Processing steel involves massive amounts of potential energy, acting on a high dollar raw material. It is a risky environment to say the least, from both a safety and financial standpoint. As such, once the end product is made, it is critical that it is tracked throughout the rest of the process. Product that is not properly tracked can damage downstream processing equipment, be mis-manufactured, or even become lost, all costly scenarios.
A high quality marking with barcode and good man-readable data attached directly to the slab can reduce this by at least half. Not only does accurate inventory take less time, but also the slab yards can be updated in real time using standard portable bar code readers with wireless links if necessary. The location is scanned or entered by the crane or slab hauler, then the slab is scanned; in real time, the host system updates the location of each piece of steel in the yard.
IntelMet Technologies offer the full range of marking systems for slab marking by specially developed high-temperature metal tags, which withstand very high temperatures (up to 1200°C) and can contain high contrast machine readable codes (bar codes or 2D-matrix). The tag can be read by eye and scanned by any commercially available barcode reader. The barcode insures that product tracking is guaranteed at any stage of production process.
This unique feature guarantees fail-safe tracking of the products and makes the IntelMark AS marking machine for slab marking the most modern, advanced and flexible marking system available today on the market