Coding, labelling, inspection and integration solutions at foodpro

Matthews Australasia will demonstrate a range of coding, labelling, inspection and integration solutions at foodpro. All are designed to allow manufacturers to understand what’s happening on the production line.

Mark Dingley, Matthews’ GM of operations, said, “Having this information is vital to driving continuous improvement and enhancing a business’ profits.

“Attendees will see new models on our stand, where we’ll showcase the latest technologies, but we’ll also be showing how humble, end-of-line equipment — such as ‘ordinary’ coding, labelling, marking and inspection devices — can be integrated with a business’ existing systems to deliver real-time intelligent insights. This is where the real power lies to improve business performance: information, delivered immediately, thus allowing perceptive decisions to quickly be made.”

Five solutions on show:

 Serialisation: The company’s serialisation solution makes it more difficult for counterfeiters to sell fake product, because it’s difficult to duplicate valid encrypted codes. Serialisation codes are applied during manufacturing using specialised marking technologies – a core focus of Matthews’ technologies. See Matthews’ serialisation solution in action at foodpro, and understand how you can protect your brand.

Lasers: The laser coding solutions can apply permanent barcodes and human-readable text on primary and secondary packaging, including glass, plastics (such as PET, polystyrene and polypropylene), metal and cardboard. With no consumables and easy implementation, Matthews’ laser coders are extremely fast and cost-effective, with high-quality results. See Matthews’ laser coders in action for anti-counterfeiting and brand protection, too.

TTO: Matthews will also demonstrate their Linx thermal transfer overprinters (TTOs), coding on to flexible packaging films and self-adhesive labels. TTOs are great for date/batch codes, logos, product descriptions, ingredients lists, nutritional panels and fully compliant high-density barcodes. TTOs print easily onto generic film packaging, so are an extremely cost-effective printing solution, especially for snack foods, confectionary and fresh produce.

Inkjet: Continuous inkjet coders (CIJ) are perfect for marking irregularly shaped products and high-speed lines in food, beverage and grocery with graphics (such as logos) and text. They code variable information, including date codes, batch numbers, promotional codes, serialisation codes and product-identification codes. Matthews will have our new Linx inkjet coders on display at foodpro, including the new 8900 series.

Labelling: The company will have a wide range of labelling technologies on display, including Label Printer Applicators (LPA), Label Applicators (LA) and label printers.

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