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Labels for Tool Tracking

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TrackAbout Recommendations for Tool Tracking Labels

TrackAbout has evaluated several label types, sizes and formats for use on tools. We've condensed our best practices into a set of recommendations for the label to use and how to use them.

Best Practices

  • 2 barcodes on each tool when possible
  • Place the labels on opposite sides of the the tool for easy scanning no matter where the tool is placed.
  • Barcodes can be attached by zip ties to label irregularly shaped tools.
  • Place them in the same location on every type of tool.
  • Wipe the surface clean before attaching labels to tool.

Label Specifications

We're recommending a 1.1875 X .5 label. They have an excellent adhesive and will stand up to outdoor use for many years.

If you require smaller labels for smaller tools, please email labels@trackabout.com for more information.

Standard labels
Labels per container 2
Scanning distance (Using an iPhone 7 during the day) 4-5 feet
  • Can scan from further away
  • More visible from a distance
  • More adhesive to stick to the container
Subsurface Printing Subsurface printing protects against extreme solvents, caustics, acids and mild abrasion while eliminating need for a laminate
Adhesive 002" MC78 adhesive. This adhesive has excellent durability, particularly suited for a wide range of poly and other low-surface energy materials (powderpaints,

etc). Great first initial tact, very hard to remove.

Abrasion Resistant 2,500 revolutions on Taber Abrader
Chemical Resistant When properly applied this adhesive can withstand splashes of organic solvents, weak acids and bases, salt water, cleaning solutions, germicidals, disinfectants, oils, etc.
UV Resistant If exposed to UV 24/7, will last 7 years. If exposed intermittently, 7-10 years.
Service Temperature Range -40°F to 350°F for intermittent exposure and -40°F to 302°F for longer exposure.

This is how your labels will appear (image is not to scale):

TA Standard Labels.jpg

Label Placement

Your labels will arrive in sets of two. This graphic provides the recommended label placement for your tools:

Tool Tracking Lab.PNG

As stated above, when affixing labels, be sure to have a clean dry surface. Also, it's best to place the label in a place that won't receive regular rubbing but is easy to access for scanning purposes.