Barcode Asset Labels
Do you need barcode labels for your assets or internal stock control?
Serialised barcode labels for assets, or internal stock control – Code 128 or numeric barcodes
Asset labels are useful for tracking internal stock items, or fixed assets such as electronic equipment, computers, photo copy machines etc during stock takes as well as movable assets. Assets that get checked out by employees and used off premises or perhaps assets that are taken with on business trips, this allows you to keep track of where all company equipment is at all times. As your business grows and you aquire more and more assets you may be looking for a way to keep a nice clean track record of all your assets at all times and this is your answer, asset barcodes. The most accurate and cost effective means of stock inventory and asset management. Most businesses these days have begun incorporating barcodes into their systems in one way or another and we are here to help you with that.
The most commonly used barcode symbology for asset labels is Code 128, which allows you to assign a unique alphanumeric code for each item. For example you may assign one type of item an alphabetic code, say for example ACC for your accounts department, with a serialised number per item, ACC001 – ACC999. Code 128 barcodes are what we call a linear barcode as it is represented by the black and white vertical lines that we see in the images provided. It is a high density barcode and because if this they are very well suited for labelling and barcoding small items as well. This is why they are the chosen barcode format for asset tracking. This format of barcodes was invented in 1981 by Ted Williams of Laserlight Corporation to solve the problem of representing both alphabetic and numeric characters without sacrificing barcode density. The barcode is made up of many parts, starting with the quite zone which the the blank white before the black lines begin, the scanner will first pick up on this. The quite zone is then followed by the start character which will be the letters of your asset code, followed by the numbers that will represent your data, and then your check character and stop character, followed by the second quite zone. This may seem complicated but do not worry we sort this all out for you and provide your labels complete, printed and ready for use.
You can also use an existing numeric barcode format such as EAN-8 or UPC-12, which can be scanned by normal retail barcode scanners. (Note: these barcodes cannot be used for retail purposes) If you intend on using the barcodes for retail purposes as well you will be required to purchase an UPC-12 or EAN-13. These formats are specifically designed to be used on products in retail stores and will be the only formats that will be accepted.
When using asset barcodes you can be rest assured that the possibility of errors occurring such as human error will be eliminated. Barcode systems are able to store a large amount of data pertaining to your assets which in turn allows for you to keep a accurate and informative asset database at all times. When using asset bar coding a single barcode can hold up to 25 characters of your chosen information on the naming of each asset.
When using barcodes to keep track of hundreds of assets in your business and warehouse having to do a stock take can be time consuming and tiresome, but with being able to scan all your assets with a handheld scanner reduces manual labour and hours spent on asset tracking. There is also an option to load machine maintenance plans onto your asset barcoding system so that you will be able to accurately keep track of how long you have had the asset if it be a printer, scanner, label printer etc and when it needs to be sent in for services or replacement.
As you can see from our pricing that using barcode asset labels is a very cost effective investment for companies, even having reprints if need be is an option which we offer as we keep all your records on file for your convenience. When placing your barcode labels onto your assets always ensure that you place it at any easy to access place, so that you do not have any difficulties when scanning the barcode, even if the machine or object was to be moved to a different location.
Our standard barcode label sizes for serialised barcode labels:
40mm wide x 30mm high – barcode with company name:
These self-adhesive labels are available from R200 per 500 labels or R350 per 1000 on a roll, excluding postage/courier fees. And can be delivered to you within a maximum of 5 working days of payment. A nice idea to print your company name on your label as it clearly identifies your assets as your companies property.
30mm wide x 20mm high – barcode only:
These labels are available from R150 per 500 labels or R300 per 1000 on a roll, excluding postage/courier fees. And can be delivered to you within a maximum of 5 working days of payment.
Standard semi-gloss asset barcode labels are a cost-effective manner of asset and inventory control, however very valuable assets or outdoor operations should utilise aluminium asset tags which are very difficult to remove and very rugged and can also be placed in such a way that they are permanently fixed to the asset.
Please contact us for a quote on your serial label requirements or any further information at all, we have a very dedicated and friendly customer service team.