Fachpack 2013 – new printing and software solutions for packaging

Atlantic Zeiser will be demonstrating several new products at Fachpack 2013 in Nuremburg, Germany, from September 24-26 (hall 3, stand 349).

These include newly released inkjet-based solutions for printing on blister lid foil, flat carton boxes and cardboard blanks, as well as powerful software systems for serializing, tracking and analyzing packaging in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and other markets.

“Atlantic Zeiser has leveraged our decades-long history in inkjet printing technology and product variable coding to develop these innovative solutions for packaging applications,“ said Helmut Schneider, Atlantic Zeiser Group Product Manager Packaging. “As the leading European event for this growing industry, Fachpack 2013 is the ideal venue for us to highlight the unique capabilities of our new systems to packaging professionals.“

The systems to be shown at Fachpack 2013 include:

DIGILINE Blister: inkjet-based variable data printing system for blister lid foil.
The DIGILINE Blister system is an all-in-one solution based on the latest inkjet technology, and is ideally suited for today’s shorter print runs. It adapts precisely to foil surface characteristics that can cause ink spreading and provides crisp, high-quality reproduction. It also offers a flexible workflow configuration without the need for programming, and enables short job changeover time. DIGILINE Blister is one of several new Atlantic Zeiser systems for the pharmaceutical industry, and will be available in three versions: offline, near-line and inline, with the offline version being shown at Fachpack.

DIGILINE Compact: for printing and encoding variable data on flat carton boxes, cardboard blanks and single sheets.
Aimed at packaging companies and carton manufacturers in pharmaceuticals as well as a wide range of other industries, DIGILINE Compact is a cost-efficient, entry-level standalone system for late-stage short-run printing of serial numbers, codes and logos onto carton boxes, cardboard blanks and single sheets, such as sleeves and labels. The system is flexible in handling various carton and sheet sizes, processing sizes from 45 – 430 mm in length and from 64 – 368 mm wide. DIGILINE Compact is easy to work with in any production environment and enables short set-up times and very quick format changes.

MEDTRACKER: comprehensive data management software for pharmaceutical applications.
MEDTRACKER helps companies comply with the expanding regional and national legal requirements associated with serializing pharmaceutical products. The system is designed for pharmaceutical manufacturers, product wholesalers, and print shops, and seamlessly integrates with Atlantic Zeiser’s market-leading family of printing and encoding solutions, as well as legacy systems. MEDTRACKER software generates unique codes based on random numbers, distributes them to all associated printers in the network, accumulates and manages additional track and trace information, and provides necessary data through external and internal interfaces as required. All codes, along with track and trace data, are accurately stored for use in authentication or to create a secure, properly documented “e-pedigree” for each  single item. The comprehensive software solution is able to cover cell, line, plant and enterprise level.

BRANDTRACKER, comprehensive data management software for the cosmetics industry.
BRANDTRACKER monitors and analyses gray market streams to reduce product diversion; identifies counterfeit products; leverages CRM systems to optimize communication with customers; and provides a high level of brand protection. The system, which integrates with Atlantic Zeiser printing and encoding solutions as well as legacy systems, marks products with unique visible and/or hidden security attributes linked to information related to the value/logistics chain, enabling a high degree of track and trace visibility and analysis. The information can also be printed as QR codes and become coupled with CRM codes, allowing automated brand protection while exchanging useful data with consumers. This process involves multiple interfaces, all of which are managed by BRANDTRACKER. In addition to cosmetics, BRANDTRACKER can support any branded product impacted by diversion, counterfeiting, or plagiarizing.