Customizable date code inserts from Plastixs allow manufacturers in the plastics and rubber industries to properly index products without hassle or effort.
Date code inserts are a critical component of tracking manufactured goods. These rotating date indicators act like a clock, showing different configurations of days, months, and years of when the product was created, as well as lot codes and other identifying engravings.
At Plastixs, our inserts are uniquely designed for trouble-free indexing, especially in the manufacturing of rubber and silicone parts.
Customization of Date Code Inserts
Used for tracking lots, identifying batch defects, and more, date code inserts are a staple of manufacturing quality control (QC) practices across the globe. Plastixs inserts are designed for long-term use in environments where traditional inserts can fail – including plastic and rubber molding facilities that run their molds at high temperatures.
Plastixs offers industry standard sizes ranging from 4mm to 20mm with standard or custom engravings. Made of pre-hardened 416 stainless steel material, these inserts can handle heat up to up to 350°F and are designed for easy maintenance, cleaning and replacement.
For applications with thermoset materials such as rubber and silicone, our date code inserts stand apart in their ability to handle materials that flash in very small gaps. This flash often renders traditional date code inserts inoperable, but the design of Plastixs date code inserts ensures trouble-free operation even under these conditions.
Plastixs Date Code Inserts Improve ROI
Using Plastixs date code inserts improves ROI for rubber and silicone applications because they are priced 20-30% below traditional alternatives and will decrease your spend on maintenance and replacement. They will continue to index for the life of the product unlike traditional date code inserts that stop turning when subjected to materials that easily flash through small gaps. Date code inserts from Plastixs are easily replaced, corrosion-resistant, and last longer than other, more fragile inserts.
Four Date Code Insert Types
Our inserts are available in four distinct, customizable styles:
- Style A: Blank
- Style B: Outer engraved with months (1-12), inner engraved with arrow and the last two digits of the current year (unless otherwise specified)
- Style C: Outer engraved with quarters (1-4), inner engraved with the last two digits of the current year (unless otherwise specified)
- Style D: Outer engraved with 5 consecutive years, starting with the current year, inner engraved with arrow only
Which Date Code Inserts Are Right for You?
Contact the Plastixs product experts and we’ll help you determine the right parts for your manufacturing needs. With a team of industry veterans, we are well-versed in manufacturing needs across industries, and we understand the nuances of each.