To meet EU regulations for 2D Datamatrix code on every pack
All pharmaceutical packaging supplied within the EU wil have to incorporate a serialised 2D Datamatrix code
The Travtec Group, based in Leigh, Lancashire, UK will be showing both on- and off-line solutions to enable companies to meet imminent European track and trace regulations at interpack 2011 in Hall 5, Stand F04-17.
The forthcoming legislation means that all pharmaceutical packaging supplied within the EU must incorporate a serialised 2D Datamatrix code on individual packs.
Both the Pharmacarton Lite, which is making its European debut at Interpack, and the TR-750-TT Speed Feeder are able to meet these requirements by providing total control of the carton during the print and vision process to ensure the accurate and high quality printing of high density barcodes and 2D codes to ECC200/GS1 standards.
The Pharmacarton Lite can be integrated into existing packaging lines and the TR-750-TT has been designed to operate off-line. Both are fully adjustable to suit a range of carton sizes.
Each machine incorporates the Wolke m600 Advanced high-resolution inkjet printer and an OCR/OCV optical character verification system. A fail-to-safety reject unit with pack confirmation further guarantees the authenticity of each coded pack.
The m600 is able to print in real time. Data can be input from a remote server through the built-in Ethernet port. The printer’s advanced HP technology and water-based inks deliver clean and maintenance-free coding onto a range of substrates, producing characters and bar codes up to 600dpi.