Lake Image Systems, a supplier of print quality inspection systems, has integrated its Discovery Read & Print for RFID system into Tamarack’s in-line and off-line RFID inlay production modules, used in Tamarack’s P500 and RFID Extreme products.
During RFID inlay insertion process, the integration ensures real-time, single pass RFID reading and encoding with in-line inkjet label printing, tracking and camera verification for automated, high speed and high quality, multi-lane RFID tags and label production.
According to IDTechEx, the global RFID tag and label market value is expected to grow to US$1.4bn by 2022, up from $0.65bn in 2016. A key driver to this growth will be the industry’s capacity to offer high volumes of affordable, reliable and fully personalized RFID tags and labels for the retail, security, manufacturing, and leisure and transportation markets.
This integrated system allows converters to economically manufacture fully inlayed RFID labels and tags, encode them with variable data, with synchronized inkjet label printing, all on a single device, with built-in error verification and RFID data to print matching
‘Lake Image Systems stood out as one of a handful of companies that had the expertise and technology to bring all the various elements, onto our RFID inlay equipment, to produce fully verified, variably printed and encoded RFID tags and Labels at production speeds,’ said Tamarack’s president David Steidinger. ‘By expanding our product offering to include integrated inkjet printing with reliable, real-time production verification, we now have a high performance, robust and automated solution to satisfy this challenging requirement from our clients.’
‘Throughout the 25 years in the inspection industry, continuous innovation and expanding the value of our Discovery Platform to new markets, has been the cornerstone of our growth strategy,’ commented Scott Stevens, president of Lake Image Systems. ‘Our integration on to Tamarack’s RFID inlay tags and labels manufacturing equipment has unified normally disparate production steps into a single, seamless process – enabling their clients to benefit from all the potential business benefits of reduced labor, higher speeds and better quality.’