Different kinds of barcode labels are required for different purposes. Even within a particular kind of goods handling environment there are many different labels available for different needs. Warehouses are one such type of work environment.
Depending on the kind of storage items and the requirements the barcode labels can be divided into the types discussed below.
These kinds of labels are made from metal. They have a series of barcodes which can be read from a distance. For this purpose they are made quite large in size.
As the name suggests, these labels are placed on the floor. To make sure they last a long time, strong adhesives are used to stick them to the floor. They are also made-up of metals like aluminum or steel since a warehouse floor suffers heavy wear and tear due to traffic.
These are the most common type of labels used in any warehouse. They tag crates which are used to carry goods from one place to another. These are also made of tough metals so that they can withstand the wear and tear.
These are usually stuck to shelves. They have pre-programmed numeric codes which identify and locate specific items. The numeric codes are known only to the person who is in charge of the warehouse.
The codes in a label are printed using thermal transfer printers. Every barcode label has an alphanumeric code which is set according to the warehouse owner’s orders.