Matthews Intelligent Identification will demonstrate a series of firsts at Auspack 2007.
According to Matthews, one of the significant firsts will be laser marking bar codes onto cartons. The laser marks a high quality bar code, plus uses no consumables to do so.
Matthews will also demonstrate conventional marking onto cartons with lasers.
Matthews, which recently released new fibre laser technology in Australia, will also show how this new configuration of the e-SolarMark marks flexible film.
A major feature of fibre YAG branding is that when used on flexible films such as snack food packaging, the fibre laser will not perforate the material. And in many cases, the original field created for a small character inkjet code will be sufficient.
Matthews will also release the new Linx CIJ, the 6900, a premium five-line machine. Demonstrations will include the new SX 7 and SX 16 DOD inkjet coders; reliable entry-level carton-marking systems that can print on porous or non-porous surfaces, using pressurised ink canisters, eliminating the need for an external ink pump.
The coding, labelling and automatic data capture specialist, Matthews, is also running a series of seminars. These include a talk by GS1 (USA) Global Symbology Committee member Rick Fox, who will question whether bar codes and RFID can co-habit. Other presentations will look at RFID integration, plus Datalase, a laser-responsive substrate that enables bar coding and large amounts of text using laser at high speed.
Matthews Intelligent Identification will be on stand 224 at Auspack 2007.