Author: Tim Heston, Senior Editor - The Fabricator

Tim Heston, senior editor of The Fabricator  magazine interviewed InfoSight's Sales Manager for Printers and Tags - Doug Fry - about marking technology designed to endure cleaning, galvanizing, and other harsh processes.  Mr. Heston's article from that interview was featured in the September 2015 issue of the magazine.

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Edward S. O'Neal, Laser Products Manager, InfoSight Corporation

Three of the leaders in the wire industry discuss how they have been tracking product with a barcode using a reliable method that has been proven by the test of time.  They knew paper tags and plastic labels were not going to survive in their harsh environments.  Now they tell how they have accomplished this through technology developed specifically for their business by a company that has been doing it for years.

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David L. Anderson, Metals Industry Manager, InfoSight Corporation
Walt N. Arth, Engineering Manager, InfoSight Corporation

Steel slab manufacturers are required to accurately identify their slabs both for internal record-keeping purposes, and to provide proper slab identification for their customers. This slab mark provides identity and traceability for each slab, thus enabling the manufacturer and the end-user to determine the manufacturing origin and process pedigree of the slab, typically starting at the Heat/Strand/Cut level.

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David L. Anderson, Metals Industry Manager, InfoSight Corporation

Large Outside Diameter (LOD) pipe manufacturers are required to accurately identify their pipe both for internal record-keeping purposes, and for their customers. This pipe mark provides identity and traceability for each pipe, thus enabling the manufacturer and the end-user to determine the manufacturing origin of the pipe.

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David L. Anderson, Metals Industry Manager, InfoSight Corporation

Hot mill manufacturers are required to accurately identify bars, billets, blooms, slabs and other hot products both for mill record-keeping purposes and for their customers. They are also required to mark these products with certain identification markings. These markings provide an “identity” for the product, thus enabling the manufacturer and the end-user to look up the manufacturing origin and history of the product in a database.

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David L. Anderson, Project Manager, InfoSight Corporation
Michael Haught, Steel Pipe Engineer / Project Manager ACIPCO, American Steel Pipe

The ACIPCO American Steel Pipe Division had a vision in early 1996 of being able to mark machine-readable marks on their large diameter (up to 24” OD) seam-welded steel tubes, in order to make it possible to identify the tubes at various downstream process stations. InfoSight Corporation was contacted to prepare a proposal for equipment to accomplish the vision.

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David L. Anderson, Project Manager, InfoSight Corporation

Tube manufacturers are required to accurately measure, record and tally tube weights and lengths for their own records, and for their customers. They are also required to mark the tubes with certain stencil identification, stamped identification and colorband markings. These markings provide identification and traceability for the product, enabling the manufacturer and the end-user to verify the “pedigree”, or manufacturing history of each tube....

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Dr. John A. Robertson, CEO, InfoSight Corporation

Individual items need to be uniquely identified if specific data about each item is important. Typically , a unique item (piece) identifier consists of either (i) a Specialized AlphaNumeric String (SANS) or (ii) a “License Plate Number” (LPN)...

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David L. Anderson, Project Manager, InfoSight Corporation

Guidelines for using Code 128 linear bar codes in industrial applications.

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