Traceability is very important, especially in the automotive and aerospace industries. One of ATD’s customers supplies turbo-charger blades and their end user requested a unique 2D barcode on each unit to allow them to track inventory and manufacturing information.
Adding a label over-printer to an existing labelling machine can be difficult.
There may not be space to fit a thermal transfer print engine and ribbon rolls, and then a separate encoder may be needed to synchronise the printer with the label’s movement.
One of ATDs existing customers needed to add some real-time information to a pre-printed label. They asked if we could help. ATD suggested an IP500 Thermal Inkjet Printer.