Drupa 2016

Atlantic-Zeiser – Printing system for label serialization

The Digiline label offline system allows serialized labels to be pre-produced

GERMANY • With the new Digiline label offline system, extremely abrasion-resistant, high-quality labels can be printed at speed, serialized and made available for a wide range of different packaging lines. Atlantic Zeiser is premiering this roll-to-roll solution at drupa 2016 (Hall 15, Stand).

It means that the serialization and dispensing processes can be separated both physically and in time. The already integrated code software and drop-on-demand (DoD) inkjet technology open up promising options for pharmaceutical manufacturers, packaging service providers and label printing companies to streamline the processes associated with serialization, coding and tamper-evident labelling.

Due to its contact-free DoD printing system, the he Digiline label offline system is said to print and serialize labels at a rate of up to 60 m/min, the equivalent of up to 900 labels per minute or more, depending on the label length. The use of UV-curable inks moreover reduces the cost of consumables and the frequent replacement of printing system parts exposed to mechanical loads is eliminated completely.The system is equipped with an Omega printer, offering a choice of 36, 72 or 144 mm (1.4”, 2.8” or 5.7”) print widths.

Based on the company’s own high-performance UV-curable inks, it achieves brilliant results while offering outstanding resistance to abrasion, solvents and alcohols. The integrated inspection camera reliably checks the presence, print quality and data content of codes and characters, while all the recorded information is relayed to the unique code software database at the same time. A built-in splicing table also allows the fast removal of substandard or unsuitable labels. With a transport width of up to 165 millimetres, the system covers virtually all the label sizes most widely used in the pharmaceutical sector.

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Armin Karl Geiger

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