According to the company, one of the most important of these is Veri-Pack, a pack label identification, placement and verification unit. The system has been designed to check labels on food packs and sleeves and can operate at speeds of up to 200 labels per minute. The company said that the speed of the equipment makes it ideal for those involved in the production of almost any fast moving consumer goods, particularly those in the food and beverage industry.
Dimaco says a key selling feature is the ability of Veri-Pacd to reduce product recall - and costly supermarket fines - by preventing incorrectly labelled products going to market. The system works with labels generated from thermal transfer, laser or inkjet printing, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.
Also to be exhibited at Total is the new Veri-OCR, which can be integrated with the Veri-Pack system or can work as a stand-alone solution. The system operates by verifying the code on the container or the label against a font stored in the system's memory. The reading and checking of the presence, legibility and code correctness is completed all in a matter of milliseconds, which the company says gives it strong OCR capability.
Capable of verifying up to 1,000 codes per minute, the unit works with cans, jars, bottles, closures and numerous related items.
The OCV/OCR technology aims to give manufacturers a reliable check and verification of all coded packages along almost any production line. At the heart of the unit is an optical head with a remote processing unit that can store and retrieve production data as required.
Dimaco's CEO Ahmad Faruq said: "The Veri-OCR is a multi-orientation character recognition system and is ideal for those wanting to avoid costly product liability claims and high levels of returns due to incomplete and unreadable codes."
Founded in 1992, Dimaco Group manufactures, supplies and installs on a turnkey basis, high performance quality control systems for food, cosmetics, beverage and pharmaceutical assembly lines.