High performance marking for intralogistics and manufacturing

At LogiMAT 2023, specialist REA will be showcasing its coding and marking systems for the intelligent automation and control of commodity flows

Mühltal, 09 March 2023 - Markings are indispensable in modern manufacturing and logistics to control the internal and external material flow. At LogiMAT 2023, REA, a specialist in industrial coding and marking and code verification, will present its systems and product innovations.

Powerful technologies automate and control internal and external commodity flows in modern production - from procurement to production to delivery. Individual, reliable and secure marking is their basis and also indispensable for complete traceability. To achieve this, direct printing and labeling systems have to fit into the infrastructure and production environment and support the processes with accurate and reliable operation.

All these requirements are met by the coding and marking solutions from REA Elektronik, whether printing systems from the REA JET product line or labeling solutions from REA LABEL. The systems of the REA VERIFIER product line verify the quality of applied codes.

Once again, REA Elektronik will let its products speak for themselves at LogiMAT 2023, illustrating why its comprehensive range has earned an excellent international reputation. This year, REA will be represented at LogiMAT with two themed booths.

REA LABEL ColorJet 2: 1:1 full-color label printer - affordable, flexible, variety of applications
As a compact color label printer, the new REA LABEL ColorJet 2 is a cost-effective alternative for small and medium print volumes and comes in three variants. Its core is the standard REA LABEL ColorJet 2S model: it prints small and medium quantities of labels individually or in series, in full color, with a print width of up to 210 mm and at the highest resolution of up to 1,200 dpi. The user can choose between dye ink, pigmented ink or nano-pigmented ink for the label material, ranging from matte paper to high-gloss PET foil - in each case in coordination with the selected ink type. Printer setup is only required to a limited extent, as the labels are automatically fed in, their dimensions read out and displayed.

On 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 feature - it can print and dispense labels in 1:1 full color. Th carrier paper is rewound by an external rewinder. This system can be used, for example, for manual hand workstations or fully automated applications in applicator operation or robot systems. It has a flexible PLC I/O interface.

With its compact design and robust, powder-coated housing, the REA LABEL ColorJet 2 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 can be demonstrated at the REA JET booth, Hall 4/4D08.

Labels on up to three sides or at high speed - the REA LABEL labelers

The REA LABEL pallet labeling unit provide great flexibility in pallet labeling. In continuous operation or at standstill, they place labels up to A4 format on one, two or three sides of the pallet. For end-of-line applications with packages of different heights, the REA LABEL high-speed servo labeler is the perfect partner: it places shipping labels fast and precisely at the right place on cartons or packages of different heights as it automatically detects varying package heights.  With its print quality and top performance in printing and dispensing speeds of up to 2,500 products per hour, it significantly increases the level of automation in logistics.

Efficient marking of secondary packaging: REA JET GK 2.0
Likewise the high resolution coding and marking system REA JET GK 2.0, which prints captive and with variable print data freely combinable texts, logos and graphics in heights up to 100 mm with only one print head and with pin sharp edges. Its solvent-free inks are especially suitable for marking secondary packaging with porous and absorbent surfaces such as cardboard, paper or wood.

A robotic cell demonstrates to trade show visitors the perfect interaction of products from the REA JET, REA LABEL lines with the REA VeriMax Inline, the verification system for 1D barcodes and 2D matrix codes for increasing the first-pass reading rates of printed codes - in line with REA's motto "Print - Apply - Verify". The exhibit thus builds a bridge to the second REA booth at LogiMAT, Hall 1/1K13, which REA VERIFIER is dedicating to its variety of code verification.

There, a variety of solutions for the quality control of 1D barcodes and 2D matrix codes will be shown. To avoid subsequent costs due to incorrect codes, all manufacturers who print 1D and 2D codes on their products and packaging are well advised to ensure high code quality. The devices of the REA VERIFIER product line verify codes under different conditions, on smooth surfaces or under diffuse light, as a mobile inspection solution or permanently installed in machines and systems for inline inspection.

Verification of label content and code quality for high first-pass reading rates
The REA LabelTower uses an innovative combination of technologies to verify the quality of 1D/2D codes and label content in a single step - it checks the readability, contrast, printing precision and standard-compliant quality of the printed codes and also compares the layout, font and graphic elements of the label with the target specification. This intelligent system is particularly useful for companies that want to provide their products for export with labels in different languages, avoid errors and at the same time ensure a high first-pass reading rate of the codes.

Experience REA Elektronik's future-oriented solutions for marking and code verification at two booths at LogiMAT 2023, International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management, in Stuttgart from April 25 to 27: in Hall 4/4D08 and in Hall1/1K13.

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