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KBM motors as a byword for accuracy in laser cutting

Kollmorgen Success Story 3D Cutting

Pipes for industrial and residential flue ducts are made using machines by KOLLMORGEN Direct Drive motors.

The production of automation systems for sheet metal forming for sectors such as air conditioning, flue ducts and the automotive industry is the core business of TTEngineering. Located in Lomazzo near Como in a modern building of more than 2,000 m2, the company has also gained expertise in the cosmetics, medical, packaging and assembly sectors. More than 1,500 systems running in factories all over the world and exports accounting for well over 90% of total turnover are sources of pride for the company whose service department is able to respond precisely, quickly and punctually, even remotely.

To meet the ever more pressing needs of the market in terms of delivery time and performance, TTEngineering has concentrated on a design that can satisfy performance requirements in terms of acceleration, precision, productivity and flexibility. During a meeting in Parma during the SPS trade fair, the Como-based company set out its requirements to KOLLMORGEN. The motion control specialists proposed direct drive technology as the optimal solution for doing away with the complex mechanical transmission that involves drive belts and gear motors. In doing so, TTEngineering embraced the concept of a direct drive motor.

“We see two big advantages with Kollmorgen: it is a global brand that offers design consultancy and after-sales services of a high standard,” explained Massimiliano Crespi, who was Head of Engineering & Production at the time of this particular project and is now Managing Director at TTEngineering “The approach of the Kollmorgen staff during the design phase was outstanding.” The final tests provided the anticipated responses and allowed us to launch the TOP600 onto the market little more than a year later.

TOP600 machine for pipes for flue ducts

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D CuttingThe TOP600 is a machine for the 3D cutting of pipes intended for use as flue ducts for all sectors, from industrial to residential, produced with a range of materials.

The TOP600 is a Siemens CNC 5 interpolated axis laser cutting cell suitable for machining pipes with a maximum length of 1,500 mm, with a diameter of between 3” and 30” and thicknesses of 0.4 to 2 mm, made from steel, iron, or copper. The patented pipe clamping system has been created with a CNC self-centering spindle. This machine is aimed at companies operating in the HVAC and chimney pipes sectors. Depending on the combination of materials, thickness, and laser power, it is possible to cut at variable speeds of up to 20 m/min.

It is a modular machine which can be used by one operator who manually loads/unloads the pieces or in “fully automatic” mode, integrated into an automated line where a robot loads/unloads the pieces.

At the same time as updating the direct drive equipment with a torque motor on the rotation spindle, new software has been developed that allows for cutting with beveling.

TTE has its own cad cam platform and sophisticated cutting management software with predictive mathematics to compensate for out of roundness errors: the machine provides perfect cuts even for pieces that are slightly out of gage.

There are two versions available, the TOP600 Plasma and the TOP600 Laser, depending on the cutting technology used. The two machines are identical in terms of their configuration. The only changes are to the source used and, therefore, the type of cutting head used.

KBM Frameless Motors, modern direct drive technology

As an alternative to the technology that has been used in the past, namely precision gear motors and belt drives, KOLLMORGEN recommended a KBM™ series direct drive motor to TTEngineering that can offer greater flexibility and a range of different speeds so the machine can be adaptable and produce pipes with differing diameters.

The design of the machine also benefits, becoming flexible and compact, ensuring stable performance over time, remaining constant even with a high number of cycles (no downgrade).

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D CuttingThe KBM™ Series has been developed to be integrated directly into the machine, using its own bearings to support the rotor; it provides a high level of performance whilst allowing for a smaller size. There is a wide range of standard motors (14 sizes with varying lengths); different configurations and options are available depending on the requirement, and changes to the shared design can be made quickly and cost-effectively. “The performance offered by the Kollmorgen KBM™ series motor is so high that they even prompted us to redesign part of the frame and the cutting automation,” explained Mr. Crespi. “The use of the motor also enabled TTEngineering to patent an automated pipe clamping system.”

Properties

Benefits

Conclusion

The profitable collaboration with Kollmorgen continues with a new objective: TTEngineering is working on a product which will replace mechanical cutting with a high-tech laser and Kollmorgen linear motors will again be of great assistance in this case.

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D Cutting

Authors:
Ilario Manzi, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Angelo Trombetta, Direct Drive & Mechanical Transmission, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Elisabetta Redaelli, Marketing Communication, KOLLMORGEN Italia

 

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Kollmorgen Success Story 3D Cutting

Pipes for industrial and residential flue ducts are made using machines by KOLLMORGEN Direct Drive motors.

The production of automation systems for sheet metal forming for sectors such as air conditioning, flue ducts and the automotive industry is the core business of TTEngineering. Located in Lomazzo near Como in a modern building of more than 2,000 m2, the company has also gained expertise in the cosmetics, medical, packaging and assembly sectors. More than 1,500 systems running in factories all over the world and exports accounting for well over 90% of total turnover are sources of pride for the company whose service department is able to respond precisely, quickly and punctually, even remotely.

To meet the ever more pressing needs of the market in terms of delivery time and performance, TTEngineering has concentrated on a design that can satisfy performance requirements in terms of acceleration, precision, productivity and flexibility. During a meeting in Parma during the SPS trade fair, the Como-based company set out its requirements to KOLLMORGEN. The motion control specialists proposed direct drive technology as the optimal solution for doing away with the complex mechanical transmission that involves drive belts and gear motors. In doing so, TTEngineering embraced the concept of a direct drive motor.

“We see two big advantages with Kollmorgen: it is a global brand that offers design consultancy and after-sales services of a high standard,” explained Massimiliano Crespi, who was Head of Engineering & Production at the time of this particular project and is now Managing Director at TTEngineering “The approach of the Kollmorgen staff during the design phase was outstanding.” The final tests provided the anticipated responses and allowed us to launch the TOP600 onto the market little more than a year later.

TOP600 machine for pipes for flue ducts

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D CuttingThe TOP600 is a machine for the 3D cutting of pipes intended for use as flue ducts for all sectors, from industrial to residential, produced with a range of materials.

The TOP600 is a Siemens CNC 5 interpolated axis laser cutting cell suitable for machining pipes with a maximum length of 1,500 mm, with a diameter of between 3” and 30” and thicknesses of 0.4 to 2 mm, made from steel, iron, or copper. The patented pipe clamping system has been created with a CNC self-centering spindle. This machine is aimed at companies operating in the HVAC and chimney pipes sectors. Depending on the combination of materials, thickness, and laser power, it is possible to cut at variable speeds of up to 20 m/min.

It is a modular machine which can be used by one operator who manually loads/unloads the pieces or in “fully automatic” mode, integrated into an automated line where a robot loads/unloads the pieces.

At the same time as updating the direct drive equipment with a torque motor on the rotation spindle, new software has been developed that allows for cutting with beveling.

TTE has its own cad cam platform and sophisticated cutting management software with predictive mathematics to compensate for out of roundness errors: the machine provides perfect cuts even for pieces that are slightly out of gage.

There are two versions available, the TOP600 Plasma and the TOP600 Laser, depending on the cutting technology used. The two machines are identical in terms of their configuration. The only changes are to the source used and, therefore, the type of cutting head used.

KBM Frameless Motors, modern direct drive technology

As an alternative to the technology that has been used in the past, namely precision gear motors and belt drives, KOLLMORGEN recommended a KBM™ series direct drive motor to TTEngineering that can offer greater flexibility and a range of different speeds so the machine can be adaptable and produce pipes with differing diameters.

The design of the machine also benefits, becoming flexible and compact, ensuring stable performance over time, remaining constant even with a high number of cycles (no downgrade).

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D CuttingThe KBM™ Series has been developed to be integrated directly into the machine, using its own bearings to support the rotor; it provides a high level of performance whilst allowing for a smaller size. There is a wide range of standard motors (14 sizes with varying lengths); different configurations and options are available depending on the requirement, and changes to the shared design can be made quickly and cost-effectively. “The performance offered by the Kollmorgen KBM™ series motor is so high that they even prompted us to redesign part of the frame and the cutting automation,” explained Mr. Crespi. “The use of the motor also enabled TTEngineering to patent an automated pipe clamping system.”

Properties

Benefits

Conclusion

The profitable collaboration with Kollmorgen continues with a new objective: TTEngineering is working on a product which will replace mechanical cutting with a high-tech laser and Kollmorgen linear motors will again be of great assistance in this case.

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D Cutting

Authors:
Ilario Manzi, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Angelo Trombetta, Direct Drive & Mechanical Transmission, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Elisabetta Redaelli, Marketing Communication, KOLLMORGEN Italia

 

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Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting

Pipes for industrial and residential flue ducts are made using machines by KOLLMORGEN Direct Drive motors.

The production of automation systems for sheet metal forming for sectors such as air conditioning, flue ducts and the automotive industry is the core business of TTEngineering. Located in Lomazzo near Como in a modern building of more than 2,000 m2, the company has also gained expertise in the cosmetics, medical, packaging and assembly sectors. More than 1,500 systems running in factories all over the world and exports accounting for well over 90% of total turnover are sources of pride for the company whose service department is able to respond precisely, quickly and punctually, even remotely.

To meet the ever more pressing needs of the market in terms of delivery time and performance, TTEngineering has concentrated on a design that can satisfy performance requirements in terms of acceleration, precision, productivity and flexibility. During a meeting in Parma during the SPS trade fair, the Como-based company set out its requirements to KOLLMORGEN. The motion control specialists proposed direct drive technology as the optimal solution for doing away with the complex mechanical transmission that involves drive belts and gear motors. In doing so, TTEngineering embraced the concept of a direct drive motor.

“We see two big advantages with Kollmorgen: it is a global brand that offers design consultancy and after-sales services of a high standard,” explained Massimiliano Crespi, who was Head of Engineering & Production at the time of this particular project and is now Managing Director at TTEngineering “The approach of the Kollmorgen staff during the design phase was outstanding.” The final tests provided the anticipated responses and allowed us to launch the TOP600 onto the market little more than a year later.

TOP600 machine for pipes for flue ducts

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D CuttingThe TOP600 is a machine for the 3D cutting of pipes intended for use as flue ducts for all sectors, from industrial to residential, produced with a range of materials.

The TOP600 is a Siemens CNC 5 interpolated axis laser cutting cell suitable for machining pipes with a maximum length of 1,500 mm, with a diameter of between 3” and 30” and thicknesses of 0.4 to 2 mm, made from steel, iron, or copper. The patented pipe clamping system has been created with a CNC self-centering spindle. This machine is aimed at companies operating in the HVAC and chimney pipes sectors. Depending on the combination of materials, thickness, and laser power, it is possible to cut at variable speeds of up to 20 m/min.

It is a modular machine which can be used by one operator who manually loads/unloads the pieces or in “fully automatic” mode, integrated into an automated line where a robot loads/unloads the pieces.

At the same time as updating the direct drive equipment with a torque motor on the rotation spindle, new software has been developed that allows for cutting with beveling.

TTE has its own cad cam platform and sophisticated cutting management software with predictive mathematics to compensate for out of roundness errors: the machine provides perfect cuts even for pieces that are slightly out of gage.

There are two versions available, the TOP600 Plasma and the TOP600 Laser, depending on the cutting technology used. The two machines are identical in terms of their configuration. The only changes are to the source used and, therefore, the type of cutting head used.

KBM Frameless Motors, modern direct drive technology

As an alternative to the technology that has been used in the past, namely precision gear motors and belt drives, KOLLMORGEN recommended a KBM™ series direct drive motor to TTEngineering that can offer greater flexibility and a range of different speeds so the machine can be adaptable and produce pipes with differing diameters.

The design of the machine also benefits, becoming flexible and compact, ensuring stable performance over time, remaining constant even with a high number of cycles (no downgrade).

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D CuttingThe KBM™ Series has been developed to be integrated directly into the machine, using its own bearings to support the rotor; it provides a high level of performance whilst allowing for a smaller size. There is a wide range of standard motors (14 sizes with varying lengths); different configurations and options are available depending on the requirement, and changes to the shared design can be made quickly and cost-effectively. “The performance offered by the Kollmorgen KBM™ series motor is so high that they even prompted us to redesign part of the frame and the cutting automation,” explained Mr. Crespi. “The use of the motor also enabled TTEngineering to patent an automated pipe clamping system.”

Properties

Benefits

Conclusion

The profitable collaboration with Kollmorgen continues with a new objective: TTEngineering is working on a product which will replace mechanical cutting with a high-tech laser and Kollmorgen linear motors will again be of great assistance in this case.

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D Cutting

Authors:
Ilario Manzi, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Angelo Trombetta, Direct Drive & Mechanical Transmission, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Elisabetta Redaelli, Marketing Communication, KOLLMORGEN Italia

 

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KBM motors as a byword for accuracy in laser cutting

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting

Pipes for industrial and residential flue ducts are made using machines by KOLLMORGEN Direct Drive motors.

The production of automation systems for sheet metal forming for sectors such as air conditioning, flue ducts and the automotive industry is the core business of TTEngineering. Located in Lomazzo near Como in a modern building of more than 2,000 m2, the company has also gained expertise in the cosmetics, medical, packaging and assembly sectors. More than 1,500 systems running in factories all over the world and exports accounting for well over 90% of total turnover are sources of pride for the company whose service department is able to respond precisely, quickly and punctually, even remotely.

To meet the ever more pressing needs of the market in terms of delivery time and performance, TTEngineering has concentrated on a design that can satisfy performance requirements in terms of acceleration, precision, productivity and flexibility. During a meeting in Parma during the SPS trade fair, the Como-based company set out its requirements to KOLLMORGEN. The motion control specialists proposed direct drive technology as the optimal solution for doing away with the complex mechanical transmission that involves drive belts and gear motors. In doing so, TTEngineering embraced the concept of a direct drive motor.

“We see two big advantages with Kollmorgen: it is a global brand that offers design consultancy and after-sales services of a high standard,” explained Massimiliano Crespi, who was Head of Engineering & Production at the time of this particular project and is now Managing Director at TTEngineering “The approach of the Kollmorgen staff during the design phase was outstanding.” The final tests provided the anticipated responses and allowed us to launch the TOP600 onto the market little more than a year later.

TOP600 machine for pipes for flue ducts

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cuttingThe TOP600 is a machine for the 3D cutting of pipes intended for use as flue ducts for all sectors, from industrial to residential, produced with a range of materials.

The TOP600 is a Siemens CNC 5 interpolated axis laser cutting cell suitable for machining pipes with a maximum length of 1,500 mm, with a diameter of between 3” and 30” and thicknesses of 0.4 to 2 mm, made from steel, iron, or copper. The patented pipe clamping system has been created with a CNC self-centering spindle. This machine is aimed at companies operating in the HVAC and chimney pipes sectors. Depending on the combination of materials, thickness, and laser power, it is possible to cut at variable speeds of up to 20 m/min.

It is a modular machine which can be used by one operator who manually loads/unloads the pieces or in “fully automatic” mode, integrated into an automated line where a robot loads/unloads the pieces.

At the same time as updating the direct drive equipment with a torque motor on the rotation spindle, new software has been developed that allows for cutting with beveling.

TTE has its own cad cam platform and sophisticated cutting management software with predictive mathematics to compensate for out of roundness errors: the machine provides perfect cuts even for pieces that are slightly out of gage.

There are two versions available, the TOP600 Plasma and the TOP600 Laser, depending on the cutting technology used. The two machines are identical in terms of their configuration. The only changes are to the source used and, therefore, the type of cutting head used.

KBM Frameless Motors, modern direct drive technology

As an alternative to the technology that has been used in the past, namely precision gear motors and belt drives, KOLLMORGEN recommended a KBM™ series direct drive motor to TTEngineering that can offer greater flexibility and a range of different speeds so the machine can be adaptable and produce pipes with differing diameters.

The design of the machine also benefits, becoming flexible and compact, ensuring stable performance over time, remaining constant even with a high number of cycles (no downgrade).

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D CuttingThe KBM™ Series has been developed to be integrated directly into the machine, using its own bearings to support the rotor; it provides a high level of performance whilst allowing for a smaller size. There is a wide range of standard motors (14 sizes with varying lengths); different configurations and options are available depending on the requirement, and changes to the shared design can be made quickly and cost-effectively. “The performance offered by the Kollmorgen KBM™ series motor is so high that they even prompted us to redesign part of the frame and the cutting automation,” explained Mr. Crespi. “The use of the motor also enabled TTEngineering to patent an automated pipe clamping system.”

Properties

Benefits

Conclusion

The profitable collaboration with Kollmorgen continues with a new objective: TTEngineering is working on a product which will replace mechanical cutting with a high-tech laser and Kollmorgen linear motors will again be of great assistance in this case.

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D Cutting

Authors:
Ilario Manzi, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Angelo Trombetta, Direct Drive & Mechanical Transmission, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Elisabetta Redaelli, Marketing Communication, KOLLMORGEN Italia

 

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KBM motors as a byword for accuracy in laser cutting

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting

Pipes for industrial and residential flue ducts are made using machines by KOLLMORGEN Direct Drive motors.

The production of automation systems for sheet metal forming for sectors such as air conditioning, flue ducts and the automotive industry is the core business of TTEngineering. Located in Lomazzo near Como in a modern building of more than 2,000 m2, the company has also gained expertise in the cosmetics, medical, packaging and assembly sectors. More than 1,500 systems running in factories all over the world and exports accounting for well over 90% of total turnover are sources of pride for the company whose service department is able to respond precisely, quickly and punctually, even remotely.

To meet the ever more pressing needs of the market in terms of delivery time and performance, TTEngineering has concentrated on a design that can satisfy performance requirements in terms of acceleration, precision, productivity and flexibility. During a meeting in Parma during the SPS trade fair, the Como-based company set out its requirements to KOLLMORGEN. The motion control specialists proposed direct drive technology as the optimal solution for doing away with the complex mechanical transmission that involves drive belts and gear motors. In doing so, TTEngineering embraced the concept of a direct drive motor.

“We see two big advantages with Kollmorgen: it is a global brand that offers design consultancy and after-sales services of a high standard,” explained Massimiliano Crespi, who was Head of Engineering & Production at the time of this particular project and is now Managing Director at TTEngineering “The approach of the Kollmorgen staff during the design phase was outstanding.” The final tests provided the anticipated responses and allowed us to launch the TOP600 onto the market little more than a year later.

TOP600 machine for pipes for flue ducts

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cuttingThe TOP600 is a machine for the 3D cutting of pipes intended for use as flue ducts for all sectors, from industrial to residential, produced with a range of materials.

The TOP600 is a Siemens CNC 5 interpolated axis laser cutting cell suitable for machining pipes with a maximum length of 1,500 mm, with a diameter of between 3” and 30” and thicknesses of 0.4 to 2 mm, made from steel, iron, or copper. The patented pipe clamping system has been created with a CNC self-centering spindle. This machine is aimed at companies operating in the HVAC and chimney pipes sectors. Depending on the combination of materials, thickness, and laser power, it is possible to cut at variable speeds of up to 20 m/min.

It is a modular machine which can be used by one operator who manually loads/unloads the pieces or in “fully automatic” mode, integrated into an automated line where a robot loads/unloads the pieces.

At the same time as updating the direct drive equipment with a torque motor on the rotation spindle, new software has been developed that allows for cutting with beveling.

TTE has its own cad cam platform and sophisticated cutting management software with predictive mathematics to compensate for out of roundness errors: the machine provides perfect cuts even for pieces that are slightly out of gage.

There are two versions available, the TOP600 Plasma and the TOP600 Laser, depending on the cutting technology used. The two machines are identical in terms of their configuration. The only changes are to the source used and, therefore, the type of cutting head used.

KBM Frameless Motors, modern direct drive technology

As an alternative to the technology that has been used in the past, namely precision gear motors and belt drives, KOLLMORGEN recommended a KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting series direct drive motor to TTEngineering that can offer greater flexibility and a range of different speeds so the machine can be adaptable and produce pipes with differing diameters.

The design of the machine also benefits, becoming flexible and compact, ensuring stable performance over time, remaining constant even with a high number of cycles (no downgrade).

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D CuttingThe KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting Series has been developed to be integrated directly into the machine, using its own bearings to support the rotor; it provides a high level of performance whilst allowing for a smaller size. There is a wide range of standard motors (14 sizes with varying lengths); different configurations and options are available depending on the requirement, and changes to the shared design can be made quickly and cost-effectively. “The performance offered by the Kollmorgen KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting series motor is so high that they even prompted us to redesign part of the frame and the cutting automation,” explained Mr. Crespi. “The use of the motor also enabled TTEngineering to patent an automated pipe clamping system.”

Properties

Benefits

Conclusion

The profitable collaboration with Kollmorgen continues with a new objective: TTEngineering is working on a product which will replace mechanical cutting with a high-tech laser and Kollmorgen linear motors will again be of great assistance in this case.

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D Cutting

Authors:
Ilario Manzi, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Angelo Trombetta, Direct Drive & Mechanical Transmission, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Elisabetta Redaelli, Marketing Communication, KOLLMORGEN Italia

 

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KBM motors as a byword for accuracy in laser cutting

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting

Pipes for industrial and residential flue ducts are made using machines by KOLLMORGEN Direct Drive motors.

The production of automation systems for sheet metal forming for sectors such as air conditioning, flue ducts and the automotive industry is the core business of TTEngineering. Located in Lomazzo near Como in a modern building of more than 2,000 m2, the company has also gained expertise in the cosmetics, medical, packaging and assembly sectors. More than 1,500 systems running in factories all over the world and exports accounting for well over 90% of total turnover are sources of pride for the company whose service department is able to respond precisely, quickly and punctually, even remotely.

To meet the ever more pressing needs of the market in terms of delivery time and performance, TTEngineering has concentrated on a design that can satisfy performance requirements in terms of acceleration, precision, productivity and flexibility. During a meeting in Parma during the SPS trade fair, the Como-based company set out its requirements to KOLLMORGEN. The motion control specialists proposed direct drive technology as the optimal solution for doing away with the complex mechanical transmission that involves drive belts and gear motors. In doing so, TTEngineering embraced the concept of a direct drive motor.

“We see two big advantages with Kollmorgen: it is a global brand that offers design consultancy and after-sales services of a high standard,” explained Massimiliano Crespi, who was Head of Engineering & Production at the time of this particular project and is now Managing Director at TTEngineering “The approach of the Kollmorgen staff during the design phase was outstanding.” The final tests provided the anticipated responses and allowed us to launch the TOP600 onto the market little more than a year later.

TOP600 machine for pipes for flue ducts

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cuttingThe TOP600 is a machine for the 3D cutting of pipes intended for use as flue ducts for all sectors, from industrial to residential, produced with a range of materials.

The TOP600 is a Siemens CNC 5 interpolated axis laser cutting cell suitable for machining pipes with a maximum length of 1,500 mm, with a diameter of between 3” and 30” and thicknesses of 0.4 to 2 mm, made from steel, iron, or copper. The patented pipe clamping system has been created with a CNC self-centering spindle. This machine is aimed at companies operating in the HVAC and chimney pipes sectors. Depending on the combination of materials, thickness, and laser power, it is possible to cut at variable speeds of up to 20 m/min.

It is a modular machine which can be used by one operator who manually loads/unloads the pieces or in “fully automatic” mode, integrated into an automated line where a robot loads/unloads the pieces.

At the same time as updating the direct drive equipment with a torque motor on the rotation spindle, new software has been developed that allows for cutting with beveling.

TTE has its own cad cam platform and sophisticated cutting management software with predictive mathematics to compensate for out of roundness errors: the machine provides perfect cuts even for pieces that are slightly out of gage.

There are two versions available, the TOP600 Plasma and the TOP600 Laser, depending on the cutting technology used. The two machines are identical in terms of their configuration. The only changes are to the source used and, therefore, the type of cutting head used.

KBM Frameless Motors, modern direct drive technology

As an alternative to the technology that has been used in the past, namely precision gear motors and belt drives, KOLLMORGEN recommended a KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting series direct drive motor to TTEngineering that can offer greater flexibility and a range of different speeds so the machine can be adaptable and produce pipes with differing diameters.

The design of the machine also benefits, becoming flexible and compact, ensuring stable performance over time, remaining constant even with a high number of cycles (no downgrade).

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cuttingThe KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting Series has been developed to be integrated directly into the machine, using its own bearings to support the rotor; it provides a high level of performance whilst allowing for a smaller size. There is a wide range of standard motors (14 sizes with varying lengths); different configurations and options are available depending on the requirement, and changes to the shared design can be made quickly and cost-effectively. “The performance offered by the Kollmorgen KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting series motor is so high that they even prompted us to redesign part of the frame and the cutting automation,” explained Mr. Crespi. “The use of the motor also enabled TTEngineering to patent an automated pipe clamping system.”

Properties

Benefits

Conclusion

The profitable collaboration with Kollmorgen continues with a new objective: TTEngineering is working on a product which will replace mechanical cutting with a high-tech laser and Kollmorgen linear motors will again be of great assistance in this case.

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D Cutting

Authors:
Ilario Manzi, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Angelo Trombetta, Direct Drive & Mechanical Transmission, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Elisabetta Redaelli, Marketing Communication, KOLLMORGEN Italia

 

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Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting

Pipes for industrial and residential flue ducts are made using machines by KOLLMORGEN Direct Drive motors.

The production of automation systems for sheet metal forming for sectors such as air conditioning, flue ducts and the automotive industry is the core business of TTEngineering. Located in Lomazzo near Como in a modern building of more than 2,000 m2, the company has also gained expertise in the cosmetics, medical, packaging and assembly sectors. More than 1,500 systems running in factories all over the world and exports accounting for well over 90% of total turnover are sources of pride for the company whose service department is able to respond precisely, quickly and punctually, even remotely.

To meet the ever more pressing needs of the market in terms of delivery time and performance, TTEngineering has concentrated on a design that can satisfy performance requirements in terms of acceleration, precision, productivity and flexibility. During a meeting in Parma during the SPS trade fair, the Como-based company set out its requirements to KOLLMORGEN. The motion control specialists proposed direct drive technology as the optimal solution for doing away with the complex mechanical transmission that involves drive belts and gear motors. In doing so, TTEngineering embraced the concept of a direct drive motor.

“We see two big advantages with Kollmorgen: it is a global brand that offers design consultancy and after-sales services of a high standard,” explained Massimiliano Crespi, who was Head of Engineering & Production at the time of this particular project and is now Managing Director at TTEngineering “The approach of the Kollmorgen staff during the design phase was outstanding.” The final tests provided the anticipated responses and allowed us to launch the TOP600 onto the market little more than a year later.

TOP600 machine for pipes for flue ducts

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cuttingThe TOP600 is a machine for the 3D cutting of pipes intended for use as flue ducts for all sectors, from industrial to residential, produced with a range of materials.

The TOP600 is a Siemens CNC 5 interpolated axis laser cutting cell suitable for machining pipes with a maximum length of 1,500 mm, with a diameter of between 3” and 30” and thicknesses of 0.4 to 2 mm, made from steel, iron, or copper. The patented pipe clamping system has been created with a CNC self-centering spindle. This machine is aimed at companies operating in the HVAC and chimney pipes sectors. Depending on the combination of materials, thickness, and laser power, it is possible to cut at variable speeds of up to 20 m/min.

It is a modular machine which can be used by one operator who manually loads/unloads the pieces or in “fully automatic” mode, integrated into an automated line where a robot loads/unloads the pieces.

At the same time as updating the direct drive equipment with a torque motor on the rotation spindle, new software has been developed that allows for cutting with beveling.

TTE has its own cad cam platform and sophisticated cutting management software with predictive mathematics to compensate for out of roundness errors: the machine provides perfect cuts even for pieces that are slightly out of gage.

There are two versions available, the TOP600 Plasma and the TOP600 Laser, depending on the cutting technology used. The two machines are identical in terms of their configuration. The only changes are to the source used and, therefore, the type of cutting head used.

KBM Frameless Motors, modern direct drive technology

As an alternative to the technology that has been used in the past, namely precision gear motors and belt drives, KOLLMORGEN recommended a KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting series direct drive motor to TTEngineering that can offer greater flexibility and a range of different speeds so the machine can be adaptable and produce pipes with differing diameters.

The design of the machine also benefits, becoming flexible and compact, ensuring stable performance over time, remaining constant even with a high number of cycles (no downgrade).

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cuttingThe KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting Series has been developed to be integrated directly into the machine, using its own bearings to support the rotor; it provides a high level of performance whilst allowing for a smaller size. There is a wide range of standard motors (14 sizes with varying lengths); different configurations and options are available depending on the requirement, and changes to the shared design can be made quickly and cost-effectively. “The performance offered by the Kollmorgen KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting series motor is so high that they even prompted us to redesign part of the frame and the cutting automation,” explained Mr. Crespi. “The use of the motor also enabled TTEngineering to patent an automated pipe clamping system.”

Properties

Benefits

Conclusion

The profitable collaboration with Kollmorgen continues with a new objective: TTEngineering is working on a product which will replace mechanical cutting with a high-tech laser and Kollmorgen linear motors will again be of great assistance in this case.

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D Cutting

Authors:
Ilario Manzi, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Angelo Trombetta, Direct Drive & Mechanical Transmission, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Elisabetta Redaelli, Marketing Communication, KOLLMORGEN Italia

 

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KBM motors as a byword for accuracy in laser cutting

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting

Pipes for industrial and residential flue ducts are made using machines by KOLLMORGEN Direct Drive motors.

The production of automation systems for sheet metal forming for sectors such as air conditioning, flue ducts and the automotive industry is the core business of TTEngineering. Located in Lomazzo near Como in a modern building of more than 2,000 m2, the company has also gained expertise in the cosmetics, medical, packaging and assembly sectors. More than 1,500 systems running in factories all over the world and exports accounting for well over 90% of total turnover are sources of pride for the company whose service department is able to respond precisely, quickly and punctually, even remotely.

To meet the ever more pressing needs of the market in terms of delivery time and performance, TTEngineering has concentrated on a design that can satisfy performance requirements in terms of acceleration, precision, productivity and flexibility. During a meeting in Parma during the SPS trade fair, the Como-based company set out its requirements to KOLLMORGEN. The motion control specialists proposed direct drive technology as the optimal solution for doing away with the complex mechanical transmission that involves drive belts and gear motors. In doing so, TTEngineering embraced the concept of a direct drive motor.

“We see two big advantages with Kollmorgen: it is a global brand that offers design consultancy and after-sales services of a high standard,” explained Massimiliano Crespi, who was Head of Engineering & Production at the time of this particular project and is now Managing Director at TTEngineering “The approach of the Kollmorgen staff during the design phase was outstanding.” The final tests provided the anticipated responses and allowed us to launch the TOP600 onto the market little more than a year later.

TOP600 machine for pipes for flue ducts

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cuttingThe TOP600 is a machine for the 3D cutting of pipes intended for use as flue ducts for all sectors, from industrial to residential, produced with a range of materials.

The TOP600 is a Siemens CNC 5 interpolated axis laser cutting cell suitable for machining pipes with a maximum length of 1,500 mm, with a diameter of between 3” and 30” and thicknesses of 0.4 to 2 mm, made from steel, iron, or copper. The patented pipe clamping system has been created with a CNC self-centering spindle. This machine is aimed at companies operating in the HVAC and chimney pipes sectors. Depending on the combination of materials, thickness, and laser power, it is possible to cut at variable speeds of up to 20 m/min.

It is a modular machine which can be used by one operator who manually loads/unloads the pieces or in “fully automatic” mode, integrated into an automated line where a robot loads/unloads the pieces.

At the same time as updating the direct drive equipment with a torque motor on the rotation spindle, new software has been developed that allows for cutting with beveling.

TTE has its own cad cam platform and sophisticated cutting management software with predictive mathematics to compensate for out of roundness errors: the machine provides perfect cuts even for pieces that are slightly out of gage.

There are two versions available, the TOP600 Plasma and the TOP600 Laser, depending on the cutting technology used. The two machines are identical in terms of their configuration. The only changes are to the source used and, therefore, the type of cutting head used.

KBM Frameless Motors, modern direct drive technology

As an alternative to the technology that has been used in the past, namely precision gear motors and belt drives, KOLLMORGEN recommended a KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting series direct drive motor to TTEngineering that can offer greater flexibility and a range of different speeds so the machine can be adaptable and produce pipes with differing diameters.

The design of the machine also benefits, becoming flexible and compact, ensuring stable performance over time, remaining constant even with a high number of cycles (no downgrade).

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cuttingThe KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting Series has been developed to be integrated directly into the machine, using its own bearings to support the rotor; it provides a high level of performance whilst allowing for a smaller size. There is a wide range of standard motors (14 sizes with varying lengths); different configurations and options are available depending on the requirement, and changes to the shared design can be made quickly and cost-effectively. “The performance offered by the Kollmorgen KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting series motor is so high that they even prompted us to redesign part of the frame and the cutting automation,” explained Mr. Crespi. “The use of the motor also enabled TTEngineering to patent an automated pipe clamping system.”

Properties

Benefits

Conclusion

The profitable collaboration with Kollmorgen continues with a new objective: TTEngineering is working on a product which will replace mechanical cutting with a high-tech laser and Kollmorgen linear motors will again be of great assistance in this case.

Success Story from Kollmorgen - 3D Cutting

Authors:
Ilario Manzi, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Angelo Trombetta, Direct Drive & Mechanical Transmission, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Elisabetta Redaelli, Marketing Communication, KOLLMORGEN Italia

 

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KBM motors as a byword for accuracy in laser cutting

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting

Pipes for industrial and residential flue ducts are made using machines by KOLLMORGEN Direct Drive motors.

The production of automation systems for sheet metal forming for sectors such as air conditioning, flue ducts and the automotive industry is the core business of TTEngineering. Located in Lomazzo near Como in a modern building of more than 2,000 m2, the company has also gained expertise in the cosmetics, medical, packaging and assembly sectors. More than 1,500 systems running in factories all over the world and exports accounting for well over 90% of total turnover are sources of pride for the company whose service department is able to respond precisely, quickly and punctually, even remotely.

To meet the ever more pressing needs of the market in terms of delivery time and performance, TTEngineering has concentrated on a design that can satisfy performance requirements in terms of acceleration, precision, productivity and flexibility. During a meeting in Parma during the SPS trade fair, the Como-based company set out its requirements to KOLLMORGEN. The motion control specialists proposed direct drive technology as the optimal solution for doing away with the complex mechanical transmission that involves drive belts and gear motors. In doing so, TTEngineering embraced the concept of a direct drive motor.

“We see two big advantages with Kollmorgen: it is a global brand that offers design consultancy and after-sales services of a high standard,” explained Massimiliano Crespi, who was Head of Engineering & Production at the time of this particular project and is now Managing Director at TTEngineering “The approach of the Kollmorgen staff during the design phase was outstanding.” The final tests provided the anticipated responses and allowed us to launch the TOP600 onto the market little more than a year later.

TOP600 machine for pipes for flue ducts

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cuttingThe TOP600 is a machine for the 3D cutting of pipes intended for use as flue ducts for all sectors, from industrial to residential, produced with a range of materials.

The TOP600 is a Siemens CNC 5 interpolated axis laser cutting cell suitable for machining pipes with a maximum length of 1,500 mm, with a diameter of between 3” and 30” and thicknesses of 0.4 to 2 mm, made from steel, iron, or copper. The patented pipe clamping system has been created with a CNC self-centering spindle. This machine is aimed at companies operating in the HVAC and chimney pipes sectors. Depending on the combination of materials, thickness, and laser power, it is possible to cut at variable speeds of up to 20 m/min.

It is a modular machine which can be used by one operator who manually loads/unloads the pieces or in “fully automatic” mode, integrated into an automated line where a robot loads/unloads the pieces.

At the same time as updating the direct drive equipment with a torque motor on the rotation spindle, new software has been developed that allows for cutting with beveling.

TTE has its own cad cam platform and sophisticated cutting management software with predictive mathematics to compensate for out of roundness errors: the machine provides perfect cuts even for pieces that are slightly out of gage.

There are two versions available, the TOP600 Plasma and the TOP600 Laser, depending on the cutting technology used. The two machines are identical in terms of their configuration. The only changes are to the source used and, therefore, the type of cutting head used.

KBM Frameless Motors, modern direct drive technology

As an alternative to the technology that has been used in the past, namely precision gear motors and belt drives, KOLLMORGEN recommended a KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting series direct drive motor to TTEngineering that can offer greater flexibility and a range of different speeds so the machine can be adaptable and produce pipes with differing diameters.

The design of the machine also benefits, becoming flexible and compact, ensuring stable performance over time, remaining constant even with a high number of cycles (no downgrade).

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cuttingThe KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting Series has been developed to be integrated directly into the machine, using its own bearings to support the rotor; it provides a high level of performance whilst allowing for a smaller size. There is a wide range of standard motors (14 sizes with varying lengths); different configurations and options are available depending on the requirement, and changes to the shared design can be made quickly and cost-effectively. “The performance offered by the Kollmorgen KBMSuccess Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting series motor is so high that they even prompted us to redesign part of the frame and the cutting automation,” explained Mr. Crespi. “The use of the motor also enabled TTEngineering to patent an automated pipe clamping system.”

Properties

Benefits

Conclusion

The profitable collaboration with Kollmorgen continues with a new objective: TTEngineering is working on a product which will replace mechanical cutting with a high-tech laser and Kollmorgen linear motors will again be of great assistance in this case.

Success Story from Kollmorgen – The precise geometry of 3D cutting

Authors:
Ilario Manzi, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Angelo Trombetta, Direct Drive & Mechanical Transmission, KOLLMORGEN Italia
Elisabetta Redaelli, Marketing Communication, KOLLMORGEN Italia

 

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The use of this news article and images came with permission from Kollmorgen.

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Article Posted by Parker’s Electromechanical Team on Monday, July 1, 2019 on the Parker Motion & Control Technology Blog
Parker BlogIt’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process, largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With accounts departments leaning hard on engineers to deliver lower operating costs, increasing numbers are turning to the latest electric actuator solutions.
Why so?

Well, the design features of electric linear actuators mean they are able to deliver enhanced performance levels while also achieving lower total energy consumption. In fact, based on trials, savings of €3,200 can be anticipated for a typical single-actuator application over a two-year period.

Two steps become one

Parker BlogIn pneumatic systems, two steps are necessary to produce compressed air: electricity first produces air, before air pressure is converted into linear movement using a pneumatic cylinder. Similarly, two stages are required in a traditional electric solution, namely converting motor rotation to the movement of the electric actuator.
Electric linear motor actuators Parker ETT Series Machine Design

However, this double step can be reduced, with subsequent energy savings, by using a linear motor rod-style actuator solution such as a Parker ETT series unit, which is able to directly generate linear motion through the principle of electro-magnetism.

Another favourable attribute of an electric linear motor actuator compared versus a pneumatic actuator solution is the precise positioning achievable along its entire stroke. On-board feedback via an integrated analogue linear position sensor allows positioning precision to within 0.05mm.

Advantages of electric actuators: significant savings potential

The technical advantages of the latest electric linear motor actuators are clear, but what about the cost comparison we hear you ask?

Well, consider electric actuators applications and performance. A typical application involving the transfer of a 15kg load at 30 cycles per minute, for example. Here, a pneumatic cylinder solution would work with a pressure of approximately 2 bar, while the Parker ETT linear motor actuator solution consumes just 30W of electricity every cycle. Sure, the initial start-up cost for the electric actuator solution is higher than its pneumatic counterpart, but the cumulative energy cost savings mean your initial investment would be recouped well within one year.

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Moreover, just 24 months after start-up, savings will have increased to around €3,200. This savings is for just one actuator—if you multiply the number of actuators found on a typical production line it’s easy to see the vast savings possible.

Learn more

Download our electric tubular motor catalog to learn more about how your plant can save money on its factory automation.

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Article contributed by Alessandro Porro, product manager, Motors, Electromechanical Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation.

 

 

 


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Parker BlogIt’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process, largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With accounts departments leaning hard on engineers to deliver lower operating costs, increasing numbers are turning to the latest electric actuator solutions.
Why so?

Well, the design features of electric linear actuators mean they are able to deliver enhanced performance levels while also achieving lower total energy consumption. In fact, based on trials, savings of €3,200 can be anticipated for a typical single-actuator application over a two-year period.

Two steps become one

Parker BlogIn pneumatic systems, two steps are necessary to produce compressed air: electricity first produces air, before air pressure is converted into linear movement using a pneumatic cylinder. Similarly, two stages are required in a traditional electric solution, namely converting motor rotation to the movement of the electric actuator.
Electric linear motor actuators Parker ETT Series Machine Design

However, this double step can be reduced, with subsequent energy savings, by using a linear motor rod-style actuator solution such as a Parker ETT series unit, which is able to directly generate linear motion through the principle of electro-magnetism.

Another favourable attribute of an electric linear motor actuator compared versus a pneumatic actuator solution is the precise positioning achievable along its entire stroke. On-board feedback via an integrated analogue linear position sensor allows positioning precision to within 0.05mm.

Advantages of electric actuators: significant savings potential

The technical advantages of the latest electric linear motor actuators are clear, but what about the cost comparison we hear you ask?

Well, consider electric actuators applications and performance. A typical application involving the transfer of a 15kg load at 30 cycles per minute, for example. Here, a pneumatic cylinder solution would work with a pressure of approximately 2 bar, while the Parker ETT linear motor actuator solution consumes just 30W of electricity every cycle. Sure, the initial start-up cost for the electric actuator solution is higher than its pneumatic counterpart, but the cumulative energy cost savings mean your initial investment would be recouped well within one year.

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Moreover, just 24 months after start-up, savings will have increased to around €3,200. This savings is for just one actuator—if you multiply the number of actuators found on a typical production line it’s easy to see the vast savings possible.

Learn more

Download our electric tubular motor catalog to learn more about how your plant can save money on its factory automation.

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Article contributed by Alessandro Porro, product manager, Motors, Electromechanical Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation.

 

 

 


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Article Posted by Parker’s Electromechanical Team on Monday, July 1, 2019 on the Parker Motion & Control Technology Blog
How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You MoneyIt’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process, largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With accounts departments leaning hard on engineers to deliver lower operating costs, increasing numbers are turning to the latest electric actuator solutions.
Why so?

Well, the design features of electric linear actuators mean they are able to deliver enhanced performance levels while also achieving lower total energy consumption. In fact, based on trials, savings of €3,200 can be anticipated for a typical single-actuator application over a two-year period.

Two steps become one

Parker BlogIn pneumatic systems, two steps are necessary to produce compressed air: electricity first produces air, before air pressure is converted into linear movement using a pneumatic cylinder. Similarly, two stages are required in a traditional electric solution, namely converting motor rotation to the movement of the electric actuator.
Electric linear motor actuators Parker ETT Series Machine Design

However, this double step can be reduced, with subsequent energy savings, by using a linear motor rod-style actuator solution such as a Parker ETT series unit, which is able to directly generate linear motion through the principle of electro-magnetism.

Another favourable attribute of an electric linear motor actuator compared versus a pneumatic actuator solution is the precise positioning achievable along its entire stroke. On-board feedback via an integrated analogue linear position sensor allows positioning precision to within 0.05mm.

Advantages of electric actuators: significant savings potential

The technical advantages of the latest electric linear motor actuators are clear, but what about the cost comparison we hear you ask?

Well, consider electric actuators applications and performance. A typical application involving the transfer of a 15kg load at 30 cycles per minute, for example. Here, a pneumatic cylinder solution would work with a pressure of approximately 2 bar, while the Parker ETT linear motor actuator solution consumes just 30W of electricity every cycle. Sure, the initial start-up cost for the electric actuator solution is higher than its pneumatic counterpart, but the cumulative energy cost savings mean your initial investment would be recouped well within one year.

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Moreover, just 24 months after start-up, savings will have increased to around €3,200. This savings is for just one actuator—if you multiply the number of actuators found on a typical production line it’s easy to see the vast savings possible.

Learn more

Download our electric tubular motor catalog to learn more about how your plant can save money on its factory automation.

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Article Posted by Parker’s Electromechanical Team on Monday, July 1, 2019 on the Parker Motion & Control Technology Blog
How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You MoneyIt’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process, largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With accounts departments leaning hard on engineers to deliver lower operating costs, increasing numbers are turning to the latest electric actuator solutions.
Why so?

Well, the design features of electric linear actuators mean they are able to deliver enhanced performance levels while also achieving lower total energy consumption. In fact, based on trials, savings of €3,200 can be anticipated for a typical single-actuator application over a two-year period.

Two steps become one

How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You MoneyIn pneumatic systems, two steps are necessary to produce compressed air: electricity first produces air, before air pressure is converted into linear movement using a pneumatic cylinder. Similarly, two stages are required in a traditional electric solution, namely converting motor rotation to the movement of the electric actuator.
Electric linear motor actuators Parker ETT Series Machine Design

However, this double step can be reduced, with subsequent energy savings, by using a linear motor rod-style actuator solution such as a Parker ETT series unit, which is able to directly generate linear motion through the principle of electro-magnetism.

Another favourable attribute of an electric linear motor actuator compared versus a pneumatic actuator solution is the precise positioning achievable along its entire stroke. On-board feedback via an integrated analogue linear position sensor allows positioning precision to within 0.05mm.

Advantages of electric actuators: significant savings potential

The technical advantages of the latest electric linear motor actuators are clear, but what about the cost comparison we hear you ask?

Well, consider electric actuators applications and performance. A typical application involving the transfer of a 15kg load at 30 cycles per minute, for example. Here, a pneumatic cylinder solution would work with a pressure of approximately 2 bar, while the Parker ETT linear motor actuator solution consumes just 30W of electricity every cycle. Sure, the initial start-up cost for the electric actuator solution is higher than its pneumatic counterpart, but the cumulative energy cost savings mean your initial investment would be recouped well within one year.

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Moreover, just 24 months after start-up, savings will have increased to around €3,200. This savings is for just one actuator—if you multiply the number of actuators found on a typical production line it’s easy to see the vast savings possible.

Learn more

Download our electric tubular motor catalog to learn more about how your plant can save money on its factory automation.

Parker Blog

Article contributed by Alessandro Porro, product manager, Motors, Electromechanical Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation.

 

 

 


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Article Posted by Parker’s Electromechanical Team on Monday, July 1, 2019 on the Parker Motion & Control Technology Blog
How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You MoneyIt’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process, largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With accounts departments leaning hard on engineers to deliver lower operating costs, increasing numbers are turning to the latest electric actuator solutions.
Why so?

Well, the design features of electric linear actuators mean they are able to deliver enhanced performance levels while also achieving lower total energy consumption. In fact, based on trials, savings of €3,200 can be anticipated for a typical single-actuator application over a two-year period.

Two steps become one

How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You MoneyIn pneumatic systems, two steps are necessary to produce compressed air: electricity first produces air, before air pressure is converted into linear movement using a pneumatic cylinder. Similarly, two stages are required in a traditional electric solution, namely converting motor rotation to the movement of the electric actuator.
Electric linear motor actuators Parker ETT Series Machine Design

However, this double step can be reduced, with subsequent energy savings, by using a linear motor rod-style actuator solution such as a Parker ETT series unit, which is able to directly generate linear motion through the principle of electro-magnetism.

Another favourable attribute of an electric linear motor actuator compared versus a pneumatic actuator solution is the precise positioning achievable along its entire stroke. On-board feedback via an integrated analogue linear position sensor allows positioning precision to within 0.05mm.

Advantages of electric actuators: significant savings potential

The technical advantages of the latest electric linear motor actuators are clear, but what about the cost comparison we hear you ask?

Well, consider electric actuators applications and performance. A typical application involving the transfer of a 15kg load at 30 cycles per minute, for example. Here, a pneumatic cylinder solution would work with a pressure of approximately 2 bar, while the Parker ETT linear motor actuator solution consumes just 30W of electricity every cycle. Sure, the initial start-up cost for the electric actuator solution is higher than its pneumatic counterpart, but the cumulative energy cost savings mean your initial investment would be recouped well within one year.

How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You Money

Moreover, just 24 months after start-up, savings will have increased to around €3,200. This savings is for just one actuator—if you multiply the number of actuators found on a typical production line it’s easy to see the vast savings possible.

Learn more

Download our electric tubular motor catalog to learn more about how your plant can save money on its factory automation.

Parker Blog

Article contributed by Alessandro Porro, product manager, Motors, Electromechanical Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation.

 

 

 


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Article Posted by Parker’s Electromechanical Team on Monday, July 1, 2019 on the Parker Motion & Control Technology Blog
How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You MoneyIt’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process, largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With accounts departments leaning hard on engineers to deliver lower operating costs, increasing numbers are turning to the latest electric actuator solutions.
Why so?

Well, the design features of electric linear actuators mean they are able to deliver enhanced performance levels while also achieving lower total energy consumption. In fact, based on trials, savings of €3,200 can be anticipated for a typical single-actuator application over a two-year period.

Two steps become one

How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You MoneyIn pneumatic systems, two steps are necessary to produce compressed air: electricity first produces air, before air pressure is converted into linear movement using a pneumatic cylinder. Similarly, two stages are required in a traditional electric solution, namely converting motor rotation to the movement of the electric actuator.
Electric linear motor actuators Parker ETT Series Machine Design

However, this double step can be reduced, with subsequent energy savings, by using a linear motor rod-style actuator solution such as a Parker ETT series unit, which is able to directly generate linear motion through the principle of electro-magnetism.

Another favourable attribute of an electric linear motor actuator compared versus a pneumatic actuator solution is the precise positioning achievable along its entire stroke. On-board feedback via an integrated analogue linear position sensor allows positioning precision to within 0.05mm.

Advantages of electric actuators: significant savings potential

The technical advantages of the latest electric linear motor actuators are clear, but what about the cost comparison we hear you ask?

Well, consider electric actuators applications and performance. A typical application involving the transfer of a 15kg load at 30 cycles per minute, for example. Here, a pneumatic cylinder solution would work with a pressure of approximately 2 bar, while the Parker ETT linear motor actuator solution consumes just 30W of electricity every cycle. Sure, the initial start-up cost for the electric actuator solution is higher than its pneumatic counterpart, but the cumulative energy cost savings mean your initial investment would be recouped well within one year.

How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You Money

Moreover, just 24 months after start-up, savings will have increased to around €3,200. This savings is for just one actuator—if you multiply the number of actuators found on a typical production line it’s easy to see the vast savings possible.

Learn more

Download our electric tubular motor catalog to learn more about how your plant can save money on its factory automation.

How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You Money

Article contributed by Alessandro Porro, product manager, Motors, Electromechanical Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation.

 

 

 


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In addition we are pleased to have achieved the necessary sales and requirements to remain the UK’s only Kollmorgen Gold Partner and Certified Partner for the third consecutive year.

This enables us to continue to supply Kollmorgen’s excellent product range and provide our first class service and support.

Kollmorgen’s product range includes Servo Drives, Servo Motors, Stepper Drives and Stepper Motors, Motion Controllers, Linear Motors and Linear Actuators.

With their innovative approach and vast knowledge in motion control design and development, Kollmorgen is one of the few companies in the world that designs and manufactures such a wide range of complimentary products.

Kollmorgen products are supplied to a wide variety of industries including Aerospace and Defence, Printing, Packaging, Food and Beverage, Medical, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and many more.

We are extremely proud to receive these awards and remain dedicated to the Kollmorgen brand.

Visit Kollmorgen’s supplier page to view the full Kollmorgen range or for assistance specifying Kollmorgen products for your application, contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk

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In addition we are pleased to have achieved the necessary sales and requirements to remain the UK’s only Kollmorgen Gold Partner and Certified Partner for the third consecutive year.

This enables us to continue to supply Kollmorgen’s excellent product range and provide our first class service and support.

Kollmorgen’s product range includes Servo Drives, Servo Motors, Stepper Drives and Stepper Motors, Motion Controllers, Linear Motors and Linear Actuators.

With their innovative approach and vast knowledge in motion control design and development, Kollmorgen is one of the few companies in the world that designs and manufactures such a wide range of complimentary products.

Kollmorgen products are supplied to a wide variety of industries including Aerospace and Defence, Printing, Packaging, Food and Beverage, Medical, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and many more.

We are extremely proud to receive these awards and remain dedicated to the Kollmorgen brand.

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In addition we are pleased to have achieved the necessary sales and requirements to remain the UK’s only Kollmorgen Gold Partner and Certified Partner for the third consecutive year.

This enables us to continue to supply Kollmorgen’s excellent product range and provide our first class service and support.

Kollmorgen’s product range includes Servo Drives, Servo Motors, Stepper Drives and Stepper Motors, Motion Controllers, Linear Motors and Linear Actuators.

With their innovative approach and vast knowledge in motion control design and development, Kollmorgen is one of the few companies in the world that designs and manufactures such a wide range of complimentary products.

Kollmorgen products are supplied to a wide variety of industries including Aerospace and Defence, Printing, Packaging, Food and Beverage, Medical, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and many more.

We are extremely proud to receive these awards and remain dedicated to the Kollmorgen brand.

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RTA - Flex DriveFeatures

 

RTA Flex-Drive: Perfectly fitting Trio Flexslice architecture

 

RTA - Flex Drive– The series is designed to fit into the FLEXSLICE system, the modular EtherCAT architecture by Trio Motion Technology

– The direct connection with FLEX-6-NANO or FLEX EtherCAT COUPLER creates a powerful multiaxis modular system, composed by a Motion Controller, stepping motor drives, digital and analogues I/O, all sharing the same internal EBUS and logic power supply.

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 MSB-204  24-48 VD  2.5 Amps  Open Loop
[post_excerpt] => Micromech would like to announce the latest series of EtherCAT stepping motor drives from RTA. Features The Flex-Drive allows connection with any stepper motor up to Nema 24 (60mm) with or without encoder feedback, supporting PP, CSP, CSV and Homing mode of operation All models are equipped with one configurable fast capture input, suitable for […] [post_date_gmt] => 2019-07-22 10:42:09 [post_date] => 2019-07-22 10:42:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-07-22 10:42:09 [post_modified] => 2019-07-22 10:42:09 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [guid] => http://micromech.wordpress.com/?p=1212 [meta] => Array ( [enclosure] => Array ( [0] => https://1.gravatar.com/avatar/a97b3881d9c18621af6022d112efa731?s=96&d=identicon&r=G [1] => https://www.micromech.co.uk/uploads/assets/news_2019/rta_flex_drive_a.jpg [2] => https://www.micromech.co.uk/uploads/assets/news_2019/rta_flex_drive_2.jpg ) [syndication_source] => Micromech Limited's space [syndication_source_uri] => https://micromech.wordpress.com [syndication_source_id] => http://micromech.wordpress.com/feed/ [rss:comments] => https://micromech.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/rta-ethercat-flex-drive-now-available-from-micromech/#respond [wfw:commentRSS] => https://micromech.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/rta-ethercat-flex-drive-now-available-from-micromech/feed/ [syndication_feed] => http://micromech.wordpress.com/feed/ [syndication_feed_id] => 72 [syndication_permalink] => https://micromech.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/rta-ethercat-flex-drive-now-available-from-micromech/ [syndication_item_hash] => 07220cac352f32a353349f76f8f61cb7 ) [post_type] => post [post_author] => 1 [tax_input] => Array ( [category] => Array ( [0] => 27 [1] => 97 ) [post_tag] => Array ( [0] => 3352 ) [post_format] => Array ( ) ) )

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RTA Flex-Drive: Perfectly fitting Trio Flexslice architecture

 

RTA - Flex Drive– The series is designed to fit into the FLEXSLICE system, the modular EtherCAT architecture by Trio Motion Technology

– The direct connection with FLEX-6-NANO or FLEX EtherCAT COUPLER creates a powerful multiaxis modular system, composed by a Motion Controller, stepping motor drives, digital and analogues I/O, all sharing the same internal EBUS and logic power supply.

 MODEL VOLTAGE  CURRENT   SENSOR FEEDBACK
 MSE-408  24-48 VDC  4 Amps  Encoder
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RTA - Flex Drive– The series is designed to fit into the FLEXSLICE system, the modular EtherCAT architecture by Trio Motion Technology

– The direct connection with FLEX-6-NANO or FLEX EtherCAT COUPLER creates a powerful multiaxis modular system, composed by a Motion Controller, stepping motor drives, digital and analogues I/O, all sharing the same internal EBUS and logic power supply.

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 MSE-408  24-48 VDC  4 Amps  Encoder
 MSB-204  24-48 VD  2.5 Amps  Open Loop

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Micromech would like to announce the latest series of EtherCAT stepping motor drives from RTA.

RTA EtherCAT FLEX-DRIVE now available from MicromechFeatures

 

RTA Flex-Drive: Perfectly fitting Trio Flexslice architecture

 

RTA EtherCAT FLEX-DRIVE now available from Micromech– The series is designed to fit into the FLEXSLICE system, the modular EtherCAT architecture by Trio Motion Technology

– The direct connection with FLEX-6-NANO or FLEX EtherCAT COUPLER creates a powerful multiaxis modular system, composed by a Motion Controller, stepping motor drives, digital and analogues I/O, all sharing the same internal EBUS and logic power supply.

 MODEL VOLTAGE  CURRENT   SENSOR FEEDBACK
 MSE-408  24-48 VDC  4 Amps  Encoder
 MSB-204  24-48 VD  2.5 Amps  Open Loop
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Motion Control by KOLLMORGEN makes fast and precise cuts from the column of clay

Kollmorgen - Success Story

Neat as a pin, each brick on the pallet is identical to the next. Deviations at the building site are accepted only within tight tolerances. Standardized measurements are already in demand simply because bricklayers these days rarely lay the vertically perforated bricks with mortar but glue them together with thin-bed mortar as piece work. Balancing gaps – error reports. And then every deviation from the norm also costs time – which is why manufacturers such as the Swiss brick manufacturer Landquart AG is continuously improving its established production process. To cut off the endless column of clay into individual bricks, the company has now integrated a servomotor driven module.

It is iron compounds which give clay bricks their typically orange-brown color. The precise color that the building materials ultimately take on depends just as much on the minerals contained within the clay as the firing temperature and the prevailing atmosphere in the oven. There are a number of adjustment screws which the manufacturers of so-called coarse-ceramic products can turn so that the construction industry can deliver perfect bricks. In so doing, it is important to observe that a good brick – with all its claims to automation – still takes time. The most important components of brick are loam, clays and marl.

Cut clean from the endless column

The brick manufacturer Landquart from the place of the same name in the canton of Graubünden extracts the clay from its own clay pit. “Before it is shaped, the ingredients need to be well mixed and, with a view to a homogeneous distribution of moisture, temporarily stored for days. Only then can the paste go into the extruder which compacts the mineral mixture and presses it through its mouthpiece. This creates an endless brick with a fixed length and width. The height is achieved from the speed at which the cutter from the Swiss company Freymatic AG works,” explains Daniel Bärtsch, Plant Manager at the Landquart AG brickworks.

Success StoryCharacteristic for the cut is the combination of the continuous feed of the clay column from the extruder and the discontinuous cutting. To do this, it takes the basic drive arrangement of the flying saw – in essence designed like a thin steel wire which runs from top to bottom through the soft clay columns like a harp string in time with the band speed. The cutter by Freymatic is at the same time cyclically positioned by a Thomson linear axis and synchronized with the band speed. To drive the linear unit with its interior ball screw, TBM Automation AG opts for synchronous servo motors in the AKM series by KOLLMORGEN. TBM and Freymatic have fostered a trusting collaboration for many years in matters of drive technology, motion control and automation. “We need to understand the processes, know how our customers think and then learn about the intricacies from our growing experience,” says Silverster Tribus, Managing Director at TBM. The Swiss engineering specialists from Widnau have on their part been cooperating closely with KOLLMORGEN as a certified partner.

Drive simulation from the workstation

In the past, the vast majority of functions needed to be constantly re-programmed – and a huge amount of code needed to be written for this. “These days, we pull our prepared blocks into a motion project – and that’s it.” In conjunction with graphic programming, the on-site engineers can see considerably better “what impact each of the changing parameters has”. The basis for this unerring and efficient way of working is created by the Kollmorgen Automation Suite – above all in the design of the pipe network contained within.

Pipe Network clearly and precisely replicates the machine architecture including the dependencies between the axes of an application in a very short space of time. The otherwise very complex programming in Pipe Network is replaced by a graphic description with drag-and-drop function. Starting from a virtual master, all functions and relationships between components as well as all movements and settings can be defined with graphic description blocks. If the system is available, the Kollmorgen Automation Suite also offers the opportunity for virtual simulation. Movement profiles, axis conditions or synchronizations can be optimized in real time without the need to connect a single device.

“This is a real advantage because we can test the axes in the office and initiate start up with a prepared, fault-free application,” stresses Danijel Todorovic-Grabher, Senior project manager at TBM Automation. If adjustments need to be made on site, there is a KOLLMORGEN touch panel at the ready right by the system in the brickworks. “We can simply leaf through the drives and don’t need an additional laptop on site.”

Additional overload capacity protects against process fluctuations

The user-dependent access for this in the first step is carried out on the freely programmable controls in the IEC 61131-3 languages. It is part of the functional scope of the KOLLMORGEN Motion Controller PCMM. The compact device takes on the sequential control and the motion control of the connected AKD servo drives with the AKM synchronous servo motors. Motion Control has designed TBM in such a sophisticated way that the machine actually removes the bricks from the column with the beautifully soft motion task profiles. At the Landquart brickworks, the unit is placed directly between the formed part of the extruder and the discharge conveyor. The high overload capacity of the AKM motors up to five times the nominal current ensures that, during operation, the sudden occurrence of speed fluctuations does not lead to a fault in the cutting process. Changed requirements in power are not a rarity in the brick industry; they actually happen on a regular basis. After all, it’s a natural product with a fluctuating consistency that is processed into bricks fully automatically.

Against this background, it is also common practice to regularly optimize the settings of the cutting unit. The water in the clay alone or the detailed changing composition of minerals changes the mechanical shaping of the brick which is still highly sensitive after extrusion. The motion control for taking the cut raw bricks away for drying is configured in a similarly challenging way. Days later, it then goes into the oven for several hours.

For the flow of materials, Freymatic also opts for servo axes by Kollmorgen which are coordinated alongside the multi-axis arrangements of the PCMM. From the viewpoint of motion control, this process is characterized by exactly managed acceleration and braking profiles which transport off and therefore separate the bricks during production. Integrated into the automation is the pallet loader which pushes metal profiles from a magazine under the bricks for their further transportation.

This is what good clay needs

A view into the clay industry shows how existing systems have allowed themselves to become efficiently modernized when machine engineers, system integrators and drive manufacturers work closely together.

“We present data about what quantity needs to be shifted and what times and accuracy are required,” says Marco Breitenmoser, head of construction at Freymatic. “TBM then uses this as a basis to make proposals.” Good clay has for many years relied on the cooperation between Freymatic and TBM discussing jobs together and then also finding the best solution together. “Our expertise lies predominantly in the machine concept and TBM’s is in the drive technology and automation,” says Marco Breitenmoser in summary.

Author:
Martin Zimmermann, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Switzerland

 

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[post_excerpt] => Motion Control by KOLLMORGEN makes fast and precise cuts from the column of clay Neat as a pin, each brick on the pallet is identical to the next. Deviations at the building site are accepted only within tight tolerances. Standardized measurements are already in demand simply because bricklayers these days rarely lay the vertically perforated […] [post_date_gmt] => 2019-07-17 12:59:06 [post_date] => 2019-07-17 12:59:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-07-17 12:59:06 [post_modified] => 2019-07-17 12:59:06 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [guid] => http://micromech.wordpress.com/?p=1210 [meta] => Array ( [enclosure] => Array ( [0] => https://1.gravatar.com/avatar/a97b3881d9c18621af6022d112efa731?s=96&d=identicon&r=G [1] => https://www.micromech.co.uk/uploads/assets/news_2019/koll_success_story_bricks_1.jpg [2] => https://www.micromech.co.uk/uploads/assets/news_2019/koll_success_story_bricks_2.jpg ) [syndication_source] => Micromech Limited's space [syndication_source_uri] => https://micromech.wordpress.com [syndication_source_id] => http://micromech.wordpress.com/feed/ [rss:comments] => https://micromech.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/success-story-from-kollmorgen-bricks-that-can-put-in-an-appearance/#respond [wfw:commentRSS] => https://micromech.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/success-story-from-kollmorgen-bricks-that-can-put-in-an-appearance/feed/ [syndication_feed] => http://micromech.wordpress.com/feed/ [syndication_feed_id] => 72 [syndication_permalink] => https://micromech.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/success-story-from-kollmorgen-bricks-that-can-put-in-an-appearance/ [syndication_item_hash] => 8352096f9689a65258c11ac6f3fb5e93 ) [post_type] => post [post_author] => 1 [tax_input] => Array ( [category] => Array ( [0] => 27 [1] => 97 ) [post_tag] => Array ( [0] => 3352 ) [post_format] => Array ( ) ) )

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Neat as a pin, each brick on the pallet is identical to the next. Deviations at the building site are accepted only within tight tolerances. Standardized measurements are already in demand simply because bricklayers these days rarely lay the vertically perforated bricks with mortar but glue them together with thin-bed mortar as piece work. Balancing gaps – error reports. And then every deviation from the norm also costs time – which is why manufacturers such as the Swiss brick manufacturer Landquart AG is continuously improving its established production process. To cut off the endless column of clay into individual bricks, the company has now integrated a servomotor driven module.

It is iron compounds which give clay bricks their typically orange-brown color. The precise color that the building materials ultimately take on depends just as much on the minerals contained within the clay as the firing temperature and the prevailing atmosphere in the oven. There are a number of adjustment screws which the manufacturers of so-called coarse-ceramic products can turn so that the construction industry can deliver perfect bricks. In so doing, it is important to observe that a good brick – with all its claims to automation – still takes time. The most important components of brick are loam, clays and marl.

Cut clean from the endless column

The brick manufacturer Landquart from the place of the same name in the canton of Graubünden extracts the clay from its own clay pit. “Before it is shaped, the ingredients need to be well mixed and, with a view to a homogeneous distribution of moisture, temporarily stored for days. Only then can the paste go into the extruder which compacts the mineral mixture and presses it through its mouthpiece. This creates an endless brick with a fixed length and width. The height is achieved from the speed at which the cutter from the Swiss company Freymatic AG works,” explains Daniel Bärtsch, Plant Manager at the Landquart AG brickworks.

Success StoryCharacteristic for the cut is the combination of the continuous feed of the clay column from the extruder and the discontinuous cutting. To do this, it takes the basic drive arrangement of the flying saw – in essence designed like a thin steel wire which runs from top to bottom through the soft clay columns like a harp string in time with the band speed. The cutter by Freymatic is at the same time cyclically positioned by a Thomson linear axis and synchronized with the band speed. To drive the linear unit with its interior ball screw, TBM Automation AG opts for synchronous servo motors in the AKM series by KOLLMORGEN. TBM and Freymatic have fostered a trusting collaboration for many years in matters of drive technology, motion control and automation. “We need to understand the processes, know how our customers think and then learn about the intricacies from our growing experience,” says Silverster Tribus, Managing Director at TBM. The Swiss engineering specialists from Widnau have on their part been cooperating closely with KOLLMORGEN as a certified partner.

Drive simulation from the workstation

In the past, the vast majority of functions needed to be constantly re-programmed – and a huge amount of code needed to be written for this. “These days, we pull our prepared blocks into a motion project – and that’s it.” In conjunction with graphic programming, the on-site engineers can see considerably better “what impact each of the changing parameters has”. The basis for this unerring and efficient way of working is created by the Kollmorgen Automation Suite – above all in the design of the pipe network contained within.

Pipe Network clearly and precisely replicates the machine architecture including the dependencies between the axes of an application in a very short space of time. The otherwise very complex programming in Pipe Network is replaced by a graphic description with drag-and-drop function. Starting from a virtual master, all functions and relationships between components as well as all movements and settings can be defined with graphic description blocks. If the system is available, the Kollmorgen Automation Suite also offers the opportunity for virtual simulation. Movement profiles, axis conditions or synchronizations can be optimized in real time without the need to connect a single device.

“This is a real advantage because we can test the axes in the office and initiate start up with a prepared, fault-free application,” stresses Danijel Todorovic-Grabher, Senior project manager at TBM Automation. If adjustments need to be made on site, there is a KOLLMORGEN touch panel at the ready right by the system in the brickworks. “We can simply leaf through the drives and don’t need an additional laptop on site.”

Additional overload capacity protects against process fluctuations

The user-dependent access for this in the first step is carried out on the freely programmable controls in the IEC 61131-3 languages. It is part of the functional scope of the KOLLMORGEN Motion Controller PCMM. The compact device takes on the sequential control and the motion control of the connected AKD servo drives with the AKM synchronous servo motors. Motion Control has designed TBM in such a sophisticated way that the machine actually removes the bricks from the column with the beautifully soft motion task profiles. At the Landquart brickworks, the unit is placed directly between the formed part of the extruder and the discharge conveyor. The high overload capacity of the AKM motors up to five times the nominal current ensures that, during operation, the sudden occurrence of speed fluctuations does not lead to a fault in the cutting process. Changed requirements in power are not a rarity in the brick industry; they actually happen on a regular basis. After all, it’s a natural product with a fluctuating consistency that is processed into bricks fully automatically.

Against this background, it is also common practice to regularly optimize the settings of the cutting unit. The water in the clay alone or the detailed changing composition of minerals changes the mechanical shaping of the brick which is still highly sensitive after extrusion. The motion control for taking the cut raw bricks away for drying is configured in a similarly challenging way. Days later, it then goes into the oven for several hours.

For the flow of materials, Freymatic also opts for servo axes by Kollmorgen which are coordinated alongside the multi-axis arrangements of the PCMM. From the viewpoint of motion control, this process is characterized by exactly managed acceleration and braking profiles which transport off and therefore separate the bricks during production. Integrated into the automation is the pallet loader which pushes metal profiles from a magazine under the bricks for their further transportation.

This is what good clay needs

A view into the clay industry shows how existing systems have allowed themselves to become efficiently modernized when machine engineers, system integrators and drive manufacturers work closely together.

“We present data about what quantity needs to be shifted and what times and accuracy are required,” says Marco Breitenmoser, head of construction at Freymatic. “TBM then uses this as a basis to make proposals.” Good clay has for many years relied on the cooperation between Freymatic and TBM discussing jobs together and then also finding the best solution together. “Our expertise lies predominantly in the machine concept and TBM’s is in the drive technology and automation,” says Marco Breitenmoser in summary.

Author:
Martin Zimmermann, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Switzerland

 

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Success Story from Kollmorgen – Bricks that can put in an appearance

Neat as a pin, each brick on the pallet is identical to the next. Deviations at the building site are accepted only within tight tolerances. Standardized measurements are already in demand simply because bricklayers these days rarely lay the vertically perforated bricks with mortar but glue them together with thin-bed mortar as piece work. Balancing gaps – error reports. And then every deviation from the norm also costs time – which is why manufacturers such as the Swiss brick manufacturer Landquart AG is continuously improving its established production process. To cut off the endless column of clay into individual bricks, the company has now integrated a servomotor driven module.

It is iron compounds which give clay bricks their typically orange-brown color. The precise color that the building materials ultimately take on depends just as much on the minerals contained within the clay as the firing temperature and the prevailing atmosphere in the oven. There are a number of adjustment screws which the manufacturers of so-called coarse-ceramic products can turn so that the construction industry can deliver perfect bricks. In so doing, it is important to observe that a good brick – with all its claims to automation – still takes time. The most important components of brick are loam, clays and marl.

Cut clean from the endless column

The brick manufacturer Landquart from the place of the same name in the canton of Graubünden extracts the clay from its own clay pit. “Before it is shaped, the ingredients need to be well mixed and, with a view to a homogeneous distribution of moisture, temporarily stored for days. Only then can the paste go into the extruder which compacts the mineral mixture and presses it through its mouthpiece. This creates an endless brick with a fixed length and width. The height is achieved from the speed at which the cutter from the Swiss company Freymatic AG works,” explains Daniel Bärtsch, Plant Manager at the Landquart AG brickworks.

Success StoryCharacteristic for the cut is the combination of the continuous feed of the clay column from the extruder and the discontinuous cutting. To do this, it takes the basic drive arrangement of the flying saw – in essence designed like a thin steel wire which runs from top to bottom through the soft clay columns like a harp string in time with the band speed. The cutter by Freymatic is at the same time cyclically positioned by a Thomson linear axis and synchronized with the band speed. To drive the linear unit with its interior ball screw, TBM Automation AG opts for synchronous servo motors in the AKM series by KOLLMORGEN. TBM and Freymatic have fostered a trusting collaboration for many years in matters of drive technology, motion control and automation. “We need to understand the processes, know how our customers think and then learn about the intricacies from our growing experience,” says Silverster Tribus, Managing Director at TBM. The Swiss engineering specialists from Widnau have on their part been cooperating closely with KOLLMORGEN as a certified partner.

Drive simulation from the workstation

In the past, the vast majority of functions needed to be constantly re-programmed – and a huge amount of code needed to be written for this. “These days, we pull our prepared blocks into a motion project – and that’s it.” In conjunction with graphic programming, the on-site engineers can see considerably better “what impact each of the changing parameters has”. The basis for this unerring and efficient way of working is created by the Kollmorgen Automation Suite – above all in the design of the pipe network contained within.

Pipe Network clearly and precisely replicates the machine architecture including the dependencies between the axes of an application in a very short space of time. The otherwise very complex programming in Pipe Network is replaced by a graphic description with drag-and-drop function. Starting from a virtual master, all functions and relationships between components as well as all movements and settings can be defined with graphic description blocks. If the system is available, the Kollmorgen Automation Suite also offers the opportunity for virtual simulation. Movement profiles, axis conditions or synchronizations can be optimized in real time without the need to connect a single device.

“This is a real advantage because we can test the axes in the office and initiate start up with a prepared, fault-free application,” stresses Danijel Todorovic-Grabher, Senior project manager at TBM Automation. If adjustments need to be made on site, there is a KOLLMORGEN touch panel at the ready right by the system in the brickworks. “We can simply leaf through the drives and don’t need an additional laptop on site.”

Additional overload capacity protects against process fluctuations

The user-dependent access for this in the first step is carried out on the freely programmable controls in the IEC 61131-3 languages. It is part of the functional scope of the KOLLMORGEN Motion Controller PCMM. The compact device takes on the sequential control and the motion control of the connected AKD servo drives with the AKM synchronous servo motors. Motion Control has designed TBM in such a sophisticated way that the machine actually removes the bricks from the column with the beautifully soft motion task profiles. At the Landquart brickworks, the unit is placed directly between the formed part of the extruder and the discharge conveyor. The high overload capacity of the AKM motors up to five times the nominal current ensures that, during operation, the sudden occurrence of speed fluctuations does not lead to a fault in the cutting process. Changed requirements in power are not a rarity in the brick industry; they actually happen on a regular basis. After all, it’s a natural product with a fluctuating consistency that is processed into bricks fully automatically.

Against this background, it is also common practice to regularly optimize the settings of the cutting unit. The water in the clay alone or the detailed changing composition of minerals changes the mechanical shaping of the brick which is still highly sensitive after extrusion. The motion control for taking the cut raw bricks away for drying is configured in a similarly challenging way. Days later, it then goes into the oven for several hours.

For the flow of materials, Freymatic also opts for servo axes by Kollmorgen which are coordinated alongside the multi-axis arrangements of the PCMM. From the viewpoint of motion control, this process is characterized by exactly managed acceleration and braking profiles which transport off and therefore separate the bricks during production. Integrated into the automation is the pallet loader which pushes metal profiles from a magazine under the bricks for their further transportation.

This is what good clay needs

A view into the clay industry shows how existing systems have allowed themselves to become efficiently modernized when machine engineers, system integrators and drive manufacturers work closely together.

“We present data about what quantity needs to be shifted and what times and accuracy are required,” says Marco Breitenmoser, head of construction at Freymatic. “TBM then uses this as a basis to make proposals.” Good clay has for many years relied on the cooperation between Freymatic and TBM discussing jobs together and then also finding the best solution together. “Our expertise lies predominantly in the machine concept and TBM’s is in the drive technology and automation,” says Marco Breitenmoser in summary.

Author:
Martin Zimmermann, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Switzerland

 

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Motion Control by KOLLMORGEN makes fast and precise cuts from the column of clay

Success Story from Kollmorgen – Bricks that can put in an appearance

Neat as a pin, each brick on the pallet is identical to the next. Deviations at the building site are accepted only within tight tolerances. Standardized measurements are already in demand simply because bricklayers these days rarely lay the vertically perforated bricks with mortar but glue them together with thin-bed mortar as piece work. Balancing gaps – error reports. And then every deviation from the norm also costs time – which is why manufacturers such as the Swiss brick manufacturer Landquart AG is continuously improving its established production process. To cut off the endless column of clay into individual bricks, the company has now integrated a servomotor driven module.

It is iron compounds which give clay bricks their typically orange-brown color. The precise color that the building materials ultimately take on depends just as much on the minerals contained within the clay as the firing temperature and the prevailing atmosphere in the oven. There are a number of adjustment screws which the manufacturers of so-called coarse-ceramic products can turn so that the construction industry can deliver perfect bricks. In so doing, it is important to observe that a good brick – with all its claims to automation – still takes time. The most important components of brick are loam, clays and marl.

Cut clean from the endless column

The brick manufacturer Landquart from the place of the same name in the canton of Graubünden extracts the clay from its own clay pit. “Before it is shaped, the ingredients need to be well mixed and, with a view to a homogeneous distribution of moisture, temporarily stored for days. Only then can the paste go into the extruder which compacts the mineral mixture and presses it through its mouthpiece. This creates an endless brick with a fixed length and width. The height is achieved from the speed at which the cutter from the Swiss company Freymatic AG works,” explains Daniel Bärtsch, Plant Manager at the Landquart AG brickworks.

Success Story from Kollmorgen – Bricks that can put in an appearanceCharacteristic for the cut is the combination of the continuous feed of the clay column from the extruder and the discontinuous cutting. To do this, it takes the basic drive arrangement of the flying saw – in essence designed like a thin steel wire which runs from top to bottom through the soft clay columns like a harp string in time with the band speed. The cutter by Freymatic is at the same time cyclically positioned by a Thomson linear axis and synchronized with the band speed. To drive the linear unit with its interior ball screw, TBM Automation AG opts for synchronous servo motors in the AKM series by KOLLMORGEN. TBM and Freymatic have fostered a trusting collaboration for many years in matters of drive technology, motion control and automation. “We need to understand the processes, know how our customers think and then learn about the intricacies from our growing experience,” says Silverster Tribus, Managing Director at TBM. The Swiss engineering specialists from Widnau have on their part been cooperating closely with KOLLMORGEN as a certified partner.

Drive simulation from the workstation

In the past, the vast majority of functions needed to be constantly re-programmed – and a huge amount of code needed to be written for this. “These days, we pull our prepared blocks into a motion project – and that’s it.” In conjunction with graphic programming, the on-site engineers can see considerably better “what impact each of the changing parameters has”. The basis for this unerring and efficient way of working is created by the Kollmorgen Automation Suite – above all in the design of the pipe network contained within.

Pipe Network clearly and precisely replicates the machine architecture including the dependencies between the axes of an application in a very short space of time. The otherwise very complex programming in Pipe Network is replaced by a graphic description with drag-and-drop function. Starting from a virtual master, all functions and relationships between components as well as all movements and settings can be defined with graphic description blocks. If the system is available, the Kollmorgen Automation Suite also offers the opportunity for virtual simulation. Movement profiles, axis conditions or synchronizations can be optimized in real time without the need to connect a single device.

“This is a real advantage because we can test the axes in the office and initiate start up with a prepared, fault-free application,” stresses Danijel Todorovic-Grabher, Senior project manager at TBM Automation. If adjustments need to be made on site, there is a KOLLMORGEN touch panel at the ready right by the system in the brickworks. “We can simply leaf through the drives and don’t need an additional laptop on site.”

Additional overload capacity protects against process fluctuations

The user-dependent access for this in the first step is carried out on the freely programmable controls in the IEC 61131-3 languages. It is part of the functional scope of the KOLLMORGEN Motion Controller PCMM. The compact device takes on the sequential control and the motion control of the connected AKD servo drives with the AKM synchronous servo motors. Motion Control has designed TBM in such a sophisticated way that the machine actually removes the bricks from the column with the beautifully soft motion task profiles. At the Landquart brickworks, the unit is placed directly between the formed part of the extruder and the discharge conveyor. The high overload capacity of the AKM motors up to five times the nominal current ensures that, during operation, the sudden occurrence of speed fluctuations does not lead to a fault in the cutting process. Changed requirements in power are not a rarity in the brick industry; they actually happen on a regular basis. After all, it’s a natural product with a fluctuating consistency that is processed into bricks fully automatically.

Against this background, it is also common practice to regularly optimize the settings of the cutting unit. The water in the clay alone or the detailed changing composition of minerals changes the mechanical shaping of the brick which is still highly sensitive after extrusion. The motion control for taking the cut raw bricks away for drying is configured in a similarly challenging way. Days later, it then goes into the oven for several hours.

For the flow of materials, Freymatic also opts for servo axes by Kollmorgen which are coordinated alongside the multi-axis arrangements of the PCMM. From the viewpoint of motion control, this process is characterized by exactly managed acceleration and braking profiles which transport off and therefore separate the bricks during production. Integrated into the automation is the pallet loader which pushes metal profiles from a magazine under the bricks for their further transportation.

This is what good clay needs

A view into the clay industry shows how existing systems have allowed themselves to become efficiently modernized when machine engineers, system integrators and drive manufacturers work closely together.

“We present data about what quantity needs to be shifted and what times and accuracy are required,” says Marco Breitenmoser, head of construction at Freymatic. “TBM then uses this as a basis to make proposals.” Good clay has for many years relied on the cooperation between Freymatic and TBM discussing jobs together and then also finding the best solution together. “Our expertise lies predominantly in the machine concept and TBM’s is in the drive technology and automation,” says Marco Breitenmoser in summary.

Author:
Martin Zimmermann, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Switzerland

 

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Absolute precision meets perfect movement: premo combines precision with motion  – as efficiently as never before

Wittenstein - PremoThe central idea behind the first fully scalable servo-actuator platform from Wittenstein is an uncompromising flexibility from the viewpoint of the user. Motors and gearboxes with application related graduated performance characteristics can be configured modularly to individual motor/gearbox units. The result is a modular system that is significantly more versatile and more individual with regard to performance for the most diverse applications, that meets almost all the challenges of automation, integration and industry specification.

The core of the motor/gearbox unit is a torsionally rigid precision gearbox with low backlash and excellent torque density in conjunction with the equally powerful, permanently excited synchronous servo motor, which guarantees low cogging and a constant speed through the distributed winding.

The Premo actuator generation opens new dimensions in terms of performance with doubled power density and minimal installation space requirements. The Premo boasts increased productivity and optimised energy efficiency thanks to digital, single-cable technology providing more freedom during planning, design and storage as well as lower investment costs.

Typical fields of application:

–  Delta robot (axes 1-3, swivel axis)
–  Handling portal (Z axis, swivel/rotating)
–  Machine tool reaming
–  Tubular bag packaging
–  Folding carton packaging
–  Plastic thermoform (tool axis)
–  Intralogistics (AGV)

For more information on Wittenstein products contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

 

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Absolute precision meets perfect movement: premo combines precision with motion  – as efficiently as never before

Wittenstein - PremoThe central idea behind the first fully scalable servo-actuator platform from Wittenstein is an uncompromising flexibility from the viewpoint of the user. Motors and gearboxes with application related graduated performance characteristics can be configured modularly to individual motor/gearbox units. The result is a modular system that is significantly more versatile and more individual with regard to performance for the most diverse applications, that meets almost all the challenges of automation, integration and industry specification.

The core of the motor/gearbox unit is a torsionally rigid precision gearbox with low backlash and excellent torque density in conjunction with the equally powerful, permanently excited synchronous servo motor, which guarantees low cogging and a constant speed through the distributed winding.

The Premo actuator generation opens new dimensions in terms of performance with doubled power density and minimal installation space requirements. The Premo boasts increased productivity and optimised energy efficiency thanks to digital, single-cable technology providing more freedom during planning, design and storage as well as lower investment costs.

Typical fields of application:

–  Delta robot (axes 1-3, swivel axis)
–  Handling portal (Z axis, swivel/rotating)
–  Machine tool reaming
–  Tubular bag packaging
–  Folding carton packaging
–  Plastic thermoform (tool axis)
–  Intralogistics (AGV)

For more information on Wittenstein products contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

 

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Absolute precision meets perfect movement: premo combines precision with motion  – as efficiently as never before

Available from Micromech – Premo, Wittenstein’s new powerful actuator platformThe central idea behind the first fully scalable servo-actuator platform from Wittenstein is an uncompromising flexibility from the viewpoint of the user. Motors and gearboxes with application related graduated performance characteristics can be configured modularly to individual motor/gearbox units. The result is a modular system that is significantly more versatile and more individual with regard to performance for the most diverse applications, that meets almost all the challenges of automation, integration and industry specification.

The core of the motor/gearbox unit is a torsionally rigid precision gearbox with low backlash and excellent torque density in conjunction with the equally powerful, permanently excited synchronous servo motor, which guarantees low cogging and a constant speed through the distributed winding.

The Premo actuator generation opens new dimensions in terms of performance with doubled power density and minimal installation space requirements. The Premo boasts increased productivity and optimised energy efficiency thanks to digital, single-cable technology providing more freedom during planning, design and storage as well as lower investment costs.

Typical fields of application:

–  Delta robot (axes 1-3, swivel axis)
–  Handling portal (Z axis, swivel/rotating)
–  Machine tool reaming
–  Tubular bag packaging
–  Folding carton packaging
–  Plastic thermoform (tool axis)
–  Intralogistics (AGV)

For more information on Wittenstein products contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

 

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Kollmorgen - Success Story - Peening extends lifeFreymatic is building shot peening plants for the construction of aircraft engines – and, to do this, it’s opting for Motion Control by KOLLMORGEN to achieve high quality requirements

Kollmorgen - Success Story - Peening extends life

The shot needs to hit accurately. This is the only way for their power to be optimally deployed. This power does not do any damage. In fact, with each hit it makes the target stronger, more solid and tougher. And this is why accuracy, air speed and the right quantity with the right measurements are so crucial. Freymatic AG from Switzerland builds shot peening systems which extend the life of heavy-duty components including those in aircraft technology. To do this, the process, similar to a blacksmith’s hammer, produces precise compression stress on the surface. Motion Control by Kollmorgen ensures that sufficient shot reaches the target – the single cable connection technology saves valuable installation time.

“When we have a breakdown, we can’t just pull over.” Those in the know describe in one sentence the safety thinking in aviation. Anyone with a broken drive shaft managing to end up relatively unscathed with their vehicle in a field or ditch would have much further to fall if they were in a similar disaster while in the air. In the face of the serious consequences of technical faults in civil aviation, all parts of an aircraft are supplied with an abundance of safety margins. One way to make heavy-duty components even tougher against the prevailing powers is using shot peening. This process is used mainly in the construction of engines.

A chain mail made of tension forces

Using pressure, the drag is able to resist a potent force. Figuratively speaking, components are placed into chain mail. The links in the chain mail consist of compression stress which the shot peen with their kinetic energy during impact with the atomic lattice. Fatigue damages only become clear later on. “Fissures in the material occur where tensile stress is prevalent,” explains Martin Hunziker, CEO of Freymatic. The connection between tensile forces and the formation of fissures is particularly critical in the construction of aircraft since it is here that lightweight construction is required. Despite their size, the blades in an engine need to be very light. This is why they are made of a titanium alloy. The next generation of engines will be even lighter – amongst other things due to the use of titanium-based compounds. But in automotive construction, too, the process is an established manufacturing practice – specifically where fatigue resistance is required.

When it comes to shot peening, manufacturers often use Roxor systems by the Swiss firm Freymatic AG. To do this, the system builders from Domat-Ems in the canton of Graubünden place an industrial robot into a hermetically sealed chamber and fully automatically equip its wrist with up to six different spray nozzles via a mechanical exchange during the machining job. While the robot takes on the motion control along the components being blasted inside the soundproofed chamber, the pressure supply and dosage unit remain outside. The shot quantities can be selected anywhere between 1 and 10, thus achieving control deviations below three percent. This precision is necessary since it is not possible to carry out inline quality monitoring for shot peening – at least not without destroying the tool. The system operator must therefore be able to rely on the adherence to process parameters – which is why, in the field of servomotor driven dosage units, maximum precision and repeat accuracy is required. This range is achieved with a speed-controlled worm gear. The conveying screw is driven by synchronous servomotors from the KOLLMORGEN AKM series which in single cable connection technology are combined with their own AKD servo inverters.

The connection between the servo drive and the servo motor using just one cable is also an advantage for this application since the systems can be wired up more quickly while also saving space. This is because the cable typically used for feedback signals is not required.

Kollmorgen - Success Story - Peening extends life

KOLLMORGEN opts here for a slender hybrid cable for motor and feedback.

What is special about it: The single cable connection technology works even without laborious and expensive multiturn encoders. The specialists in Motion Control and servo drive technology have developed the digital resolver SFD3 for this. The interface translates the analog data of the resolver into one digital signal which it then transfers via one cable to the drives.

Tight tolerances in the dosage

Back to the peening system by Freymatic: In terms of construction, this consists of two pressure containers which act as a sluice between the unpressurized blasting shot store and the dosage which is under high pressure. The dosage powered by the AKM servomotors in the single-cable version represents a core function of the Roxor systems and, when operational, delivers shot quantities of between 0.1 and 12 kilograms per minute with an accuracy of /- 5 percent. In the mixing tube and up to the spray nozzle, the shot is accelerated up to the exit speed. This speed forms the two significant process parameters and is indirectly regulated via the spray pressure in a tight window of tolerance. The pressure thus lies between one and seven bar.

Accompanying the high adjustment range in the drive control designed by TBM Automation is above all the challenge of being both delicate and fast. To do this, the drive axles regulate the speed of the dosing screw via the signals from throughput sensors. “If there is too much material, the speed drops and vice versa,” explains Silvester Tribus, managing director of TBM Automation AG. The company from Widnau, south of Lake Constance, has been working closely with Freymatic for some time already as a system integrator. The specialists in Motion Control and servo drive technology belong to the group of certified system and distribution partners of KOLLMORGEN with highly specialized engineering competence.

Precision from zero speed

To ensure that the adjustment is carried out swiftly and precisely, Urs Tobler, from the TBM management team and specializing in control technology in blasting systems, has equipped the Motion Control with a few special features. “After all, we want the system to start up quickly and need a correspondingly short amount of time until the quantity and pressure have precisely engaged.” Urs Tobler looks back to make a comparison with a time when dosage drives were still driven by DC motors which were hard to regulate, especially with small quantities, and only delivered reliable values in the upper speed range. With an additional linearization of the control performance with analog values, using the KOLLMORGEN AKM motors, it has now been possible to “be precise even from zero speed upwards.” This control quality is said to make the process reliable across the entire adjustment range. This aspect is particularly relevant for shot peening since, after peening, it is not possible to carry out a quality analysis without damaging components.

Shot firing which is too low also results in poor values, following the motto “more is more”. To determine where the optimum value lies, system operators can only do this with “Almen strips”, thus measuring the effect of the shot impact by the distortion of a standardized surface. The Almen values determined by the distortion of a metal measurement strip then provide conclusions as to the effectiveness of the process. This must later precisely and continuously follow the previously determined key values so that the desired effects of the compression stress is set. In a further consequence, this process only functions in conjunction with regular calibration.

Conclusion

The complex processes in the mechanical strengthening of metal components using shot peening shows what a significant role the precise and, above all, repeat accurate servo drive technology plays. The automation conceived by TBM Automation AG for Freymatic AG is also set up in a user-friendly way for the operator and offers a cleanly structured visualization.

Author: Martin Zimmerman, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Switzerland

 

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The shot needs to hit accurately. This is the only way for their power to be optimally deployed. This power does not do any damage. In fact, with each hit it makes the target stronger, more solid and tougher. And this is why accuracy, air speed and the right quantity with the right measurements are so crucial. Freymatic AG from Switzerland builds shot peening systems which extend the life of heavy-duty components including those in aircraft technology. To do this, the process, similar to a blacksmith’s hammer, produces precise compression stress on the surface. Motion Control by Kollmorgen ensures that sufficient shot reaches the target – the single cable connection technology saves valuable installation time.

“When we have a breakdown, we can’t just pull over.” Those in the know describe in one sentence the safety thinking in aviation. Anyone with a broken drive shaft managing to end up relatively unscathed with their vehicle in a field or ditch would have much further to fall if they were in a similar disaster while in the air. In the face of the serious consequences of technical faults in civil aviation, all parts of an aircraft are supplied with an abundance of safety margins. One way to make heavy-duty components even tougher against the prevailing powers is using shot peening. This process is used mainly in the construction of engines.

A chain mail made of tension forces

Using pressure, the drag is able to resist a potent force. Figuratively speaking, components are placed into chain mail. The links in the chain mail consist of compression stress which the shot peen with their kinetic energy during impact with the atomic lattice. Fatigue damages only become clear later on. “Fissures in the material occur where tensile stress is prevalent,” explains Martin Hunziker, CEO of Freymatic. The connection between tensile forces and the formation of fissures is particularly critical in the construction of aircraft since it is here that lightweight construction is required. Despite their size, the blades in an engine need to be very light. This is why they are made of a titanium alloy. The next generation of engines will be even lighter – amongst other things due to the use of titanium-based compounds. But in automotive construction, too, the process is an established manufacturing practice – specifically where fatigue resistance is required.

When it comes to shot peening, manufacturers often use Roxor systems by the Swiss firm Freymatic AG. To do this, the system builders from Domat-Ems in the canton of Graubünden place an industrial robot into a hermetically sealed chamber and fully automatically equip its wrist with up to six different spray nozzles via a mechanical exchange during the machining job. While the robot takes on the motion control along the components being blasted inside the soundproofed chamber, the pressure supply and dosage unit remain outside. The shot quantities can be selected anywhere between 1 and 10, thus achieving control deviations below three percent. This precision is necessary since it is not possible to carry out inline quality monitoring for shot peening – at least not without destroying the tool. The system operator must therefore be able to rely on the adherence to process parameters – which is why, in the field of servomotor driven dosage units, maximum precision and repeat accuracy is required. This range is achieved with a speed-controlled worm gear. The conveying screw is driven by synchronous servomotors from the KOLLMORGEN AKM series which in single cable connection technology are combined with their own AKD servo inverters.

The connection between the servo drive and the servo motor using just one cable is also an advantage for this application since the systems can be wired up more quickly while also saving space. This is because the cable typically used for feedback signals is not required.

Kollmorgen - Success Story - Peening extends life

KOLLMORGEN opts here for a slender hybrid cable for motor and feedback.

What is special about it: The single cable connection technology works even without laborious and expensive multiturn encoders. The specialists in Motion Control and servo drive technology have developed the digital resolver SFD3 for this. The interface translates the analog data of the resolver into one digital signal which it then transfers via one cable to the drives.

Tight tolerances in the dosage

Back to the peening system by Freymatic: In terms of construction, this consists of two pressure containers which act as a sluice between the unpressurized blasting shot store and the dosage which is under high pressure. The dosage powered by the AKM servomotors in the single-cable version represents a core function of the Roxor systems and, when operational, delivers shot quantities of between 0.1 and 12 kilograms per minute with an accuracy of /- 5 percent. In the mixing tube and up to the spray nozzle, the shot is accelerated up to the exit speed. This speed forms the two significant process parameters and is indirectly regulated via the spray pressure in a tight window of tolerance. The pressure thus lies between one and seven bar.

Accompanying the high adjustment range in the drive control designed by TBM Automation is above all the challenge of being both delicate and fast. To do this, the drive axles regulate the speed of the dosing screw via the signals from throughput sensors. “If there is too much material, the speed drops and vice versa,” explains Silvester Tribus, managing director of TBM Automation AG. The company from Widnau, south of Lake Constance, has been working closely with Freymatic for some time already as a system integrator. The specialists in Motion Control and servo drive technology belong to the group of certified system and distribution partners of KOLLMORGEN with highly specialized engineering competence.

Precision from zero speed

To ensure that the adjustment is carried out swiftly and precisely, Urs Tobler, from the TBM management team and specializing in control technology in blasting systems, has equipped the Motion Control with a few special features. “After all, we want the system to start up quickly and need a correspondingly short amount of time until the quantity and pressure have precisely engaged.” Urs Tobler looks back to make a comparison with a time when dosage drives were still driven by DC motors which were hard to regulate, especially with small quantities, and only delivered reliable values in the upper speed range. With an additional linearization of the control performance with analog values, using the KOLLMORGEN AKM motors, it has now been possible to “be precise even from zero speed upwards.” This control quality is said to make the process reliable across the entire adjustment range. This aspect is particularly relevant for shot peening since, after peening, it is not possible to carry out a quality analysis without damaging components.

Shot firing which is too low also results in poor values, following the motto “more is more”. To determine where the optimum value lies, system operators can only do this with “Almen strips”, thus measuring the effect of the shot impact by the distortion of a standardized surface. The Almen values determined by the distortion of a metal measurement strip then provide conclusions as to the effectiveness of the process. This must later precisely and continuously follow the previously determined key values so that the desired effects of the compression stress is set. In a further consequence, this process only functions in conjunction with regular calibration.

Conclusion

The complex processes in the mechanical strengthening of metal components using shot peening shows what a significant role the precise and, above all, repeat accurate servo drive technology plays. The automation conceived by TBM Automation AG for Freymatic AG is also set up in a user-friendly way for the operator and offers a cleanly structured visualization.

Author: Martin Zimmerman, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Switzerland

 

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The shot needs to hit accurately. This is the only way for their power to be optimally deployed. This power does not do any damage. In fact, with each hit it makes the target stronger, more solid and tougher. And this is why accuracy, air speed and the right quantity with the right measurements are so crucial. Freymatic AG from Switzerland builds shot peening systems which extend the life of heavy-duty components including those in aircraft technology. To do this, the process, similar to a blacksmith’s hammer, produces precise compression stress on the surface. Motion Control by Kollmorgen ensures that sufficient shot reaches the target – the single cable connection technology saves valuable installation time.

“When we have a breakdown, we can’t just pull over.” Those in the know describe in one sentence the safety thinking in aviation. Anyone with a broken drive shaft managing to end up relatively unscathed with their vehicle in a field or ditch would have much further to fall if they were in a similar disaster while in the air. In the face of the serious consequences of technical faults in civil aviation, all parts of an aircraft are supplied with an abundance of safety margins. One way to make heavy-duty components even tougher against the prevailing powers is using shot peening. This process is used mainly in the construction of engines.

A chain mail made of tension forces

Using pressure, the drag is able to resist a potent force. Figuratively speaking, components are placed into chain mail. The links in the chain mail consist of compression stress which the shot peen with their kinetic energy during impact with the atomic lattice. Fatigue damages only become clear later on. “Fissures in the material occur where tensile stress is prevalent,” explains Martin Hunziker, CEO of Freymatic. The connection between tensile forces and the formation of fissures is particularly critical in the construction of aircraft since it is here that lightweight construction is required. Despite their size, the blades in an engine need to be very light. This is why they are made of a titanium alloy. The next generation of engines will be even lighter – amongst other things due to the use of titanium-based compounds. But in automotive construction, too, the process is an established manufacturing practice – specifically where fatigue resistance is required.

When it comes to shot peening, manufacturers often use Roxor systems by the Swiss firm Freymatic AG. To do this, the system builders from Domat-Ems in the canton of Graubünden place an industrial robot into a hermetically sealed chamber and fully automatically equip its wrist with up to six different spray nozzles via a mechanical exchange during the machining job. While the robot takes on the motion control along the components being blasted inside the soundproofed chamber, the pressure supply and dosage unit remain outside. The shot quantities can be selected anywhere between 1 and 10, thus achieving control deviations below three percent. This precision is necessary since it is not possible to carry out inline quality monitoring for shot peening – at least not without destroying the tool. The system operator must therefore be able to rely on the adherence to process parameters – which is why, in the field of servomotor driven dosage units, maximum precision and repeat accuracy is required. This range is achieved with a speed-controlled worm gear. The conveying screw is driven by synchronous servomotors from the KOLLMORGEN AKM series which in single cable connection technology are combined with their own AKD servo inverters.

The connection between the servo drive and the servo motor using just one cable is also an advantage for this application since the systems can be wired up more quickly while also saving space. This is because the cable typically used for feedback signals is not required.

Kollmorgen - Success Story - Peening extends life

KOLLMORGEN opts here for a slender hybrid cable for motor and feedback.

What is special about it: The single cable connection technology works even without laborious and expensive multiturn encoders. The specialists in Motion Control and servo drive technology have developed the digital resolver SFD3 for this. The interface translates the analog data of the resolver into one digital signal which it then transfers via one cable to the drives.

Tight tolerances in the dosage

Back to the peening system by Freymatic: In terms of construction, this consists of two pressure containers which act as a sluice between the unpressurized blasting shot store and the dosage which is under high pressure. The dosage powered by the AKM servomotors in the single-cable version represents a core function of the Roxor systems and, when operational, delivers shot quantities of between 0.1 and 12 kilograms per minute with an accuracy of /- 5 percent. In the mixing tube and up to the spray nozzle, the shot is accelerated up to the exit speed. This speed forms the two significant process parameters and is indirectly regulated via the spray pressure in a tight window of tolerance. The pressure thus lies between one and seven bar.

Accompanying the high adjustment range in the drive control designed by TBM Automation is above all the challenge of being both delicate and fast. To do this, the drive axles regulate the speed of the dosing screw via the signals from throughput sensors. “If there is too much material, the speed drops and vice versa,” explains Silvester Tribus, managing director of TBM Automation AG. The company from Widnau, south of Lake Constance, has been working closely with Freymatic for some time already as a system integrator. The specialists in Motion Control and servo drive technology belong to the group of certified system and distribution partners of KOLLMORGEN with highly specialized engineering competence.

Precision from zero speed

To ensure that the adjustment is carried out swiftly and precisely, Urs Tobler, from the TBM management team and specializing in control technology in blasting systems, has equipped the Motion Control with a few special features. “After all, we want the system to start up quickly and need a correspondingly short amount of time until the quantity and pressure have precisely engaged.” Urs Tobler looks back to make a comparison with a time when dosage drives were still driven by DC motors which were hard to regulate, especially with small quantities, and only delivered reliable values in the upper speed range. With an additional linearization of the control performance with analog values, using the KOLLMORGEN AKM motors, it has now been possible to “be precise even from zero speed upwards.” This control quality is said to make the process reliable across the entire adjustment range. This aspect is particularly relevant for shot peening since, after peening, it is not possible to carry out a quality analysis without damaging components.

Shot firing which is too low also results in poor values, following the motto “more is more”. To determine where the optimum value lies, system operators can only do this with “Almen strips”, thus measuring the effect of the shot impact by the distortion of a standardized surface. The Almen values determined by the distortion of a metal measurement strip then provide conclusions as to the effectiveness of the process. This must later precisely and continuously follow the previously determined key values so that the desired effects of the compression stress is set. In a further consequence, this process only functions in conjunction with regular calibration.

Conclusion

The complex processes in the mechanical strengthening of metal components using shot peening shows what a significant role the precise and, above all, repeat accurate servo drive technology plays. The automation conceived by TBM Automation AG for Freymatic AG is also set up in a user-friendly way for the operator and offers a cleanly structured visualization.

Author: Martin Zimmerman, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Switzerland

 

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Success Story from Kollmorgen – Peening extends life

The shot needs to hit accurately. This is the only way for their power to be optimally deployed. This power does not do any damage. In fact, with each hit it makes the target stronger, more solid and tougher. And this is why accuracy, air speed and the right quantity with the right measurements are so crucial. Freymatic AG from Switzerland builds shot peening systems which extend the life of heavy-duty components including those in aircraft technology. To do this, the process, similar to a blacksmith’s hammer, produces precise compression stress on the surface. Motion Control by Kollmorgen ensures that sufficient shot reaches the target – the single cable connection technology saves valuable installation time.

“When we have a breakdown, we can’t just pull over.” Those in the know describe in one sentence the safety thinking in aviation. Anyone with a broken drive shaft managing to end up relatively unscathed with their vehicle in a field or ditch would have much further to fall if they were in a similar disaster while in the air. In the face of the serious consequences of technical faults in civil aviation, all parts of an aircraft are supplied with an abundance of safety margins. One way to make heavy-duty components even tougher against the prevailing powers is using shot peening. This process is used mainly in the construction of engines.

A chain mail made of tension forces

Using pressure, the drag is able to resist a potent force. Figuratively speaking, components are placed into chain mail. The links in the chain mail consist of compression stress which the shot peen with their kinetic energy during impact with the atomic lattice. Fatigue damages only become clear later on. “Fissures in the material occur where tensile stress is prevalent,” explains Martin Hunziker, CEO of Freymatic. The connection between tensile forces and the formation of fissures is particularly critical in the construction of aircraft since it is here that lightweight construction is required. Despite their size, the blades in an engine need to be very light. This is why they are made of a titanium alloy. The next generation of engines will be even lighter – amongst other things due to the use of titanium-based compounds. But in automotive construction, too, the process is an established manufacturing practice – specifically where fatigue resistance is required.

When it comes to shot peening, manufacturers often use Roxor systems by the Swiss firm Freymatic AG. To do this, the system builders from Domat-Ems in the canton of Graubünden place an industrial robot into a hermetically sealed chamber and fully automatically equip its wrist with up to six different spray nozzles via a mechanical exchange during the machining job. While the robot takes on the motion control along the components being blasted inside the soundproofed chamber, the pressure supply and dosage unit remain outside. The shot quantities can be selected anywhere between 1 and 10, thus achieving control deviations below three percent. This precision is necessary since it is not possible to carry out inline quality monitoring for shot peening – at least not without destroying the tool. The system operator must therefore be able to rely on the adherence to process parameters – which is why, in the field of servomotor driven dosage units, maximum precision and repeat accuracy is required. This range is achieved with a speed-controlled worm gear. The conveying screw is driven by synchronous servomotors from the KOLLMORGEN AKM series which in single cable connection technology are combined with their own AKD servo inverters.

The connection between the servo drive and the servo motor using just one cable is also an advantage for this application since the systems can be wired up more quickly while also saving space. This is because the cable typically used for feedback signals is not required.

Kollmorgen - Success Story - Peening extends life

KOLLMORGEN opts here for a slender hybrid cable for motor and feedback.

What is special about it: The single cable connection technology works even without laborious and expensive multiturn encoders. The specialists in Motion Control and servo drive technology have developed the digital resolver SFD3 for this. The interface translates the analog data of the resolver into one digital signal which it then transfers via one cable to the drives.

Tight tolerances in the dosage

Back to the peening system by Freymatic: In terms of construction, this consists of two pressure containers which act as a sluice between the unpressurized blasting shot store and the dosage which is under high pressure. The dosage powered by the AKM servomotors in the single-cable version represents a core function of the Roxor systems and, when operational, delivers shot quantities of between 0.1 and 12 kilograms per minute with an accuracy of /- 5 percent. In the mixing tube and up to the spray nozzle, the shot is accelerated up to the exit speed. This speed forms the two significant process parameters and is indirectly regulated via the spray pressure in a tight window of tolerance. The pressure thus lies between one and seven bar.

Accompanying the high adjustment range in the drive control designed by TBM Automation is above all the challenge of being both delicate and fast. To do this, the drive axles regulate the speed of the dosing screw via the signals from throughput sensors. “If there is too much material, the speed drops and vice versa,” explains Silvester Tribus, managing director of TBM Automation AG. The company from Widnau, south of Lake Constance, has been working closely with Freymatic for some time already as a system integrator. The specialists in Motion Control and servo drive technology belong to the group of certified system and distribution partners of KOLLMORGEN with highly specialized engineering competence.

Precision from zero speed

To ensure that the adjustment is carried out swiftly and precisely, Urs Tobler, from the TBM management team and specializing in control technology in blasting systems, has equipped the Motion Control with a few special features. “After all, we want the system to start up quickly and need a correspondingly short amount of time until the quantity and pressure have precisely engaged.” Urs Tobler looks back to make a comparison with a time when dosage drives were still driven by DC motors which were hard to regulate, especially with small quantities, and only delivered reliable values in the upper speed range. With an additional linearization of the control performance with analog values, using the KOLLMORGEN AKM motors, it has now been possible to “be precise even from zero speed upwards.” This control quality is said to make the process reliable across the entire adjustment range. This aspect is particularly relevant for shot peening since, after peening, it is not possible to carry out a quality analysis without damaging components.

Shot firing which is too low also results in poor values, following the motto “more is more”. To determine where the optimum value lies, system operators can only do this with “Almen strips”, thus measuring the effect of the shot impact by the distortion of a standardized surface. The Almen values determined by the distortion of a metal measurement strip then provide conclusions as to the effectiveness of the process. This must later precisely and continuously follow the previously determined key values so that the desired effects of the compression stress is set. In a further consequence, this process only functions in conjunction with regular calibration.

Conclusion

The complex processes in the mechanical strengthening of metal components using shot peening shows what a significant role the precise and, above all, repeat accurate servo drive technology plays. The automation conceived by TBM Automation AG for Freymatic AG is also set up in a user-friendly way for the operator and offers a cleanly structured visualization.

Author: Martin Zimmerman, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Switzerland

 

Disclaimer
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Success Story from Kollmorgen – Peening extends lifeFreymatic is building shot peening plants for the construction of aircraft engines – and, to do this, it’s opting for Motion Control by KOLLMORGEN to achieve high quality requirements

Success Story from Kollmorgen – Peening extends life

The shot needs to hit accurately. This is the only way for their power to be optimally deployed. This power does not do any damage. In fact, with each hit it makes the target stronger, more solid and tougher. And this is why accuracy, air speed and the right quantity with the right measurements are so crucial. Freymatic AG from Switzerland builds shot peening systems which extend the life of heavy-duty components including those in aircraft technology. To do this, the process, similar to a blacksmith’s hammer, produces precise compression stress on the surface. Motion Control by Kollmorgen ensures that sufficient shot reaches the target – the single cable connection technology saves valuable installation time.

“When we have a breakdown, we can’t just pull over.” Those in the know describe in one sentence the safety thinking in aviation. Anyone with a broken drive shaft managing to end up relatively unscathed with their vehicle in a field or ditch would have much further to fall if they were in a similar disaster while in the air. In the face of the serious consequences of technical faults in civil aviation, all parts of an aircraft are supplied with an abundance of safety margins. One way to make heavy-duty components even tougher against the prevailing powers is using shot peening. This process is used mainly in the construction of engines.

A chain mail made of tension forces

Using pressure, the drag is able to resist a potent force. Figuratively speaking, components are placed into chain mail. The links in the chain mail consist of compression stress which the shot peen with their kinetic energy during impact with the atomic lattice. Fatigue damages only become clear later on. “Fissures in the material occur where tensile stress is prevalent,” explains Martin Hunziker, CEO of Freymatic. The connection between tensile forces and the formation of fissures is particularly critical in the construction of aircraft since it is here that lightweight construction is required. Despite their size, the blades in an engine need to be very light. This is why they are made of a titanium alloy. The next generation of engines will be even lighter – amongst other things due to the use of titanium-based compounds. But in automotive construction, too, the process is an established manufacturing practice – specifically where fatigue resistance is required.

When it comes to shot peening, manufacturers often use Roxor systems by the Swiss firm Freymatic AG. To do this, the system builders from Domat-Ems in the canton of Graubünden place an industrial robot into a hermetically sealed chamber and fully automatically equip its wrist with up to six different spray nozzles via a mechanical exchange during the machining job. While the robot takes on the motion control along the components being blasted inside the soundproofed chamber, the pressure supply and dosage unit remain outside. The shot quantities can be selected anywhere between 1 and 10, thus achieving control deviations below three percent. This precision is necessary since it is not possible to carry out inline quality monitoring for shot peening – at least not without destroying the tool. The system operator must therefore be able to rely on the adherence to process parameters – which is why, in the field of servomotor driven dosage units, maximum precision and repeat accuracy is required. This range is achieved with a speed-controlled worm gear. The conveying screw is driven by synchronous servomotors from the KOLLMORGEN AKM series which in single cable connection technology are combined with their own AKD servo inverters.

The connection between the servo drive and the servo motor using just one cable is also an advantage for this application since the systems can be wired up more quickly while also saving space. This is because the cable typically used for feedback signals is not required.

Success Story from Kollmorgen – Peening extends life

KOLLMORGEN opts here for a slender hybrid cable for motor and feedback.

What is special about it: The single cable connection technology works even without laborious and expensive multiturn encoders. The specialists in Motion Control and servo drive technology have developed the digital resolver SFD3 for this. The interface translates the analog data of the resolver into one digital signal which it then transfers via one cable to the drives.

Tight tolerances in the dosage

Back to the peening system by Freymatic: In terms of construction, this consists of two pressure containers which act as a sluice between the unpressurized blasting shot store and the dosage which is under high pressure. The dosage powered by the AKM servomotors in the single-cable version represents a core function of the Roxor systems and, when operational, delivers shot quantities of between 0.1 and 12 kilograms per minute with an accuracy of /- 5 percent. In the mixing tube and up to the spray nozzle, the shot is accelerated up to the exit speed. This speed forms the two significant process parameters and is indirectly regulated via the spray pressure in a tight window of tolerance. The pressure thus lies between one and seven bar.

Accompanying the high adjustment range in the drive control designed by TBM Automation is above all the challenge of being both delicate and fast. To do this, the drive axles regulate the speed of the dosing screw via the signals from throughput sensors. “If there is too much material, the speed drops and vice versa,” explains Silvester Tribus, managing director of TBM Automation AG. The company from Widnau, south of Lake Constance, has been working closely with Freymatic for some time already as a system integrator. The specialists in Motion Control and servo drive technology belong to the group of certified system and distribution partners of KOLLMORGEN with highly specialized engineering competence.

Precision from zero speed

To ensure that the adjustment is carried out swiftly and precisely, Urs Tobler, from the TBM management team and specializing in control technology in blasting systems, has equipped the Motion Control with a few special features. “After all, we want the system to start up quickly and need a correspondingly short amount of time until the quantity and pressure have precisely engaged.” Urs Tobler looks back to make a comparison with a time when dosage drives were still driven by DC motors which were hard to regulate, especially with small quantities, and only delivered reliable values in the upper speed range. With an additional linearization of the control performance with analog values, using the KOLLMORGEN AKM motors, it has now been possible to “be precise even from zero speed upwards.” This control quality is said to make the process reliable across the entire adjustment range. This aspect is particularly relevant for shot peening since, after peening, it is not possible to carry out a quality analysis without damaging components.

Shot firing which is too low also results in poor values, following the motto “more is more”. To determine where the optimum value lies, system operators can only do this with “Almen strips”, thus measuring the effect of the shot impact by the distortion of a standardized surface. The Almen values determined by the distortion of a metal measurement strip then provide conclusions as to the effectiveness of the process. This must later precisely and continuously follow the previously determined key values so that the desired effects of the compression stress is set. In a further consequence, this process only functions in conjunction with regular calibration.

Conclusion

The complex processes in the mechanical strengthening of metal components using shot peening shows what a significant role the precise and, above all, repeat accurate servo drive technology plays. The automation conceived by TBM Automation AG for Freymatic AG is also set up in a user-friendly way for the operator and offers a cleanly structured visualization.

Author: Martin Zimmerman, Key Account Manager, KOLLMORGEN Switzerland

 

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RTA - CSD Stepper

Overview
The CSD series of stepper drives from RTA is a range of ministep bipolar chopper drives suitable for driving medium-low power two-phase stepper motors with four, six or eight terminals

The drives are compact, easy to use and cost effective. They designed for easy backplate mounting. They are ideally suited to low power applications requiring precision, smoothness and low acoustic noise.

Features

For details of the full RTA email sales@micromech.co.uk or for technical help call 01376 333333.

RTA

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The drives are compact, easy to use and cost effective. They designed for easy backplate mounting. They are ideally suited to low power applications requiring precision, smoothness and low acoustic noise.

Features

For details of the full RTA email sales@micromech.co.uk or for technical help call 01376 333333.

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The drives are compact, easy to use and cost effective. They designed for easy backplate mounting. They are ideally suited to low power applications requiring precision, smoothness and low acoustic noise.

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The drives are compact, easy to use and cost effective. They designed for easy backplate mounting. They are ideally suited to low power applications requiring precision, smoothness and low acoustic noise.

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The CSD series of stepper drives from RTA is a range of ministep bipolar chopper drives suitable for driving medium-low power two-phase stepper motors with four, six or eight terminals

The drives are compact, easy to use and cost effective. They designed for easy backplate mounting. They are ideally suited to low power applications requiring precision, smoothness and low acoustic noise.

Features

RTA’s CSD range of high quality, cost effective stepper drives with EtherCAT available from Micromech
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For details of the full RTA email sales@micromech.co.uk or for technical help call 01376 333333.

RTA

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Overview
The CSD series of stepper drives from RTA is a range of ministep bipolar chopper drives suitable for driving medium-low power two-phase stepper motors with four, six or eight terminals

The drives are compact, easy to use and cost effective. They designed for easy backplate mounting. They are ideally suited to low power applications requiring precision, smoothness and low acoustic noise.

Features

RTA’s CSD range of high quality, cost effective stepper drives with EtherCAT available from Micromech
RTA’s CSD range of high quality, cost effective stepper drives with EtherCAT available from Micromech

For details of the full RTA email sales@micromech.co.uk or for technical help call 01376 333333.

RTA’s CSD range of high quality, cost effective stepper drives with EtherCAT available from Micromech

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The MC6N is a high performance Motion Coordinator dedicated to running remote servo and stepper drives via the EtherCAT real time automation bus. It is based on the 1GHz i.MX7 Dual ARM Cortex A7 Core Processor making it ideal for machines with high numbers of axes or robotic applications.
Trio MC6N-ECATHighlights

Plug and Play

The MC6N supports up to 64 axes of motion with 64 bit integer position registers for ultra precise axis resolution.

EtherCAT slave drives and I/O can be connected and run in cyclic synchronous position, speed or torque modes provided these are supported by the drive.

EtherCAT

The P960 has 2 built-in EtherCAT axes which can be user upgraded with the purchase of P912 Remote Axis FECs.

Each P912 doubles the available axes, i.e:
P960 1 x P912 = 4 Remote Axes
P960 2 x P912 = 8 Remote Axes
P960 3 x P912 = 16 Remote Axes
P960 4 x P912 = 32 Remote Axes
P960 5 x P912 = 64 Remote Axes

The MC6N can be purchased with axes factory pre loaded ie:
P960 = 2 Axes
P961 = 4 Axes
P962 = 8 Axes
P963 = 16 Axes
P964 = 32 Axes
P965 = 64 Axes

Every axis can be programmed to move using linear, circular or helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes. The power of the controller allows for multiple robotic transformations to run simultaneously.

Easy to use

A bright easy to read backlit display enables the controller status to be easily determined, whilst the single piece metal cast backplate provides an integrated earth chassis to improve noise rejection in the industrial environment.

Familiar Tools

The built-in Ethernet port allows programming and connection of common PLC and HMI protocols, including the Trio Uniplay range of HMIs, directly to the MC6N. User programs can be written in Trio’s established multi-tasking TrioBASIC language using the powerful Motion Perfect v4 application development software making complex motion easy. The industry standard IEC 61131-3 languages are available as an option, allowing a fully functional PLC programming system.
For more information on Trio’s MC6N-ECAT or any other Trio products contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

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The MC6N is a high performance Motion Coordinator dedicated to running remote servo and stepper drives via the EtherCAT real time automation bus. It is based on the 1GHz i.MX7 Dual ARM Cortex A7 Core Processor making it ideal for machines with high numbers of axes or robotic applications.
Trio MC6N-ECATHighlights

Plug and Play

The MC6N supports up to 64 axes of motion with 64 bit integer position registers for ultra precise axis resolution.

EtherCAT slave drives and I/O can be connected and run in cyclic synchronous position, speed or torque modes provided these are supported by the drive.

EtherCAT

The P960 has 2 built-in EtherCAT axes which can be user upgraded with the purchase of P912 Remote Axis FECs.

Each P912 doubles the available axes, i.e:
P960 1 x P912 = 4 Remote Axes
P960 2 x P912 = 8 Remote Axes
P960 3 x P912 = 16 Remote Axes
P960 4 x P912 = 32 Remote Axes
P960 5 x P912 = 64 Remote Axes

The MC6N can be purchased with axes factory pre loaded ie:
P960 = 2 Axes
P961 = 4 Axes
P962 = 8 Axes
P963 = 16 Axes
P964 = 32 Axes
P965 = 64 Axes

Every axis can be programmed to move using linear, circular or helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes. The power of the controller allows for multiple robotic transformations to run simultaneously.

Easy to use

A bright easy to read backlit display enables the controller status to be easily determined, whilst the single piece metal cast backplate provides an integrated earth chassis to improve noise rejection in the industrial environment.

Familiar Tools

The built-in Ethernet port allows programming and connection of common PLC and HMI protocols, including the Trio Uniplay range of HMIs, directly to the MC6N. User programs can be written in Trio’s established multi-tasking TrioBASIC language using the powerful Motion Perfect v4 application development software making complex motion easy. The industry standard IEC 61131-3 languages are available as an option, allowing a fully functional PLC programming system.
For more information on Trio’s MC6N-ECAT or any other Trio products contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

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The MC6N is a high performance Motion Coordinator dedicated to running remote servo and stepper drives via the EtherCAT real time automation bus. It is based on the 1GHz i.MX7 Dual ARM Cortex A7 Core Processor making it ideal for machines with high numbers of axes or robotic applications.
New from Trio, the MC6N-ECAT Mini MasterHighlights

Plug and Play

The MC6N supports up to 64 axes of motion with 64 bit integer position registers for ultra precise axis resolution.

EtherCAT slave drives and I/O can be connected and run in cyclic synchronous position, speed or torque modes provided these are supported by the drive.

EtherCAT

The P960 has 2 built-in EtherCAT axes which can be user upgraded with the purchase of P912 Remote Axis FECs.

Each P912 doubles the available axes, i.e:
P960 1 x P912 = 4 Remote Axes
P960 2 x P912 = 8 Remote Axes
P960 3 x P912 = 16 Remote Axes
P960 4 x P912 = 32 Remote Axes
P960 5 x P912 = 64 Remote Axes

The MC6N can be purchased with axes factory pre loaded ie:
P960 = 2 Axes
P961 = 4 Axes
P962 = 8 Axes
P963 = 16 Axes
P964 = 32 Axes
P965 = 64 Axes

Every axis can be programmed to move using linear, circular or helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes. The power of the controller allows for multiple robotic transformations to run simultaneously.

Easy to use

A bright easy to read backlit display enables the controller status to be easily determined, whilst the single piece metal cast backplate provides an integrated earth chassis to improve noise rejection in the industrial environment.

Familiar Tools

The built-in Ethernet port allows programming and connection of common PLC and HMI protocols, including the Trio Uniplay range of HMIs, directly to the MC6N. User programs can be written in Trio’s established multi-tasking TrioBASIC language using the powerful Motion Perfect v4 application development software making complex motion easy. The industry standard IEC 61131-3 languages are available as an option, allowing a fully functional PLC programming system.
For more information on Trio’s MC6N-ECAT or any other Trio products contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

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‘T’ Series high load capacity electric cylinders with RediMount™ from Thomson

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Precision electric cylinders are widely used in handling, machining and manufacturing applications. In addition they are often used is to replace of hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders where they bring many benefits and advantages when compared to the older technologies.

A broad range of options and accessories added to Thomson’s vast experience in building custom units makes it easy to find the perfect cylinder for almost any application in most environments.

The ‘T’ Series precision electric cylinder has proved to be the ideal solution for thousands of applications throughout the world.

Precision rolled ball screws provide smooth, quiet motion and accurate positioning, while the slide guide bushings and the rugged exterior design allow it to be used in the toughest applications.

The T Series combines durability, performance and ease of use with a large selection of factory-engineered options and accessories. The RediMount™ motor mounting adapter kit is available as a standard feature, making it easy to mount a suitable motor as well as making fitting quick and easy.

Uses and benefits:

Precision electric cylinders are often a better choice than hydraulic or pneumatic alternatives due to simpler installation, easier and greater control, lower energy costs, higher accuracy, less maintenance and noise, and a cleaner, healthier environment;

Thomson T Series

‘T’ Series available sizes:

The ‘T’ Series is available in three frame sizes the T60, T90 and T130

T60 can provide forces up to 10,000N with strokes of up to 1500mm.
T90, forces up to 20,000N and strokes of 1500mm
T130, forces of up to 60,000N and strokes of 2000mm
Applications:

The Thomson ‘T’ Series is suitable for a wide variety of applications in many industries.

Coupled with a perfectly matched drive/control solution, Micromech can provide the perfect linear motion solution.

Examples:

For more information on Thomson Electric cylinders contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

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Precision electric cylinders are widely used in handling, machining and manufacturing applications. In addition they are often used is to replace of hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders where they bring many benefits and advantages when compared to the older technologies.

A broad range of options and accessories added to Thomson’s vast experience in building custom units makes it easy to find the perfect cylinder for almost any application in most environments.

The ‘T’ Series precision electric cylinder has proved to be the ideal solution for thousands of applications throughout the world.

Precision rolled ball screws provide smooth, quiet motion and accurate positioning, while the slide guide bushings and the rugged exterior design allow it to be used in the toughest applications.

The T Series combines durability, performance and ease of use with a large selection of factory-engineered options and accessories. The RediMount™ motor mounting adapter kit is available as a standard feature, making it easy to mount a suitable motor as well as making fitting quick and easy.

Uses and benefits:

Precision electric cylinders are often a better choice than hydraulic or pneumatic alternatives due to simpler installation, easier and greater control, lower energy costs, higher accuracy, less maintenance and noise, and a cleaner, healthier environment;

Thomson T Series

‘T’ Series available sizes:

The ‘T’ Series is available in three frame sizes the T60, T90 and T130

T60 can provide forces up to 10,000N with strokes of up to 1500mm.
T90, forces up to 20,000N and strokes of 1500mm
T130, forces of up to 60,000N and strokes of 2000mm
Applications:

The Thomson ‘T’ Series is suitable for a wide variety of applications in many industries.

Coupled with a perfectly matched drive/control solution, Micromech can provide the perfect linear motion solution.

Examples:

For more information on Thomson Electric cylinders contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

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Precision electric cylinders are widely used in handling, machining and manufacturing applications. In addition they are often used is to replace of hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders where they bring many benefits and advantages when compared to the older technologies.

A broad range of options and accessories added to Thomson’s vast experience in building custom units makes it easy to find the perfect cylinder for almost any application in most environments.

The ‘T’ Series precision electric cylinder has proved to be the ideal solution for thousands of applications throughout the world.

Precision rolled ball screws provide smooth, quiet motion and accurate positioning, while the slide guide bushings and the rugged exterior design allow it to be used in the toughest applications.

The T Series combines durability, performance and ease of use with a large selection of factory-engineered options and accessories. The RediMount™ motor mounting adapter kit is available as a standard feature, making it easy to mount a suitable motor as well as making fitting quick and easy.

Uses and benefits:

Precision electric cylinders are often a better choice than hydraulic or pneumatic alternatives due to simpler installation, easier and greater control, lower energy costs, higher accuracy, less maintenance and noise, and a cleaner, healthier environment;

Thomson T Series

‘T’ Series available sizes:

The ‘T’ Series is available in three frame sizes the T60, T90 and T130

T60 can provide forces up to 10,000N with strokes of up to 1500mm.
T90, forces up to 20,000N and strokes of 1500mm
T130, forces of up to 60,000N and strokes of 2000mm
Applications:

The Thomson ‘T’ Series is suitable for a wide variety of applications in many industries.

Coupled with a perfectly matched drive/control solution, Micromech can provide the perfect linear motion solution.

Examples:

For more information on Thomson Electric cylinders contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

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Precision electric cylinders are widely used in handling, machining and manufacturing applications. In addition they are often used is to replace of hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders where they bring many benefits and advantages when compared to the older technologies.

A broad range of options and accessories added to Thomson’s vast experience in building custom units makes it easy to find the perfect cylinder for almost any application in most environments.

The ‘T’ Series precision electric cylinder has proved to be the ideal solution for thousands of applications throughout the world.

Precision rolled ball screws provide smooth, quiet motion and accurate positioning, while the slide guide bushings and the rugged exterior design allow it to be used in the toughest applications.

The T Series combines durability, performance and ease of use with a large selection of factory-engineered options and accessories. The RediMount‘T’ Series high load capacity electric cylinders with RediMount™ from Thomson motor mounting adapter kit is available as a standard feature, making it easy to mount a suitable motor as well as making fitting quick and easy.

Uses and benefits:

Precision electric cylinders are often a better choice than hydraulic or pneumatic alternatives due to simpler installation, easier and greater control, lower energy costs, higher accuracy, less maintenance and noise, and a cleaner, healthier environment;

Thomson T Series

‘T’ Series available sizes:

The ‘T’ Series is available in three frame sizes the T60, T90 and T130

T60 can provide forces up to 10,000N with strokes of up to 1500mm.
T90, forces up to 20,000N and strokes of 1500mm
T130, forces of up to 60,000N and strokes of 2000mm
Applications:

The Thomson ‘T’ Series is suitable for a wide variety of applications in many industries.

Coupled with a perfectly matched drive/control solution, Micromech can provide the perfect linear motion solution.

Examples:

For more information on Thomson Electric cylinders contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

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Precision electric cylinders are widely used in handling, machining and manufacturing applications. In addition they are often used is to replace of hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders where they bring many benefits and advantages when compared to the older technologies.

A broad range of options and accessories added to Thomson’s vast experience in building custom units makes it easy to find the perfect cylinder for almost any application in most environments.

The ‘T’ Series precision electric cylinder has proved to be the ideal solution for thousands of applications throughout the world.

Precision rolled ball screws provide smooth, quiet motion and accurate positioning, while the slide guide bushings and the rugged exterior design allow it to be used in the toughest applications.

The T Series combines durability, performance and ease of use with a large selection of factory-engineered options and accessories. The RediMount‘T’ Series high load capacity electric cylinders with RediMount™ from Thomson motor mounting adapter kit is available as a standard feature, making it easy to mount a suitable motor as well as making fitting quick and easy.

Uses and benefits:

Precision electric cylinders are often a better choice than hydraulic or pneumatic alternatives due to simpler installation, easier and greater control, lower energy costs, higher accuracy, less maintenance and noise, and a cleaner, healthier environment;

‘T’ Series high load capacity electric cylinders with RediMount™ from Thomson

‘T’ Series available sizes:

The ‘T’ Series is available in three frame sizes the T60, T90 and T130

T60 can provide forces up to 10,000N with strokes of up to 1500mm.
T90, forces up to 20,000N and strokes of 1500mm
T130, forces of up to 60,000N and strokes of 2000mm
Applications:

The Thomson ‘T’ Series is suitable for a wide variety of applications in many industries.

Coupled with a perfectly matched drive/control solution, Micromech can provide the perfect linear motion solution.

Examples:

For more information on Thomson Electric cylinders contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

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Product Coding for Protein Producers

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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 & Coding can be integrated with every type of flexible packaging machine.

Is TIJ Always the Best Technology to Use?

No, not always.

Thermal inkjet brings some important advantages, but there are times where an alternative technology such as CIJ printing, thermal transfer, laser or ink stamping might make sense. We happen to sell a complete range of coding technologies so we can work with you to help decide which is best for your unique needs.

Want to Get Started?

How can you start improving your own packaging coding? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com We’ll get you in touch with one of our local experts right away.

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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 & Coding can be integrated with every type of flexible packaging machine.

Is TIJ Always the Best Technology to Use?

No, not always.

Thermal inkjet brings some important advantages, but there are times where an alternative technology such as CIJ printing, thermal transfer, laser or ink stamping might make sense. We happen to sell a complete range of coding technologies so we can work with you to help decide which is best for your unique needs.

Want to Get Started?

How can you start improving your own packaging coding? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com We’ll get you in touch with one of our local experts right away.

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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.

Product Coding for Protein Producers

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 & Coding can be integrated with every type of flexible packaging machine.

Is TIJ Always the Best Technology to Use?

No, not always.

Thermal inkjet brings some important advantages, but there are times where an alternative technology such as CIJ printing, thermal transfer, laser or ink stamping might make sense. We happen to sell a complete range of coding technologies so we can work with you to help decide which is best for your unique needs.

Want to Get Started?

How can you start improving your own packaging coding? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com We’ll get you in touch with one of our local experts right away.

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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.

Product Coding for Protein Producers

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.Product Coding for Protein Producers

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 & Coding can be integrated with every type of flexible packaging machine.

Is TIJ Always the Best Technology to Use?

No, not always.

Thermal inkjet brings some important advantages, but there are times where an alternative technology such as CIJ printing, thermal transfer, laser or ink stamping might make sense. We happen to sell a complete range of coding technologies so we can work with you to help decide which is best for your unique needs.

Want to Get Started?

How can you start improving your own packaging coding? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com We’ll get you in touch with one of our local experts right away.

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Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!
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Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!
[post_excerpt] => Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011. The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by […] [post_date_gmt] => 2019-08-05 18:10:41 [post_date] => 2019-08-05 18:10:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-05 18:10:41 [post_modified] => 2019-08-05 18:10:41 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [guid] => http://www.labelingnews.com/?p=5952 [meta] => Array ( [enclosure] => Array ( [0] => ) [syndication_source] => Labeling News [syndication_source_uri] => http://www.labelingnews.com [syndication_source_id] => http://feeds.feedburner.com/labelingnews/HCzq [syndication_feed] => http://feeds.feedburner.com/labelingnews/HCzq [syndication_feed_id] => 12 [syndication_permalink] => http://www.labelingnews.com/2019/08/customer-engagement-and-more-gs1-digital-link/ [syndication_item_hash] => 1e5148b5aacb103170db86cec5f4b5cf [faf_featured_image] => 0 [faf_process_image] => 0,0,0,0,0 ) [post_type] => post [post_author] => 1 [tax_input] => Array ( [category] => Array ( ) [post_tag] => Array ( [0] => 1625 ) [post_format] => Array ( ) ) )

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End of Parts & Service – SATO Printers

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As companies improve their products and introduce new models, earlier generations are discontinued and eventually can no longer be supported.

I recently received a reminder from SATO that some of their legacy models have reached the end of their service/support period.

Included are the following models:

SATO EOS

 

You can see the original SATO end of service notice here: SATO EOS Doc

Most users of these printers have already upgraded to current models, but if you happen to still be using any of these models, please note that by the end of August, service will end and spare parts will be limited until the end of the year, after which they can’t be ordered.

What Should You Do?

If you do use any of these discontinued printers, it is best to upgrade to a new  SATO CLNX printer. The new model has a lot of advantages and is designed to be a simple replacement for older printers. SATO also has a special trade-in program for the legacy printers that you can take advantage of. ID Technology can help you with every step of this process.

Want to Get Started?

Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with one of our labeling experts, right in your area.

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As companies improve their products and introduce new models, earlier generations are discontinued and eventually can no longer be supported.

I recently received a reminder from SATO that some of their legacy models have reached the end of their service/support period.

Included are the following models:

SATO EOS

 

You can see the original SATO end of service notice here: SATO EOS Doc

Most users of these printers have already upgraded to current models, but if you happen to still be using any of these models, please note that by the end of August, service will end and spare parts will be limited until the end of the year, after which they can’t be ordered.

What Should You Do?

If you do use any of these discontinued printers, it is best to upgrade to a new  SATO CLNX printer. The new model has a lot of advantages and is designed to be a simple replacement for older printers. SATO also has a special trade-in program for the legacy printers that you can take advantage of. ID Technology can help you with every step of this process.

Want to Get Started?

Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with one of our labeling experts, right in your area.

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As companies improve their products and introduce new models, earlier generations are discontinued and eventually can no longer be supported.

I recently received a reminder from SATO that some of their legacy models have reached the end of their service/support period.

Included are the following models:

End of Parts & Service – SATO Printers

 

You can see the original SATO end of service notice here: SATO EOS Doc

Most users of these printers have already upgraded to current models, but if you happen to still be using any of these models, please note that by the end of August, service will end and spare parts will be limited until the end of the year, after which they can’t be ordered.

What Should You Do?

If you do use any of these discontinued printers, it is best to upgrade to a new  SATO CLNX printer. The new model has a lot of advantages and is designed to be a simple replacement for older printers. SATO also has a special trade-in program for the legacy printers that you can take advantage of. ID Technology can help you with every step of this process.

Want to Get Started?

Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with one of our labeling experts, right in your area.

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Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability

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The Labeling News PodcastOur most recent podcast covered two topics:

The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets.

In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding can help companies meet their sustainability goals.

Before this, there is a quick update on the Loop circular packaging system. Kroger is now a Loop partner here in the US as well as Walgreens. I’m still somewhat skeptical about this, but it does seem to be making progress.

Loop Waste Free Packaging Concept

On the topic of lasers for coding and marking products, Macsa has a very complete line up of laser systems for just about every application – see more info here: https://www.idtechnology.com/products/coding-solutions/laser-coders/

Laser Coding Can Help Meet Sustainability Targets

In the podcast, we discuss how laser coding allows for permanent prints to be added to all kinds of products. Lasers use no inks or solvents, making them an environmentally friendly way to add date and traceability codes as well as barcodes to many types of packaging materials.

Listen to the podcast here: Labeling News Podcast Episode 5   or search for Labeling News at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

 

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The Labeling News PodcastOur most recent podcast covered two topics:

The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets.

In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding can help companies meet their sustainability goals.

Before this, there is a quick update on the Loop circular packaging system. Kroger is now a Loop partner here in the US as well as Walgreens. I’m still somewhat skeptical about this, but it does seem to be making progress.

Loop Waste Free Packaging Concept

On the topic of lasers for coding and marking products, Macsa has a very complete line up of laser systems for just about every application – see more info here: https://www.idtechnology.com/products/coding-solutions/laser-coders/

Laser Coding Can Help Meet Sustainability Targets

In the podcast, we discuss how laser coding allows for permanent prints to be added to all kinds of products. Lasers use no inks or solvents, making them an environmentally friendly way to add date and traceability codes as well as barcodes to many types of packaging materials.

Listen to the podcast here: Labeling News Podcast Episode 5   or search for Labeling News at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

 

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Podcast – Lasers and SustainabilityOur most recent podcast covered two topics:

The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets.

In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding can help companies meet their sustainability goals.

Before this, there is a quick update on the Loop circular packaging system. Kroger is now a Loop partner here in the US as well as Walgreens. I’m still somewhat skeptical about this, but it does seem to be making progress.

Loop Waste Free Packaging Concept

On the topic of lasers for coding and marking products, Macsa has a very complete line up of laser systems for just about every application – see more info here: https://www.idtechnology.com/products/coding-solutions/laser-coders/

Laser Coding Can Help Meet Sustainability Targets

In the podcast, we discuss how laser coding allows for permanent prints to be added to all kinds of products. Lasers use no inks or solvents, making them an environmentally friendly way to add date and traceability codes as well as barcodes to many types of packaging materials.

Listen to the podcast here: Labeling News Podcast Episode 5   or search for Labeling News at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

 

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The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets.

In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding can help companies meet their sustainability goals.

Before this, there is a quick update on the Loop circular packaging system. Kroger is now a Loop partner here in the US as well as Walgreens. I’m still somewhat skeptical about this, but it does seem to be making progress.

Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability

Loop Waste Free Packaging Concept

On the topic of lasers for coding and marking products, Macsa has a very complete line up of laser systems for just about every application – see more info here: https://www.idtechnology.com/products/coding-solutions/laser-coders/

Laser Coding Can Help Meet Sustainability Targets

In the podcast, we discuss how laser coding allows for permanent prints to be added to all kinds of products. Lasers use no inks or solvents, making them an environmentally friendly way to add date and traceability codes as well as barcodes to many types of packaging materials.

Listen to the podcast here: Labeling News Podcast Episode 5   or search for Labeling News at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

 

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Podcast – Lasers and SustainabilityOur most recent podcast covered two topics:

The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets.

In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding can help companies meet their sustainability goals.

Before this, there is a quick update on the Loop circular packaging system. Kroger is now a Loop partner here in the US as well as Walgreens. I’m still somewhat skeptical about this, but it does seem to be making progress.

Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability

Loop Waste Free Packaging Concept

On the topic of lasers for coding and marking products, Macsa has a very complete line up of laser systems for just about every application – see more info here: https://www.idtechnology.com/products/coding-solutions/laser-coders/

Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability

Laser Coding Can Help Meet Sustainability Targets

In the podcast, we discuss how laser coding allows for permanent prints to be added to all kinds of products. Lasers use no inks or solvents, making them an environmentally friendly way to add date and traceability codes as well as barcodes to many types of packaging materials.

Listen to the podcast here: Labeling News Podcast Episode 5   or search for Labeling News at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

 

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Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping Cases

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Using inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow.

Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when it comes to installing inkjet systems for printing barcodes, text and graphics onto corrugated cases. We are a founding distributor of the FoxJet ProSeries system and have won the prestigious Regency Award for top FoxJet distributor for 14 consecutive years.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over this time, it’s that having good product handling is as important as having good printing equipment for getting the high-quality, compliant GS1 barcodes that customers demand. If the boxes are not presented consistently and accurately to the printheads, this will show in poor print quality and in particular will not allow high-quality barcodes to be printed.

To help educate users on best practices for product handling, our friends at FoxJet recently produced a detailed whitepaper on this topic that goes over many of the issues that are important to ensure great quality printing every time.

FoxJet ProSeries Printers

The whitepaper the transition from the case taper or sealer to the conveyor where the barcode printers are installed as being an area of crucial importance. Because space is often limited on packaging lines, the printheads often have to be installed very close to the exit of the case sealer. Some important factors are:

Carton Control – Proximity to the Printhead

It is important that after leaving the case sealer, the boxes are correctly presented the correct distance from the printheads. The drops of ink that are fired from the printheads can only travel a short distance while maintaining accuracy. If the box is too far away, print quality will decline and if so close it hits the printhead, damage might occur.

Be sure to control the boxes gently so that the boxes are undamaged as they pass through your packaging processes.

It’s best to use guide rails to accurately control the position of the box and even better use in conjunction with FoxJet’s retracting printhead brackets. This bracket uses a roller allow the printhead to be the correct distance from the box every time.

Product/Conveyor Speed

Ensure that boxes leaving your case sealer are traveling at a speed that is within the limits of your inkjet printer. Our FoxJet ProSeries printheads are able to print high-quality text, barcodes and images at up to 300ft per minute, which is enough for all but the fastest production lines.

Angel Hair

No, we are not talking pasta here! Some case sealing machines use hot melt adhesive to hold the flaps on the boxes closed. At times the adhesive applicators can leave a stringy residue behind that can get stuck to the printheads and block the tiny nozzles. Dust from the corrugated boxes can be bad too – be sure to regularly clean your packaging equipment and the printheads.

Vibrations

Good quality printing depends on the boxes being transferred smoothly past the printheads. Make sure your conveyor belt runs smoothly and that you are not dropping boxes onto the conveyor where the printheads are mounted. We’ve seen this happen and the results are not always pretty!

Best Practice of All

The best way to get the best labeling or coding for your shipping cases is to connect with your local ID Technology representative. With many years of experience, combined with the case packing, sealing and product handling of ProMach, we are able to help you determine the best solution for all your case coding or labeling needs.

How can ID Technology and ProMach help you meet your objectives for your packaging barcode and coding operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Using inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow.

Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when it comes to installing inkjet systems for printing barcodes, text and graphics onto corrugated cases. We are a founding distributor of the FoxJet ProSeries system and have won the prestigious Regency Award for top FoxJet distributor for 14 consecutive years.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over this time, it’s that having good product handling is as important as having good printing equipment for getting the high-quality, compliant GS1 barcodes that customers demand. If the boxes are not presented consistently and accurately to the printheads, this will show in poor print quality and in particular will not allow high-quality barcodes to be printed.

To help educate users on best practices for product handling, our friends at FoxJet recently produced a detailed whitepaper on this topic that goes over many of the issues that are important to ensure great quality printing every time.

FoxJet ProSeries Printers

The whitepaper the transition from the case taper or sealer to the conveyor where the barcode printers are installed as being an area of crucial importance. Because space is often limited on packaging lines, the printheads often have to be installed very close to the exit of the case sealer. Some important factors are:

Carton Control – Proximity to the Printhead

It is important that after leaving the case sealer, the boxes are correctly presented the correct distance from the printheads. The drops of ink that are fired from the printheads can only travel a short distance while maintaining accuracy. If the box is too far away, print quality will decline and if so close it hits the printhead, damage might occur.

Be sure to control the boxes gently so that the boxes are undamaged as they pass through your packaging processes.

It’s best to use guide rails to accurately control the position of the box and even better use in conjunction with FoxJet’s retracting printhead brackets. This bracket uses a roller allow the printhead to be the correct distance from the box every time.

Product/Conveyor Speed

Ensure that boxes leaving your case sealer are traveling at a speed that is within the limits of your inkjet printer. Our FoxJet ProSeries printheads are able to print high-quality text, barcodes and images at up to 300ft per minute, which is enough for all but the fastest production lines.

Angel Hair

No, we are not talking pasta here! Some case sealing machines use hot melt adhesive to hold the flaps on the boxes closed. At times the adhesive applicators can leave a stringy residue behind that can get stuck to the printheads and block the tiny nozzles. Dust from the corrugated boxes can be bad too – be sure to regularly clean your packaging equipment and the printheads.

Vibrations

Good quality printing depends on the boxes being transferred smoothly past the printheads. Make sure your conveyor belt runs smoothly and that you are not dropping boxes onto the conveyor where the printheads are mounted. We’ve seen this happen and the results are not always pretty!

Best Practice of All

The best way to get the best labeling or coding for your shipping cases is to connect with your local ID Technology representative. With many years of experience, combined with the case packing, sealing and product handling of ProMach, we are able to help you determine the best solution for all your case coding or labeling needs.

How can ID Technology and ProMach help you meet your objectives for your packaging barcode and coding operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping CasesUsing inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow.

Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when it comes to installing inkjet systems for printing barcodes, text and graphics onto corrugated cases. We are a founding distributor of the FoxJet ProSeries system and have won the prestigious Regency Award for top FoxJet distributor for 14 consecutive years.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over this time, it’s that having good product handling is as important as having good printing equipment for getting the high-quality, compliant GS1 barcodes that customers demand. If the boxes are not presented consistently and accurately to the printheads, this will show in poor print quality and in particular will not allow high-quality barcodes to be printed.

To help educate users on best practices for product handling, our friends at FoxJet recently produced a detailed whitepaper on this topic that goes over many of the issues that are important to ensure great quality printing every time.

FoxJet ProSeries Printers

The whitepaper the transition from the case taper or sealer to the conveyor where the barcode printers are installed as being an area of crucial importance. Because space is often limited on packaging lines, the printheads often have to be installed very close to the exit of the case sealer. Some important factors are:

Carton Control – Proximity to the Printhead

It is important that after leaving the case sealer, the boxes are correctly presented the correct distance from the printheads. The drops of ink that are fired from the printheads can only travel a short distance while maintaining accuracy. If the box is too far away, print quality will decline and if so close it hits the printhead, damage might occur.

Be sure to control the boxes gently so that the boxes are undamaged as they pass through your packaging processes.

It’s best to use guide rails to accurately control the position of the box and even better use in conjunction with FoxJet’s retracting printhead brackets. This bracket uses a roller allow the printhead to be the correct distance from the box every time.

Product/Conveyor Speed

Ensure that boxes leaving your case sealer are traveling at a speed that is within the limits of your inkjet printer. Our FoxJet ProSeries printheads are able to print high-quality text, barcodes and images at up to 300ft per minute, which is enough for all but the fastest production lines.

Angel Hair

No, we are not talking pasta here! Some case sealing machines use hot melt adhesive to hold the flaps on the boxes closed. At times the adhesive applicators can leave a stringy residue behind that can get stuck to the printheads and block the tiny nozzles. Dust from the corrugated boxes can be bad too – be sure to regularly clean your packaging equipment and the printheads.

Vibrations

Good quality printing depends on the boxes being transferred smoothly past the printheads. Make sure your conveyor belt runs smoothly and that you are not dropping boxes onto the conveyor where the printheads are mounted. We’ve seen this happen and the results are not always pretty!

Best Practice of All

The best way to get the best labeling or coding for your shipping cases is to connect with your local ID Technology representative. With many years of experience, combined with the case packing, sealing and product handling of ProMach, we are able to help you determine the best solution for all your case coding or labeling needs.

How can ID Technology and ProMach help you meet your objectives for your packaging barcode and coding operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping CasesUsing inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow.

Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when it comes to installing inkjet systems for printing barcodes, text and graphics onto corrugated cases. We are a founding distributor of the Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping CasesFoxJet ProSeries system and have won the prestigious Regency Award for top FoxJet distributor for 14 consecutive years.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over this time, it’s that having good product handling is as important as having good printing equipment for getting the high-quality, compliant GS1 barcodes that customers demand. If the boxes are not presented consistently and accurately to the printheads, this will show in poor print quality and in particular will not allow high-quality barcodes to be printed.

To help educate users on best practices for product handling, our friends at FoxJet recently produced a detailed whitepaper on this topic that goes over many of the issues that are important to ensure great quality printing every time.

FoxJet ProSeries Printers

The whitepaper the transition from the case taper or sealer to the conveyor where the barcode printers are installed as being an area of crucial importance. Because space is often limited on packaging lines, the printheads often have to be installed very close to the exit of the case sealer. Some important factors are:

Carton Control – Proximity to the Printhead

It is important that after leaving the case sealer, the boxes are correctly presented the correct distance from the printheads. The drops of ink that are fired from the printheads can only travel a short distance while maintaining accuracy. If the box is too far away, print quality will decline and if so close it hits the printhead, damage might occur.

Be sure to control the boxes gently so that the boxes are undamaged as they pass through your packaging processes.

It’s best to use guide rails to accurately control the position of the box and even better use in conjunction with FoxJet’s retracting printhead brackets. This bracket uses a roller allow the printhead to be the correct distance from the box every time.

Product/Conveyor Speed

Ensure that boxes leaving your case sealer are traveling at a speed that is within the limits of your inkjet printer. Our FoxJet ProSeries printheads are able to print high-quality text, barcodes and images at up to 300ft per minute, which is enough for all but the fastest production lines.

Angel Hair

No, we are not talking pasta here! Some case sealing machines use hot melt adhesive to hold the flaps on the boxes closed. At times the adhesive applicators can leave a stringy residue behind that can get stuck to the printheads and block the tiny nozzles. Dust from the corrugated boxes can be bad too – be sure to regularly clean your packaging equipment and the printheads.

Vibrations

Good quality printing depends on the boxes being transferred smoothly past the printheads. Make sure your conveyor belt runs smoothly and that you are not dropping boxes onto the conveyor where the printheads are mounted. We’ve seen this happen and the results are not always pretty!

Best Practice of All

The best way to get the best labeling or coding for your shipping cases is to connect with your local ID Technology representative. With many years of experience, combined with the case packing, sealing and product handling of ProMach, we are able to help you determine the best solution for all your case coding or labeling needs.

How can ID Technology and ProMach help you meet your objectives for your packaging barcode and coding operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping CasesUsing inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow.

Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when it comes to installing inkjet systems for printing barcodes, text and graphics onto corrugated cases. We are a founding distributor of the Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping CasesFoxJet ProSeries system and have won the prestigious Regency Award for top FoxJet distributor for 14 consecutive years.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over this time, it’s that having good product handling is as important as having good printing equipment for getting the high-quality, compliant GS1 barcodes that customers demand. If the boxes are not presented consistently and accurately to the printheads, this will show in poor print quality and in particular will not allow high-quality barcodes to be printed.

To help educate users on best practices for product handling, our friends at FoxJet recently produced a detailed whitepaper on this topic that goes over many of the issues that are important to ensure great quality printing every time.

Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping Cases

FoxJet ProSeries Printers

The whitepaper the transition from the case taper or sealer to the conveyor where the barcode printers are installed as being an area of crucial importance. Because space is often limited on packaging lines, the printheads often have to be installed very close to the exit of the case sealer. Some important factors are:

Carton Control – Proximity to the Printhead

It is important that after leaving the case sealer, the boxes are correctly presented the correct distance from the printheads. The drops of ink that are fired from the printheads can only travel a short distance while maintaining accuracy. If the box is too far away, print quality will decline and if so close it hits the printhead, damage might occur.

Be sure to control the boxes gently so that the boxes are undamaged as they pass through your packaging processes.

It’s best to use guide rails to accurately control the position of the box and even better use in conjunction with FoxJet’s retracting printhead brackets. This bracket uses a roller allow the printhead to be the correct distance from the box every time.

Product/Conveyor Speed

Ensure that boxes leaving your case sealer are traveling at a speed that is within the limits of your inkjet printer. Our FoxJet ProSeries printheads are able to print high-quality text, barcodes and images at up to 300ft per minute, which is enough for all but the fastest production lines.

Angel Hair

No, we are not talking pasta here! Some case sealing machines use hot melt adhesive to hold the flaps on the boxes closed. At times the adhesive applicators can leave a stringy residue behind that can get stuck to the printheads and block the tiny nozzles. Dust from the corrugated boxes can be bad too – be sure to regularly clean your packaging equipment and the printheads.

Vibrations

Good quality printing depends on the boxes being transferred smoothly past the printheads. Make sure your conveyor belt runs smoothly and that you are not dropping boxes onto the conveyor where the printheads are mounted. We’ve seen this happen and the results are not always pretty!

Best Practice of All

The best way to get the best labeling or coding for your shipping cases is to connect with your local ID Technology representative. With many years of experience, combined with the case packing, sealing and product handling of ProMach, we are able to help you determine the best solution for all your case coding or labeling needs.

How can ID Technology and ProMach help you meet your objectives for your packaging barcode and coding operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Verify or Validate Your GS1 Barcodes?

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating.

Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate processes, each being important to ensuring that barcodes used on products and packaging are correctly encoded with the right data and that the quality is of an acceptable level.
Barcodes are very important in many industries. Whether used to identify a product in a retail store, a shipping case traveling through a logistics supply chain, or on an important component used in aerospace, each barcode should contain the right data (encoded in the appropriate format) and also be guaranteed to be read with an appropriate barcode scanner.
If you are printing or using barcodes within the GS1 system, every application has rules concerning how the data is encoded and the minimum barcode quality standards. Some organizations demand that their vendors meet the GS1 quality standards (or sometimes exceed them) and failure to do so can result in very expensive chargebacks for non-compliance.
Let’s look more closely at Validation and Verification for linear barcodes – we’ll discuss 2D barcodes in a future article.
Barcode Validation vs Verification

Barcode Validation

Barcode Validation is all about ensuring the barcode actually scans and that the format of the data is correct for the application in question. As mentioned above, Validation is like spelling and it is easy to do – in most cases, we can validate barcodes with our smartphones. Here’s a quick example:
Validation or Verification for barcodes

This is a very common barcode – a GS1 128 code that is encoded with a GTIN and a lot (or batch) number. Using the Barcode Check app on my phone I can get a very helpful validation report:

GS1 128 barcode Validation Report - smartphone

This is really useful because it shows me that my barcode meets the GS1 encoding spec and it confirms that the GTIN and lot number are correctly identified. This app also produces a report that can be saved or emailed.

While this is all very good – and I use this and similar apps all the time – validating the barcode does not show that it meets the GS1 or any other quality standard. It certainly won’t help when your large customer tells you that although your barcodes scan ok, they are not meeting the GS1 quality criteria. To ensure barcode quality, it is important to have a program in place to actually verify that your barcodes are meeting the quality standard.

Barcode Verification

For GS1 applications, there are clearly defined quality standards for each type of barcode that is allowed for that application.

As an example, here are the common barcodes GS1 allows for use in General Distribution (that don’t need to be scanned at POS):

GS1 Barcodes General Distribution

Barcodes for General Distribution (Click for larger version)

I’ve left out a few of the allowed barcodes (the GS1 Databar codes) to keep the table size manageable – in my experience, most barcodes used in distribution (at least in North America) are ITF-14 and GS1-128, with UPC from time to time. Note that currently (late 2018), only linear barcodes are approved for these distribution applications.

As well as specifying barcode symbols the table also shows the maximum and minimum sizes for the barcode x-dimension (width of the smallest bars) and height, as well as the minimum quiet zone (clear space) that needs to be positioned at each end of the barcode. The final column in the table specifies the minimum quality specification that the barcode is required to meet – in each case, it is defined as 1.5/10/660. In the remainder of this article, we’ll look at what these numbers mean.

1.5/10/660

In the GS1 system, linear barcodes are verified against the ISO/IEC 15426-1 standard.

The standard grades a number of the barcode parameters and returns a single score – in the case of the GS1 distribution barcodes (with one exception) that score is 1.5.

The verification process inspects a number of parameters and assigns each one a grade between 0.0 and 4.0.

The standard recommends that 10 scans are completed for each parameter (across different parts of the symbol) and the score for that parameter is the average of the 10.

The lowest score for any one of the parameters is the overall score for that symbol – it is rounded to one decimal place.

In our GS1 example, the 1.5 represents the minimum passing score the symbol must achieve.

Aperture & Wavelength of Verification Device.

When verifying a barcode, the resolution of the inspecting device as well as the lighting in the area can have an effect on the results obtained.

In an effort to standardize the testing as much as possible, GS1 specifies two testing parameters.

GS1 Webinar

Recently I did a short webinar on validation and verification with SATO America and GS1 – check it out!

An Exception to the Rule.

After all this attempt at standardization, there is an exception included in the GS1 specification.

When printing directly onto brown corrugated (using technologies such as inkjet, or flexo), the lack of contrast between the bars and the brown background material causes the verification score to be reduced and the 1.5 target to be unobtainable.

GS1 takes this into account by making the following statement: “For ITF-14 symbols printed on labels with off-set, thermal, or laser print with an X-dimension 0.495 millimetre (0.0195 inch), the minimum quality specification is 1.5/10/660. For ITF-14 symbols printed directly on corrugate or labels with an X-dimension greater than or equal to 0.635 millimetre (0.0250 inch), the minimum quality specification is 0.5/20/660”.

So our customers using FoxJet ProSeries printers to print the ITF-14 barcode on cases can verify against the less stringent target, as long as the x-dimension is is above 25 mils.

Why Go Through All This?

Obviously, the use of auto-identification of items in supply chains using barcodes depends on the codes being readable at every step. The use of the GS1 standards ensures that barcodes are printed consistently and anyone using barcode scanners that meet the same requirements should be able to read them with no problems – regardless of whether they are using brand new imaging scanners or have 20-year-old laser scanners in a warehouse.

For anyone shipping barcoded packaging, verification is the only way to know for sure the barcode is correct and that it will be readable.

I had a great example of this just yesterday – a label printed on one of our own labeling systems included a UPC code. I didn’t have a verifier handy or even an industrial scanner – just my trusty phone. I scanned the barcode with two reliable apps – one would read it easily, one not at all. Did my barcode meet the GS1 requirement? I have no idea! This wasn’t for a production job so not a big deal. On the other hand, if you are using barcodes for your product or secondary packaging, you never want to be in that uncertain position.

Want to Learn More?

If you want to learn more about the various barcodes and how they are used in the GS1 system, you can download our GS1 Barcode Intro. Also, our ID Technology team is always ready to help you make sure that you labeling and barcode operations meet all your customer’s and GS1 requirements. Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3 or contact David Holliday at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We can help you sort through the details and be on your way to labeling and coding your products with confidence.

 

 

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Verify or Validate Your GS1 Barcodes?

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating.

Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate processes, each being important to ensuring that barcodes used on products and packaging are correctly encoded with the right data and that the quality is of an acceptable level.
Barcodes are very important in many industries. Whether used to identify a product in a retail store, a shipping case traveling through a logistics supply chain, or on an important component used in aerospace, each barcode should contain the right data (encoded in the appropriate format) and also be guaranteed to be read with an appropriate barcode scanner.
If you are printing or using barcodes within the GS1 system, every application has rules concerning how the data is encoded and the minimum barcode quality standards. Some organizations demand that their vendors meet the GS1 quality standards (or sometimes exceed them) and failure to do so can result in very expensive chargebacks for non-compliance.
Let’s look more closely at Validation and Verification for linear barcodes – we’ll discuss 2D barcodes in a future article.
Barcode Validation vs Verification

Barcode Validation

Barcode Validation is all about ensuring the barcode actually scans and that the format of the data is correct for the application in question. As mentioned above, Validation is like spelling and it is easy to do – in most cases, we can validate barcodes with our smartphones. Here’s a quick example:
Validation or Verification for barcodes

This is a very common barcode – a GS1 128 code that is encoded with a GTIN and a lot (or batch) number. Using the Barcode Check app on my phone I can get a very helpful validation report:

GS1 128 barcode Validation Report - smartphone

This is really useful because it shows me that my barcode meets the GS1 encoding spec and it confirms that the GTIN and lot number are correctly identified. This app also produces a report that can be saved or emailed.

While this is all very good – and I use this and similar apps all the time – validating the barcode does not show that it meets the GS1 or any other quality standard. It certainly won’t help when your large customer tells you that although your barcodes scan ok, they are not meeting the GS1 quality criteria. To ensure barcode quality, it is important to have a program in place to actually verify that your barcodes are meeting the quality standard.

Barcode Verification

For GS1 applications, there are clearly defined quality standards for each type of barcode that is allowed for that application.

As an example, here are the common barcodes GS1 allows for use in General Distribution (that don’t need to be scanned at POS):

GS1 Barcodes General Distribution

Barcodes for General Distribution (Click for larger version)

I’ve left out a few of the allowed barcodes (the GS1 Databar codes) to keep the table size manageable – in my experience, most barcodes used in distribution (at least in North America) are ITF-14 and GS1-128, with UPC from time to time. Note that currently (late 2018), only linear barcodes are approved for these distribution applications.

As well as specifying barcode symbols the table also shows the maximum and minimum sizes for the barcode x-dimension (width of the smallest bars) and height, as well as the minimum quiet zone (clear space) that needs to be positioned at each end of the barcode. The final column in the table specifies the minimum quality specification that the barcode is required to meet – in each case, it is defined as 1.5/10/660. In the remainder of this article, we’ll look at what these numbers mean.

1.5/10/660

In the GS1 system, linear barcodes are verified against the ISO/IEC 15426-1 standard.

The standard grades a number of the barcode parameters and returns a single score – in the case of the GS1 distribution barcodes (with one exception) that score is 1.5.

The verification process inspects a number of parameters and assigns each one a grade between 0.0 and 4.0.

The standard recommends that 10 scans are completed for each parameter (across different parts of the symbol) and the score for that parameter is the average of the 10.

The lowest score for any one of the parameters is the overall score for that symbol – it is rounded to one decimal place.

In our GS1 example, the 1.5 represents the minimum passing score the symbol must achieve.

Aperture & Wavelength of Verification Device.

When verifying a barcode, the resolution of the inspecting device as well as the lighting in the area can have an effect on the results obtained.

In an effort to standardize the testing as much as possible, GS1 specifies two testing parameters.

GS1 Webinar

Recently I did a short webinar on validation and verification with SATO America and GS1 – check it out!

An Exception to the Rule.

After all this attempt at standardization, there is an exception included in the GS1 specification.

When printing directly onto brown corrugated (using technologies such as inkjet, or flexo), the lack of contrast between the bars and the brown background material causes the verification score to be reduced and the 1.5 target to be unobtainable.

GS1 takes this into account by making the following statement: “For ITF-14 symbols printed on labels with off-set, thermal, or laser print with an X-dimension 0.495 millimetre (0.0195 inch), the minimum quality specification is 1.5/10/660. For ITF-14 symbols printed directly on corrugate or labels with an X-dimension greater than or equal to 0.635 millimetre (0.0250 inch), the minimum quality specification is 0.5/20/660”.

So our customers using FoxJet ProSeries printers to print the ITF-14 barcode on cases can verify against the less stringent target, as long as the x-dimension is is above 25 mils.

Why Go Through All This?

Obviously, the use of auto-identification of items in supply chains using barcodes depends on the codes being readable at every step. The use of the GS1 standards ensures that barcodes are printed consistently and anyone using barcode scanners that meet the same requirements should be able to read them with no problems – regardless of whether they are using brand new imaging scanners or have 20-year-old laser scanners in a warehouse.

For anyone shipping barcoded packaging, verification is the only way to know for sure the barcode is correct and that it will be readable.

I had a great example of this just yesterday – a label printed on one of our own labeling systems included a UPC code. I didn’t have a verifier handy or even an industrial scanner – just my trusty phone. I scanned the barcode with two reliable apps – one would read it easily, one not at all. Did my barcode meet the GS1 requirement? I have no idea! This wasn’t for a production job so not a big deal. On the other hand, if you are using barcodes for your product or secondary packaging, you never want to be in that uncertain position.

Want to Learn More?

If you want to learn more about the various barcodes and how they are used in the GS1 system, you can download our GS1 Barcode Intro. Also, our ID Technology team is always ready to help you make sure that you labeling and barcode operations meet all your customer’s and GS1 requirements. Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3 or contact David Holliday at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We can help you sort through the details and be on your way to labeling and coding your products with confidence.

 

 

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Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating.

Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate processes, each being important to ensuring that barcodes used on products and packaging are correctly encoded with the right data and that the quality is of an acceptable level.
Barcodes are very important in many industries. Whether used to identify a product in a retail store, a shipping case traveling through a logistics supply chain, or on an important component used in aerospace, each barcode should contain the right data (encoded in the appropriate format) and also be guaranteed to be read with an appropriate barcode scanner.
If you are printing or using barcodes within the GS1 system, every application has rules concerning how the data is encoded and the minimum barcode quality standards. Some organizations demand that their vendors meet the GS1 quality standards (or sometimes exceed them) and failure to do so can result in very expensive chargebacks for non-compliance.
Let’s look more closely at Validation and Verification for linear barcodes – we’ll discuss 2D barcodes in a future article.
Barcode Validation vs Verification

Barcode Validation

Barcode Validation is all about ensuring the barcode actually scans and that the format of the data is correct for the application in question. As mentioned above, Validation is like spelling and it is easy to do – in most cases, we can validate barcodes with our smartphones. Here’s a quick example:
Validation or Verification for barcodes

This is a very common barcode – a GS1 128 code that is encoded with a GTIN and a lot (or batch) number. Using the Barcode Check app on my phone I can get a very helpful validation report:

GS1 128 barcode Validation Report - smartphone

This is really useful because it shows me that my barcode meets the GS1 encoding spec and it confirms that the GTIN and lot number are correctly identified. This app also produces a report that can be saved or emailed.

While this is all very good – and I use this and similar apps all the time – validating the barcode does not show that it meets the GS1 or any other quality standard. It certainly won’t help when your large customer tells you that although your barcodes scan ok, they are not meeting the GS1 quality criteria. To ensure barcode quality, it is important to have a program in place to actually verify that your barcodes are meeting the quality standard.

Barcode Verification

For GS1 applications, there are clearly defined quality standards for each type of barcode that is allowed for that application.

As an example, here are the common barcodes GS1 allows for use in General Distribution (that don’t need to be scanned at POS):

GS1 Barcodes General Distribution

Barcodes for General Distribution (Click for larger version)

I’ve left out a few of the allowed barcodes (the GS1 Databar codes) to keep the table size manageable – in my experience, most barcodes used in distribution (at least in North America) are ITF-14 and GS1-128, with UPC from time to time. Note that currently (late 2018), only linear barcodes are approved for these distribution applications.

As well as specifying barcode symbols the table also shows the maximum and minimum sizes for the barcode x-dimension (width of the smallest bars) and height, as well as the minimum quiet zone (clear space) that needs to be positioned at each end of the barcode. The final column in the table specifies the minimum quality specification that the barcode is required to meet – in each case, it is defined as 1.5/10/660. In the remainder of this article, we’ll look at what these numbers mean.

1.5/10/660

In the GS1 system, linear barcodes are verified against the ISO/IEC 15426-1 standard.

The standard grades a number of the barcode parameters and returns a single score – in the case of the GS1 distribution barcodes (with one exception) that score is 1.5.

The verification process inspects a number of parameters and assigns each one a grade between 0.0 and 4.0.

The standard recommends that 10 scans are completed for each parameter (across different parts of the symbol) and the score for that parameter is the average of the 10.

The lowest score for any one of the parameters is the overall score for that symbol – it is rounded to one decimal place.

In our GS1 example, the 1.5 represents the minimum passing score the symbol must achieve.

Aperture & Wavelength of Verification Device.

When verifying a barcode, the resolution of the inspecting device as well as the lighting in the area can have an effect on the results obtained.

In an effort to standardize the testing as much as possible, GS1 specifies two testing parameters.

GS1 Webinar

Recently I did a short webinar on validation and verification with SATO America and GS1 – check it out!

An Exception to the Rule.

After all this attempt at standardization, there is an exception included in the GS1 specification.

When printing directly onto brown corrugated (using technologies such as inkjet, or flexo), the lack of contrast between the bars and the brown background material causes the verification score to be reduced and the 1.5 target to be unobtainable.

GS1 takes this into account by making the following statement: “For ITF-14 symbols printed on labels with off-set, thermal, or laser print with an X-dimension 0.495 millimetre (0.0195 inch), the minimum quality specification is 1.5/10/660. For ITF-14 symbols printed directly on corrugate or labels with an X-dimension greater than or equal to 0.635 millimetre (0.0250 inch), the minimum quality specification is 0.5/20/660”.

So our customers using FoxJet ProSeries printers to print the ITF-14 barcode on cases can verify against the less stringent target, as long as the x-dimension is is above 25 mils.

Why Go Through All This?

Obviously, the use of auto-identification of items in supply chains using barcodes depends on the codes being readable at every step. The use of the GS1 standards ensures that barcodes are printed consistently and anyone using barcode scanners that meet the same requirements should be able to read them with no problems – regardless of whether they are using brand new imaging scanners or have 20-year-old laser scanners in a warehouse.

For anyone shipping barcoded packaging, verification is the only way to know for sure the barcode is correct and that it will be readable.

I had a great example of this just yesterday – a label printed on one of our own labeling systems included a UPC code. I didn’t have a verifier handy or even an industrial scanner – just my trusty phone. I scanned the barcode with two reliable apps – one would read it easily, one not at all. Did my barcode meet the GS1 requirement? I have no idea! This wasn’t for a production job so not a big deal. On the other hand, if you are using barcodes for your product or secondary packaging, you never want to be in that uncertain position.

Want to Learn More?

If you want to learn more about the various barcodes and how they are used in the GS1 system, you can download our GS1 Barcode Intro. Also, our ID Technology team is always ready to help you make sure that you labeling and barcode operations meet all your customer’s and GS1 requirements. Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3 or contact David Holliday at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We can help you sort through the details and be on your way to labeling and coding your products with confidence.

 

 

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Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating.

Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate processes, each being important to ensuring that barcodes used on products and packaging are correctly encoded with the right data and that the quality is of an acceptable level.
Barcodes are very important in many industries. Whether used to identify a product in a retail store, a shipping case traveling through a logistics supply chain, or on an important component used in aerospace, each barcode should contain the right data (encoded in the appropriate format) and also be guaranteed to be read with an appropriate barcode scanner.
If you are printing or using barcodes within the GS1 system, every application has rules concerning how the data is encoded and the minimum barcode quality standards. Some organizations demand that their vendors meet the GS1 quality standards (or sometimes exceed them) and failure to do so can result in very expensive chargebacks for non-compliance.
Let’s look more closely at Validation and Verification for linear barcodes – we’ll discuss 2D barcodes in a future article.
Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

Barcode Validation

Barcode Validation is all about ensuring the barcode actually scans and that the format of the data is correct for the application in question. As mentioned above, Validation is like spelling and it is easy to do – in most cases, we can validate barcodes with our smartphones. Here’s a quick example:
Validation or Verification for barcodes

This is a very common barcode – a GS1 128 code that is encoded with a GTIN and a lot (or batch) number. Using the Barcode Check app on my phone I can get a very helpful validation report:

GS1 128 barcode Validation Report - smartphone

This is really useful because it shows me that my barcode meets the GS1 encoding spec and it confirms that the GTIN and lot number are correctly identified. This app also produces a report that can be saved or emailed.

While this is all very good – and I use this and similar apps all the time – validating the barcode does not show that it meets the GS1 or any other quality standard. It certainly won’t help when your large customer tells you that although your barcodes scan ok, they are not meeting the GS1 quality criteria. To ensure barcode quality, it is important to have a program in place to actually verify that your barcodes are meeting the quality standard.

Barcode Verification

For GS1 applications, there are clearly defined quality standards for each type of barcode that is allowed for that application.

As an example, here are the common barcodes GS1 allows for use in General Distribution (that don’t need to be scanned at POS):

GS1 Barcodes General Distribution

Barcodes for General Distribution (Click for larger version)

I’ve left out a few of the allowed barcodes (the GS1 Databar codes) to keep the table size manageable – in my experience, most barcodes used in distribution (at least in North America) are ITF-14 and GS1-128, with UPC from time to time. Note that currently (late 2018), only linear barcodes are approved for these distribution applications.

As well as specifying barcode symbols the table also shows the maximum and minimum sizes for the barcode x-dimension (width of the smallest bars) and height, as well as the minimum quiet zone (clear space) that needs to be positioned at each end of the barcode. The final column in the table specifies the minimum quality specification that the barcode is required to meet – in each case, it is defined as 1.5/10/660. In the remainder of this article, we’ll look at what these numbers mean.

1.5/10/660

In the GS1 system, linear barcodes are verified against the ISO/IEC 15426-1 standard.

The standard grades a number of the barcode parameters and returns a single score – in the case of the GS1 distribution barcodes (with one exception) that score is 1.5.

The verification process inspects a number of parameters and assigns each one a grade between 0.0 and 4.0.

The standard recommends that 10 scans are completed for each parameter (across different parts of the symbol) and the score for that parameter is the average of the 10.

The lowest score for any one of the parameters is the overall score for that symbol – it is rounded to one decimal place.

In our GS1 example, the 1.5 represents the minimum passing score the symbol must achieve.

Aperture & Wavelength of Verification Device.

When verifying a barcode, the resolution of the inspecting device as well as the lighting in the area can have an effect on the results obtained.

In an effort to standardize the testing as much as possible, GS1 specifies two testing parameters.

GS1 Webinar

Recently I did a short webinar on validation and verification with SATO America and GS1 – check it out!

An Exception to the Rule.

After all this attempt at standardization, there is an exception included in the GS1 specification.

When printing directly onto brown corrugated (using technologies such as inkjet, or flexo), the lack of contrast between the bars and the brown background material causes the verification score to be reduced and the 1.5 target to be unobtainable.

GS1 takes this into account by making the following statement: “For ITF-14 symbols printed on labels with off-set, thermal, or laser print with an X-dimension 0.495 millimetre (0.0195 inch), the minimum quality specification is 1.5/10/660. For ITF-14 symbols printed directly on corrugate or labels with an X-dimension greater than or equal to 0.635 millimetre (0.0250 inch), the minimum quality specification is 0.5/20/660”.

So our customers using FoxJet ProSeries printers to print the ITF-14 barcode on cases can verify against the less stringent target, as long as the x-dimension is is above 25 mils.

Why Go Through All This?

Obviously, the use of auto-identification of items in supply chains using barcodes depends on the codes being readable at every step. The use of the GS1 standards ensures that barcodes are printed consistently and anyone using barcode scanners that meet the same requirements should be able to read them with no problems – regardless of whether they are using brand new imaging scanners or have 20-year-old laser scanners in a warehouse.

For anyone shipping barcoded packaging, verification is the only way to know for sure the barcode is correct and that it will be readable.

I had a great example of this just yesterday – a label printed on one of our own labeling systems included a UPC code. I didn’t have a verifier handy or even an industrial scanner – just my trusty phone. I scanned the barcode with two reliable apps – one would read it easily, one not at all. Did my barcode meet the GS1 requirement? I have no idea! This wasn’t for a production job so not a big deal. On the other hand, if you are using barcodes for your product or secondary packaging, you never want to be in that uncertain position.

Want to Learn More?

If you want to learn more about the various barcodes and how they are used in the GS1 system, you can download our GS1 Barcode Intro. Also, our ID Technology team is always ready to help you make sure that you labeling and barcode operations meet all your customer’s and GS1 requirements. Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3 or contact David Holliday at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We can help you sort through the details and be on your way to labeling and coding your products with confidence.

 

 

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Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating.

Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate processes, each being important to ensuring that barcodes used on products and packaging are correctly encoded with the right data and that the quality is of an acceptable level.
Barcodes are very important in many industries. Whether used to identify a product in a retail store, a shipping case traveling through a logistics supply chain, or on an important component used in aerospace, each barcode should contain the right data (encoded in the appropriate format) and also be guaranteed to be read with an appropriate barcode scanner.
If you are printing or using barcodes within the GS1 system, every application has rules concerning how the data is encoded and the minimum barcode quality standards. Some organizations demand that their vendors meet the GS1 quality standards (or sometimes exceed them) and failure to do so can result in very expensive chargebacks for non-compliance.
Let’s look more closely at Validation and Verification for linear barcodes – we’ll discuss 2D barcodes in a future article.
Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

Barcode Validation

Barcode Validation is all about ensuring the barcode actually scans and that the format of the data is correct for the application in question. As mentioned above, Validation is like spelling and it is easy to do – in most cases, we can validate barcodes with our smartphones. Here’s a quick example:
Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

This is a very common barcode – a GS1 128 code that is encoded with a GTIN and a lot (or batch) number. Using the Barcode Check app on my phone I can get a very helpful validation report:

GS1 128 barcode Validation Report - smartphone

This is really useful because it shows me that my barcode meets the GS1 encoding spec and it confirms that the GTIN and lot number are correctly identified. This app also produces a report that can be saved or emailed.

While this is all very good – and I use this and similar apps all the time – validating the barcode does not show that it meets the GS1 or any other quality standard. It certainly won’t help when your large customer tells you that although your barcodes scan ok, they are not meeting the GS1 quality criteria. To ensure barcode quality, it is important to have a program in place to actually verify that your barcodes are meeting the quality standard.

Barcode Verification

For GS1 applications, there are clearly defined quality standards for each type of barcode that is allowed for that application.

As an example, here are the common barcodes GS1 allows for use in General Distribution (that don’t need to be scanned at POS):

GS1 Barcodes General Distribution

Barcodes for General Distribution (Click for larger version)

I’ve left out a few of the allowed barcodes (the GS1 Databar codes) to keep the table size manageable – in my experience, most barcodes used in distribution (at least in North America) are ITF-14 and GS1-128, with UPC from time to time. Note that currently (late 2018), only linear barcodes are approved for these distribution applications.

As well as specifying barcode symbols the table also shows the maximum and minimum sizes for the barcode x-dimension (width of the smallest bars) and height, as well as the minimum quiet zone (clear space) that needs to be positioned at each end of the barcode. The final column in the table specifies the minimum quality specification that the barcode is required to meet – in each case, it is defined as 1.5/10/660. In the remainder of this article, we’ll look at what these numbers mean.

1.5/10/660

In the GS1 system, linear barcodes are verified against the ISO/IEC 15426-1 standard.

The standard grades a number of the barcode parameters and returns a single score – in the case of the GS1 distribution barcodes (with one exception) that score is 1.5.

The verification process inspects a number of parameters and assigns each one a grade between 0.0 and 4.0.

The standard recommends that 10 scans are completed for each parameter (across different parts of the symbol) and the score for that parameter is the average of the 10.

The lowest score for any one of the parameters is the overall score for that symbol – it is rounded to one decimal place.

In our GS1 example, the 1.5 represents the minimum passing score the symbol must achieve.

Aperture & Wavelength of Verification Device.

When verifying a barcode, the resolution of the inspecting device as well as the lighting in the area can have an effect on the results obtained.

In an effort to standardize the testing as much as possible, GS1 specifies two testing parameters.

GS1 Webinar

Recently I did a short webinar on validation and verification with SATO America and GS1 – check it out!

An Exception to the Rule.

After all this attempt at standardization, there is an exception included in the GS1 specification.

When printing directly onto brown corrugated (using technologies such as inkjet, or flexo), the lack of contrast between the bars and the brown background material causes the verification score to be reduced and the 1.5 target to be unobtainable.

GS1 takes this into account by making the following statement: “For ITF-14 symbols printed on labels with off-set, thermal, or laser print with an X-dimension 0.495 millimetre (0.0195 inch), the minimum quality specification is 1.5/10/660. For ITF-14 symbols printed directly on corrugate or labels with an X-dimension greater than or equal to 0.635 millimetre (0.0250 inch), the minimum quality specification is 0.5/20/660”.

So our customers using FoxJet ProSeries printers to print the ITF-14 barcode on cases can verify against the less stringent target, as long as the x-dimension is is above 25 mils.

Why Go Through All This?

Obviously, the use of auto-identification of items in supply chains using barcodes depends on the codes being readable at every step. The use of the GS1 standards ensures that barcodes are printed consistently and anyone using barcode scanners that meet the same requirements should be able to read them with no problems – regardless of whether they are using brand new imaging scanners or have 20-year-old laser scanners in a warehouse.

For anyone shipping barcoded packaging, verification is the only way to know for sure the barcode is correct and that it will be readable.

I had a great example of this just yesterday – a label printed on one of our own labeling systems included a UPC code. I didn’t have a verifier handy or even an industrial scanner – just my trusty phone. I scanned the barcode with two reliable apps – one would read it easily, one not at all. Did my barcode meet the GS1 requirement? I have no idea! This wasn’t for a production job so not a big deal. On the other hand, if you are using barcodes for your product or secondary packaging, you never want to be in that uncertain position.

Want to Learn More?

If you want to learn more about the various barcodes and how they are used in the GS1 system, you can download our GS1 Barcode Intro. Also, our ID Technology team is always ready to help you make sure that you labeling and barcode operations meet all your customer’s and GS1 requirements. Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3 or contact David Holliday at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We can help you sort through the details and be on your way to labeling and coding your products with confidence.

 

 

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Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating.

Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate processes, each being important to ensuring that barcodes used on products and packaging are correctly encoded with the right data and that the quality is of an acceptable level.
Barcodes are very important in many industries. Whether used to identify a product in a retail store, a shipping case traveling through a logistics supply chain, or on an important component used in aerospace, each barcode should contain the right data (encoded in the appropriate format) and also be guaranteed to be read with an appropriate barcode scanner.
If you are printing or using barcodes within the GS1 system, every application has rules concerning how the data is encoded and the minimum barcode quality standards. Some organizations demand that their vendors meet the GS1 quality standards (or sometimes exceed them) and failure to do so can result in very expensive chargebacks for non-compliance.
Let’s look more closely at Validation and Verification for linear barcodes – we’ll discuss 2D barcodes in a future article.
Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

Barcode Validation

Barcode Validation is all about ensuring the barcode actually scans and that the format of the data is correct for the application in question. As mentioned above, Validation is like spelling and it is easy to do – in most cases, we can validate barcodes with our smartphones. Here’s a quick example:
Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

This is a very common barcode – a GS1 128 code that is encoded with a GTIN and a lot (or batch) number. Using the Barcode Check app on my phone I can get a very helpful validation report:

Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

This is really useful because it shows me that my barcode meets the GS1 encoding spec and it confirms that the GTIN and lot number are correctly identified. This app also produces a report that can be saved or emailed.

While this is all very good – and I use this and similar apps all the time – validating the barcode does not show that it meets the GS1 or any other quality standard. It certainly won’t help when your large customer tells you that although your barcodes scan ok, they are not meeting the GS1 quality criteria. To ensure barcode quality, it is important to have a program in place to actually verify that your barcodes are meeting the quality standard.

Barcode Verification

For GS1 applications, there are clearly defined quality standards for each type of barcode that is allowed for that application.

As an example, here are the common barcodes GS1 allows for use in General Distribution (that don’t need to be scanned at POS):

GS1 Barcodes General Distribution

Barcodes for General Distribution (Click for larger version)

I’ve left out a few of the allowed barcodes (the GS1 Databar codes) to keep the table size manageable – in my experience, most barcodes used in distribution (at least in North America) are ITF-14 and GS1-128, with UPC from time to time. Note that currently (late 2018), only linear barcodes are approved for these distribution applications.

As well as specifying barcode symbols the table also shows the maximum and minimum sizes for the barcode x-dimension (width of the smallest bars) and height, as well as the minimum quiet zone (clear space) that needs to be positioned at each end of the barcode. The final column in the table specifies the minimum quality specification that the barcode is required to meet – in each case, it is defined as 1.5/10/660. In the remainder of this article, we’ll look at what these numbers mean.

1.5/10/660

In the GS1 system, linear barcodes are verified against the ISO/IEC 15426-1 standard.

The standard grades a number of the barcode parameters and returns a single score – in the case of the GS1 distribution barcodes (with one exception) that score is 1.5.

The verification process inspects a number of parameters and assigns each one a grade between 0.0 and 4.0.

The standard recommends that 10 scans are completed for each parameter (across different parts of the symbol) and the score for that parameter is the average of the 10.

The lowest score for any one of the parameters is the overall score for that symbol – it is rounded to one decimal place.

In our GS1 example, the 1.5 represents the minimum passing score the symbol must achieve.

Aperture & Wavelength of Verification Device.

When verifying a barcode, the resolution of the inspecting device as well as the lighting in the area can have an effect on the results obtained.

In an effort to standardize the testing as much as possible, GS1 specifies two testing parameters.

GS1 Webinar

Recently I did a short webinar on validation and verification with SATO America and GS1 – check it out!

An Exception to the Rule.

After all this attempt at standardization, there is an exception included in the GS1 specification.

When printing directly onto brown corrugated (using technologies such as inkjet, or flexo), the lack of contrast between the bars and the brown background material causes the verification score to be reduced and the 1.5 target to be unobtainable.

GS1 takes this into account by making the following statement: “For ITF-14 symbols printed on labels with off-set, thermal, or laser print with an X-dimension 0.495 millimetre (0.0195 inch), the minimum quality specification is 1.5/10/660. For ITF-14 symbols printed directly on corrugate or labels with an X-dimension greater than or equal to 0.635 millimetre (0.0250 inch), the minimum quality specification is 0.5/20/660”.

So our customers using FoxJet ProSeries printers to print the ITF-14 barcode on cases can verify against the less stringent target, as long as the x-dimension is is above 25 mils.

Why Go Through All This?

Obviously, the use of auto-identification of items in supply chains using barcodes depends on the codes being readable at every step. The use of the GS1 standards ensures that barcodes are printed consistently and anyone using barcode scanners that meet the same requirements should be able to read them with no problems – regardless of whether they are using brand new imaging scanners or have 20-year-old laser scanners in a warehouse.

For anyone shipping barcoded packaging, verification is the only way to know for sure the barcode is correct and that it will be readable.

I had a great example of this just yesterday – a label printed on one of our own labeling systems included a UPC code. I didn’t have a verifier handy or even an industrial scanner – just my trusty phone. I scanned the barcode with two reliable apps – one would read it easily, one not at all. Did my barcode meet the GS1 requirement? I have no idea! This wasn’t for a production job so not a big deal. On the other hand, if you are using barcodes for your product or secondary packaging, you never want to be in that uncertain position.

Want to Learn More?

If you want to learn more about the various barcodes and how they are used in the GS1 system, you can download our GS1 Barcode Intro. Also, our ID Technology team is always ready to help you make sure that you labeling and barcode operations meet all your customer’s and GS1 requirements. Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3 or contact David Holliday at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We can help you sort through the details and be on your way to labeling and coding your products with confidence.

 

 

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Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating.

Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate processes, each being important to ensuring that barcodes used on products and packaging are correctly encoded with the right data and that the quality is of an acceptable level.
Barcodes are very important in many industries. Whether used to identify a product in a retail store, a shipping case traveling through a logistics supply chain, or on an important component used in aerospace, each barcode should contain the right data (encoded in the appropriate format) and also be guaranteed to be read with an appropriate barcode scanner.
If you are printing or using barcodes within the GS1 system, every application has rules concerning how the data is encoded and the minimum barcode quality standards. Some organizations demand that their vendors meet the GS1 quality standards (or sometimes exceed them) and failure to do so can result in very expensive chargebacks for non-compliance.
Let’s look more closely at Validation and Verification for linear barcodes – we’ll discuss 2D barcodes in a future article.
Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

Barcode Validation

Barcode Validation is all about ensuring the barcode actually scans and that the format of the data is correct for the application in question. As mentioned above, Validation is like spelling and it is easy to do – in most cases, we can validate barcodes with our smartphones. Here’s a quick example:
Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

This is a very common barcode – a GS1 128 code that is encoded with a GTIN and a lot (or batch) number. Using the Barcode Check app on my phone I can get a very helpful validation report:

Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

This is really useful because it shows me that my barcode meets the GS1 encoding spec and it confirms that the GTIN and lot number are correctly identified. This app also produces a report that can be saved or emailed.

While this is all very good – and I use this and similar apps all the time – validating the barcode does not show that it meets the GS1 or any other quality standard. It certainly won’t help when your large customer tells you that although your barcodes scan ok, they are not meeting the GS1 quality criteria. To ensure barcode quality, it is important to have a program in place to actually verify that your barcodes are meeting the quality standard.

Barcode Verification

For GS1 applications, there are clearly defined quality standards for each type of barcode that is allowed for that application.

As an example, here are the common barcodes GS1 allows for use in General Distribution (that don’t need to be scanned at POS):

Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

Barcodes for General Distribution (Click for larger version)

I’ve left out a few of the allowed barcodes (the GS1 Databar codes) to keep the table size manageable – in my experience, most barcodes used in distribution (at least in North America) are ITF-14 and GS1-128, with UPC from time to time. Note that currently (late 2018), only linear barcodes are approved for these distribution applications.

As well as specifying barcode symbols the table also shows the maximum and minimum sizes for the barcode x-dimension (width of the smallest bars) and height, as well as the minimum quiet zone (clear space) that needs to be positioned at each end of the barcode. The final column in the table specifies the minimum quality specification that the barcode is required to meet – in each case, it is defined as 1.5/10/660. In the remainder of this article, we’ll look at what these numbers mean.

1.5/10/660

In the GS1 system, linear barcodes are verified against the ISO/IEC 15426-1 standard.

The standard grades a number of the barcode parameters and returns a single score – in the case of the GS1 distribution barcodes (with one exception) that score is 1.5.

The verification process inspects a number of parameters and assigns each one a grade between 0.0 and 4.0.

The standard recommends that 10 scans are completed for each parameter (across different parts of the symbol) and the score for that parameter is the average of the 10.

The lowest score for any one of the parameters is the overall score for that symbol – it is rounded to one decimal place.

In our GS1 example, the 1.5 represents the minimum passing score the symbol must achieve.

Aperture & Wavelength of Verification Device.

When verifying a barcode, the resolution of the inspecting device as well as the lighting in the area can have an effect on the results obtained.

In an effort to standardize the testing as much as possible, GS1 specifies two testing parameters.

GS1 Webinar

Recently I did a short webinar on validation and verification with SATO America and GS1 – check it out!

An Exception to the Rule.

After all this attempt at standardization, there is an exception included in the GS1 specification.

When printing directly onto brown corrugated (using technologies such as inkjet, or flexo), the lack of contrast between the bars and the brown background material causes the verification score to be reduced and the 1.5 target to be unobtainable.

GS1 takes this into account by making the following statement: “For ITF-14 symbols printed on labels with off-set, thermal, or laser print with an X-dimension 0.495 millimetre (0.0195 inch), the minimum quality specification is 1.5/10/660. For ITF-14 symbols printed directly on corrugate or labels with an X-dimension greater than or equal to 0.635 millimetre (0.0250 inch), the minimum quality specification is 0.5/20/660”.

So our customers using FoxJet ProSeries printers to print the ITF-14 barcode on cases can verify against the less stringent target, as long as the x-dimension is is above 25 mils.

Why Go Through All This?

Obviously, the use of auto-identification of items in supply chains using barcodes depends on the codes being readable at every step. The use of the GS1 standards ensures that barcodes are printed consistently and anyone using barcode scanners that meet the same requirements should be able to read them with no problems – regardless of whether they are using brand new imaging scanners or have 20-year-old laser scanners in a warehouse.

For anyone shipping barcoded packaging, verification is the only way to know for sure the barcode is correct and that it will be readable.

I had a great example of this just yesterday – a label printed on one of our own labeling systems included a UPC code. I didn’t have a verifier handy or even an industrial scanner – just my trusty phone. I scanned the barcode with two reliable apps – one would read it easily, one not at all. Did my barcode meet the GS1 requirement? I have no idea! This wasn’t for a production job so not a big deal. On the other hand, if you are using barcodes for your product or secondary packaging, you never want to be in that uncertain position.

Want to Learn More?

If you want to learn more about the various barcodes and how they are used in the GS1 system, you can download our GS1 Barcode Intro. Also, our ID Technology team is always ready to help you make sure that you labeling and barcode operations meet all your customer’s and GS1 requirements. Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3 or contact David Holliday at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We can help you sort through the details and be on your way to labeling and coding your products with confidence.

 

 

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