Weber Marking Systems has announced the release of its Model 5300rfid, a label printer-applicator designed to easily print, encode, verify, and apply pressure-sensitive RFID labels to cartons and pallet loads in one preset operation. The system helps meet the emerging RFID labeling requirements of retailers and club stores. It also helps companies that wish to streamline the tracking of products through their manufacturing and distribution systems.
Weber's Model 5300rfid offers a selection of print engines that use thermal-transfer technology to produce SmartTrak labels with text, bar codes, and graphics at 203 or 300 dpi. In addition, the unit comes with enhanced RFID processes for throughput of up to 12 inches per second.
As labels are printed, digital information is instantly encoded on thin, ultra-high frequency (UHF) inlays that are embedded in the SmartTrak label material. That encoded information is immediately verified by the system, which then applies the SmartTrak label to the top or side of a carton or pallet load as it moves down the production line. If a SmartTrak label cannot be validated, a void is printed on the label and it's rejected and retrieved before it can be applied. Labels of up to 4.5 inches wide and 6 inches long can be dispensed and applied using the non-contact, tamp-blow method.
The SmartTrak labels are formatted using Weber's proprietary Legitronic print-apply software, a package that combines label design, editing, printing, and RF-encoding to create readable SmartTrak labels. Various RFID encoding schemes are already built into the Legitronic software for ease of use.
Company: Weber Marking Systems
Company Phone: (800) 843-4242
Company URL: www.webermarking.com