC.
For more information visit Data Matrix Labels.