Automatic Tag Embossing System

The Automatic Embossing System (AES) is designed for medium- to high-volume tagging needs. A coil of pre-fabricated metal tags is loaded into the system and it's ready to accept data and start embossing. Tags can be made one at a time or in batches and are then easily snapped apart for use.

  • Emboss one or more lines of text, logos, and 2D Data Matrix codes
  • Coil tag feed system is designed for continuous, jam-free marking of up to 1,000 tags per coil

Product Tracking in Harsh Processes

Embossed metal tags are ideal for processes like shot blasting, pickling, annealing, hot dip galvanizing, painting, and powder coating where any other tag or label would be rendered unreadable. Your product identification remains intact even after years of exposure to outdoor conditions.

tags after blasting and galvanizing wire rod identification coated with paint
Tags shown after blasting and galvanizing. Wire rod tracking. Tags can be painted over.

Fully Programmable

The AES uses dot peen technology to emboss metal tags using a carbide marking pin. Data can be embossed in any direction and any character size. Information to be marked can be input manually by an operator, retrieved from a file, or sent automatically from a host system via a Serial or Ethernet/IP connection. The AES software can also be configured to receive data from other sources such as a bar code scanner or scale. Automatic data checking parameters can be set to prevent data entry errors.

Metal Tag Options

Pannier manufactures metal tags to your specifications.

Typical Tag Sizes Thickness .008" to .018" .203mm to .457mm
Width 7/8", 2" and 3" 22.225mm, 50.8mm, and 76.2mm
Length 1" to 7"
(in increments of 1/8")
25.4mm to 177.8mm
(in increments of 3.2mm)
Typical Tag Materials

Aluminum, electro-galvanized steel, stainless steel (various grades)

Hole Options

Pre-fabricated holes or slots at one or both ends for easy attachment

Marking Options
  • Indenting/engraving, embossing, and debossing
  • Unlimited range of character sizes
  • Mark text, logos, and 2D codes in any direction on the tag

Tags can be supplied pre-embossed with information such as your company name or logo or the names of fields to be filled in (e.g. Grade, Weight, Customer, etc.)

Manual Tag Feed AES

A more economical system for lower volume tag needs, the manual-feed AES offers the flexibility of a programmable embosser with the simplicity of a manual feed system. Tags are moved and clamped manually under the marking head during marking.