MIL STD 130 Construct 2 IUID Labels

A Construct 2 layout includes the CAGE code, serial number, and part number in one or two Data Matrices. Typically, items are serialized at the part number level.

Following are labels in a variety of materials and layouts that meet Military Standard 130 Construct 2 requirements. There are many other layout options. Although most of these have a black background with white text, you may choose any Pantone® color for your label or nameplate text and background. Contact us if you have questions or would like guidance. Visit IUID Construct 1 to learn more about another MIL-STD-130 label, nameplate and tag data layout option.

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On this AlumaMark® nameplate, the 2D code contains the MFR, SER and PNR. In the Data element Identifiers (DI’s) the fields are named 17V, 1P, and S respectively. One advantage to using this format is that data elements can be longer than 15 characters.
A full page of the previous label.
This is a smaller version of an AlumaMark® nameplate, measuring 0.5 inch X 1.5 inches, using the Text Element Identifier (TEI) format.

This label is made using Ripped Sheets, a polyester material that is very tear resistant. In addition to the Data element Identifiers (DI’s) formatted 2D machine readable code, each data element is contained in a separate linear barcode. This is an excellent example of how much more data a 2D code can encode than can a linear barcode.

The main difference between this nameplate and the one above is that this tag uses Text Element Identifiers (TEI’s). The 2D code contains the same information as the three linear barcodes (MFR, PNO, SEQ). A polyurethane coating is applied after lasing for added scuff resistance.
This nameplate was made on a 15 inch X 13 inch aluminum foil sheet. The 2D code uses TEI format.
This nameplate was produced using black anodized aluminum supplied by the customer. The code contains the MFR, PNO, and SEQ in order. Although the text on the nameplate is not in that sequence, the 2D machine readable code must be in the above mentioned sequence to meet IUID standards.
Data formatted label (DI). An advantage of using Ripped Sheets, a tear-resistant polyester material, is the ease of customization. The material comes in an 8.5 inch x 11 inch sheet. It can be cut to any size with the laser.
Anodized AlumaMark®  IUID label. (AlumaMark® is also available in a satin finish.) TEI’s were used in formatting the 2D code matrix. While the anodized surface is very scuff resistant, we can add a polyurethane coating for additional scuff protection.
1 inch x 2 inch black anodized aluminum nameplate. This nameplate is unusual due to the fact that while the text is in TEI Format, the 2D code matrix uses the DI format (Data element Identifiers). The 2D code had to be created using this unusual DI format due to the length of the part number.
Stainless steel nameplate. In order to get the marking to show up on the nameplate, without deep engraving, we used an additive laser bonding material which permanently bonds with the metal as it lased. After the nameplate is lased, the excess bonding additive is cleaned off before shipping. This is a SPEC 2000 Chapter 9 formatted nameplate, even though it has an extra data element.
This 0.75 inch x 2.5 inch black anodized aluminum nameplate has a hole at each end for mechanical attachment. This nameplate is used by marine companies to identify boat components. The plate is Text Element Identifier (TEI) formatted.
The material used to create this label was supplied by the component manufacturer. It is a black polyester material that produces white letters when lased. The first laser is used to create the text and the second laser is used to cut the label from the sheet. The 2D code uses a TEI Format.
This nameplate was received from the manufacturer with all the text already on it. Jet City Laser applies the 2D matrix in the correct position, using the TEI format.
This label was produced on white polyester Ripped Sheets material for a cut-and-peel application. The client asked for a 0.69 inch round label but we demonstrated that a square label presented the data much better. During the cutting process the backing was not cut through so that the client could receive a sheet of labels and peel them off as needed. The label is produced on two different lasers. The first laser is used to create the text and the second laser is used to cut the label from the sheet. The machine-readable code uses TEI format.
This 1.75 inch x 3.78 inch black anodized aluminum nameplate does not have adhesive. It is designed to allow a separate Current Part Number (PNR) label to be affixed to it.
This nameplate is made from a plastic material which changes color when lased. The 2D code uses the TEI format.
Laser engraved label for a 400-gallon trailer tank with data formatted per military standard 130 construct 2.

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