Coding and marking for products and packaging - fast, traceable, reliable

Muehltal, September 17th, 2019 - Complete traceability is becoming increasingly important for manufacturers and retailers. At FachPack 2019 in Nuremberg, REA Elektronik will be presenting coding and marking solutions for packaging that meet all the requirements of serialization and are also flexible, reliable and easy to handle: These include the new REA JET GK 2.0 printer for sharp-edged and high-contrast markings on absorbent surfaces, the REA JET TITAN Platform, the single operating concept for all REA JET coding and marking technologies and the REA VeriMax code verification system that can be integrated into machines.

Reliable marking provides safety and security, saves rework and thus time and money - in keeping with the FachPack motto of "Environmentally friendly Packaging". The REA JET GK 2.0 Inkjet Printer is the perfect choice for those who used to work with labels or pre-printed cartons to replace labels and to print on cartons with high flexibility: Integrated into the production process, it uses piezo technology and solvent-free ink at a speed of up to 200 m/min to produce print layouts up to 100 mm in hight with sharp edges on paper, wood, textiles and many other porous and absorbent surfaces. Due to the high reliability of REA JET GK 2.0, REA Elektronik has been certified by EPAL (European Pallet Association e.V.) as a partner for contact-free wood pallet printing.

Like many other REA JET printing technologies, REA JET GK 2.0 enables the serialization of packaging using machine-readable codes. The REA high resolution systems can also print the crypto code that will be used on pharma packaging to meet the track and trace requirements for the Russian market from January 2020. In addition, the printer drivers of the REA JET systems work perfectly together with the standard NiceLabel software - for a smooth and efficient coding and marking process. ´

The REA JET TITAN Platform makes it easy to switch between different REA coding and marking systems: Once learned, users can use all REA coding and marking solutions with ink, paint or laser, including the latest interface architecture and design freedom in all languages, fonts and characters thanks to the uniform operating logic.

State-of-the-art code verification
The new REA VeriMax for the verification of Matrix codes and Barcodes uses high-precision optical measuring technology and can be fully integrated into production lines. With its small dimensions and latest interface technology, it can be installed into any machine and is therefore first choice for machine engineers and integrators. Thanks to its fast feedback during production, print quality of codes can be optimized and it can be ensured that 2D Matrix codes and Barcodes comply with regulatory requirements and will deliver high first-pass read rates in automated processes.

Marking solutions with robotics
At the FachPack booth, REA Elektronik will not only present the latest developments of its three business divisions REA JET (printing technologies), REA LABEL (labeling solutions) and REA VERIFIER (code verification systems). An exhibit will also demonstrate how REA systems work together for modern, reliable coding and marking solutions: A robot arm takes a folding box and holds it first in front of a REA JET HR Inkjet Printer, which sets its marking, then in front of a REA JET CL Laser System, which marks the same coding in a colored field. Next, the arm swivels to a REA LABEL Print Dispenser that applies a label at the box and then to a REA VERIFIER Verification System that verifies the quality of the codes. Finally, another HR Inkjet Printer sets a green checkmark to confirm the verification before the robot arm places the box on the other side of the processing line. Robot technology integrates also another labeling solution: REA developed the K-LABEL labeling system in cooperation with Kawasaki Robotics. It can be seen at the FachPack booth of Kawasaki.

REA Elektronik at FachPack 2019 from September 24th to 26th in Nuremberg: Hall 1, Stand 1-127.

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