What is a Serial Number Plate or Rating Plate?
The two names can be used interchangeably to refer to the same product. The only difference might be that a serial number plate’s main priority is to include the serial number by which a product or item is identified, whereas a rating plate is more concerned with providing extra pieces of information that can also be used to identify the product, but may not necessarily be considered a serial number. With this extra information, a serial number plate is more likely to be referred to as a rating plate.
These plates can also include information like energy efficiency, fuse types, and other similar gradings that might help an individual to better understand the precise functions of the product.
Applicable to All Industries
Serial number plates are used within almost all industries. The catering industry, for example, requires serial number plates to record information on to. These need to be able to endure harsh washing detergents. A plastic serial number rating plate that is under-surface printed with water resistant adhesive to the rear will do the job.
Anodised aluminium serial number rating plates can also provide a solution as a rugged barcode.
Various Processes are Available for Rating Plate Manufacturing
Digitally printing into the pores of the electrically charged metal enables us at GSM to provide serial number rating plates with variable data on them to ensure that your products are individual and can be identified as a singular item and also as part of a range. We also can offer equipment nameplates and product nameplates, to further help identify an item. Alternatively, we can laser engrave or stamp sequential numbers onto anodised aluminium, etched nameplates and stainless steel nameplates.
High Performance Even in Harsh Environments
Rating plates can tend to be used in quite harsh environments meaning that they may need to be able to withstand some severe weather or chemical cleansing or temperatures. For this need we can manufacture stainless steel decals that have been chemically etched and filled to ensure maximum resistance against certain factors that may cause issues for certain industries.
We can provide the rating plates with either strong, weatherproof adhesive and / or rivet holes, punched to specified sizes to ensure that the metal rating plate cannot be removed or defaced.
As the serial number rating plates we manufacture are bespoke to your requirements, we have a wide variety of ways in which we can tailor them in order to meet your needs.
Not only can we add your personalised logo to your serial number plates, but we can help you identify each product through the use of serial data numbers that are generated by your company.
Enquire for Custom Serial Number Plates
It is vital that you are in close communication with your serial number and rating plate manufacturing company if you want to receive a product that succeeds your expectations for it. Not only can we offer plastic, anodised aluminium or stainless steel nameplates as the basis for your serial numbers and rating information, but we can also offer design support which is tailored to meet your needs, including adding your personalised logo to your current design.
We highly recommend that you speak to us for more information regarding your product and how we can help you to choose the perfect plate for your needs. For more information regarding our other services and products, why not request a brochure?