The identification plate gives all of the necessary information about a product, a machine, equipment, stock, etc.
Identification and traceability are essential in all sectors where these type of identification plates are used, both in the legibility of the marking and in the resistance of the material over time.
We find identification plates of various sizes that can contain logo, brand, address, serial numbers, text, pictograms, or symbols.
The industrial marking of the identification plate can be carried out on different materials:
Gravotech provides solutions for the marking of your identification parts to meet your quality requirements, the volume of plates to be marked, and thus will ensure increased productivity, no matter your industry:
This page is about ID tags, for name tags or internal signage, please check this page: POP display and sign engraving.
Galvanometric lasers are fast and quiet. They can be upgraded with an APF for batch production and react with any tag material.
Gantry lasers are ideal to load a large number of plates on the table and engrave and cut them at one time.
Medium fully automated laser marking station.
Small laser engraver for all kind of engravings.
Small CO2 laser engraver and cutter for personalisation, signage and creative.
Medium CO2 or Fiber laser engraving and cutting machine for signage and small series.
Large laser engraver and cutter that can do everything.
Extra large laser engraving and cutting machine for high productivity.
Dot Peen solution is a nice option for plate identification (low investment, high productivity).
Rotary large tables will allow a large plate of material into hundreds of small tags at one time (cut and engrave). Compact rotary machines are ideal for small workshops and for unit or small-batch engraving.
Small and custom engraving machine for all purposes, from perfume bottle to small industrial signage.
Large multi-purpose rotary engraving machine for signage and gifts.
Standalone dot peen marking station.
Manual engraving machine: the pantograph.
Galvanometric (or Galvo) are the fastest lasers for marking: they can engrave unit or batches, but they cannot cut.
Contrary to rotary machines, they naturally create a contrast with the plastic or metallic raw material (no need for bi-layers) according to the laser source and material composition.
See our galvo lasers for ID plate engraving!
Gantry laser are XY laser tables, they are slower than Galvo lasers for engraving only, but can host a large material sheet on their table and transform it into a batch of tags by engraving and cutting it easily with the Matrix mode.
They can create a natural contrast with most plastic or metallic.
CNC engravers are ideal for an aesthetical and deep engraving. Moreover, this technology allows both engraving and cutting and is the only one to create straight or bevelled edges. The small model is perfect to start a plate business thanks to its multipurpose and capacity. The large models will allow working in batches (engrave and cut several tags in one go).
Dot Peen is the fastest rotary technology to engrave ID tags.
They are cheaper than lasers, and fast, so they represent the ideal rotary solution for a reduced budget when the need is to engrave ID plates.
Gravotech offers in its catalog labels ready to be engraved with standard industrial formats and on different materials (wire cables 425 430, flat machine, electrical cabinet type 440, etc...) and the elements for attaching them (adhesive on the back, ball chains, SST frame, etc...).
For formats not available in the catalog, our “Cut To Size” workshop can manufacture batches of customized labels for your customers.
Gravotech machines make it easy to engrave these plates: the self-centering tables and vices automatically position the plates, surface tracking nose ensure a constant depth and repeatability for small batches. Of course, our equipment can engrave any plate from Gravotech or elsewhere.
Gravotech offers 2 kinds of software, both can handle text, logos, barcodes and 2D code:
See our unit and batch marking machines!
Gravotech offers a complete solution to industrialize the production of tags. This manufacturing process will strongly increase your margin by turning a standard plain material sheet into hundreds of high added value tags.
Start with a large blank plate, use Gravostyle™ to create one tag and the Matrix mode to multiply it on the plate surface. Data from all the tags can be similar or automatically loaded from a database, Excel file, CSV, etc. Send the order to the machine and come back a few minutes after to retrieve the completed tags.
Gravotech offers large blank material with 2 layers ready to be engraved and cut at the exact size of the engraving machine. The first layer is to be removed to let the bottom layer appear and create a clear contrast. Several colors and materials are available for interior or exterior application. Other options are available, such as adhesive-backed plates.
Laser or Rotary tables can both engrave and cut in the same operation. Other features can be done with the combination software and machine, like drilling or fixing holes.
Rotary engravers are also capable of making a straight edge or beveled edge finishing on the tags.
Laser formats are adapted to full, half or quarter sheet size. Rotary large tables will also be able to manage the material with even a small additional margin.
Gravotech offers a complete range of identification plate and labels ready to mark. Up to 6 sizes and styles In different thicknesses are available to suit your production requirements.
Do you need a solution adapted to the marking of identification plates, easy to use and accessible to your operators without specific training while increasing your productivity?
Couple our range of ready-to-print nameplates with our marking machines equipped with our Automatic Plate Feeder (APF) accessory and turn your machine into a productive batch engraver. Automatic Plate Feeder is an essential technique when processing production and batch quantities of machine plates, tags, ID plates.
A conveyor takes the plates from the rack where they are stored to the engraving area, which marks. Once engraved, they are stored at the end of the chain, fully automated.
Ideal for engraving batches of plates, badges, labels, tags. Up to 195 plates in one go. Automatic Plate Feeder accessory (APF) is compatible with our dot peen and laser stations.