Pannier Corporation has a long history of helping metal producers and processors identify and track their products. Reliable marking systems provide manufacturers with assurance that every product can be positively identified and tracked throughout every stage of production, inventory, and shipping.
Tracking Hot Steel with Bar Codes and 2D Codes
Pannier introduced the high-temperature printed metal tag to the steel industry in the 1980s, allowing steel producers for the first time to bar code each slab and billet while red-hot. Bar coding products as they are cast eliminates the need for error-prone manual marking methods and enables products to be scanned as they enter each phase of the production process. Tags can be applied manually or with an automatic tag printing and attaching system.
Steel producers realize savings through a reduction in inventory and shipping errors, the elimination of the need to scrap material due to mis-identification, and productivity increases by automating the marking and tracking processes.