Food and beverage coding and marking - more sustainable, more efficient, faster

REA Elektronik presents its innovations for industrial coding and marking at Anuga FoodTec 2022.

Mühltal, February 15, 2022 – More sustainable, more efficient, faster: REA Elektronik presents its latest product developments for coding and marking in the food and beverage industry at the Anuga FoodTec 2022 under the motto “Print | Apply | Verify“.

Digitalization and industry 4.0, new legal requirements, innovative technologies and increasing consumer demands for individualization and sustainability - the expectations for the food and beverage industry are manifold. With its pioneering innovations for direct printing, labeling and code verification, the coding and marking specialist REA Elektronik supports companies in their further development. REA will be demonstrating how this works at Anuga FoodTec 2022 and, of course, the REA experts will also be on hand to answer questions. The trade show highlights at a glance.

REA JET HR prints labels directly onto the foil

Direct label printing on foil and smooth surfaces - without any adhesive labels: this is made possible by a new development from REA Elektronik for its high-resolution REA JET HR systems. The innovative printing technology prints codes and plain text with optimum contrast, even on transparent packaging foil. In one step, the system creates a white ink mirror and immediately prints on it "wet in wet" with black ink - optionally also in color. The ink mirror and marking then dry together.

The new printing technology ensures excellent code quality and first-pass reading rates with high-contrast marking. The elimination of labels reduces process costs and waste volumes, as the carrier foil is also no longer required. In addition, packaging marked in this way can be disposed of by type and recycled more easily. REA Elektronik thus promotes sustainable production and resource conservation in the food and beverage industry.

REA LabelTower: Never mislabel again

The new REA LabelTower uses an innovative combination of technologies to verify label content and the quality of 1D/2D codes in a single step. The intelligent innovation is particularly helpful for companies that label a lot and provide their food or beverages for export with labels in different languages.

The LabelTower verifies twice. To avoid confusion and incorrect labeling, it compares the layout, font and graphic elements of the label with the target specification. At the same time, it verifies the printed codes with a REA VERIFIER verification system with regard to readability, contrast, printing precision and standard-compliant quality. In this way, the REA LabelTower ensures that the products are marked correctly and to a high quality - for a high first-pass reading rate at the point of sale.

The REA LabelTower is the result of cooperation between code verification specialist REA Elektronik and Strelen Control Systems GmbH, experts in image processing and automation.

At Anuga FoodTec 2022, REA VERIFIER will provide an overview of the wide range of code verification technologies with solutions for 1D/2D code verification.

REA LABEL High-Speed Servo Labeler for Flexible Shipping Labeling

The innovative REA LABEL High-Speed Servo Labeler brings speed, quality and flexibility to shipping labeling. It combines the high print quality of REA Elektronik's REA LABEL print and apply systems with automatic product recognition and speed. This significantly increases flexibility and the level of automation in any manufacturing company.

The servo-electric dispensing applicator places shipping labels quickly and precisely on up to 2,500 products per hour - recognizing cardboard boxes and packages with varying heights and placing the label in the right place. This makes the REA LABEL high-speed servo labeler ideal for end-of-line applications with packages of varying dimensions.

REA JET GK 2.0 - marking secondary packaging flexibly and cost-effectively

Digital direct printing is the cost-effective solution for flexible and at the same time captive marking of secondary packaging with both static and variable information. The new generation of high-resolution inkjet printers REA JET GK 2.0 prints freely combinable texts, logos and graphics with variable print data. Piezo technology ensures printing results with razor-sharp edges on porous and absorbent surfaces such as cardboard, paper or wood. And that at print heights of up to 100 mm with just one print head. The devices are fully Industry 4.0-capable and can be easily integrated into production with their compact design.

Visit REA Elektronik from April 26 to 29, 2022 at Anuga FoodTec 2022 in the Cologne Exhibition Center: Hall 08.1, Booth C-091.

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