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Serialization Modules
The most complete and scalable solution

Serialization is the first step of the Track & Trace process within packaging lines.

A unique serial number is printed on each saleable unit, allowing its identification across the production and supply chain as well as regulatory agencies.

  

The world’s most comprehensive, reliable and widespread serialization platform

Compact, standalone modules for quick deployment and line space saving

Print & Check kit designed to integrate serialization on 3rd party OEM equipment

 

MAXIMUM FORMAT FLEXIBILITY

From small to XXL-sized cartons and bottles

• Multiple combination of printable sides of cartons

• Extensive range of printing technologies

 

QUICK OPERATION, EASY TO USE

• Easy, tool-free product format setup

Single control panel for all Antares Vision installed devices and functions

• Automatic changeover based on stored recipes

  

A wide range of models and options to cover all different product and line requirements

Data printing and verification, plus several additional functions are integrated within compact design, plug-and-run modules.

 

Key Benefits

/ Scalable, wide-ranging configuration options

/ Optimized testing, validation and deployment times

/ Reduced overall line space

/ Compliant with all current regulations

 
 
 

  

 

 A compact and modular design concept  

 

FEATURES

  

 

TRACEABILITY AND SERIALIZATION

• A real-time device manages all data, from serialization to the construction the parent/child relations at different packaging levels, assuring data consistency and security in any condition.
 A UPS ensures data integrity in the event of a power failure.

The software is part of the ATS-Antares Tracking System architecture for total management at warehouse, plant and corporate level.

 

PRINTING ACCURACY

• Compliance with proportions and absence of print deformation thanks to the high performance controller and to perfect synchronization with belt speed.

 

ONLINE CHECK OF DATAMATRIX PRINT QUALITY

• In addition to Datamatrix recognition, the vision system also performs the grade evaluation according to ISO/IEC 15415 standard for the following parameters: contrast, modulation, fixed pattern damage, axial non uniformity, grid non uniformity, unused error correction.

 

QUICK AND EASY SIZE CHANGEOVER

• Print heads and cameras move jointly on the rails: simple counters ease format changeover.

 

HIGH THROUGHPUT

• Up to 400 cartons per minute, thanks to highly reliable mechanical components and vision system processing power.

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE EXCLUSIVE INKS

• Water based, fast-drying and high contrast inks, formulated for the most demanding graphic applications. Alcohol based 
inks are available to print on varnished surfaces.

 

CARTRIDGE INK LEVEL CONTROL

• An alarm warns the operator when the ink level is below a minimum. Cartridges are very easy to replace.

 

HEAD PROTECTION AND CLEANING KIT

• A plastic cap is available to protect the head from drying out in the event of prolonged inactivity. The cleaning kit minimizes ink loss and avoids head damaging.

 

ALTERNATIVE PRINT TECHNOLOGIES

• Laser/DOD printing system available upon request.

 

RFID TECHNOLOGY

• Integration with full RFID technology available both for serialization and aggregation.

 

REJECTION SYSTEM

• Air-blow or mechanical (optional for large or heavy cartons).

• Photocell check to control effectiveness.

 

INTERFACE WITH MANUAL READER

• For code verification and reconciliation in tracking applications and for automatic input of production orders from printed barcodes.

 

HIGH RESOLUTION CAMERAS

• High-speed megapixel cameras for all inspection functions, simultaneously performed.

 

REMOTE ASSISTANCE

• Remote support through network connection.

 

21CFR part 11

• Interface module complies with standard.