Steel
industry
Case5

Hot forged steel identification and product tracking
through annealing processes

image : Hot forged steel identification and product tracking through annealing processes
Object Steel Forged product
Steel
industry
Attach tag at temperatures from room temperature to 800℃
→Heat treatment ( 1100℃ x 18hours )
Case5
Customer's request

・Improve product tracking
・Eliminate mixed steel issues and incorrectly identified metal


Previous management method

Hand marking with heat resistant chalk

image : Hand writing on forged products using heat resistant chalk

Hand writing on forged products using heat resistant chalk

Heat treatment and forging processes

image : Forged product is produced but may require additional forging processes

Forged product is produced but may require additional forging processes

image : Final product after cutting work

Final product after cutting work

Point of Problem

  • Marking is necessary after each heat treatment
  • Product is incorrectly identified or hand writing is
    difficult to read. This leads to identification errors.
image : Heat treatment cycles may cause the hand written mark to be illegible.

Heat treatment cycles may cause the hand
written mark to be illegible.

image : Product is mis-identified leading to mixed steel issuesRe-marking

Product is
mis-identified leading to
mixed steel issues

Solution by HEATPROOF

Benefits of HEATPROOF
Provide product identification which will survive all processes.
Eliminate identification errors
Use barcode scanners to verify product identification and eliminate human reading errors
image : HP-L90 tag can be stud welded, spot welded or nailed to steel product

HP-L90 tag can be stud welded, spot welded or nailed to steel product

image : Completion of half-Finish productsHeat treatment
and Forging
repeatedly

Completion of half-Finish products

HP-L90 tag survives multiple reheat cycles avoiding the need to re-identify products

→ Remarking is not necessary.
→Accurate product tracking through
complete process by using HP-L90 tag with scanable barcodes

image : Final product after cutting work

Final product after cutting work

→HP Tag is detached at final process.