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Format overviews

Here you will find all format overviews and information on types of labeling in which PrintoLUX®-certified materials such as metals, plastics and foils are used.
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Operating material labels

All objects that perform a function in the production process and together form technical systems can and must be marked for various reasons. The labels used for this purpose are called operating material labels.

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Hazardous substance labels 

If hazardous substances flow through pipes, the labelling of the pipes must be supplemented by hazard symbols ("Globally Harmonized System of Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Chemicals" (GHS)). 

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Cable tags

Cable markers (cable labels) are used where cables must be labeled and separated cleanly. In addition, cable labels ensure the traceability of the individually labeled cables and thus create a recognition value for a later point in time.


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Piping labels 

Pipeline markers (pipeline tapes, arrow plates) are used wherever pipes have to be marked according to their flow substance. The flow direction must be marked by an arrow. 

The markings must be permanently affixed along the entire pipeline at all operationally important and hazardous points. The size of the marking and the associated font size shall be determined by the required recognition distance.

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Circular blanks

Circular blanks are marks in a round format. In addition to their function as a form of identification they are also used as:

  • washer
  • spacer
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Safety labels

Where the workplace is concerned with accident prevention, health and safety, uniform warning and prohibition notices are required: Safety markings according to DIN EN ISO 7010.

A distinction is made between four types of safety markings:

  • Mandatory signs
  • Danger signs
  • Caution signs
  • Warning signs
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Standard sign formats

The different formats, our consumable materials and the use of different materials allow the creation of a wide range of labels.

All products are delivered on practical utility sheets and can be used immediately.

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Button panels and system labels

Push-button and insertion labels are used in a wide variety of equipment and operating elements. They exist in countless, often company-specific designs.

In addition to standard content, individual content is often also shown. These signs are fixed by clipping them into a sign holder or by gluing.

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Type signs

Type signs (rating plates, manufacturer plates) identify, classify and describe the means of production or the product to be labelled. The labelling often corresponds to a legal regulation or a legal standard.

The following information must be applied legibly and permanently to machines: Company name and address of the manufacturer, designation of the machine, CE marking, type or series designation, serial number (if available), year of manufacture (= completion of the machine or plant).

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Individual sign formats

Many PrintoLUX® customers purchase sign formats from us differing from the standard formats listed in the catalogue. We produce any format here up to max. 320 x 540 mm from PrintoLUX®-certified materials. The maximum format referred to will be printed exclusively with the PrintoLUX®-FB-10/400 system.

We employ the following processes when producing custom formats according to the quality required:

Punching

Because tooling costs are involved, this technique makes sense from annual quantities of 2,500 and more and for formats with small tolerance play. Our basic tools allow us to manufacture economically priced application tools for sign dimensions up to 100 x 150 mm. Our customers will pay a one-time usage charge and can then use these application tools without any time limit and additional maintenance expenses.

Manual cutting

This technique is ideally used when small and very small volumes (from 1 piece) do not justify developing a punching tool. Larger tolerances (approx. factor 10 compared to punching with +/-0.5 mm) must be assumed here. Holes and corner radii are also custom-designed.

Milling

Signs with quantities from 50 pieces are manufactured by milling. This labour-intensive technique features the smallest tolerances.

 

Any desired process

Practically any processing method can be used when manufacturing special formats, regardless of the method mentioned. Whether openings, pointed or round corners, custom shapes, etc. ... no problem, even for small or very small volumes. If necessary, we prepare the custom formats also with different adhesives and apply them to our sheets for efficient printing.

Take advantage of good advice

In order to keep costs within a justifiable scope when preparing and printing custom sign formats,we assist our customers with comprehensive advice and demonstrate the most economic method and procedure for the desired quality grades and quantities. Delivery times differ according to the production method and finishing.

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Customer-specific applications

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