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Serialization Modules

Serialization is the assigment and application of a serial number to any individual sellable item (carton or bottle). This product identifier must be unique and verifiable.

The information required in a serialization process is strongly dependant on the many different laws and standards.

 

 

THE PRINT & CHECK SERIES

 

It is the complete family of serialization modules compliant to the current and upcoming regulations on traceability and e-pedigree, designed to assure the greatest flexibility towards different requirements from different State Authorities.

 

The Print & Check series specifically support serialization functions: those standalone/in-line modules print all the fixed and variable data on the cartons by means of inkjet or laser technique and check the correctness and integrity of the printed data.

 

Besides printing and verifying the Datamatrix and variable data, Print & Check can integrate labelling modules for “French vignette” or “Italian Bollino”, check-weigher, and tamper-evident-seal modules thus allowing a great saving of space on the packaging lines.

 

Print & Check series advantages:

  • Easy integration on the packaging line
  • Quick and easy installation
  • A unique control for printing, checking, labelling, weighing and tamper evident seal
  • A compact space-saving system incorporating all the necessary components: printers, cameras, reject station, man/machine interface, continuity group.

   

The first model was developped in 2007, and so far over 460 units have already been installed in Track & Trace projects.

 

  

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

 
 

  

 

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 CHECH 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.

 

 

A compact and modular design concept