REA proudly presents: innovations at the interpack 2017

Muehltal, April 25th, 2017 – REA uses the interpack 2017 as a stage for launching product innovations of both divisions coding and marking systems (REA JET) and code verification systems (REA VERIFIER). The coding, marking and code verification experts will also focus on the topic "The Importance of 2D Codes in Packaging and Logistics".

The German company is tailoring their coding and marking systems on both, exporting packaging machine manufacturers and on globally-oriented industrial companies. Their various requirements on coding and marking solutions are particular. As a result, REA provides again innovative products and future-proof solutions for the champions of this industry.

On the interpack 2017, REA JET will present the revolutionary state-of-the-art operating concept "REA JET TITAN Platform". Thanks to this uniform operating concept throughout all REA coding and marking technologies, every REA system can be operated once the operating logic is learned and understood. Thus, no further training is necessary for operating other ink or laser systems. In addition to cost and time savings, the risk of human error has been reduced significantly.

The most important accomplishment, however, is that the REA TITAN Platform represents the most diverse und future-proof operating and control system available today. Within harsh and rugged industrial environments, REA JET systems can be operated via the sturdy push-turn jog-dial knob - even when wearing gloves. Operation directly at the production line is also possible via a modern a 15' touch screen or keyboard entry. The already integrated webserver allows for system operation via tablet or smartphone through any browser. There is a VNC server integrated, too, which enables remote maintenance and support if required - globally from everywhere.

State-of-the art interfaces allow for an easy integration into the packaging line and for a fast data exchange with the production environment. The graphical user interface realizes a direct display of printing contents (WYSIWYG). Thanks to full Unicode support, all global languages can be printed. The support of True Type Fonts (TTFs) enables highest design flexibility for prints.

In the field of inkjet systems, REA JET will present two new products. Firstly, there is a new generation of the globally established large character ink jet printers: REA JET DOD 2.0 will be launched at the interpack. The production speed was duplicated to 600 m/min, while its print head durability was increased significantly. By using new high-tech material, wear and tear was reduced to a minimum. Moreover, production accuracy has been increased through latest proceedings. The sturdy printing system of the IP65 protection class has been improved further on for harsh and rugged industrial environment. In combination with the REA JET TITAN Platform, the system is ready for Industry 4.0.

Being a new family member of the REA JET TITAN Platform, the new Continuous Small Character Inkjet Printer REA JET SC 2.0 is another real innovation. The system can print up to eight lines at 48 vertical pixels.

For the mobile code quality verification, REA VERIFIER launches the new VeriPad. It is globally the first mobile verification device for 1D and 2D codes which is operated via a 9.7" touch tablet. The big screen provides a comprehensive overview. An intuitive operation is realized via a Windows 10 operating system. The measuring optic can be rotated up to 180° and guarantees best code verification on both flat and shaped bodies. External accessories such as mouse or keyboard can be connected via a USB port. Exact diagnoses after every measuring provide detailed reports as well as recommendations for improving the code quality.

REA VERIFIER PC-Scan LD4 is the name of the new measuring device for barcodes with highest precision. It provides a fully automatic contrast calibration before every scan. The device is available with two measuring heads for different module sizes. Thus, the quality of even significantly larger barcodes can be verified.

Within coding and marking of products, 2D codes are prevailing. They were designed for a fast automatic acquisition. Thanks to their data redundancy, they often remain readable even when damaged. 2D codes are able to encode significantly more information than barcodes. Producers can use the gained space for marketing and customer loyalty programs. Moreover, coding of packaging allows for an unbroken traceability of goods, accelerates internal and external logistics, limits recalls and supports trademark protection.

At the interpack 2017, REA will focus on the importance of 2D codes for packaging and logistics. Wilfried Weigelt, Head of REA VERIFIER, will give a presentation on that topic which is gaining importance: May 8th, 2.00 pm, hall 10, room 10.1 at the HP SPS Partner Technology Forum.

REA JET and REA VERIFIER at the interpack: hall 11, booth E30

 

About the company

REA JET develops and manufactures premium industrial coding and marking systems for contact-free industrial marking. The portfolio includes ink jet printers, laser and spray mark systems, labeling solutions, as well as inks and consumables. The practically orientated products are designed for use in all branches and have proven worldwide across all industries and business segments. 

REA JET and REA VERIFIER (Code Verification Systems) are both divisions of REA Elektronik GmbH based in Muehltal, near Frankfurt am Main. REA Card, another REA division, develops and markets cashless payment systems. REA Elektronik was founded in 1982, is owner-operated and employs a staff of over 400 (2016). All REA JET products are 100 percent made in Germany.

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