A Primer on Model and Serial Plates

Model and Serial PlatesModel and serial plates are one of the more commonly used metal nameplates worldwide. Companies can manufacture various models for one particular kind of product, and not have to worry about tracking these since they will just assign each with a specific model identifying code. The same goes for individual items for these models, since each one will have their own corresponding serial number. This allows companies to keep track of individual items that roll off of their production line, and are sold everywhere.

For those who do not know, these plates are used for a number of things, and one of these is for keeping track of warranties. For a company to determine the warranty of an item, the person buying the item has to register the serial number and model number either via the company’s website or by mail. The retail outlet where they purchased this item may also register this for them. Note that the warranty does not start until the item is purchased from the retailer, so the date of manufacture rarely has a bearing on the item’s warranty.

You can often find these serial and model plates on kitchen equipment, vehicles, machinery, vehicle parts, and electronic devices. Sometimes, you will find on these metal plates, aside from the model number and serial number, are the company name, and even the date the product was manufactured. The information found on these plates are there for you to use, should you need to get in touch with the manufacturer or if you want to find out when your item was made.

Aside from being used for warranty purposes, these metal plates are also very helpful when it comes to troubleshooting. When you contact customer service personnel regarding your item, the serial number and model number will give them an idea as to what item you are asking about. They can then clearly ask you about the damaged parts and what the problem is. This will allow them to tell you what needs to be checked, what you can do to remedy the situation yourself, and to determine if you should send the item in for repairs or replacements.

These are just a couple of the things these plates can do. You will find that other plates have more than just company info, model number and serial numbers on them. They also carry information on voltage requirements, wattage, instructions for use, and many more. To find out more about what options you have for customizing your own model and serial plates, do not hesitate to contact us so we can help you.

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