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Automation and digitalisation solutions – Scalable and perfectly matched

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Automation and digitalisation solutions – Scalable and perfectly matched

As an expert in Industrial Connectivity, Weidmüller offers u-mation, an integrated service for the automation and digitalisation of your machines and systems. You can benefit from the perfect interaction between all components and optimum integration into your systems. Hardware and software can be combined as required to produce future-proof automation and digitalisation solutions. u-mation allows you to tap into future-proof application opportunities and increase your competitiveness.

Automation
In order to meet the requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT), automation technology needs to improve on its performance and reactivity all the time. u-mation offers you a tailored hardware portfolio with which you can perfectly prepare your machines and systems for future functions. The central element of our automation hardware is u-control 2000, one of the most state-of-the-art and compact controllers on the market. u-control 2000 is compatible with our u-remote system and forms the hardware platform for our engineering solutions u-create web, u-create studio and u-create IoT. 

Our range is rounded off by the high-performance u-view multitouch panels, which meet all the requirements of state-of-the-art visualisation, control and IoT applications. In combination with the platform-independent visualisation software u-create visu, the u-view multitouch panels allow you to create a dynamic, scalable visualisation of your automation functions.

Engineering Landscape
Future-proof automation solutions should adapt flexibly to new requirements. In order for this to happen, the production-related software needs to guarantee this adaptability. u-mation offers extensive engineering tools which have an open software architecture to give you maximum flexibility for individual applications. For example, you can use u-create studio with its open Linux architecture and established CODESYS development environment for the implementation of complex control functions. Or you could opt for u-create web, which is a web-based engineering software for platform-independent configuration, system parametrisation and programming from anywhere. 

The u-create IoT software, which is also web-based, smooths the journey towards the IoT by allowing you to prepare sensor information and send it to the cloud. The optimum interface between human and machine is provided by u-create visu. The dynamic visualisation software implements tailored solutions for a wide range of automation functions.

Digitalisation (IoT)
Digitalisation is about the intelligent networking of machines and processes. In the industrial Internet of Things, all the components in a production environment are connected to one another via a digital infrastructure, making them stakeholders in the process. With u-mation, Weidmüller combines innovative automation technologies with smart digitalisation solutions, thus achieving a future-proof connection of all process levels, from the sensor to the cloud. 

Communication-capable components, such as the ACT20C signal converter and the PROtop power supply with CANopen communication module, form the basis for consistent digital networking and provide continuous information on device status, signals and data. In combination with web-based software u-create IoT, our u-control 2000 controller provides the option of preparing sensor information from u-remote I/O modules and forwarding it directly to the cloud. Thanks to the Node-RED implementation, various IoT applications can be implemented within a short space of time based on a modular principle.

Machine Learning
The key to increased efficiency and cost control in the life cycle of your systems is the profitable use of machine and process data. Thanks to state-of-the-art sensor systems and digital networking, u-mation enables you to extract the data which are relevant to you and use them in intelligent analytics processes.

Our machine learning service is all about innovative analytics solutions which allow you to initiate targeted maintenance measures and thus minimise unnecessary downtimes. Make the most of predictive maintenance to plan future service intervals based on your requirements. 

Seamless monitoring of your sensor, status and process data also provides you with reliable information about the quality of your products (predictive quality). The analytics modules learn from your machine data and thus become more accurate over time. The machine learning models provide a future-proof foundation for more efficient production strategies.

For more information visit our solutions website, email us or simply call on 0845 094 2007.

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As an expert in Industrial Connectivity, Weidmüller offers u-mation, an integrated service for the automation and digitalisation of your machines and systems. You can benefit from the perfect interaction between all components and optimum integration into your systems. Hardware and software can be combined as required to produce future-proof automation and digitalisation solutions. u-mation allows you to tap into future-proof application opportunities and increase your competitiveness. [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-15 09:26:58 [post_date] => 2019-10-15 09:26:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-15 09:26:58 [post_modified] => 2019-10-15 09:26:58 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [guid] => CEE-175230 [meta] => Array ( [enclosure] => Array ( [0] => global/showimage.ashx?Type=Article&ID=181901 image/jpeg ) [syndication_source] => Control Engineering Europe - All Articles [syndication_source_uri] => https://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/all.ashx [syndication_source_id] => http://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/all.ashx [syndication_feed] => http://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/all.ashx [syndication_feed_id] => 17 [syndication_permalink] => https://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/rss/article/175230/Automation-and-digitalisation-solutions-Scalable-and-perfectly-matched.aspx [syndication_item_hash] => c956494b37be9c8bf390f3cadd84fe70 ) [post_type] => post [post_author] => 1 [tax_input] => Array ( [category] => Array ( ) [post_tag] => Array ( ) [post_format] => Array ( ) ) )

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Automation and digitalisation solutions – Scalable and perfectly matched

As an expert in Industrial Connectivity, Weidmüller offers u-mation, an integrated service for the automation and digitalisation of your machines and systems. You can benefit from the perfect interaction between all components and optimum integration into your systems. Hardware and software can be combined as required to produce future-proof automation and digitalisation solutions. u-mation allows you to tap into future-proof application opportunities and increase your competitiveness.

Automation
In order to meet the requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT), automation technology needs to improve on its performance and reactivity all the time. u-mation offers you a tailored hardware portfolio with which you can perfectly prepare your machines and systems for future functions. The central element of our automation hardware is u-control 2000, one of the most state-of-the-art and compact controllers on the market. u-control 2000 is compatible with our u-remote system and forms the hardware platform for our engineering solutions u-create web, u-create studio and u-create IoT. 

Our range is rounded off by the high-performance u-view multitouch panels, which meet all the requirements of state-of-the-art visualisation, control and IoT applications. In combination with the platform-independent visualisation software u-create visu, the u-view multitouch panels allow you to create a dynamic, scalable visualisation of your automation functions.

Engineering Landscape
Future-proof automation solutions should adapt flexibly to new requirements. In order for this to happen, the production-related software needs to guarantee this adaptability. u-mation offers extensive engineering tools which have an open software architecture to give you maximum flexibility for individual applications. For example, you can use u-create studio with its open Linux architecture and established CODESYS development environment for the implementation of complex control functions. Or you could opt for u-create web, which is a web-based engineering software for platform-independent configuration, system parametrisation and programming from anywhere. 

The u-create IoT software, which is also web-based, smooths the journey towards the IoT by allowing you to prepare sensor information and send it to the cloud. The optimum interface between human and machine is provided by u-create visu. The dynamic visualisation software implements tailored solutions for a wide range of automation functions.

Digitalisation (IoT)
Digitalisation is about the intelligent networking of machines and processes. In the industrial Internet of Things, all the components in a production environment are connected to one another via a digital infrastructure, making them stakeholders in the process. With u-mation, Weidmüller combines innovative automation technologies with smart digitalisation solutions, thus achieving a future-proof connection of all process levels, from the sensor to the cloud. 

Communication-capable components, such as the ACT20C signal converter and the PROtop power supply with CANopen communication module, form the basis for consistent digital networking and provide continuous information on device status, signals and data. In combination with web-based software u-create IoT, our u-control 2000 controller provides the option of preparing sensor information from u-remote I/O modules and forwarding it directly to the cloud. Thanks to the Node-RED implementation, various IoT applications can be implemented within a short space of time based on a modular principle.

Machine Learning
The key to increased efficiency and cost control in the life cycle of your systems is the profitable use of machine and process data. Thanks to state-of-the-art sensor systems and digital networking, u-mation enables you to extract the data which are relevant to you and use them in intelligent analytics processes.

Our machine learning service is all about innovative analytics solutions which allow you to initiate targeted maintenance measures and thus minimise unnecessary downtimes. Make the most of predictive maintenance to plan future service intervals based on your requirements. 

Seamless monitoring of your sensor, status and process data also provides you with reliable information about the quality of your products (predictive quality). The analytics modules learn from your machine data and thus become more accurate over time. The machine learning models provide a future-proof foundation for more efficient production strategies.

For more information visit our solutions website, email us or simply call on 0845 094 2007.

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As an expert in Industrial Connectivity, Weidmüller offers u-mation, an integrated service for the automation and digitalisation of your machines and systems. You can benefit from the perfect interaction between all components and optimum integration into your systems. Hardware and software can be combined as required to produce future-proof automation and digitalisation solutions. u-mation allows you to tap into future-proof application opportunities and increase your competitiveness. [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-15 09:26:58 [post_date] => 2019-10-15 09:26:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-15 09:26:58 [post_modified] => 2019-10-15 09:26:58 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [guid] => CEE-175230 [meta] => Array ( [enclosure] => Array ( [0] => global/showimage.ashx?Type=Article&ID=181901 image/jpeg ) [syndication_source] => Control Engineering Europe - All Articles [syndication_source_uri] => https://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/all.ashx [syndication_source_id] => http://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/all.ashx [syndication_feed] => http://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/all.ashx [syndication_feed_id] => 17 [syndication_permalink] => https://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/rss/article/175230/Automation-and-digitalisation-solutions-Scalable-and-perfectly-matched.aspx [syndication_item_hash] => c956494b37be9c8bf390f3cadd84fe70 [faf_process_image] => ) [post_type] => post [post_author] => 1 [tax_input] => Array ( [category] => Array ( ) [post_tag] => Array ( ) [post_format] => Array ( ) ) )


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Join us at Appetite for Engineering this week

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This Thursday, (17th October) the Appetite for Engineering event will kick off at 8.30am at the MTC in Coventry. The annual event provides the UK food and beverage manufacturing industry with a forum to network with peers and industry experts while learning about engineering developments and successful implementations from the engineers themselves.

This year we will be discussing solutions to help increase productivity and efficiency in a particularly challenging business environment.

Speakers at this year’s event will include Chris Edwards, OBE, head of quality at Müller UK & Ireland; Jordan Brosnan, an engineering technician at Coca Cola European Partners; Lydia Cordice, a process engineer at Mondelez International; and Ed Keenan, head of process at Integrated Food Projects. In addition to some great speakers we will also be conducting two panel discussions covering important issues relating to automation and skills.

The final programme can be viewed at www.appetite4eng.co.uk. There is still time to register to attend the event too. Simply complete the registration form on the website. We hope to see you there!

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Join us at Appetite for Engineering this week

This Thursday, (17th October) the Appetite for Engineering event will kick off at 8.30am at the MTC in Coventry. The annual event provides the UK food and beverage manufacturing industry with a forum to network with peers and industry experts while learning about engineering developments and successful implementations from the engineers themselves.

This year we will be discussing solutions to help increase productivity and efficiency in a particularly challenging business environment.

Speakers at this year’s event will include Chris Edwards, OBE, head of quality at Müller UK & Ireland; Jordan Brosnan, an engineering technician at Coca Cola European Partners; Lydia Cordice, a process engineer at Mondelez International; and Ed Keenan, head of process at Integrated Food Projects. In addition to some great speakers we will also be conducting two panel discussions covering important issues relating to automation and skills.

The final programme can be viewed at www.appetite4eng.co.uk. There is still time to register to attend the event too. Simply complete the registration form on the website. We hope to see you there!

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HARTING to showcase innovative Industry 4.0 solutions at the Smart Factory Expo

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HARTING to showcase innovative Industry 4.0 solutions at the Smart Factory Expo

At HARTING, our slogan ‘Pushing Performance’ challenges us to constantly innovate our products. Within the sphere of Industry 4.0, we are driving advancements in the digitisation of industrial manufacturing, service and maintenance functions. Join us on stand B20 at the Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool on the 13th and 14th November 2019 to learn more about our edge computing, RFID and Industry 4.0 products and solutions. 

HARTING will be showcasing its range of innovative Industry 4.0 products and solutions at the Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool on the 13th and 14th November 2019. 

The importance of Industry 4.0 is highlighted by the many benefits it can bring to businesses. Predictive maintenance, energy monitoring and flexible production methods help manufacturers to revolutionise their facilities and make them more adaptable.

HARTING’s MICA (Modular Industry Computer Architecture) is a compact and rugged industrial computer designed for use in production environments. It allows manufacturers to access information from machines such as energy use and cycle times and combine it with production figures to generate valuable real-time data. 

Thanks to its open source software, the MICA is extremely versatile and can be used to undertake a variety of projects across a range of markets, including asset management. 

HARTING will also be demonstrating a fully functional plug-and-play kit that utilises the MICA and enables digital condition monitoring of any kind of machinery or equipment. This kit is particularly interesting as it can be installed in a few hours and begin to provide you with valuable production data immediately.

Also on display will be HARTING’s range of robust and versatile UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products. Our portfolio includes special transponders, known as RFID tags, which can be used as smart labels on containers or for identifying tools, and antennae which can be seamlessly installed on conveyor belts or used to create reading zones for smart shelves in stores.

An RFID system can cope with harsh, industrial environments and can endure wide temperature variations, high humidity and continue to be readable in dirty environments where the tag may become coated in oil and grease. Tags can also be securely encrypted and password protected to protect sensitive data. In addition, RFID hardware is future-proofed through the addition of features like WLAN, Bluetooth Low Energy and GSM.

To learn more about our Industry 4.0 solutions or discuss your requirements with one of our product experts, please visit us on stand B20 at the Smart Factory Expo. 

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At HARTING, our slogan ‘Pushing Performance’ challenges us to constantly innovate our products. Within the sphere of Industry 4.0, we are driving advancements in the digitisation of industrial manufacturing, service and maintenance functions. Join us on stand B20 at the Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool on the 13th and 14th November 2019 to learn more about our edge computing, RFID and Industry 4.0 products and solutions. 

HARTING will be showcasing its range of innovative Industry 4.0 products and solutions at the Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool on the 13th and 14th November 2019. 

The importance of Industry 4.0 is highlighted by the many benefits it can bring to businesses. Predictive maintenance, energy monitoring and flexible production methods help manufacturers to revolutionise their facilities and make them more adaptable.

HARTING’s MICA (Modular Industry Computer Architecture) is a compact and rugged industrial computer designed for use in production environments. It allows manufacturers to access information from machines such as energy use and cycle times and combine it with production figures to generate valuable real-time data. 

Thanks to its open source software, the MICA is extremely versatile and can be used to undertake a variety of projects across a range of markets, including asset management. 

HARTING will also be demonstrating a fully functional plug-and-play kit that utilises the MICA and enables digital condition monitoring of any kind of machinery or equipment. This kit is particularly interesting as it can be installed in a few hours and begin to provide you with valuable production data immediately.

Also on display will be HARTING’s range of robust and versatile UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products. Our portfolio includes special transponders, known as RFID tags, which can be used as smart labels on containers or for identifying tools, and antennae which can be seamlessly installed on conveyor belts or used to create reading zones for smart shelves in stores.

An RFID system can cope with harsh, industrial environments and can endure wide temperature variations, high humidity and continue to be readable in dirty environments where the tag may become coated in oil and grease. Tags can also be securely encrypted and password protected to protect sensitive data. In addition, RFID hardware is future-proofed through the addition of features like WLAN, Bluetooth Low Energy and GSM.

To learn more about our Industry 4.0 solutions or discuss your requirements with one of our product experts, please visit us on stand B20 at the Smart Factory Expo. 

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Endress+Hauser and Vector CAG secure refinery contract

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Endress+Hauser and Vector CAG secure refinery contract

Endress+Hauser has secured the Main Instrument Vendor (MIV) contract at a large Texas refinery. Endress+Hauser and its representative, Vector CAG, will support the refinery’s project.

Endress+Hauser defines MIV services as a contract placed with a single instrumentation specialist partner to provide a total solution for a project including valves. From feed to operation, customers can save time, reduce cost and mitigate risk with one partner to ensure consistency and avoid ambiguities.

“Our customers are looking for a single point-of-contact to support all field devices required, consistent documentation, and consolidated freight with clean tagging,” said Jason Knuteson, VP marketing, Endress+Hauser. “They want to leverage purchasing for multiple suppliers and at the same time have the ability to reprioritise as the project shifts. As a focal point of the project, we are able to build relationships with the other vendors to execute the scope effectively.”

As the industry implements IMO 2020 regulations, expansions such as these help refiners add capacity to meet the needs of the industry. IMO 2020’s proposed regulations aim to reduce sulfur content in fuel of marine vessels and limit future greenhouse gas emissions. Endress+Hauser and Vector CAG will closely support the project timeline to help the refinery maximise its potential. 

Project services will include project Management, embedded engineering, smart plant integration (SPI), reporting, procurement, expediting & prioritisation, documentation, warehouse support with receiving, inspection, tagging and shipping, onsite construction coordination. 

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Endress+Hauser and Vector CAG secure refinery contract

Endress+Hauser has secured the Main Instrument Vendor (MIV) contract at a large Texas refinery. Endress+Hauser and its representative, Vector CAG, will support the refinery’s project.

Endress+Hauser defines MIV services as a contract placed with a single instrumentation specialist partner to provide a total solution for a project including valves. From feed to operation, customers can save time, reduce cost and mitigate risk with one partner to ensure consistency and avoid ambiguities.

“Our customers are looking for a single point-of-contact to support all field devices required, consistent documentation, and consolidated freight with clean tagging,” said Jason Knuteson, VP marketing, Endress+Hauser. “They want to leverage purchasing for multiple suppliers and at the same time have the ability to reprioritise as the project shifts. As a focal point of the project, we are able to build relationships with the other vendors to execute the scope effectively.”

As the industry implements IMO 2020 regulations, expansions such as these help refiners add capacity to meet the needs of the industry. IMO 2020’s proposed regulations aim to reduce sulfur content in fuel of marine vessels and limit future greenhouse gas emissions. Endress+Hauser and Vector CAG will closely support the project timeline to help the refinery maximise its potential. 

Project services will include project Management, embedded engineering, smart plant integration (SPI), reporting, procurement, expediting & prioritisation, documentation, warehouse support with receiving, inspection, tagging and shipping, onsite construction coordination. 

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Predicting when drives need replacing

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Predicting when drives need replacing

ABB has extended the scope of its ABB Ability Digital Powertrain concept, which connects drives, motors, pumps and bearings, with a new Condition-Based Maintenance service option for drives to provide an early warning of any abnormal conditions that might cause a drive to fail prematurely.

The service is targeted for drives in critical applications in the oil and gas, metals, water and wastewater, and pulp and paper industries, where it is essential to avoid costly unplanned plant shutdowns.

The service continuously monitors key components in a variable speed drive (VSD) – the fans, the semiconductors, and capacitors. Thermal, voltage, and power sensors collect data on the ambient temperature and load variations of the components and measure the daily impact on their lifetime. Cloud-based algorithms and statistical analysis estimate the level of stress on components and calculate their remaining life.

If failure is predicted before the next planned maintenance, operation management can make a fully informed decision to take action and prevent an unplanned shutdown. In some cases, the Condition-Based Maintenance service could indicate that the drive components are under less stress than normal and will last longer than expected. Therefore, regular preventive maintenance intervals can be extended to increase productivity and reduce costs.

“Condition-Based Maintenance provides precise, high-quality data that enables the delivery of efficient, targeted maintenance programs,” said Stefano Legnani, global service product manager ABB Ability Digital Powertrain. “The quality comes from the continuous data collection that makes it possible to reach detailed conclusions about the life cycle of the drive. Our cloud-based approach makes analysis easier and faster, so maintenance activities are planned based on the actual need.”

The Condition-Based Maintenance service had an early practical trial with a major customer in the steel processing industry. The IGBT component in a drive operating the rolling mill was identified as working at a high-stress level. The lifetime estimate showed that the component had reached its remaining useful lifetime, yet it was not replaced. Four months later it failed. Following its replacement, Condition-Based Maintenance analysis indicated that the newly installed IGBT in these cyclic applications should be changed in five years to avoid unexpected failure.

The ABB Condition-Based Maintenance service is available initially for ACS800 and ACS880 air-cooled drives. The accuracy of the remaining life prediction will vary according to the specific application. However, in many cases the failure of a drive component can be predicted one or even two years ahead.

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Predicting when drives need replacing

ABB has extended the scope of its ABB Ability Digital Powertrain concept, which connects drives, motors, pumps and bearings, with a new Condition-Based Maintenance service option for drives to provide an early warning of any abnormal conditions that might cause a drive to fail prematurely.

The service is targeted for drives in critical applications in the oil and gas, metals, water and wastewater, and pulp and paper industries, where it is essential to avoid costly unplanned plant shutdowns.

The service continuously monitors key components in a variable speed drive (VSD) – the fans, the semiconductors, and capacitors. Thermal, voltage, and power sensors collect data on the ambient temperature and load variations of the components and measure the daily impact on their lifetime. Cloud-based algorithms and statistical analysis estimate the level of stress on components and calculate their remaining life.

If failure is predicted before the next planned maintenance, operation management can make a fully informed decision to take action and prevent an unplanned shutdown. In some cases, the Condition-Based Maintenance service could indicate that the drive components are under less stress than normal and will last longer than expected. Therefore, regular preventive maintenance intervals can be extended to increase productivity and reduce costs.

“Condition-Based Maintenance provides precise, high-quality data that enables the delivery of efficient, targeted maintenance programs,” said Stefano Legnani, global service product manager ABB Ability Digital Powertrain. “The quality comes from the continuous data collection that makes it possible to reach detailed conclusions about the life cycle of the drive. Our cloud-based approach makes analysis easier and faster, so maintenance activities are planned based on the actual need.”

The Condition-Based Maintenance service had an early practical trial with a major customer in the steel processing industry. The IGBT component in a drive operating the rolling mill was identified as working at a high-stress level. The lifetime estimate showed that the component had reached its remaining useful lifetime, yet it was not replaced. Four months later it failed. Following its replacement, Condition-Based Maintenance analysis indicated that the newly installed IGBT in these cyclic applications should be changed in five years to avoid unexpected failure.

The ABB Condition-Based Maintenance service is available initially for ACS800 and ACS880 air-cooled drives. The accuracy of the remaining life prediction will vary according to the specific application. However, in many cases the failure of a drive component can be predicted one or even two years ahead.

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TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory launches Advanced Multiphase Facility

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TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, the flow measurement R&D specialist, has launched its Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF), which will help oil and gas operators to ensure that production remains economically viable.

The AMF’s test range (of operating pressures, temperatures, flowrates and metrology) is said to be beyond the capability of any other laboratory in the world. Operating at pressures up to 140 bar, the AMF doubles previous test facility capabilities. With a working envelope at least 20 times larger than any multiphase or wet gas facility in the world, the AMF also has the highest flow rate in the world (for both gas and liquid) within one multiphase facility.
 
Thee AMF contains a full production scale separator with an operating weight of 270 tonnes. It also offers an integrated subsea choke, as well as be capable of testing the complete range of flow meters. 2D, three-phase, X-ray tomography and sensors deliver high definition images of complex flows to expand industry’s understanding of fluid behaviours and their impact on measurement.

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TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, the flow measurement R&D specialist, has launched its Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF), which will help oil and gas operators to ensure that production remains economically viable. [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-14 14:06:19 [post_date] => 2019-10-14 14:06:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-14 14:06:19 [post_modified] => 2019-10-14 14:06:19 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [guid] => CEE-175215 [meta] => Array ( [enclosure] => Array ( [0] => global/showimage.ashx?Type=Article&ID=181885 image/jpeg ) [syndication_source] => Control Engineering Europe - All Articles [syndication_source_uri] => https://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/all.ashx [syndication_source_id] => http://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/all.ashx [syndication_feed] => http://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/all.ashx [syndication_feed_id] => 17 [syndication_permalink] => https://www.controlengeurope.com/rss/rss/article/175215/T%C3%9CV-S%C3%9CD-National-Engineering-Laboratory-launches-Advanced-Multiphase-Facility.aspx [syndication_item_hash] => 52db8ca5d260e2dfb9512bf91a5bcbc4 ) [post_type] => post [post_author] => 1 [tax_input] => Array ( [category] => Array ( ) [post_tag] => Array ( ) [post_format] => Array ( ) ) )

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TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, the flow measurement R&D specialist, has launched its Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF), which will help oil and gas operators to ensure that production remains economically viable.

The AMF’s test range (of operating pressures, temperatures, flowrates and metrology) is said to be beyond the capability of any other laboratory in the world. Operating at pressures up to 140 bar, the AMF doubles previous test facility capabilities. With a working envelope at least 20 times larger than any multiphase or wet gas facility in the world, the AMF also has the highest flow rate in the world (for both gas and liquid) within one multiphase facility.
 
Thee AMF contains a full production scale separator with an operating weight of 270 tonnes. It also offers an integrated subsea choke, as well as be capable of testing the complete range of flow meters. 2D, three-phase, X-ray tomography and sensors deliver high definition images of complex flows to expand industry’s understanding of fluid behaviours and their impact on measurement.

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Vision sensor with ProfiNET support

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Vision sensor with ProfiNET support

Based on EVT’s EyeVision image processing software the new EyeSens devices offer solutions for applications in areas such as object detection, measurement technology, pattern matching, code reading (bar code, DMC) and OCR/OCV as well as colour recognition.

Additionally, the included commands can be extended with any command of the EyeVision software. A QR code reader command, for example, can be added to the EyeSens Bar Code Reader or OCR commands can be added to the EyeSens Color Inspector to read characters.
 
The new generation of EyeSens vision sensors is with 1.5 MP and DualCore processor are more powerful and have higher resolution. With the colour sensor even fine-grained color nuances can be differentiated, says the company. Relevant object colours can be configured with only a mouse click and controlled with the graphical inspection program creation. 
 
As with the first EyeSens generation the new sensors can communicate with a comtroller via the ProfiNET communication protocol. In addition, the EyeSens supports Modbus as well as TCP/IP and UDP communication. 

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Based on EVT’s EyeVision image processing software the new EyeSens devices offer solutions for applications in areas such as object detection, measurement technology, pattern matching, code reading (bar code, DMC) and OCR/OCV as well as colour recognition.

Additionally, the included commands can be extended with any command of the EyeVision software. A QR code reader command, for example, can be added to the EyeSens Bar Code Reader or OCR commands can be added to the EyeSens Color Inspector to read characters.
 
The new generation of EyeSens vision sensors is with 1.5 MP and DualCore processor are more powerful and have higher resolution. With the colour sensor even fine-grained color nuances can be differentiated, says the company. Relevant object colours can be configured with only a mouse click and controlled with the graphical inspection program creation. 
 
As with the first EyeSens generation the new sensors can communicate with a comtroller via the ProfiNET communication protocol. In addition, the EyeSens supports Modbus as well as TCP/IP and UDP communication. 

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Predicting the end of unplanned downtimes

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Predicting the end of unplanned downtimes

Any unscheduled downtime will cause a major headache for engineers in the food and beverage manufacturing sector. John Rowley believes that predictive maintenance can offer a solution.

With food manufacturers being continually squeezed on price by retailers and asked to fulfil orders for supply that can seem, at best, challenging, improving productivity is a priority. Tight timescales mean many lines are already running on a near 24/7 basis, leaving little leeway even for scheduled maintenance, let alone an unexpected breakdown. This can lead to overcautious service and maintenance regimes, which are expensive to support, but are preferable to unscheduled downtime.

Most production line failures are not characterised by a sudden fault that results in immediate line stoppage. It is often a gradual degradation that impacts on product output. Before the line eventually stops, it might have spent a considerable period producing inconsistent goods – that add to the bottom-line cost of the issue, due to waste. So both unscheduled downtime and the developing causes of that downtime will directly impact productivity. 

The good news is that random equipment failure does not have to be a fact of life. Modern condition monitoring sensor technology can be retrofitted to rotating plant and equipment, while many of today's plant and machine controllers will have monitoring and diagnostics functions built in, ready to use.

Taking advantage of these technologies can take companies into the realm of predictive maintenance, where advanced warning of impending equipment failure gives engineers enough time to plan repairs during scheduled maintenance periods.

A leap forwards
A conceptual and technological leap forwards from preventative maintenance, intelligent predictive maintenance ensures an asset is serviced only when needed. Predictive maintenance spots equipment problems as they emerge and develop, giving a warning of impending failure and so helping to maximise asset availability. 

Importantly, these predictive maintenance solutions are not complex; frequently they are simple and cost-effective to implement, and often they can be built from functions that already exist within the plant's control equipment.

Take, for example, the add-on sensors that have been developed to monitor the increases in operating temperature, excessive current draw, changes in vibration characteristics and significant shifts in other operating parameters that can all be indicative of impending problems in rotating machines. Today these sensors come with embedded 'smart' functionality, revolutionising condition monitoring.

A simple add-on to pumps, motors, gearboxes, fans and more, these sensors used a simple traffic light system of red, amber and green lights to provide at-a-glance monitoring of the condition of the machine. They can also be connected into wider factory automation networks using Ethernet and a managing PLC for a smarter solution.

From traffic lights to telemetry
In isolation sensors can offer a starting point to implementing preventative maintenance strategies, but there are limitations to the traffic light warning system. While it indicates that a problem is developing, it gives no real clue as to what the problem might be or how serious it is; it offers no practical recommendations as to how the problem should be addressed; and while it shows problems developing on individual machines, it fails to provide an overview on the asset health of the plant.

It is these limitations that Mitsubishi Electric has addressed with the Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) solution which provides an integrated approach to monitoring the condition of individual assets and enables a holistic approach to be taken to monitoring the asset health of the whole plant. Individual sensors retain the traffic light system for local warning indication at the machine, but at the same time information from multiple sensors is transferred over Ethernet to a PLC for in-depth monitoring and more detailed analysis.

The SCM kit provides a plug-and-play solution for machine condition monitoring. Sensors can be added to machines as and where required, with a teach function allowing the sensor and controller to learn the normal operating state of the machine, generating a memory map of key parameters. Once set up, the SCM provides 24/7 monitoring of each asset, with functions including bearing defect detection, imbalance detection, misalignment detection, temperature measurement, cavitation detection, phase failure recognition and resonance frequency detection.

Linking multiple sensors into the control system enables the controller to analyse patterns of operation that are outside the norm, with a series of alarm conditions that can provide alerts when attention is needed. The SCM analysis provides detailed diagnostics, offers suggestions for where additional measurements should be taken, and provides maintenance staff with precise error identification. It can even make recommendations as to what rectification actions should be taken, with clear text messages presented to personnel. This information can also be networked to higher-level systems for ongoing trend analysis across all the assets around the plant.

A practical example
Looking at a practical example of the technology in action, Muntons Malt, a producer of malted barley is reaping the benefits of this solution to protect fans and motors vital to its large-scale and sensitive production process. The operation team had previously experienced issues with difficult-to-reach bearings inside a large fan housing, realising too late that a problem existed, and was forced to make an unscheduled stop to one of the lines to make repairs.

Determined to learn from this, the company installed the smart condition monitoring system on two large 315kW fan sets and a single 90kW fan set, referencing the electric motor, power transmission coupling and main fan shaft bearing on each. The company is now acutely aware of the health of the fan sets and has a clear picture of any necessary maintenance way in advance of needing to make physical changes. Remote monitoring and fast diagnosis of any issues has also made the company very responsive should the operating parameters that have been set, even be approached.

Live information and any alarms are displayed on a HMI mounted in the control enclosure and the system can work autonomously of any other automation, with multiple sensors located and recognised by unique IP addresses. However, at Muntons Malt the visual information as well as the alerts were connected into the existing automation software platform.

This ease of connectivity illustrates further benefits of today's condition monitoring technologies, which can provide immediate, visible alarms anywhere in the world on smart devices. For multi-site businesses, this can aid in quickly changing over production schedules from one plant to another to fulfil the most pressing orders or can alert remote maintenance teams of the need to perform more detailed diagnostics.

This information isn't just coming from external sensors. Modern drives, PLCs, SCADA systems and other automation products have comprehensive diagnostics capabilities inbuilt, monitoring not only their internal workings but also parameters such as current draw, voltage and temperature in connected motors, pumps, fans and compressors. All of this helps to build a detailed picture of the health of plant assets.

And, with a simple plant network backbone, this information can be shared around the plant and beyond. Indeed, this sort of functionality is a key aspect of Industry 4.0 and is at the heart of the benefits of the digitalisation of production.

We can see, then, that predictive maintenance strategies can offer comprehensive analysis on the health of individual machines as well as a holistic overview on the health of the wider plant. The result is vastly improved scheduled maintenance and optimised asset lifecycle management. With maintenance able to be planned in-advance, there is far less unscheduled downtime and significant reductions in the loss of service at short notice. Also when assets are serviced only when needed, food and beverage producers can benefit from increased productivity and efficiency, with a very real impact on the bottom line.

John Rowley is the food and beverage sector specialist at Mitsubishi Electric. 

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Predicting the end of unplanned downtimes

Any unscheduled downtime will cause a major headache for engineers in the food and beverage manufacturing sector. John Rowley believes that predictive maintenance can offer a solution.

With food manufacturers being continually squeezed on price by retailers and asked to fulfil orders for supply that can seem, at best, challenging, improving productivity is a priority. Tight timescales mean many lines are already running on a near 24/7 basis, leaving little leeway even for scheduled maintenance, let alone an unexpected breakdown. This can lead to overcautious service and maintenance regimes, which are expensive to support, but are preferable to unscheduled downtime.

Most production line failures are not characterised by a sudden fault that results in immediate line stoppage. It is often a gradual degradation that impacts on product output. Before the line eventually stops, it might have spent a considerable period producing inconsistent goods – that add to the bottom-line cost of the issue, due to waste. So both unscheduled downtime and the developing causes of that downtime will directly impact productivity. 

The good news is that random equipment failure does not have to be a fact of life. Modern condition monitoring sensor technology can be retrofitted to rotating plant and equipment, while many of today's plant and machine controllers will have monitoring and diagnostics functions built in, ready to use.

Taking advantage of these technologies can take companies into the realm of predictive maintenance, where advanced warning of impending equipment failure gives engineers enough time to plan repairs during scheduled maintenance periods.

A leap forwards
A conceptual and technological leap forwards from preventative maintenance, intelligent predictive maintenance ensures an asset is serviced only when needed. Predictive maintenance spots equipment problems as they emerge and develop, giving a warning of impending failure and so helping to maximise asset availability. 

Importantly, these predictive maintenance solutions are not complex; frequently they are simple and cost-effective to implement, and often they can be built from functions that already exist within the plant's control equipment.

Take, for example, the add-on sensors that have been developed to monitor the increases in operating temperature, excessive current draw, changes in vibration characteristics and significant shifts in other operating parameters that can all be indicative of impending problems in rotating machines. Today these sensors come with embedded 'smart' functionality, revolutionising condition monitoring.

A simple add-on to pumps, motors, gearboxes, fans and more, these sensors used a simple traffic light system of red, amber and green lights to provide at-a-glance monitoring of the condition of the machine. They can also be connected into wider factory automation networks using Ethernet and a managing PLC for a smarter solution.

From traffic lights to telemetry
In isolation sensors can offer a starting point to implementing preventative maintenance strategies, but there are limitations to the traffic light warning system. While it indicates that a problem is developing, it gives no real clue as to what the problem might be or how serious it is; it offers no practical recommendations as to how the problem should be addressed; and while it shows problems developing on individual machines, it fails to provide an overview on the asset health of the plant.

It is these limitations that Mitsubishi Electric has addressed with the Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) solution which provides an integrated approach to monitoring the condition of individual assets and enables a holistic approach to be taken to monitoring the asset health of the whole plant. Individual sensors retain the traffic light system for local warning indication at the machine, but at the same time information from multiple sensors is transferred over Ethernet to a PLC for in-depth monitoring and more detailed analysis.

The SCM kit provides a plug-and-play solution for machine condition monitoring. Sensors can be added to machines as and where required, with a teach function allowing the sensor and controller to learn the normal operating state of the machine, generating a memory map of key parameters. Once set up, the SCM provides 24/7 monitoring of each asset, with functions including bearing defect detection, imbalance detection, misalignment detection, temperature measurement, cavitation detection, phase failure recognition and resonance frequency detection.

Linking multiple sensors into the control system enables the controller to analyse patterns of operation that are outside the norm, with a series of alarm conditions that can provide alerts when attention is needed. The SCM analysis provides detailed diagnostics, offers suggestions for where additional measurements should be taken, and provides maintenance staff with precise error identification. It can even make recommendations as to what rectification actions should be taken, with clear text messages presented to personnel. This information can also be networked to higher-level systems for ongoing trend analysis across all the assets around the plant.

A practical example
Looking at a practical example of the technology in action, Muntons Malt, a producer of malted barley is reaping the benefits of this solution to protect fans and motors vital to its large-scale and sensitive production process. The operation team had previously experienced issues with difficult-to-reach bearings inside a large fan housing, realising too late that a problem existed, and was forced to make an unscheduled stop to one of the lines to make repairs.

Determined to learn from this, the company installed the smart condition monitoring system on two large 315kW fan sets and a single 90kW fan set, referencing the electric motor, power transmission coupling and main fan shaft bearing on each. The company is now acutely aware of the health of the fan sets and has a clear picture of any necessary maintenance way in advance of needing to make physical changes. Remote monitoring and fast diagnosis of any issues has also made the company very responsive should the operating parameters that have been set, even be approached.

Live information and any alarms are displayed on a HMI mounted in the control enclosure and the system can work autonomously of any other automation, with multiple sensors located and recognised by unique IP addresses. However, at Muntons Malt the visual information as well as the alerts were connected into the existing automation software platform.

This ease of connectivity illustrates further benefits of today's condition monitoring technologies, which can provide immediate, visible alarms anywhere in the world on smart devices. For multi-site businesses, this can aid in quickly changing over production schedules from one plant to another to fulfil the most pressing orders or can alert remote maintenance teams of the need to perform more detailed diagnostics.

This information isn't just coming from external sensors. Modern drives, PLCs, SCADA systems and other automation products have comprehensive diagnostics capabilities inbuilt, monitoring not only their internal workings but also parameters such as current draw, voltage and temperature in connected motors, pumps, fans and compressors. All of this helps to build a detailed picture of the health of plant assets.

And, with a simple plant network backbone, this information can be shared around the plant and beyond. Indeed, this sort of functionality is a key aspect of Industry 4.0 and is at the heart of the benefits of the digitalisation of production.

We can see, then, that predictive maintenance strategies can offer comprehensive analysis on the health of individual machines as well as a holistic overview on the health of the wider plant. The result is vastly improved scheduled maintenance and optimised asset lifecycle management. With maintenance able to be planned in-advance, there is far less unscheduled downtime and significant reductions in the loss of service at short notice. Also when assets are serviced only when needed, food and beverage producers can benefit from increased productivity and efficiency, with a very real impact on the bottom line.

John Rowley is the food and beverage sector specialist at Mitsubishi Electric. 

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Industry urged to boost cyber defence investment

Over half of UK manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-crime, and one-third of those have suffered some financial loss or disruption to business as a result, according to a recently published report from Make UK.

The manufacturing sector is the fifth most targeted for attack in 2019, behind government systems and finance. Despite this, it remains among the least protected sector against cyber-crime in Britain. 

The new report, ‘Cyber-Security and Manufacturing – A Briefing for Manufacturers by Make UK’, has revealed the full extent of the threat across the sector from loss of data, theft of capital and intellectual property along with disruption to business. Expert opinion points to the fact that many more attacks will have gone undetected, with businesses woefully unprepared to protect themselves against this threat or to detect a breach after the event.

Cyber threat is increasingly a business-critical issue, with 41% of manufacturers reporting that they have already been asked by a customer to demonstrate or guarantee the robustness of their cyber security processes. Yet, when asked if they would be able to do this successfully, 31% of businesses said they would be unable to give those guarantees of cyber safety if asked.

Investment in the latest digital technologies is also being hampered, with many companies holding back from implementing the latest innovations for fear of increased exposure to cyber-attack. Some 35% of businesses admitted they are currently not fully investing in new digital processes even when not doing so will leave them unable to compete in an ever-changing and developing global marketplace.

A cyber-attack recently brought a Norwegian aluminium producer to a standstill. NC Hydro was forced to switch to manual operation when its digital systems were infiltrated and it became subject to a ransomware attack. The company eventually had to halt production completely while the virus was isolated. Some factories were forced to use printed order lists as they could not access data digitally and it is believed that a ransomware virus known as LockerGoga was used which encrypts data and then demands a ransom to decrypt the files. The cost to the business was estimated at £32 million.

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Industry urged to boost cyber defence investment

Over half of UK manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-crime, and one-third of those have suffered some financial loss or disruption to business as a result, according to a recently published report from Make UK.

The manufacturing sector is the fifth most targeted for attack in 2019, behind government systems and finance. Despite this, it remains among the least protected sector against cyber-crime in Britain. 

The new report, ‘Cyber-Security and Manufacturing – A Briefing for Manufacturers by Make UK’, has revealed the full extent of the threat across the sector from loss of data, theft of capital and intellectual property along with disruption to business. Expert opinion points to the fact that many more attacks will have gone undetected, with businesses woefully unprepared to protect themselves against this threat or to detect a breach after the event.

Cyber threat is increasingly a business-critical issue, with 41% of manufacturers reporting that they have already been asked by a customer to demonstrate or guarantee the robustness of their cyber security processes. Yet, when asked if they would be able to do this successfully, 31% of businesses said they would be unable to give those guarantees of cyber safety if asked.

Investment in the latest digital technologies is also being hampered, with many companies holding back from implementing the latest innovations for fear of increased exposure to cyber-attack. Some 35% of businesses admitted they are currently not fully investing in new digital processes even when not doing so will leave them unable to compete in an ever-changing and developing global marketplace.

A cyber-attack recently brought a Norwegian aluminium producer to a standstill. NC Hydro was forced to switch to manual operation when its digital systems were infiltrated and it became subject to a ransomware attack. The company eventually had to halt production completely while the virus was isolated. Some factories were forced to use printed order lists as they could not access data digitally and it is believed that a ransomware virus known as LockerGoga was used which encrypts data and then demands a ransom to decrypt the files. The cost to the business was estimated at £32 million.

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According to automation vendors there is still some way to go before industry starts to reap the benefits promised by Industry 4.0. The next step is the adoption of a variety of enabling technologies. 

One noticeable effect of the move towards digitisation is the impact it is having on the on sensors and devices employed across the plant. Obviously, device connectivity is improving – from 4-20mA current loops, digital I/O lines and proprietary serial protocols to standardised solutions like industrial Ethernet or the IO-Link protocol. In addition, today’s sensors are getting smarter as they need to be able to offer a lot more, in addition to measurement values. They are now also required to provide information relating to their identity and the condition of the application they are monitoring.

Data coming from these smart devices can now be deployed to control units and IT systems in real-time. Data is no longer locked in the sensor and can be used for condition monitoring or predictive maintenance tasks which can help reduce downtimes or improve OEE.

“This is all good news,” said Benedikt Rauscher, head of global IoT projects at Pepperl+Fuchs. “However, there are still challenges that face the control engineer if there is no common language that all components understand. A great deal of manual engineering work still required to integrate devices from different manufacturers into machines and plants. Because through-engineering across the entire value chain is one of the characteristics of Industry 4.0, a unified vocabulary and semantic has to be established.”

According to Rauscher the solution is to add an asset administration shell to the physical product to build an Industry 4.0 component. This shell will contain all data and information related to the asset. Its general structure is already defined and several initiatives are now working on sub models for specific domains as the next important step towards Industry 4.0. “An important next task for automation vendors is to provide asset administration shells for their products and to establish structures for linking the physical products to their shells,” continued Rauscher. “The components have to be marked with unique machine-readable identification labels or tags. During operation the identification data is also available through the component’s interface, so the asset administration shell is available always and everywhere. A good example of how the asset administration shell in the internet creates value is when it is accessed with mobile devices during maintenance and service tasks. Those can very often be carried out much more effective when device specific information is directly available for the worker.”

Bandwidth
Eckard Eberle, chief executive officer of Siemens Process Automation unit, believes that the growing quantity of data, brought about by the digital transformation of industry, is opening up new productivity potential and new business models. He said: “The main drivers of this trend are future technologies such as AI; edge computing; autonomous handling systems; industrial communication with 5G; and IT security. A comprehensive communication infrastructure is a precondition for wide-area Industry 4.0 applications and to achieve this, Industry 4.0 needs not only greater bandwidth but also very short transmission times with maximum availability.”

Eberle went on to explain that Siemens is conducting its own industrial 5G research projects and is building a 5G Interoperability Test Center under real conditions. This includes evaluation and testing of the industry standards currently available, such as OPC UA, Profinet, and TSN. 

“Also, from an automation side, as manufacturers, Siemens has completely re-thought the actual technology of process control systems. The result is our fully web-based process control system Simatic PCS neo which provides direct and secure access to all the information required, regardless of location or time, and by using all standard devices, including mobile ones.”

Digital twinning
The essence of Industry 4.0 is the digitalisation of assets and processes, which can be incorporated into the concept of digital twinning. Digital twins can be defined as a set of models that provide useful information to develop, validate and optimise an asset or a process in a digital environment. Digital twins are based on data collected by sensors installed on physical objects (things) to provide real-time insights about status, functioning, position and other parameters. 

“There are many advantages that can be brought about by digital twins,” said Giuseppe Surace, chief product & marketing officer at Eurotech. “Among them, the availability of a digital model of an asset or a product will significantly reduce prototyping and development phases, increasing product quality and speeding up interactions and feedbacks by final customers at the same time.” 

This concept becomes even more relevant because the digital data coming from a production plant allows the monitoring of every process – from raw material treatment to assembling to finalisation – monitoring can also be extended to logistics and power consumption which is extremely useful to optimise production and logistic processes to maximise return-on-investment (ROI) and efficiency. 

“Thanks to cloud computing all the data collected by sensors in the field can now be transferred to IT systems for analytics and integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other applications. Eurotech offers an edge-to-cloud platform – Everyware IoT – designed to simplify and accelerate the development of end-to-end IoT applications from data collection in the field to data analytics in the cloud or on premises.
 
“Assets and products are therefore connected, thanks to IoT technologies, which enables new and innovative business models that could help enterprises to optimise their processes and maximise efficiencies while improving daily-life activities.  

“The continuous collection of data generates a ‘data lake’ that contains a great deal of information. Todays applications only use very small percentage of those data, for example to provide predictive maintenance or other Industry 4.0-related applications. The interesting part is that we do not know yet how to use the rest of the data,” continued Surace.

“The next step would be for data to be used by machines to perform tasks autonomously: we are entering into the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL). These three concepts are interrelated, but we could define ML and DL as branch applications of AI. 
AI can be defined as the ability of machines to perform autonomous tasks without human intervention: with Machine Learning, operators provide machines with data and algorithms – usually trained in the data center or in the cloud – to perform those tasks. Deep Learning is an even more advanced phase: machines are trained directly by computers and do not need human intervention to work autonomously. This requires a lot of computing and processing power and companies like Eurotech are able to help by delivering products that move the paradigm of data center processing capabilities from the Cloud to the Edge. 

Security 
Another challenge facing process engineers today, as they implement IoT solutions and Industry 4.0 applications, is security. This is true not only when introducing cloud platforms but also for the integration of automation networks and IT systems on premises. 

Another prerequisite for this type of implementation is the need for interoperability between the various disparate devices and applications. OPC UA (Unified Architecture) is an interoperability standard addressing these challenges. It is increasingly accepted and adopted globally, including the major players in the automation as well as the IT industry. OPC UA leverages security standards, which have been proven in the IT world since years and defines ways to integrate these standards flexibly in IoT solutions.

Recently NAMUR – the standardisation association for measurement and control in chemical industries – has approved the use of OPC UA technology for data exchange and has defined the NAMUR Open Architecture (NOA) model addressing the need for standardised Industry 4.0 application in the process industry. “The outcome of these activities includes a specific OPC UA Companion Standard as well as the introduction of a so-called ‘NOA diode’ as a system architecture component, for security reasons enforcing strict read-only access to data from field devices and PLCs,” said a spokesperson at Softing Industrial Automation.
 
The spokesperson went on to explain that, in Germany, the interest group for sets of engineering rules (Interessengemeinschaft Regelwerke Technik) represents approximately 30 companies from the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and its service providers. One of its tasks is to promote digitisation in the process industry. As part of this task, the group initiated the development of an NOA model test facility providing complex processes with all types of process and diagnostic data from the various operating and failure states under real conditions for testing purposes.

“Bilfinger Maintenance was contacted to build this test facility, which consists of two containers and their automation, representing the procedural aspect of the facility together with measuring instruments transmitting machine diagnosis data to the automation system. It offers a dedicated internet line including various firewalls and security protections and can be connected to one or more clouds,” continued the Softing spokesperson. “As a result, the test facility can be adapted flexibly to different requirements allowing to be used easily and without a complicated approval procedure by participating companies. This provides a way to produce realistic fault conditions in a reproducible manner to address undesired operating states in the process and failures in the device technology.”

Softing’s dataFEED Secure Integration Server was included in the test facility to guarantee the NOA diode behaviour and to provide the full set of security aspects based on OPC UA in one central component. For example, it allows different access rights to be specified or different applications and users and to restrict access to individual data to specific applications. Thus, the access to the data in the field devices and PLCs can be defined as read-only.

Quality management
Digital technologies for quality management (Quality 4.0) can also create substantial added value. However implementation is anything but easy according to consulting firm BCG and the German Society for Quality (DGQ) , who surveyed 221 companies from manufacturing industries worldwide on their quality management strategies. 

Nearly two-thirds of the survey participants believe that the application of Industry 4.0 technologies to enhance quality will significantly affect their operations in the coming years. The greatest advantage cited was the reduction in defect rates, and consequently in costs. However, there are still many challenges to overcome including a shortage of necessary skills, and in many companies a lack of willingness to implement the technologies and a reluctance to formulate clear quality goals. 

Conclusion
Today engineers are facing very different requirements and challenges than they were just a few short years ago. This has been acknowledged by Deutsche Messe, organisers of the Hannover Messe in April 2020, which will focus on the many changes that are currently taking place in industry, as it moves towards Industry 4.0 under a lead theme of ‘Industrial transformation.’ "The world is embarking on a period of change, the likes of which we haven’t seen for a long time," said Dr Jochen Köckler, managing board chairman at Deutsche Messe. 

The challenge for industry now is to take control and actively shape this transformation process, and that means investment in areas like Industry 4.0, Logistics 4.0, artificial intelligence, and 5G. It is vital that engineers seek inspiration and fresh ideas for the ongoing changes they need to make in their operations. 

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According to automation vendors there is still some way to go before industry starts to reap the benefits promised by Industry 4.0. The next step is the adoption of a variety of enabling technologies. 

One noticeable effect of the move towards digitisation is the impact it is having on the on sensors and devices employed across the plant. Obviously, device connectivity is improving – from 4-20mA current loops, digital I/O lines and proprietary serial protocols to standardised solutions like industrial Ethernet or the IO-Link protocol. In addition, today’s sensors are getting smarter as they need to be able to offer a lot more, in addition to measurement values. They are now also required to provide information relating to their identity and the condition of the application they are monitoring.

Data coming from these smart devices can now be deployed to control units and IT systems in real-time. Data is no longer locked in the sensor and can be used for condition monitoring or predictive maintenance tasks which can help reduce downtimes or improve OEE.

“This is all good news,” said Benedikt Rauscher, head of global IoT projects at Pepperl+Fuchs. “However, there are still challenges that face the control engineer if there is no common language that all components understand. A great deal of manual engineering work still required to integrate devices from different manufacturers into machines and plants. Because through-engineering across the entire value chain is one of the characteristics of Industry 4.0, a unified vocabulary and semantic has to be established.”

According to Rauscher the solution is to add an asset administration shell to the physical product to build an Industry 4.0 component. This shell will contain all data and information related to the asset. Its general structure is already defined and several initiatives are now working on sub models for specific domains as the next important step towards Industry 4.0. “An important next task for automation vendors is to provide asset administration shells for their products and to establish structures for linking the physical products to their shells,” continued Rauscher. “The components have to be marked with unique machine-readable identification labels or tags. During operation the identification data is also available through the component’s interface, so the asset administration shell is available always and everywhere. A good example of how the asset administration shell in the internet creates value is when it is accessed with mobile devices during maintenance and service tasks. Those can very often be carried out much more effective when device specific information is directly available for the worker.”

Bandwidth
Eckard Eberle, chief executive officer of Siemens Process Automation unit, believes that the growing quantity of data, brought about by the digital transformation of industry, is opening up new productivity potential and new business models. He said: “The main drivers of this trend are future technologies such as AI; edge computing; autonomous handling systems; industrial communication with 5G; and IT security. A comprehensive communication infrastructure is a precondition for wide-area Industry 4.0 applications and to achieve this, Industry 4.0 needs not only greater bandwidth but also very short transmission times with maximum availability.”

Eberle went on to explain that Siemens is conducting its own industrial 5G research projects and is building a 5G Interoperability Test Center under real conditions. This includes evaluation and testing of the industry standards currently available, such as OPC UA, Profinet, and TSN. 

“Also, from an automation side, as manufacturers, Siemens has completely re-thought the actual technology of process control systems. The result is our fully web-based process control system Simatic PCS neo which provides direct and secure access to all the information required, regardless of location or time, and by using all standard devices, including mobile ones.”

Digital twinning
The essence of Industry 4.0 is the digitalisation of assets and processes, which can be incorporated into the concept of digital twinning. Digital twins can be defined as a set of models that provide useful information to develop, validate and optimise an asset or a process in a digital environment. Digital twins are based on data collected by sensors installed on physical objects (things) to provide real-time insights about status, functioning, position and other parameters. 

“There are many advantages that can be brought about by digital twins,” said Giuseppe Surace, chief product & marketing officer at Eurotech. “Among them, the availability of a digital model of an asset or a product will significantly reduce prototyping and development phases, increasing product quality and speeding up interactions and feedbacks by final customers at the same time.” 

This concept becomes even more relevant because the digital data coming from a production plant allows the monitoring of every process – from raw material treatment to assembling to finalisation – monitoring can also be extended to logistics and power consumption which is extremely useful to optimise production and logistic processes to maximise return-on-investment (ROI) and efficiency. 

“Thanks to cloud computing all the data collected by sensors in the field can now be transferred to IT systems for analytics and integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other applications. Eurotech offers an edge-to-cloud platform – Everyware IoT – designed to simplify and accelerate the development of end-to-end IoT applications from data collection in the field to data analytics in the cloud or on premises.
 
“Assets and products are therefore connected, thanks to IoT technologies, which enables new and innovative business models that could help enterprises to optimise their processes and maximise efficiencies while improving daily-life activities.  

“The continuous collection of data generates a ‘data lake’ that contains a great deal of information. Todays applications only use very small percentage of those data, for example to provide predictive maintenance or other Industry 4.0-related applications. The interesting part is that we do not know yet how to use the rest of the data,” continued Surace.

“The next step would be for data to be used by machines to perform tasks autonomously: we are entering into the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL). These three concepts are interrelated, but we could define ML and DL as branch applications of AI. 
AI can be defined as the ability of machines to perform autonomous tasks without human intervention: with Machine Learning, operators provide machines with data and algorithms – usually trained in the data center or in the cloud – to perform those tasks. Deep Learning is an even more advanced phase: machines are trained directly by computers and do not need human intervention to work autonomously. This requires a lot of computing and processing power and companies like Eurotech are able to help by delivering products that move the paradigm of data center processing capabilities from the Cloud to the Edge. 

Security 
Another challenge facing process engineers today, as they implement IoT solutions and Industry 4.0 applications, is security. This is true not only when introducing cloud platforms but also for the integration of automation networks and IT systems on premises. 

Another prerequisite for this type of implementation is the need for interoperability between the various disparate devices and applications. OPC UA (Unified Architecture) is an interoperability standard addressing these challenges. It is increasingly accepted and adopted globally, including the major players in the automation as well as the IT industry. OPC UA leverages security standards, which have been proven in the IT world since years and defines ways to integrate these standards flexibly in IoT solutions.

Recently NAMUR – the standardisation association for measurement and control in chemical industries – has approved the use of OPC UA technology for data exchange and has defined the NAMUR Open Architecture (NOA) model addressing the need for standardised Industry 4.0 application in the process industry. “The outcome of these activities includes a specific OPC UA Companion Standard as well as the introduction of a so-called ‘NOA diode’ as a system architecture component, for security reasons enforcing strict read-only access to data from field devices and PLCs,” said a spokesperson at Softing Industrial Automation.
 
The spokesperson went on to explain that, in Germany, the interest group for sets of engineering rules (Interessengemeinschaft Regelwerke Technik) represents approximately 30 companies from the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and its service providers. One of its tasks is to promote digitisation in the process industry. As part of this task, the group initiated the development of an NOA model test facility providing complex processes with all types of process and diagnostic data from the various operating and failure states under real conditions for testing purposes.

“Bilfinger Maintenance was contacted to build this test facility, which consists of two containers and their automation, representing the procedural aspect of the facility together with measuring instruments transmitting machine diagnosis data to the automation system. It offers a dedicated internet line including various firewalls and security protections and can be connected to one or more clouds,” continued the Softing spokesperson. “As a result, the test facility can be adapted flexibly to different requirements allowing to be used easily and without a complicated approval procedure by participating companies. This provides a way to produce realistic fault conditions in a reproducible manner to address undesired operating states in the process and failures in the device technology.”

Softing’s dataFEED Secure Integration Server was included in the test facility to guarantee the NOA diode behaviour and to provide the full set of security aspects based on OPC UA in one central component. For example, it allows different access rights to be specified or different applications and users and to restrict access to individual data to specific applications. Thus, the access to the data in the field devices and PLCs can be defined as read-only.

Quality management
Digital technologies for quality management (Quality 4.0) can also create substantial added value. However implementation is anything but easy according to consulting firm BCG and the German Society for Quality (DGQ) , who surveyed 221 companies from manufacturing industries worldwide on their quality management strategies. 

Nearly two-thirds of the survey participants believe that the application of Industry 4.0 technologies to enhance quality will significantly affect their operations in the coming years. The greatest advantage cited was the reduction in defect rates, and consequently in costs. However, there are still many challenges to overcome including a shortage of necessary skills, and in many companies a lack of willingness to implement the technologies and a reluctance to formulate clear quality goals. 

Conclusion
Today engineers are facing very different requirements and challenges than they were just a few short years ago. This has been acknowledged by Deutsche Messe, organisers of the Hannover Messe in April 2020, which will focus on the many changes that are currently taking place in industry, as it moves towards Industry 4.0 under a lead theme of ‘Industrial transformation.’ "The world is embarking on a period of change, the likes of which we haven’t seen for a long time," said Dr Jochen Köckler, managing board chairman at Deutsche Messe. 

The challenge for industry now is to take control and actively shape this transformation process, and that means investment in areas like Industry 4.0, Logistics 4.0, artificial intelligence, and 5G. It is vital that engineers seek inspiration and fresh ideas for the ongoing changes they need to make in their operations. 

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Whitlam’s Emblem solution can be applied to a variety of products that would otherwise be challenging for current industry solutions, such as computers, machines, lawn equipment, power tools, automobiles, farm equipment and much more.

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The emblem’s design can include any or all of the following: letters, numbers, special shapes, or logos.

Our solution will compliment your product’s design and ensures the brand elements are evident throughout the life of the product.

Features include the following:

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Whitlam Group has the engineered emblem you are looking for!

These emblems showcase Whitlam Groups unique capabilities, and were designed with materials that look sophisticated, and meet demanding Automotive, Heavy Truck, Agriculture, Power Sport, and Industrial applications.

Whitlam’s customized emblems are an economical alternative for current industry solutions related to emblems, badges, face plates and name plates, because we use engineered materials that meet the performance requirements specifically designed for products intended use.

The emblem’s design can include any or all of the following: letters, numbers, special shapes, or logos.

Our solution will compliment your product’s design and ensures the brand elements are evident throughout the life of the product.

Features include the following:

Whitlam’s Emblem solution can be applied to a variety of products that would otherwise be challenging for current industry solutions, such as computers, machines, lawn equipment, power tools, automobiles, farm equipment and much more.

If you are interested in putting an emblem on your product contact Whitlam today and we can help you get started!

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Everyone is familiar with scratch off cards and how they work. The fun begins when you purchase a scratch off card, and you know that there is a possibility that you may win an awesome prize. We all hope to be the winner, but the excitement involved in whether you will be the lucky winner is what makes scratch offs so much fun.

In today’s online society it is hard for businesses to keep customers visiting their stores. One marketing strategy that will help keep customer engaged, and make you memorable is promotional scratch off cards. Fun promotional items, like scratch off cards, can bring customer to your business. They allow shoppers to have fun while shopping.

How to get Started

Scratch offs don’t have to be in a card form. They can be in a label or tag form as well. They can include anything under the surface of the scratch off, including text, codes, images or barcodes. You can be as creative as your mind will allow. Here are some things to consider when designing your scratch off label.

  1. What kind of different promotions do you want to do and how many of each? (discounts, giveaways, etc.)
  2. When will your promotion run?
  3. How long will they have to redeem their prize?
  4. Will everyone be a winner?
  5. How will you hand out the scratch off labels?
  6. Do you want them to be labels, tags or cards?
  7. How many do you want to hand out and where?
  8. What other information do you want on your label besides the scratch off?
  9. What do you want the message of your label to say under and around the scratch off area?
  10. What kind of label specifications do you have? (size, substrate, color, etc.)

Scratch off messages can be as simple as “Winner” or “Try Again” and as complex as various longer messages or images. Here are some ideas for promotional scratch off labels:

  1. Size or quantity upgrade
  2. Money/percent off on product/service
  3. Free product/service
  4. Buy one, get one offers
  5. Complimentary service upgrade
  6. Free estimation on service

Scratch off cards can even be used internally to help build up employee moral or at company events. Here are some ideas for internal company use:

  1. Cash bonus
  2. Extra PTO time
  3. Giveaway prizes
  4. Lunch on the company
  5. Boss for a day

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When planning your scratch off promotions the possibilities are endless. Whitlam’s scratch off labels are a great way to engage with your customers via a contest or game! These promotional scratch off labels are a great way to bring customers, and keep your customers returning and engaged.

Whitlam can help you get started. Contact us today and we will do our absolute best to meet all your scratch off design needs.

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Everyone is familiar with scratch off cards and how they work. The fun begins when you purchase a scratch off card, and you know that there is a possibility that you may win an awesome prize. We all hope to be the winner, but the excitement involved in whether you will be the lucky winner is what makes scratch offs so much fun.

In today’s online society it is hard for businesses to keep customers visiting their stores. One marketing strategy that will help keep customer engaged, and make you memorable is promotional scratch off cards. Fun promotional items, like scratch off cards, can bring customer to your business. They allow shoppers to have fun while shopping.

How to get Started

Scratch offs don’t have to be in a card form. They can be in a label or tag form as well. They can include anything under the surface of the scratch off, including text, codes, images or barcodes. You can be as creative as your mind will allow. Here are some things to consider when designing your scratch off label.

  1. What kind of different promotions do you want to do and how many of each? (discounts, giveaways, etc.)
  2. When will your promotion run?
  3. How long will they have to redeem their prize?
  4. Will everyone be a winner?
  5. How will you hand out the scratch off labels?
  6. Do you want them to be labels, tags or cards?
  7. How many do you want to hand out and where?
  8. What other information do you want on your label besides the scratch off?
  9. What do you want the message of your label to say under and around the scratch off area?
  10. What kind of label specifications do you have? (size, substrate, color, etc.)

Scratch off messages can be as simple as “Winner” or “Try Again” and as complex as various longer messages or images. Here are some ideas for promotional scratch off labels:

  1. Size or quantity upgrade
  2. Money/percent off on product/service
  3. Free product/service
  4. Buy one, get one offers
  5. Complimentary service upgrade
  6. Free estimation on service

Scratch off cards can even be used internally to help build up employee moral or at company events. Here are some ideas for internal company use:

  1. Cash bonus
  2. Extra PTO time
  3. Giveaway prizes
  4. Lunch on the company
  5. Boss for a day

Whitlam Group

When planning your scratch off promotions the possibilities are endless. Whitlam’s scratch off labels are a great way to engage with your customers via a contest or game! These promotional scratch off labels are a great way to bring customers, and keep your customers returning and engaged.

Whitlam can help you get started. Contact us today and we will do our absolute best to meet all your scratch off design needs.

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Scratch Off

Everyone is familiar with scratch off cards and how they work. The fun begins when you purchase a scratch off card, and you know that there is a possibility that you may win an awesome prize. We all hope to be the winner, but the excitement involved in whether you will be the lucky winner is what makes scratch offs so much fun.

In today’s online society it is hard for businesses to keep customers visiting their stores. One marketing strategy that will help keep customer engaged, and make you memorable is promotional scratch off cards. Fun promotional items, like scratch off cards, can bring customer to your business. They allow shoppers to have fun while shopping.

How to get Started

Scratch offs don’t have to be in a card form. They can be in a label or tag form as well. They can include anything under the surface of the scratch off, including text, codes, images or barcodes. You can be as creative as your mind will allow. Here are some things to consider when designing your scratch off label.

  1. What kind of different promotions do you want to do and how many of each? (discounts, giveaways, etc.)
  2. When will your promotion run?
  3. How long will they have to redeem their prize?
  4. Will everyone be a winner?
  5. How will you hand out the scratch off labels?
  6. Do you want them to be labels, tags or cards?
  7. How many do you want to hand out and where?
  8. What other information do you want on your label besides the scratch off?
  9. What do you want the message of your label to say under and around the scratch off area?
  10. What kind of label specifications do you have? (size, substrate, color, etc.)

Scratch off messages can be as simple as “Winner” or “Try Again” and as complex as various longer messages or images. Here are some ideas for promotional scratch off labels:

  1. Size or quantity upgrade
  2. Money/percent off on product/service
  3. Free product/service
  4. Buy one, get one offers
  5. Complimentary service upgrade
  6. Free estimation on service

Scratch off cards can even be used internally to help build up employee moral or at company events. Here are some ideas for internal company use:

  1. Cash bonus
  2. Extra PTO time
  3. Giveaway prizes
  4. Lunch on the company
  5. Boss for a day

Whitlam Group

When planning your scratch off promotions the possibilities are endless. Whitlam’s scratch off labels are a great way to engage with your customers via a contest or game! These promotional scratch off labels are a great way to bring customers, and keep your customers returning and engaged.

Whitlam can help you get started. Contact us today and we will do our absolute best to meet all your scratch off design needs.

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What You Need to Know

In May 2016 the FDA published new rules for the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The new rules reflect new scientific information that links consumers diet to chronic diseases. The new rules will change the information on the Nutrition Facts label allowing consumers to make better informed food choices.

Even though the new rules and changes were published in 2016, the FDA gave manufactures dates of when theses changes need to be completed by. As 2020 approaches some of those dates are getting closer and manufactures need to be aware that by these indicated dates the new Nutrition Facts label needs to be updated on their products.

What are the Changes

The overall look of the Nutrition Facts label is remaining the same but there are some important updates to be aware of. These changes include:

  1. Increase type size for “Calories,” “serving per container,” and “Serving size” declaration.
  2. Bolding the number of calories and the “Serving size” declaration.
  3. Declaring the actual amount, in addition to percent Daily Value of Vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium.
  4. The footnote is changing and should now read: “*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.”
  5. “Added sugars” should now include the amount in grams and in percent daily value.
  6. The list of nutrients is changing to Vitamin D, potassium, calcium and iron.
  7. Vitamin A and C are no longer required but if manufactures wish to list more nutrients, they can include more then just the four required.
  8. “Total fat,” “Saturated Fat,” and “Trans Fat” are still required but the “Calories from Fat” is being removed.
  9. Daily values of nutrients like sodium, dietary fiber and Vitamin D are being updated based on new scientific evidence.
  10. Serving sizes are being updated because they have changed since the last serving size requirements were published.
  11. Packaging that is between one and two servings will be required to be labeled as one serving.
  12. Certain products that are require a “dual column” if they are larger than one serving but could be consumed in one serving or multiple servings The “dual column” will indicated the amount of calories and nutrients on both a “per serving” and “per package”/”per unit” basis.

Why the Change

The current Nutrition Facts label is more then 20 years old. The last requirements were published in 1993. Based on updated scientific research, new nutrition and public health research, more recent dietary recommendations from expert groups and input from the public, the FDA has updated the requirements. The updates will give consumers access to more recent and accurate nutritional information about the foods they are eating.

Dates to know

The Following dates were set by the FDA. Manufactures have until theses dates to comply.

How to Get Your Product Tested to Ensure Proper Changes are Made

If you would like more information on the new Nutrition Facts label rules, visit the FDA website. Make sure that you have the right information on your products Nutrition Facts label by getting a sample of your product tested at an FDA certified laboratory. The names and locations of appropriate laboratories can be found in publications such as, Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC), the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS), and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and other numerous trade journals and similar publications. Michigan State University has laboratories with the capability of testing food to get the information needed for Nutrition Facts labels.

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What You Need to Know

In May 2016 the FDA published new rules for the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The new rules reflect new scientific information that links consumers diet to chronic diseases. The new rules will change the information on the Nutrition Facts label allowing consumers to make better informed food choices.

Even though the new rules and changes were published in 2016, the FDA gave manufactures dates of when theses changes need to be completed by. As 2020 approaches some of those dates are getting closer and manufactures need to be aware that by these indicated dates the new Nutrition Facts label needs to be updated on their products.

What are the Changes

The overall look of the Nutrition Facts label is remaining the same but there are some important updates to be aware of. These changes include:

  1. Increase type size for “Calories,” “serving per container,” and “Serving size” declaration.
  2. Bolding the number of calories and the “Serving size” declaration.
  3. Declaring the actual amount, in addition to percent Daily Value of Vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium.
  4. The footnote is changing and should now read: “*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.”
  5. “Added sugars” should now include the amount in grams and in percent daily value.
  6. The list of nutrients is changing to Vitamin D, potassium, calcium and iron.
  7. Vitamin A and C are no longer required but if manufactures wish to list more nutrients, they can include more then just the four required.
  8. “Total fat,” “Saturated Fat,” and “Trans Fat” are still required but the “Calories from Fat” is being removed.
  9. Daily values of nutrients like sodium, dietary fiber and Vitamin D are being updated based on new scientific evidence.
  10. Serving sizes are being updated because they have changed since the last serving size requirements were published.
  11. Packaging that is between one and two servings will be required to be labeled as one serving.
  12. Certain products that are require a “dual column” if they are larger than one serving but could be consumed in one serving or multiple servings The “dual column” will indicated the amount of calories and nutrients on both a “per serving” and “per package”/”per unit” basis.

Why the Change

The current Nutrition Facts label is more then 20 years old. The last requirements were published in 1993. Based on updated scientific research, new nutrition and public health research, more recent dietary recommendations from expert groups and input from the public, the FDA has updated the requirements. The updates will give consumers access to more recent and accurate nutritional information about the foods they are eating.

Dates to know

The Following dates were set by the FDA. Manufactures have until theses dates to comply.

How to Get Your Product Tested to Ensure Proper Changes are Made

If you would like more information on the new Nutrition Facts label rules, visit the FDA website. Make sure that you have the right information on your products Nutrition Facts label by getting a sample of your product tested at an FDA certified laboratory. The names and locations of appropriate laboratories can be found in publications such as, Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC), the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS), and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and other numerous trade journals and similar publications. Michigan State University has laboratories with the capability of testing food to get the information needed for Nutrition Facts labels.

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New Nutrition Facts Regulations 2020What You Need to Know

In May 2016 the FDA published new rules for the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The new rules reflect new scientific information that links consumers diet to chronic diseases. The new rules will change the information on the Nutrition Facts label allowing consumers to make better informed food choices.

Even though the new rules and changes were published in 2016, the FDA gave manufactures dates of when theses changes need to be completed by. As 2020 approaches some of those dates are getting closer and manufactures need to be aware that by these indicated dates the new Nutrition Facts label needs to be updated on their products.

What are the Changes

The overall look of the Nutrition Facts label is remaining the same but there are some important updates to be aware of. These changes include:

  1. Increase type size for “Calories,” “serving per container,” and “Serving size” declaration.
  2. Bolding the number of calories and the “Serving size” declaration.
  3. Declaring the actual amount, in addition to percent Daily Value of Vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium.
  4. The footnote is changing and should now read: “*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.”
  5. “Added sugars” should now include the amount in grams and in percent daily value.
  6. The list of nutrients is changing to Vitamin D, potassium, calcium and iron.
  7. Vitamin A and C are no longer required but if manufactures wish to list more nutrients, they can include more then just the four required.
  8. “Total fat,” “Saturated Fat,” and “Trans Fat” are still required but the “Calories from Fat” is being removed.
  9. Daily values of nutrients like sodium, dietary fiber and Vitamin D are being updated based on new scientific evidence.
  10. Serving sizes are being updated because they have changed since the last serving size requirements were published.
  11. Packaging that is between one and two servings will be required to be labeled as one serving.
  12. Certain products that are require a “dual column” if they are larger than one serving but could be consumed in one serving or multiple servings The “dual column” will indicated the amount of calories and nutrients on both a “per serving” and “per package”/”per unit” basis.

Why the Change

The current Nutrition Facts label is more then 20 years old. The last requirements were published in 1993. Based on updated scientific research, new nutrition and public health research, more recent dietary recommendations from expert groups and input from the public, the FDA has updated the requirements. The updates will give consumers access to more recent and accurate nutritional information about the foods they are eating.

Dates to know

The Following dates were set by the FDA. Manufactures have until theses dates to comply.

How to Get Your Product Tested to Ensure Proper Changes are Made

If you would like more information on the new Nutrition Facts label rules, visit the FDA website. Make sure that you have the right information on your products Nutrition Facts label by getting a sample of your product tested at an FDA certified laboratory. The names and locations of appropriate laboratories can be found in publications such as, Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC), the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS), and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and other numerous trade journals and similar publications. Michigan State University has laboratories with the capability of testing food to get the information needed for Nutrition Facts labels.

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What are Egress Labels?

Wrinkles in bubbles in labels can affect a products appearance. Bubbling issues can occur with injection-molded plastics products. These products are commonly used in the durable goods industry.

Air Egress labels allow air to flow freely between a product and a label. This allows air from outgassing and entrapment to escape quickly. This process is created in the substrate using a micro-embossed texture to create an even finish. This complex texture that is created in the adhesive allows any trapped air to escape when the label is applied to a products surface. 

Stray bubbles no longer have a chance to ruin the smooth application your label requires. Heat causes outgassing and bubbling of labels, but micro-embossed materials allow those bubbles to escape and keep the surface of the label smooth throughout the entire label’s lifetime. Labels on injection-molded plastics are more prone to bubbles or wrinkles but with Air Egress labels this is no longer a concern. Air Egress materials are durable and long lasting. They allow outgasses to escape even after environmental aging over time.

Features and Benefits

 

Uses

Air Egress labels can be used on a variety of durable labeling applications. Automotive labels, under hood applications, water heaters, lawn equipment, recreational vehicles and chemical drums for outdoor applications are just some of the products that Air Egress labels can be used on. Some examples of labels include, product identification labels, barcodes and rating labels, work in progress labels, property identification and asset tags, and durable goods labeling.

Whitlam works with different substrate suppliers to ensure that we meet your label requirements. We understand the importance of branding and why it is important to make sure that your label meets your brand standards. Whitlam cares about your products appearance. Contact us today if you would like more information about how we can help you have good quality labels on your products.

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What are Egress Labels?

Wrinkles in bubbles in labels can affect a products appearance. Bubbling issues can occur with injection-molded plastics products. These products are commonly used in the durable goods industry.

Air Egress labels allow air to flow freely between a product and a label. This allows air from outgassing and entrapment to escape quickly. This process is created in the substrate using a micro-embossed texture to create an even finish. This complex texture that is created in the adhesive allows any trapped air to escape when the label is applied to a products surface. 

Stray bubbles no longer have a chance to ruin the smooth application your label requires. Heat causes outgassing and bubbling of labels, but micro-embossed materials allow those bubbles to escape and keep the surface of the label smooth throughout the entire label’s lifetime. Labels on injection-molded plastics are more prone to bubbles or wrinkles but with Air Egress labels this is no longer a concern. Air Egress materials are durable and long lasting. They allow outgasses to escape even after environmental aging over time.

Features and Benefits

 

Uses

Air Egress labels can be used on a variety of durable labeling applications. Automotive labels, under hood applications, water heaters, lawn equipment, recreational vehicles and chemical drums for outdoor applications are just some of the products that Air Egress labels can be used on. Some examples of labels include, product identification labels, barcodes and rating labels, work in progress labels, property identification and asset tags, and durable goods labeling.

Whitlam works with different substrate suppliers to ensure that we meet your label requirements. We understand the importance of branding and why it is important to make sure that your label meets your brand standards. Whitlam cares about your products appearance. Contact us today if you would like more information about how we can help you have good quality labels on your products.

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What are Egress Labels?

Wrinkles in bubbles in labels can affect a products appearance. Bubbling issues can occur with injection-molded plastics products. These products are commonly used in the durable goods industry.

Air Egress labels allow air to flow freely between a product and a label. This allows air from outgassing and entrapment to escape quickly. This process is created in the substrate using a micro-embossed texture to create an even finish. This complex texture that is created in the adhesive allows any trapped air to escape when the label is applied to a products surface. 

Stray bubbles no longer have a chance to ruin the smooth application your label requires. Heat causes outgassing and bubbling of labels, but micro-embossed materials allow those bubbles to escape and keep the surface of the label smooth throughout the entire label’s lifetime. Labels on injection-molded plastics are more prone to bubbles or wrinkles but with Air Egress labels this is no longer a concern. Air Egress materials are durable and long lasting. They allow outgasses to escape even after environmental aging over time.

Features and Benefits

 

Uses

Air Egress labels can be used on a variety of durable labeling applications. Automotive labels, under hood applications, water heaters, lawn equipment, recreational vehicles and chemical drums for outdoor applications are just some of the products that Air Egress labels can be used on. Some examples of labels include, product identification labels, barcodes and rating labels, work in progress labels, property identification and asset tags, and durable goods labeling.

Whitlam works with different substrate suppliers to ensure that we meet your label requirements. We understand the importance of branding and why it is important to make sure that your label meets your brand standards. Whitlam cares about your products appearance. Contact us today if you would like more information about how we can help you have good quality labels on your products.

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At Whitlam we understand that it is important to protect your brand. Over a billion dollars is spent annually by US Fortune 500 companies to fight counterfeiting, protect brand names and trademarks. Every year automotive and aircraft part manufacturers lose billions of dollars in revenue to counterfeit parts. Since internet shopping has become so popular, counterfeit products are at its highest. Companies like International Trademark Association is estimating that the total global economic value of counterfeiting could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022. Most counterfeit items are sold online and bought by consumers and wholesalers. Counterfeiters are the most significant competitors in most markets.

Whitlam Group is determined to work with brand owners to come up with a solution that protects their brand, works best for them, and is cost-effective. Whitlam will combine low and high security elements together to enhance protection for brand owners and use different types of technology to maximize their protection. Spending extra for a label that will help protect your brand can be well worth the money if it stops counterfeiters from selling your product and stealing your money.

The Problem

It is important to understand why brand owners need to protect themselves from counterfeiting because not only is it illegal it can also be very dangerous. Counterfeit products are not made to the same standards which can result in devastating accidents, mechanical malfunctions, health and safety risks, and a loss of positive reputation. Consumers, wholesalers, and manufactures are all at risk. 

When consumers purchase counterfeit products, they may be at a loss when it comes to money, if the product doesn’t work. However, the main concern for consumers isn’t the loss of money but rather the health and safety risks that they may encounter when using counterfeit products. Some goods that consumers can purchase that may be counterfeit include automotive parts, power tools, electrical products, games, pharmaceuticals and other over-the-counter medications, baby formula, toys, clothes, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, outdoor equipment and much more. If a consumer uses any of these counterfeit items then they can be at risk for medical issues, mechanical malfunctions or even fatal consequences. 

Manufactures and Wholesalers face the risk of lawsuits and liability costs. Even if they are unaware that they are selling a counterfeited product they are still held accountable. Counterfeit products can also lead to wholesalers issuing a recall which can cost them millions of dollars as well. Manufactures and Wholesalers can both lose their positive brand reputation if consumers are unaware, they bought a counterfeit product. If a brands reputation is ruined by counterfeit products it can be very difficult to repair the damage and regain a positive brand reputation.

Solutions

There are hundreds of different security features that can be added to your brand, labels and packaging to help protect your products. The best time to place a security featured label on products is before the products leaves the manufacturing facility. Tamper evident, authentication and trace security labels are just a few options that brand owners have, to help secure their products. Multiple solutions can be combined to achieve maximum protection.

Tamper evident labels are printed on destructible substrates which can change appearance or are destroyed when tampering such as removing or transferring the label occurs. If a product was tampered with and the label was removed or transferred, a tamper evident label with show proof that the product was tampered. One way the label will do this is by ripping into pieces and leaving evidence behind on the product showing that it was tampered with. Sometimes this can be strips of the label itself or it can be the word “void” repeated over the area that the label was adhered to.

Authentication labels incorporate combinations of security features that can be visually seen or identified and easy to verify. These security features can be checked by anyone within the supply chain. Visual authentication includes barcodes, special inks, holograms, watermarks, embossing and more. Authentication labels can also contain hidden security features. Some hidden features include invisible images or text, hidden barcodes, digital authentication, markers, retro reflective technology, optical variable devices and more. Hidden features can be verified by special lighting, magnification, technology and software. Authentication labels are nearly impossible to copy or imitate.

A third option for brand security is track and trace labels. These labels are unique product identification solutions. Track and trace features can be visual or hidden and can be added to products, pallets or shipping containers. This unique marker can be monitored through the whole process of the supply chain. This feature requires special management data technology and software. Track and Trace solutions allows products to be traced from production all the way down the supply chain till the product reaches the consumers hands which allows the consumer to verify where the product came from and where it traveled from the time it left the manufacturing facility. With this information the consumer will be able to identify if the product was tampered with and if the product is authentic.

How to get Started

Protecting your brand by using brand security labels and packaging is important. It helps with verifying that products being sold to consumers are authentic and builds customer confidence and brand loyalty. Brand security assists with detecting counterfeit products high in the supply chain before the products reach the consumer.

Whitlam is here to help you find a solution. We specialize in brand security options such as tamper evident labels, authentication labels, and track and trace labels. These options can include but are not limited to part marking codes, holograms, specialty inks, RFID, QR codes, micro text, UV indicator, invisible text or images, special die-cuts, destructible substrates and more.

If you would like more information or feel like you need to protect your brand contact us today and let Whitlam help you find the best solution for your product.

 

 

 

 

 

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At Whitlam we understand that it is important to protect your brand. Over a billion dollars is spent annually by US Fortune 500 companies to fight counterfeiting, protect brand names and trademarks. Every year automotive and aircraft part manufacturers lose billions of dollars in revenue to counterfeit parts. Since internet shopping has become so popular, counterfeit products are at its highest. Companies like International Trademark Association is estimating that the total global economic value of counterfeiting could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022. Most counterfeit items are sold online and bought by consumers and wholesalers. Counterfeiters are the most significant competitors in most markets.

Whitlam Group is determined to work with brand owners to come up with a solution that protects their brand, works best for them, and is cost-effective. Whitlam will combine low and high security elements together to enhance protection for brand owners and use different types of technology to maximize their protection. Spending extra for a label that will help protect your brand can be well worth the money if it stops counterfeiters from selling your product and stealing your money.

The Problem

It is important to understand why brand owners need to protect themselves from counterfeiting because not only is it illegal it can also be very dangerous. Counterfeit products are not made to the same standards which can result in devastating accidents, mechanical malfunctions, health and safety risks, and a loss of positive reputation. Consumers, wholesalers, and manufactures are all at risk. 

When consumers purchase counterfeit products, they may be at a loss when it comes to money, if the product doesn’t work. However, the main concern for consumers isn’t the loss of money but rather the health and safety risks that they may encounter when using counterfeit products. Some goods that consumers can purchase that may be counterfeit include automotive parts, power tools, electrical products, games, pharmaceuticals and other over-the-counter medications, baby formula, toys, clothes, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, outdoor equipment and much more. If a consumer uses any of these counterfeit items then they can be at risk for medical issues, mechanical malfunctions or even fatal consequences. 

Manufactures and Wholesalers face the risk of lawsuits and liability costs. Even if they are unaware that they are selling a counterfeited product they are still held accountable. Counterfeit products can also lead to wholesalers issuing a recall which can cost them millions of dollars as well. Manufactures and Wholesalers can both lose their positive brand reputation if consumers are unaware, they bought a counterfeit product. If a brands reputation is ruined by counterfeit products it can be very difficult to repair the damage and regain a positive brand reputation.

Solutions

There are hundreds of different security features that can be added to your brand, labels and packaging to help protect your products. The best time to place a security featured label on products is before the products leaves the manufacturing facility. Tamper evident, authentication and trace security labels are just a few options that brand owners have, to help secure their products. Multiple solutions can be combined to achieve maximum protection.

Tamper evident labels are printed on destructible substrates which can change appearance or are destroyed when tampering such as removing or transferring the label occurs. If a product was tampered with and the label was removed or transferred, a tamper evident label with show proof that the product was tampered. One way the label will do this is by ripping into pieces and leaving evidence behind on the product showing that it was tampered with. Sometimes this can be strips of the label itself or it can be the word “void” repeated over the area that the label was adhered to.

Authentication labels incorporate combinations of security features that can be visually seen or identified and easy to verify. These security features can be checked by anyone within the supply chain. Visual authentication includes barcodes, special inks, holograms, watermarks, embossing and more. Authentication labels can also contain hidden security features. Some hidden features include invisible images or text, hidden barcodes, digital authentication, markers, retro reflective technology, optical variable devices and more. Hidden features can be verified by special lighting, magnification, technology and software. Authentication labels are nearly impossible to copy or imitate.

A third option for brand security is track and trace labels. These labels are unique product identification solutions. Track and trace features can be visual or hidden and can be added to products, pallets or shipping containers. This unique marker can be monitored through the whole process of the supply chain. This feature requires special management data technology and software. Track and Trace solutions allows products to be traced from production all the way down the supply chain till the product reaches the consumers hands which allows the consumer to verify where the product came from and where it traveled from the time it left the manufacturing facility. With this information the consumer will be able to identify if the product was tampered with and if the product is authentic.

How to get Started

Protecting your brand by using brand security labels and packaging is important. It helps with verifying that products being sold to consumers are authentic and builds customer confidence and brand loyalty. Brand security assists with detecting counterfeit products high in the supply chain before the products reach the consumer.

Whitlam is here to help you find a solution. We specialize in brand security options such as tamper evident labels, authentication labels, and track and trace labels. These options can include but are not limited to part marking codes, holograms, specialty inks, RFID, QR codes, micro text, UV indicator, invisible text or images, special die-cuts, destructible substrates and more.

If you would like more information or feel like you need to protect your brand contact us today and let Whitlam help you find the best solution for your product.

 

 

 

 

 

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At Whitlam we understand that it is important to protect your brand. Over a billion dollars is spent annually by US Fortune 500 companies to fight counterfeiting, protect brand names and trademarks. Every year automotive and aircraft part manufacturers lose billions of dollars in revenue to counterfeit parts. Since internet shopping has become so popular, counterfeit products are at its highest. Companies like International Trademark Association is estimating that the total global economic value of counterfeiting could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022. Most counterfeit items are sold online and bought by consumers and wholesalers. Counterfeiters are the most significant competitors in most markets.

Whitlam Group is determined to work with brand owners to come up with a solution that protects their brand, works best for them, and is cost-effective. Whitlam will combine low and high security elements together to enhance protection for brand owners and use different types of technology to maximize their protection. Spending extra for a label that will help protect your brand can be well worth the money if it stops counterfeiters from selling your product and stealing your money.

The Problem

It is important to understand why brand owners need to protect themselves from counterfeiting because not only is it illegal it can also be very dangerous. Counterfeit products are not made to the same standards which can result in devastating accidents, mechanical malfunctions, health and safety risks, and a loss of positive reputation. Consumers, wholesalers, and manufactures are all at risk. 

When consumers purchase counterfeit products, they may be at a loss when it comes to money, if the product doesn’t work. However, the main concern for consumers isn’t the loss of money but rather the health and safety risks that they may encounter when using counterfeit products. Some goods that consumers can purchase that may be counterfeit include automotive parts, power tools, electrical products, games, pharmaceuticals and other over-the-counter medications, baby formula, toys, clothes, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, outdoor equipment and much more. If a consumer uses any of these counterfeit items then they can be at risk for medical issues, mechanical malfunctions or even fatal consequences. 

Manufactures and Wholesalers face the risk of lawsuits and liability costs. Even if they are unaware that they are selling a counterfeited product they are still held accountable. Counterfeit products can also lead to wholesalers issuing a recall which can cost them millions of dollars as well. Manufactures and Wholesalers can both lose their positive brand reputation if consumers are unaware, they bought a counterfeit product. If a brands reputation is ruined by counterfeit products it can be very difficult to repair the damage and regain a positive brand reputation.

Solutions

There are hundreds of different security features that can be added to your brand, labels and packaging to help protect your products. The best time to place a security featured label on products is before the products leaves the manufacturing facility. Tamper evident, authentication and trace security labels are just a few options that brand owners have, to help secure their products. Multiple solutions can be combined to achieve maximum protection.

Tamper evident labels are printed on destructible substrates which can change appearance or are destroyed when tampering such as removing or transferring the label occurs. If a product was tampered with and the label was removed or transferred, a tamper evident label with show proof that the product was tampered. One way the label will do this is by ripping into pieces and leaving evidence behind on the product showing that it was tampered with. Sometimes this can be strips of the label itself or it can be the word “void” repeated over the area that the label was adhered to.

Authentication labels incorporate combinations of security features that can be visually seen or identified and easy to verify. These security features can be checked by anyone within the supply chain. Visual authentication includes barcodes, special inks, holograms, watermarks, embossing and more. Authentication labels can also contain hidden security features. Some hidden features include invisible images or text, hidden barcodes, digital authentication, markers, retro reflective technology, optical variable devices and more. Hidden features can be verified by special lighting, magnification, technology and software. Authentication labels are nearly impossible to copy or imitate.

A third option for brand security is track and trace labels. These labels are unique product identification solutions. Track and trace features can be visual or hidden and can be added to products, pallets or shipping containers. This unique marker can be monitored through the whole process of the supply chain. This feature requires special management data technology and software. Track and Trace solutions allows products to be traced from production all the way down the supply chain till the product reaches the consumers hands which allows the consumer to verify where the product came from and where it traveled from the time it left the manufacturing facility. With this information the consumer will be able to identify if the product was tampered with and if the product is authentic.

How to get Started

Protecting your brand by using brand security labels and packaging is important. It helps with verifying that products being sold to consumers are authentic and builds customer confidence and brand loyalty. Brand security assists with detecting counterfeit products high in the supply chain before the products reach the consumer.

Whitlam is here to help you find a solution. We specialize in brand security options such as tamper evident labels, authentication labels, and track and trace labels. These options can include but are not limited to part marking codes, holograms, specialty inks, RFID, QR codes, micro text, UV indicator, invisible text or images, special die-cuts, destructible substrates and more.

If you would like more information or feel like you need to protect your brand contact us today and let Whitlam help you find the best solution for your product.

 

 

 

 

 

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Process of Engraving Plates

Engraved name plates are used in the automotive and industrial industries. Some substrates that are used for engraved name plates are aluminum, brass, polycarbonate, stainless steel and more.

Etching and mechanical engraving are processes used when creating engraved name plates. Mechanical engraving uses a high-speed rotary cutting tool to cut into the surface of the name plate. After the engraving process an enamel paint is used to fill in the engraved areas.

Etching uses acid resistant coating in its process to burn away the areas that are engraved. Once the etching process is completed then an enamel paint is used to seal and cure the name plate. The plate is then soaked, cleaned and a clear coat-lacquered is applied for extra protection. This process is used to meet certain requirements such as depth of letters into the surface of the name plate.

An Alternative Solution

All the different processes and special tools used when created an engraved nameplate can be very costly. When using the etching process, the chemicals used can be harmful to the environment.

Labels can be substituted for all of these processes as long as there is not any depth requirements. Label substrates can be extremely durable and more affordable. Label substrates can be less costly then the tooling or chemicals used in the mechanical engraving and etching processes.

Using a label may open the door for more options for brand security. Label specifications can be added to make the label self-destructive or include other security features. Some of these security features may not be achievable from the engraving processes.

Labels can be placed on any surface. A metal plate may still be used for your process but instead of having the plate engraved you can place a label on the plate. Foam adhesives that are used to attach name plates to desired surfaces can be used with labels as well.

Choosing a label over engraving may allow you to be more creative in your design of the label as well. Some of the more detail logos or designs that you would like to include on your name plate might not be achievable with etching and mechanical engraving but will be achievable with the design of a label.

At Whitlam Group

Whitlam Group specializes in labels, tags and packaging. We have a state-of-the-art laboratory that allows us to test substrates to meet requirements. Some of our lab work includes abrasion, fluid immersion, heat aging/resistance, peel strength, thermal cycle and adhesion. Conforming to requirements is one of many standards that Whitlam Group abides by.

Whitlam Group also specializes in brand security. We understand the importance of protecting your brand and we aim to develop the highest possible level of security with optimum costs. Some ways we achieve this is threw tamper evident labels, authentication labels and trace securitylabeling solutions.

If you would like more information about how we can find a better solution for you, please contact us at 800-755-2235 or click here to send us a message of how we can help you.

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Process of Engraving Plates

Engraved name plates are used in the automotive and industrial industries. Some substrates that are used for engraved name plates are aluminum, brass, polycarbonate, stainless steel and more.

Etching and mechanical engraving are processes used when creating engraved name plates. Mechanical engraving uses a high-speed rotary cutting tool to cut into the surface of the name plate. After the engraving process an enamel paint is used to fill in the engraved areas.

Etching uses acid resistant coating in its process to burn away the areas that are engraved. Once the etching process is completed then an enamel paint is used to seal and cure the name plate. The plate is then soaked, cleaned and a clear coat-lacquered is applied for extra protection. This process is used to meet certain requirements such as depth of letters into the surface of the name plate.

An Alternative Solution

All the different processes and special tools used when created an engraved nameplate can be very costly. When using the etching process, the chemicals used can be harmful to the environment.

Labels can be substituted for all of these processes as long as there is not any depth requirements. Label substrates can be extremely durable and more affordable. Label substrates can be less costly then the tooling or chemicals used in the mechanical engraving and etching processes.

Using a label may open the door for more options for brand security. Label specifications can be added to make the label self-destructive or include other security features. Some of these security features may not be achievable from the engraving processes.

Labels can be placed on any surface. A metal plate may still be used for your process but instead of having the plate engraved you can place a label on the plate. Foam adhesives that are used to attach name plates to desired surfaces can be used with labels as well.

Choosing a label over engraving may allow you to be more creative in your design of the label as well. Some of the more detail logos or designs that you would like to include on your name plate might not be achievable with etching and mechanical engraving but will be achievable with the design of a label.

At Whitlam Group

Whitlam Group specializes in labels, tags and packaging. We have a state-of-the-art laboratory that allows us to test substrates to meet requirements. Some of our lab work includes abrasion, fluid immersion, heat aging/resistance, peel strength, thermal cycle and adhesion. Conforming to requirements is one of many standards that Whitlam Group abides by.

Whitlam Group also specializes in brand security. We understand the importance of protecting your brand and we aim to develop the highest possible level of security with optimum costs. Some ways we achieve this is threw tamper evident labels, authentication labels and trace securitylabeling solutions.

If you would like more information about how we can find a better solution for you, please contact us at 800-755-2235 or click here to send us a message of how we can help you.

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Replacing Engraved Plates with Labels

Process of Engraving Plates

Engraved name plates are used in the automotive and industrial industries. Some substrates that are used for engraved name plates are aluminum, brass, polycarbonate, stainless steel and more.

Etching and mechanical engraving are processes used when creating engraved name plates. Mechanical engraving uses a high-speed rotary cutting tool to cut into the surface of the name plate. After the engraving process an enamel paint is used to fill in the engraved areas.

Etching uses acid resistant coating in its process to burn away the areas that are engraved. Once the etching process is completed then an enamel paint is used to seal and cure the name plate. The plate is then soaked, cleaned and a clear coat-lacquered is applied for extra protection. This process is used to meet certain requirements such as depth of letters into the surface of the name plate.

An Alternative Solution

All the different processes and special tools used when created an engraved nameplate can be very costly. When using the etching process, the chemicals used can be harmful to the environment.

Labels can be substituted for all of these processes as long as there is not any depth requirements. Label substrates can be extremely durable and more affordable. Label substrates can be less costly then the tooling or chemicals used in the mechanical engraving and etching processes.

Using a label may open the door for more options for brand security. Label specifications can be added to make the label self-destructive or include other security features. Some of these security features may not be achievable from the engraving processes.

Labels can be placed on any surface. A metal plate may still be used for your process but instead of having the plate engraved you can place a label on the plate. Foam adhesives that are used to attach name plates to desired surfaces can be used with labels as well.

Choosing a label over engraving may allow you to be more creative in your design of the label as well. Some of the more detail logos or designs that you would like to include on your name plate might not be achievable with etching and mechanical engraving but will be achievable with the design of a label.

At Whitlam Group

Whitlam Group specializes in labels, tags and packaging. We have a state-of-the-art laboratory that allows us to test substrates to meet requirements. Some of our lab work includes abrasion, fluid immersion, heat aging/resistance, peel strength, thermal cycle and adhesion. Conforming to requirements is one of many standards that Whitlam Group abides by.

Whitlam Group also specializes in brand security. We understand the importance of protecting your brand and we aim to develop the highest possible level of security with optimum costs. Some ways we achieve this is threw tamper evident labels, authentication labels and trace securitylabeling solutions.

If you would like more information about how we can find a better solution for you, please contact us at 800-755-2235 or click here to send us a message of how we can help you.

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Process of Engraving Plates Engraved name plates are used in the automotive and industrial industries. Some substrates that are used for engraved name plates are aluminum, brass, polycarbonate, stainless steel and more. Etching and mechanical engraving are processes used when …

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Expanding Your Label

If you are looking to fit a lot of information into your label and are worried about not having enough space, then maybe extended content labels are right for you. Choosing to have an extended content label gives you more room without having to change the size of your label or packaging. You can fit more information is the same amount of space or even less by layering the information into a multi-page label.

Extended Content Label eliminates having to create a second label. It also prevents you from having to downsize your artwork to make all the information fit within the label size you want. Having an extended content label on your product allows brand owners to have more flexibility with their products. Extended content labels can make your product stand out from your competition. It also opens the door for more design and creative capabilities to make your product more attractive.

Markets

Extended Content Labels can be used for any type of product. Most of the time extended content labels can be associated as being instructional labels or safety precautionary labels. Extended content labels can also be used for industries such as environmental, medical, automotive, health, beauty, food, beverage, retail, software, promotional, industrial and durable.   

Extended content label can include conditions of sales, limitations of liability, warranty, regulatory standards, nutritional information or ingredients. Having a multi-page label can keep your product appealing on the shelve while included all the information that your label requires.

Options

Whitlam offers many different solutions for extended content labels. Some options we offer are Piggyback, for single uses, or Triple Fold which can be either 8 panels or 24 panels. Choosing the right solution for your product depends on the substrate and design of your label.

Along with the different fold solutions we also offer printing options such as 12 color print,special adhesive, two-sided printing, barcodes, variable data, holograms and tamper-evident options. We also offer peal off removable options and re-sealable ability. 

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Expanding Your Label

If you are looking to fit a lot of information into your label and are worried about not having enough space, then maybe extended content labels are right for you. Choosing to have an extended content label gives you more room without having to change the size of your label or packaging. You can fit more information is the same amount of space or even less by layering the information into a multi-page label.

Extended Content Label eliminates having to create a second label. It also prevents you from having to downsize your artwork to make all the information fit within the label size you want. Having an extended content label on your product allows brand owners to have more flexibility with their products. Extended content labels can make your product stand out from your competition. It also opens the door for more design and creative capabilities to make your product more attractive.

Markets

Extended Content Labels can be used for any type of product. Most of the time extended content labels can be associated as being instructional labels or safety precautionary labels. Extended content labels can also be used for industries such as environmental, medical, automotive, health, beauty, food, beverage, retail, software, promotional, industrial and durable.   

Extended content label can include conditions of sales, limitations of liability, warranty, regulatory standards, nutritional information or ingredients. Having a multi-page label can keep your product appealing on the shelve while included all the information that your label requires.

Options

Whitlam offers many different solutions for extended content labels. Some options we offer are Piggyback, for single uses, or Triple Fold which can be either 8 panels or 24 panels. Choosing the right solution for your product depends on the substrate and design of your label.

Along with the different fold solutions we also offer printing options such as 12 color print,special adhesive, two-sided printing, barcodes, variable data, holograms and tamper-evident options. We also offer peal off removable options and re-sealable ability. 

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Expanding Your Label

If you are looking to fit a lot of information into your label and are worried about not having enough space, then maybe extended content labels are right for you. Choosing to have an extended content label gives you more room without having to change the size of your label or packaging. You can fit more information is the same amount of space or even less by layering the information into a multi-page label.

Extended Content Label eliminates having to create a second label. It also prevents you from having to downsize your artwork to make all the information fit within the label size you want. Having an extended content label on your product allows brand owners to have more flexibility with their products. Extended content labels can make your product stand out from your competition. It also opens the door for more design and creative capabilities to make your product more attractive.

Markets

Extended Content Labels can be used for any type of product. Most of the time extended content labels can be associated as being instructional labels or safety precautionary labels. Extended content labels can also be used for industries such as environmental, medical, automotive, health, beauty, food, beverage, retail, software, promotional, industrial and durable.   

Extended content label can include conditions of sales, limitations of liability, warranty, regulatory standards, nutritional information or ingredients. Having a multi-page label can keep your product appealing on the shelve while included all the information that your label requires.

Options

Whitlam offers many different solutions for extended content labels. Some options we offer are Piggyback, for single uses, or Triple Fold which can be either 8 panels or 24 panels. Choosing the right solution for your product depends on the substrate and design of your label.

Along with the different fold solutions we also offer printing options such as 12 color print,special adhesive, two-sided printing, barcodes, variable data, holograms and tamper-evident options. We also offer peal off removable options and re-sealable ability. 

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What are Returnable & Reusable Packaging/Shipping Containers?

In today’s world recycling is very important. Many companies are trying to find new ways to protect the environment by reusing and recycling products or materials. Some companies have been doing this by using returnable and reusable packaging and shipping containers.

These containers are made from different materials depending on the product that will be being shipped in them to ensure quality, durability and safety. They can be split into sections to ship multiple parts in the same shipping containers and are separated by walls that are sometimes adjustable.

Cell Sequence Labels in use

Uses

Sometimes these shipping containers can also be used for sequencing racks. Using the same container for a sequencing rack and shipping container can be very cost efficient. In the automotive industry these containers can be used for shipping products such as engines or car doors from supplier to assembly plants. Once the parts that are shipped in a container are taken out and used then the container can be sent back to the supplier to be re-used for the next shipment.

Some of the industries that these are used in are industrial, farming, manufacturing, distributing, warehousing, consumer goods and logistics organizations.

Labeling

At Whitlam Group we do supply labels to help define and separate each compartment in these containers. We call these labels Cell Sequencing labels or Rack labels. These cell/rack labels are variable meaning each cell/rack in a container has a separate number and barcode on them. This will allow you to identify each part individually.

With our in-house lab capabilities, we can test these labels to ensure they will be durable on any type of container. We have various substrates and are able to find the adhesive and material combinations that will be right for you.

Whitlam Group strives to protect the environment and creating labels to help companies be able to label their parts in order to use these reusable/returnable containers is something we take pride in.

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Cell Sequence Labels

What are Returnable & Reusable Packaging/Shipping Containers?

In today’s world recycling is very important. Many companies are trying to find new ways to protect the environment by reusing and recycling products or materials. Some companies have been doing this by using returnable and reusable packaging and shipping containers.

These containers are made from different materials depending on the product that will be being shipped in them to ensure quality, durability and safety. They can be split into sections to ship multiple parts in the same shipping containers and are separated by walls that are sometimes adjustable.

Cell Sequence Labels in use

Uses

Sometimes these shipping containers can also be used for sequencing racks. Using the same container for a sequencing rack and shipping container can be very cost efficient. In the automotive industry these containers can be used for shipping products such as engines or car doors from supplier to assembly plants. Once the parts that are shipped in a container are taken out and used then the container can be sent back to the supplier to be re-used for the next shipment.

Some of the industries that these are used in are industrial, farming, manufacturing, distributing, warehousing, consumer goods and logistics organizations.

Labeling

At Whitlam Group we do supply labels to help define and separate each compartment in these containers. We call these labels Cell Sequencing labels or Rack labels. These cell/rack labels are variable meaning each cell/rack in a container has a separate number and barcode on them. This will allow you to identify each part individually.

With our in-house lab capabilities, we can test these labels to ensure they will be durable on any type of container. We have various substrates and are able to find the adhesive and material combinations that will be right for you.

Whitlam Group strives to protect the environment and creating labels to help companies be able to label their parts in order to use these reusable/returnable containers is something we take pride in.

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Labels for Returnable & Reusable Packaging/Shipping Containers

What are Returnable & Reusable Packaging/Shipping Containers?

In today’s world recycling is very important. Many companies are trying to find new ways to protect the environment by reusing and recycling products or materials. Some companies have been doing this by using returnable and reusable packaging and shipping containers.

These containers are made from different materials depending on the product that will be being shipped in them to ensure quality, durability and safety. They can be split into sections to ship multiple parts in the same shipping containers and are separated by walls that are sometimes adjustable.

Cell Sequence Labels in use

Uses

Sometimes these shipping containers can also be used for sequencing racks. Using the same container for a sequencing rack and shipping container can be very cost efficient. In the automotive industry these containers can be used for shipping products such as engines or car doors from supplier to assembly plants. Once the parts that are shipped in a container are taken out and used then the container can be sent back to the supplier to be re-used for the next shipment.

Some of the industries that these are used in are industrial, farming, manufacturing, distributing, warehousing, consumer goods and logistics organizations.

Labeling

At Whitlam Group we do supply labels to help define and separate each compartment in these containers. We call these labels Cell Sequencing labels or Rack labels. These cell/rack labels are variable meaning each cell/rack in a container has a separate number and barcode on them. This will allow you to identify each part individually.

With our in-house lab capabilities, we can test these labels to ensure they will be durable on any type of container. We have various substrates and are able to find the adhesive and material combinations that will be right for you.

Whitlam Group strives to protect the environment and creating labels to help companies be able to label their parts in order to use these reusable/returnable containers is something we take pride in.

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What are Returnable & Reusable Packaging/Shipping Containers?

In today’s world recycling is very important. Many companies are trying to find new ways to protect the environment by reusing and recycling products or materials. Some companies have been doing this by using returnable and reusable packaging and shipping containers.

These containers are made from different materials depending on the product that will be being shipped in them to ensure quality, durability and safety. They can be split into sections to ship multiple parts in the same shipping containers and are separated by walls that are sometimes adjustable.

Labels for Returnable & Reusable Packaging/Shipping Containers

Uses

Sometimes these shipping containers can also be used for sequencing racks. Using the same container for a sequencing rack and shipping container can be very cost efficient. In the automotive industry these containers can be used for shipping products such as engines or car doors from supplier to assembly plants. Once the parts that are shipped in a container are taken out and used then the container can be sent back to the supplier to be re-used for the next shipment.

Some of the industries that these are used in are industrial, farming, manufacturing, distributing, warehousing, consumer goods and logistics organizations.

Labeling

At Whitlam Group we do supply labels to help define and separate each compartment in these containers. We call these labels Cell Sequencing labels or Rack labels. These cell/rack labels are variable meaning each cell/rack in a container has a separate number and barcode on them. This will allow you to identify each part individually.

With our in-house lab capabilities, we can test these labels to ensure they will be durable on any type of container. We have various substrates and are able to find the adhesive and material combinations that will be right for you.

Whitlam Group strives to protect the environment and creating labels to help companies be able to label their parts in order to use these reusable/returnable containers is something we take pride in.

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Katelyn Breton takes on the roll of Lead Graphic Technician / Marketing Coordinator

Marketing Coordinator

Katelyn Breton joined the Whitlam Team in 2016 as a Graphic Technician. At the time she had just graduated from Macomb Community College with her Design and Layout Associates Degree.

Katelyn continued her education while working at Whitlam and in 2017 graduated from Rochester College with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. At this time Katelyn was promoted to Lead Graphic Technician in our graphics department where she continued to grow and prosper with Whitlam Group.

Whitlam’s Graphics Supervisor stated that Katelyn “has a wonderful energy, drive and is a real go-getter.”

Whitlam is proud to announce that Katelyn continues to grow with Whitlam and has accepted her new position as Lead Graphic Technician / Marketing Coordinator.

Congratulations Katelyn!

 

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Katelyn Breton takes on the roll of Lead Graphic Technician / Marketing Coordinator

Marketing Coordinator

Katelyn Breton joined the Whitlam Team in 2016 as a Graphic Technician. At the time she had just graduated from Macomb Community College with her Design and Layout Associates Degree.

Katelyn continued her education while working at Whitlam and in 2017 graduated from Rochester College with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. At this time Katelyn was promoted to Lead Graphic Technician in our graphics department where she continued to grow and prosper with Whitlam Group.

Whitlam’s Graphics Supervisor stated that Katelyn “has a wonderful energy, drive and is a real go-getter.”

Whitlam is proud to announce that Katelyn continues to grow with Whitlam and has accepted her new position as Lead Graphic Technician / Marketing Coordinator.

Congratulations Katelyn!

 

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Whitlam Welcomes New Marketing Coordinator!

Katelyn Breton joined the Whitlam Team in 2016 as a Graphic Technician. At the time she had just graduated from Macomb Community College with her Design and Layout Associates Degree.

Katelyn continued her education while working at Whitlam and in 2017 graduated from Rochester College with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. At this time Katelyn was promoted to Lead Graphic Technician in our graphics department where she continued to grow and prosper with Whitlam Group.

Whitlam’s Graphics Supervisor stated that Katelyn “has a wonderful energy, drive and is a real go-getter.”

Whitlam is proud to announce that Katelyn continues to grow with Whitlam and has accepted her new position as Lead Graphic Technician / Marketing Coordinator.

Congratulations Katelyn!

 

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Masked Labels

Whitlam Group Masked Label

Are you in need of the perfect solution for a label with essential information that can withstand a production process?  Our mask label is made from high-performance materials that can sustain various chemicals, paint baths, harsh temperatures and environmental conditions. These high performance layers can then be peeled off to remove and uncover your essential information unharmed.

Many companies use labels to identify or track items, sub-assemblies, parts, supplies etc. during their manufacturing processes. Some manufacturing processes include harsh environments. These could be extreme temperatures, chemical baths, painting, powder-coating, electro-coating (e-coat) etc.

Protecting Your Label

One type of label the Whitlam Group offers are known as “Masked” labels. Masked labels have at least two layers. The bottom layer is printed with the information necessary to facilitate the production process. This is often an identifying barcode, 2D Matrix Code, or part number. These numbers or codes can be constant, sequential, or random. The top layer is a clear plastic material through which the printed information on the base layer is visible. If the part goes through a painting or coating process that obscures the label, the top layer (mask) can be peeled away thus exposing the information on the bottom layer of the label. This allows identification of the part during subsequent processing without having the expense or effort of applying a new label. The part maintains its identity.

Masks can also be used as installation aids for applying decorative badging. They provide consistent spacing, proper orientation, and location to reference points.

Some masks can permit application of multi-part labels. Designed appropriately for a process, these masks allow for removal of certain sections of multi-part labels at specific steps of a process and still leave other sections of the multi-part label intact for removal at later steps in the process.

When designing Masked labels, it is important to understand the process parameters the parts and labels will be subjected to during the manufacturing processes and part use. It is important that the materials and the adhesives selected are appropriate so as to perform properly. The mask must stay on the base layer of the label, but not become permanently bonded to the base layer as a result of exposure to processing conditions. It is critical the mask and the base layer be compatible with each other.

The Whitlam Group can work with your process and product experts to determine the right combination of materials to develop a Masked label for your needs.

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Masked Labels

Whitlam Group Masked Label

Are you in need of the perfect solution for a label with essential information that can withstand a production process?  Our mask label is made from high-performance materials that can sustain various chemicals, paint baths, harsh temperatures and environmental conditions. These high performance layers can then be peeled off to remove and uncover your essential information unharmed.

Many companies use labels to identify or track items, sub-assemblies, parts, supplies etc. during their manufacturing processes. Some manufacturing processes include harsh environments. These could be extreme temperatures, chemical baths, painting, powder-coating, electro-coating (e-coat) etc.

Protecting Your Label

One type of label the Whitlam Group offers are known as “Masked” labels. Masked labels have at least two layers. The bottom layer is printed with the information necessary to facilitate the production process. This is often an identifying barcode, 2D Matrix Code, or part number. These numbers or codes can be constant, sequential, or random. The top layer is a clear plastic material through which the printed information on the base layer is visible. If the part goes through a painting or coating process that obscures the label, the top layer (mask) can be peeled away thus exposing the information on the bottom layer of the label. This allows identification of the part during subsequent processing without having the expense or effort of applying a new label. The part maintains its identity.

Masks can also be used as installation aids for applying decorative badging. They provide consistent spacing, proper orientation, and location to reference points.

Some masks can permit application of multi-part labels. Designed appropriately for a process, these masks allow for removal of certain sections of multi-part labels at specific steps of a process and still leave other sections of the multi-part label intact for removal at later steps in the process.

When designing Masked labels, it is important to understand the process parameters the parts and labels will be subjected to during the manufacturing processes and part use. It is important that the materials and the adhesives selected are appropriate so as to perform properly. The mask must stay on the base layer of the label, but not become permanently bonded to the base layer as a result of exposure to processing conditions. It is critical the mask and the base layer be compatible with each other.

The Whitlam Group can work with your process and product experts to determine the right combination of materials to develop a Masked label for your needs.

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Masked Labels

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Whitlam Group Masked Label

Are you in need of the perfect solution for a label with essential information that can withstand a production process?  Our mask label is made from high-performance materials that can sustain various chemicals, paint baths, harsh temperatures and environmental conditions. These high performance layers can then be peeled off to remove and uncover your essential information unharmed.

Many companies use labels to identify or track items, sub-assemblies, parts, supplies etc. during their manufacturing processes. Some manufacturing processes include harsh environments. These could be extreme temperatures, chemical baths, painting, powder-coating, electro-coating (e-coat) etc.

Protecting Your Label

One type of label the Whitlam Group offers are known as “Masked” labels. Masked labels have at least two layers. The bottom layer is printed with the information necessary to facilitate the production process. This is often an identifying barcode, 2D Matrix Code, or part number. These numbers or codes can be constant, sequential, or random. The top layer is a clear plastic material through which the printed information on the base layer is visible. If the part goes through a painting or coating process that obscures the label, the top layer (mask) can be peeled away thus exposing the information on the bottom layer of the label. This allows identification of the part during subsequent processing without having the expense or effort of applying a new label. The part maintains its identity.

Masks can also be used as installation aids for applying decorative badging. They provide consistent spacing, proper orientation, and location to reference points.

Some masks can permit application of multi-part labels. Designed appropriately for a process, these masks allow for removal of certain sections of multi-part labels at specific steps of a process and still leave other sections of the multi-part label intact for removal at later steps in the process.

When designing Masked labels, it is important to understand the process parameters the parts and labels will be subjected to during the manufacturing processes and part use. It is important that the materials and the adhesives selected are appropriate so as to perform properly. The mask must stay on the base layer of the label, but not become permanently bonded to the base layer as a result of exposure to processing conditions. It is critical the mask and the base layer be compatible with each other.

The Whitlam Group can work with your process and product experts to determine the right combination of materials to develop a Masked label for your needs.

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Regardless of package type, companies that produce meat or poultry products need to add variable information to the package. This includes date and lot codes, establishment codes, regulatory agency logos, and increasingly barcodes.

In many industries, this is quite straightforward, but for protein companies, there is the added complication of the environment in which coding and packaging equipment has to operate. Cold and wet conditions are the norm and any equipment brought into the plants needs to be able to handle this as well as washdown situations.

Traditionally continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers have been used for printing variable information onto meat and poultry packaging. These printers can usually handle the harsh conditions found on the packaging lines and also produce the print quality that is good enough for the applications. Thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers have not been used in the past due to the inks being unsuitable for use on the films used for the packaging.

inkjet printing for protein companies

Over the last few years, however, there have been great advances in the chemistry of inks for TIJ printing and today, this technology is proving to be very successful at printing onto the non-porous substrates used for protein packaging.

The ink cartridges used in thermal inkjet printers ensure that there is no need to have to deal with the MEK and other solvents used in other print technologies, such as CIJ. There is no need to deal with disposing of partially used ink or additive bottles.

With no cleaning cycle needed at startup or shutdown, a thermal inkjet printer is always ready to work.

The thermal inkjet coders provided by ProMach brands, Code Tech & ID Technology, are designed to be able to get the job done in these areas. They bring all the advantages of the thermal inkjet system but include models that are available in IP65 versions, perfect for producing excellent code quality every time, regardless of the environment.

 

Reduce Maintenance & Downtime

A thermal impact printer uses familiar HP type ink cartridges. This means that every time you change the cartridge, you effectively get a new printer.

As a bonus, should you need to change the color of your print, this is accomplished by simply replacing the ink cartridge with one of the required color.

Our TIJ printers come in versions that are built to IP65 environmental protection. This means that regardless of how dirty or wet the packaging environment, the printers will operate happily.

Exceptional Print Quality

With print resolutions of up to 600×600 DPI, thermal inkjet produces perfect prints every time, even when printing very small fonts or high-density barcodes.

Inks are available that are fast drying and durable to suit just about every packaging material.

Quick and Simple Installation and Integration

Thermal inkjet printers from ID Technology and Code Tech have a small footprint, making them easy to install in your parent packaging machine, even when multiple heads are needed.

Combined with the web handling and printer traversing expertise of the Greydon brand, printers from ProMach Labeling & Cod