UID (Unique Item Identification)
Department of Defense (DoD) UID Policy
Department of Defense UID policy requires placement of a 2D data matrix bar code on all DoD acquisition items costing more than $5,000. Also covered by the mandate are embedded items, serially managed components and sub-assemblies, items deemed to be mission critical and items that are spared or repaired by the DoD.
When with DoD Instruction 8320.04 the policy was reinforced, Metalphoto became an obvious solution and preferred material choice. Why? Because of the directive within MIL-STD-130N which states:
"Identification plates, tags or labels shall be as permanent as the normal life expectancy of an item and capable of withstanding the environmental tests and cleaning procedures specified for the items to which they are affixed."
MIL-STD-130N is the governing UID marking specification for U.S. Military property. Faced, then, with the need to produce labels that would permanently survive the harsh conditions in which equipment operates in
Buy Metalphoto UID Labels or Make On Demand?
Pre-printed Metalphoto UID bar code labels are among the most durable in the world and may be purchased from among a range of independent Converters who are expert, equipped and ready to serve.
Alternatively, and when the requirements and OEM conditions are right, Metalphoto UID labels can be produced on site, when and where needed. Depending on your production requirements, we have three levels of manufacturing system or kit that will allow you to produce Metalphoto photo anodized labels on demand. The systems range from moderate production volume to extremely high output. Please click on the links below for more information:
Whether you wish to purchase pre-printed Metalphoto UID labels from a qualified source or produce them on site, Horizons ISG has a solution. Please contact our experts and allow us to be of service.
Your organization will benefit by coming into compliance with DoD regulations now in effect. Please use the links below to learn more.
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