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Getting a Robotics Manufacturer Back on Track

June 7, 2024

Even the most advanced systems can break down, as our customer, a robotics fulfillment system manufacturer, discovered one fateful day.

It began with a glitch in their ERP system that threatened to bring their entire operation to a grinding halt. Six orders sat unfulfilled, and the potential for greater significant consequences was high as long as the digital challenge remained unaddressed.

Panicked, the robotics manufacturer called Yeuell Nameplate & Label, their partner in label production for a decade. Three sets of labels needed to be produced and delivered that day to ensure the seamless functioning of the manufacturer’s operation. The clock ticked as the Yeuell team sprung into action.

Yeuell immediately accessed their reserve stock, where surplus pieces from previous orders are organized. Each item is marked with customer information, order numbers, and precise locations within the warehouse. This labeling system ensured that locating the necessary components was streamlined even in the middle of an emergency.

By leveraging these reserves, Yeuell was able to expedite the production and delivery of the crucial labels to the robotics manufacturer’s facility that very afternoon. The timely arrival of the order meant that the robotics line remained operational, helping to avert a shutdown the following day.

In times of need (and even crisis!), Yeuell customers know they can count on us to deliver! Our proactive approach to customer service enables us to anticipate and swiftly address any unforeseen challenges that may arise with customers, keeping us one step ahead at all times.

 

 

Shining Bright: How Yeuell’s Solar-Powered Nameplates Illuminate a Sustainable Future

February 20, 2024

During a time when businesses are increasingly recognizing the potential in solar power as a clean and sustainable energy source, Yeuell Nameplate & Label has joined the ranks with our recently completed installation of Roof Top Solar Array Panels. This means that your nameplates and labels are made by the sun – and very talented and dedicated employees!

Today prioritizing renewable energy sources has become paramount for businesses. Among these sources, solar power stands out with its ability to offer a clean and virtually limitless energy solution. Yeuell is part of the growth of the US solar industry and is focused on the importance of being conservative with energy use.

The sight of solar panels adorning rooftops has become increasingly common, reflecting a global shift towards harnessing the power of the sun. At its core, solar energy is abundant, renewable, and emits no greenhouse gases during operation, making it an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Our Roof Top Solar Array exemplifies this transition, and we’re enthusiastic about significantly reducing our carbon footprint.

One of the most remarkable aspects of solar power is its simplicity. Sunlight, a resource freely available to all, is converted into electricity through a process that not only generates clean energy but also embodies a sense of independence from conventional energy sources. As the sun rises each day, it gifts us with a sustainable energy source, powering our homes, businesses, and communities.

However, the benefits of solar power extend beyond environmental stewardship. Solar power offers immense potential for transforming industrial operations.

Here’s a closer look at how it’s helping us at Yeuell:

  • Cost Savings: By reducing our reliance on expensive grid energy, we’re seeing lower energy bills and potential tax/rebate incentives. We’re expecting a compelling return on investment over the long term.
  • Energy Independence: By generating electricity on-site, we’re insulating ourselves from fluctuations in energy prices and enhancing our energy security.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Since transitioning to solar energy, we’re able to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility.
  • Operational Efficiency: Our solar power system seamlessly integrated into our existing industrial infrastructure. Additionally, features of solar technology such as smart monitoring and control systems, further enhance our operational efficiency.

As we continue to explore innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact and embrace renewable energy sources, we invite others to join us on this path towards a greener, more sustainable future.

Lexan Material: Optimal for Signs, Decals and Labels

March 27, 2015

What is Lexan?

Lexan material is a common replacement for glass & Plexiglass, though it is known to be stronger and more resilient. Due to its strength and similarities to glass, the material is frequently used in signage and industrial applications. Unlike glass, though, Lexan has a very difficult development process and is a highly complex material. Also unlike glass–many do not know what exactly Lexan is.

Lexan is a sheet of polycarbonate resin that is so strong it is shatterproof and virtually bulletproof. Technically, it is a plastic material though it is stronger and more durable than plastic as well as glass. It is made through a patented chemical process involving the reaction between Bisphenol A and carbonyl chloride. Although the material can technically be cut in many ways, it is only technically considered Lexan if the sheet lengths are cut between .75 mm and 12 mm.

This process was developed in the 1950s during research for a more durable plastic material. In fact, researchers at General Electric Plastics in America and at Bayer in Germany discovered the material around the same time. But, after a struggle, GE ended up with the patent and is still a primary developer and producer of Lexan.

Lexan vs Plexiglass

Lexan material is known for its shiny, acrylic appearance, which adds sleekness to its strength. It scratches similar to Plexiglass despite the many other differences between the materials. When comparing Lexan vs. Plexiglass, Lexan usually comes out on top due to its strength and resiliency. It’s bulletproof depending on the weapon used and the distance at which it’s shot. In fact, it is often used for bulletproof windows and armored vehicles.

So, at this point, you might be wondering why a material used to bulletproof windows should be used on nameplates and decals. There are many reasons Lexan is good for labels, especially those with harsh industrial applications:

• It is more economical than metal
• It has excellent ink adhesion
• It has a variety of clear or textured surface
• It is resistant to solvents
• It has good clarity, stability, and die-cutting characteristics

All of these qualities result in Lexan material having a long life, reliable durability, and attractive appearance. Plus, these labels and decals are subsurfaces printed between the Lexan & the adhesive so the image lasts long. If you’re interested in other durable materials for nameplates and decals, learn about why Mylar is an ideal material for tags.

Choose Yeuell for All Your Label Needs

If you’re looking for Lexan material labels or tags, click here to request your free quote. We’re committed to delivering you the best experience and service. Plus, with the recent Roof Top Solar array we installed, we now produce more electricity than we consume — helping you save money while keep our environment sustainable.

What is Mylar Used For & Why is it Great for Tags, Labels, and More

February 26, 2015

What is Mylar Material?

What is Mylar material and what is Mylar used for? Mylar, a type of stretched polyester film, is used in applications such as space blanket material, emergency blanket material, foil balloons, and Mylar tags and equipment labels. Obviously, the material is strong, versatile, and multifunctional. Its many remarkable properties make it appropriate for various commercial uses.

mylarThis naturally transparent material is an electric insulator with high tensile strength. Both of these qualities make it ideal for harsh industrial uses. Because it acts as a barrier against gas and odors, Mylar is often used to provide containment and protection. It is also chemically stable, which makes it reliable, durable, and safe in a wide variety of applications. One popular commercial application is Mylar tags, which are known for their resilience in tough conditions.

Though it typically is thought of as a shiny, foil-esque material, what is Mylar used for? It can commonly be used as a labeling material and can come in a variety of types, such as:

• Clear Mylar Tags
• Matted Mylar Tags
• Pigmented Mylar Tags
• Metalized Mylar Tags
• Brushed Mylar Tags

This versatility allows Mylar tags and Mylar equipment labels to fit a variety of different needs and conditions.

Mylar Properties

What can mylar be used for? What are some of Mylar’s properties? Firstly, it is resistant to oils and solvents, allowing it to retain strength in moist environments. So, it can be relied on no matter the weather or substances it’s surrounded by.

For aesthetic purposes, it offers clarity, excellent printing characteristics, and is abrasion-resistant. Thanks to both of these characteristics, Mylar equipment labels never lose their clarity and sleek appearance.

Learn more about our Mylar equipment labels, which are ideal for harsh outdoor applications.

Why Choose Yeuell?

It’s our mission to delivering you the right labels, on-time, every time. We recently completed a Roof Top Solar array that produces more electricity than we consume. Not only are we committed to delivering you labels at a competitive price, we’re committed to environmental sustainability.

Click here to request your free quote today, or call us at (800) 345-6077 to speak with an expert.

What is Anodized Metal? 7 Uses for This Hard Aluminum Metal

December 29, 2014

What is Anodized Metal?

Aluminum is one of the few metals that is made stronger through the oxidation process. Oxidation is the process that causes rusting, so for most other metals this is a cause of deterioration. So, what is anodized metal? It is the strengthening process aluminum goes through is called anodizing, which usually involves a bath of acetone that induces electrical currents.

Ultimately, it can result in aluminum that is harder than diamonds. It is often used in harsh environments or in applications that require exposure to the elements. The hard coating that results from the process replaces the original substance. Plus it does not flake off like normal rust, so it can be used in many applications.

Will Anodized Aluminum Rust?

anodized aluminumAnodized aluminum is aluminum that has been submerged in a chemical acid bath, causing an electrical current to run through it. This electrical current oxidizes, or rusts, the surface and creates a protective film. Because of that, anodized aluminum does rust but not in a typical way, and more importantly not in a harmful way. It has increased resistance to corrosion and wear. The anodizing process can work on almost any non-ferrous metal, such as tantalum, titanium, zinc, and magnesium.

Anodized Aluminum Sheet

Anodizing does not just increase the durability of an anodized aluminum sheet—it heightens the visual appeal too. The oxide layers added by anodizing make the aluminum surface better for dyes, adhesives, and paint. Anodized aluminum nameplates allow the image to be sealed in anodized aluminum. This ability makes for superior image appearance with lasting quality.

Uses for Anodized Aluminum

1. Exposed metal framework on buildings
2. Premium anodized aluminum cookware
3. Outer space satellites
4. Framework material for outdoor furniture and decorative items
5. Protective housing for modern computer systems
6. Protective housing for modern home appliances
7. Anodized aluminum nameplates

Learn what is anodized metal and more about Yeuell’s photo anodizing process, which gives their anodized aluminum nameplates the durability of sapphire.

Click here to request your free quote today, or call us at (800) 345-6077 to speak with an expert.

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