KBA-Metronic – Intelligent marking solutions
Digital communication between man, machine and product is a central issue in the age of the smart factory. Camera-readable coding of products is a precondition for automated processes—from detection in packaging lines to traceability in logistics and trade—while increasing individualization and mandatory product information require powerful and flexible marking solutions.
Metronic marking systems with the code-M software module allow, among other things, the centralized administration of print jobs, the monitoring of entire marking lines and the integration of camera control systems. With the code-M data module, data from databases can be inserted into printed texts. Printing systems and fields are detected automatically, and the form of the imprints is user-definable. With the code-M data and code-M editor modules, many users can create sophisticated text layouts themselves. The job preparation department can carry out layout adjustments, and the marketing department can quickly implement advertising campaigns with action codes.
For the first time, KBA-Metronic will also be presenting the tried-and-tested DOD inkjet and highly versatile betaJET xenio. KBA-Metronic regards the marking of products and packaging as an integrated process, and cooperates closely with users and mechanical engineers on new developments. The product portfolio with thermal, inkjet, laser and combined printer units covers current market requirements.
KBA-Sheetfed – Folding box printing, conventional and digital
KBA-Sheetfed, the market leader in sheetfed offset presses for board printing, is also present on the joint stand. In virtual presentations, KBA-Sheetfed will show the digital sheetfed press KBA VariJET 106 – powered by Xerox for folding box printing. The KBA VariJET combines conventional printing and finishing technologies with digital inkjet printing. This hybrid press supports regional and campaign-specific versions of packages, value-added and infotainment packages as well as database-aided sales campaigns. KBA will also be providing information about its flatbed and rotary stamping units.