June 27, 2007
High-Speed Case Labeler Encodes, Verifies and Applies RFID Tags

NJM/CLI will introduce its high-speed RFID-Integrated Model 400 System in Booth #C-532 at Pack Expo-Las Vegas.  The new RFID case-labeling system encodes, verifies and applies RFID tags at speeds up to 50 cases/cartons per minute.  NJM/CLI has designed the system to use rolls of labels that are oriented head-to-toe rather than the traditional side-to-side orientation.

By configuring the Model 400 labeler to handle head-to-toe labels, the shorter side of the label is fed to the tamp pad to maximize the speed of the system, while the system applies the label to the case or carton in the correct orientation with the length of the label across the case. In addition to maximizing the speed of the system, this configuration helps ergonomics because the label roll is on the vertical plane and lower to the ground.

NJM/CLI’s Model 400 System integrates a Zebra RFID printer and verification scanner with the NJM/CLI Model 400 Print & ApplyLabeler, modified to automatically remove bad tags/labels prior to label application on products. NJM/CLI can configure the RFID system for different communication compatibilities, including Ethernet connectivity, to achieve interactivity with upstream and downstream equipment.