Packaging, labelling & coding > Labelling & coding machinery

DOD coder for Cheetham Salt

11 August, 2006

Cheetham Salt is Australia's largest producer and refiner of salt. Its 12 solar salt fields nationally produce an annual total of more than 1.4 million tonnes, which is processed at six refineries


RFID sensor tags

10 July, 2006

Savi Technology has released two sensor tags that reduce spoilage and damage by monitoring the temperature and humidity of commercial shipments of food stuffs and other perishables vulnerable to environmental conditions as they move through the supply chain.


Global adoption of the RSS bar code

10 July, 2006

GS1, the organisation that locally administers the global multi-industry system of identification and communication, has announced a global sunrise date of January 2010 for all scanning systems to read reduced space symbology (RSS) bar codes on any trade item.


Country of origin food labelling consumer brochure

14 June, 2006

A consumer brochure on country of origin labelling of food would help consumers to understand the new labelling requirements for unpackaged fresh and processed fruit, vegetables, nuts and seafood that begin from today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Christopher Pyne, said.


The potential of intelligent labels

06 June, 2006 by Mike Smyth, Journalist

Food poisoning in the US is claimed to take 5000 lives every year and force 325,000 into hospital treatment. Overall, nearly one in four Americans suffers from some form of food poisoning in any year


Tracking food in Europe

06 May, 2006

A prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other interested parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production from 'farm to fork' - storage, processing and distribution - has been developed by researchers


Label proofing

18 April, 2006

Hally Labels has streamlined the proofing process for new or updated labels. 'Proof Manager', a web-based proof approval system, allows Hally to eliminate the time-consuming task of emailing a PDF to a client or distributing printed copies


Thermal transfer overprinter

14 April, 2006

The Videojet DataFlex Plus Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO) delivers high resolution images on flexible packaging, while minimizing downtime and costs associated with ribbon breaks and production changeovers. For marking variable information such as dates, times, batch codes, ingredients, logos and marketing information onto flexible film packaging, labels or glossy cards, the DataFlex Plus provides the ultimate in productivity and efficiency.


RFID tagging system

23 January, 2006

Accu-Sort Systems, a member of EPCglobal, recently announced the release of its FAST Tag RFID tagging system. Part of Accu-Sort's suite of Flexible Automation Solution Tools, FAST Tag is a turnkey automated solution for placing, tracking and verifying RFID tags on cartons and pallets. FAST Tag also integrates seamlessly into existing material handling and data handling systems, providing a low-risk upgrade path from conventional bar code labelling systems.


Marking on backless labels

14 November, 2005

Catchpoint has created a backless label which renders the wasteful backing on labels obsolete, thus helping to reduce the 104,200 tonnes of waste produced a year attributed to self-adhesive label production. The company is currently trialing Sherwood Technology's DataLase colour change solution for marking directly onto the backless labels.


Campbell's improves 'print and apply' barcode labels

14 November, 2005

Increasing the efficiency of printing and applying barcode labels to shrink-wrapped shipping trays was one of the jobs on the packaging line at Campbell's Soup plant at Shepparton, in rural Victoria.


Weigh/label system

20 July, 2005

The design of Cedar Creek's innovative Weigh/Label Systems is modular, based on the Cedar Creek Company (CCC) WLS software module, and comprising: a Touchscreen Unit; a scale base/indicator unit; an Industrial printer (for manual labelling) or a fully automatic label applicator with a higher spec printer. All Touchscreen computers and printers are visible on the network, enabling product specifications, label formats, and order data to be downloaded simply and quickly and production data to be made available enterprise-wide in 'near real time'.


Code readers

22 June, 2005

SciTech has released two code readers for reading 1D and 2D codes marked on parts, packages or labels.


Inkjet printer

22 April, 2005

The Imaje 4040 high definition inkjet printer can be used to print text, graphics and logos onto porous surfaces. It features easy message design and editing with a VGA 10.4" screen (WYSIWYG display) and pull-down menus under Windows.


10-colour flexographic press for Chequer

16 February, 2005

Chequer Packaging Limited has invested NZ$5 million in a state-of-the-art printing press at its production site in East Tamaki, Auckland.


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