Marking for the innovative packaging world

REA Elektronik will be presenting its versatile product portfolio at Fachpack 2024 - New: the high resolution, environmentally friendly multi-talent REA JET UP for direct printing on cardboard packaging

Mühltal, July 12, 2024 - The packaging world is constantly innovating to set manufacturers apart from the market and meet the expectations of retailers and consumers. REA Elektronik supplies state-of-the-art technologies for marking and code verification. The global specialist for packaging and direct product printing will be showcasing innovations from its high-performance, Industry 4.0-capable portfolio at Fachpack 2024 in September.

Single-variety disposal and sustainability, lean processes and digitalization, global trade and e-commerce. The demands on the packaging industry are huge - and new ones are constantly being added. Not to forget: specific marking regulations in a wide range of industries - such as serialization for safe pharmaceuticals or UDI (Unique Device Identification) for the traceability of medical products via machine-readable, individual identification codes. REA Elektronik has built up an excellent national and international reputation over many years as your partner for direct printing, customized label applicators and measurement technology for machine-readable codes. The REA experts are also developing practicable solutions for future requirements - such as for the 2D code ("GS1 Digital Link" or "GS1 Data Matrix"), which is currently also being discussed as "2D in Retail" and is intended to replace the 1D EAN code in the medium term as access to a wide range of information.

More versatile and faster - the REA JET UP

The REA JET UP is a completely newly developed direct printing system based on piezo technology. UP stands for "Universal Print" - and is an innovative alternative to glued labels. While most systems can only print high-resolution content on absorbent surfaces such as paper, cardboard and wood, the REA JET UP can also print on smooth and refined surfaces. And it does so at high drying speeds, thanks to its patented, fast-drying special inks.

With a print height of 108.4 mm, maximum print resolution of 360 dpi (vertical) and 1,500 dpi (horizontal), a tripling of the previously known speed potential and an ideal print distance of 3 mm, the REA JET UP enriches the REA portfolio as a system that is particularly interesting for cardboard box marking.

Modern control, label printing and code verification

Also on show at Fachpack 2024: the TITAN Touch Controller. It works without buttons or knobs and is controlled solely by touching the easy-to-read 10.1-inch display and the modern, tile-based user interface - even when wearing gloves.

As a compact color label printer, the new REA LABEL ColorJet 2 is a cost-effective alternative for small and medium print volumes. With its compact design and robust, powder-coated housing, it is the right choice for industrial use in production, logistics, automation and wherever high-quality color labels have to be available "on demand". In addition, the majority of its individually replaceable components are made of recyclable material.

The REA LABEL ColorJet 2 comes in three versions and prints small and medium quantities of labels in full color, either individually or in series, with a print width of up to 210 mm and at the highest resolution of up to 1,200 dpi. Users can choose between dye ink, pigmented or nanopigmented ink for the label material, from matt paper to high-gloss PET foil - depending on the type of ink selected. The printer only needs to be set up to a limited extent, as the labels are fed in automatically and their dimensions are read and displayed.

With the standard REA LABEL ColorJet 2S model, the label can be removed manually using a tear-off edge, while the REA LABEL ColorJet 2C with circular knife cuts labels individually or after a print job. The REA LABEL ColorJet 2P offers a unique selling point: it can print and apply labels 1 to 1 in full color. The backing paper is rewound by an external rewinder. This system can be used, for example, for manual workstations or fully automated applications in applicator mode or robot systems. It has a flexible PLC I/O interface.

And finally: the REA VeriMax. The modern matrix and barcode verification system is especially designed for fully integrated installation in production lines and, with its small dimensions, fits into any system. Its two operating modes enable both manual random sample inspection and inline inspection, with which up to five complex codes per second can be reliably verified in accordance with ISO standards. The REA VeriMax is also suitable for GS1 Digital Link structure checks as well as for the upcoming codes for "2D in Retail", codes with batch and date information for reading at the checkout.

Experience the whole world of marking and code verification solutions from REA Elektronik from September 24 to 26 at Fachpack 2024 in Nuremberg: Hall 1, Stand 1-223.

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