White Polyimide Auto-Apply Labels
Traceability of boards through SMT production lines requires a barcode label to be applied to each board.
Given the high density of current board designs space on the PCB is of a premium and therefore these labels will be small, typically 4-6mm high and 4-15mm wide. The size of the label eliminates the use of traditionally (1D) barcodes like Code128 – there simply isn’t room and therefore we can use a 2D code like Data Matrix to allow barcode readability at much higher densities.
Placing these miniature labels on each circuit is demanding, not only in terms of handing very small labels but in also in accurately positioning them so that the barcode image readers within the SMT line can read them – SPI, Placement machines, RPI (Reflow Process Inspection), AOI & testers.
It’s therefore necessary to look at automating the label application process itself and this can be done using a Label Feeder on the SMT placement machine or by adding a label applicator station In-Line or in stores to pre-label the boards as part of the kitting process. These feeders/applicators can handle a wide range of materials and sizes and can also place other materials like masking dots for solder and conformal coating masking applications.
Polyimide materials offer very high tolerance to heat and our Polyimide Labels have a topcoat specifically designed to provide a highly durable printed label that’s suitable for all PCB and Component marking applications found in electronics manufacturing. When printed with a durable resin ribbon it provides a high contrast image that is extremely resistant to both heat (SMT Reflow & Wave Soldering) and also solvent/chemical cleaning (all common types of PCB cleaning).
PCB and component identification labelling; traceability, standard barcode labels (Code 39, Code 128 etc.), 2D barcodes (Data Matrix – Micro QR, QR, Aztec etc.) tracking, serial number, batch data / lot numbers / date coding.
Part No: LP5618
Label Size: 6.40mm x 22.90mm
Supplied 1 label across on a 10k Auto-Apply Reel
Roll Width 28.6mm
Core 3″ / 76.2mm
Auto-Apply often requires a specific label format to suit the label feeder, label printer and application itself, therefore we offer a large range of sizes, formats and materials and we advise contacting us first to confirm suitability before ordering. We can then also advise on the suitability of your existing thermal transfer printer; typically applications require very small text & barcodes, and a 600dpi printer capable of handling small labels on narrow web is critical.
We stock a few universal products but can manufacture labels from 3.0mm upwards to fit any Auto-Apply Feeder.
Please Contact us for custom sizes, pricing & availability.
For a compatible thermal transfer ribbon please see our Ribbon Application Guide