PEACOCK Brothers has released the Weber 5200RFID label printer/applicator. It prints labels, encodes RFID smart tags and verifies the tag’s encoding before it applies the RFID label, all in one integrated process.
The system meets the RFID supply chain requirements of major retailers and government agencies, as well as ensuring high speed, precise label printing and application. Retrofit kits are also available that will enable present 5200 users to upgrade their existing units into RFID smart tag capable encoder/applicators.
The 5200RFID offers a selection of direct thermal and thermal transfer print-encode engines that can produce smart labels imprinted with text, barcode and graphics at 203dpi or 300dpi. The labels can be as large as 127mm wide and 152mm long dispensed and applied at a rate of over 300mm/s.
The pre-apply reject feature encodes and verifies the smart tag before applying it. If the smart tag cannot be verified as accurate then the label is rejected and replaced with another label, ensuring that all of the labels applied to products have a functioning smart tag included. This method does not alter the print engine operation or media handling speeds, but collects and counts the rejected labels for examination and disposal at the end of the day.