Schober USA has unveiled its RFID-CP, a tag inserter aimed at medium and small label runs using pre-printed heavy labelstock. This new technology inserts UHF and HF inlays under die-cut blank or pre-printed labels and validates the finished product. Control and monitoring is accomplished through the new pendant station which houses an industrial PC.
Additional features, which the company says make this a ‘cost-effective’ RFID solution, include a new tag dispenser with web tension relief, strategically placed start/stop buttons, greater information gathering capabilities, and optional static discharge protection. The technology works with transponders in accordance with ISO specifications, in widths from 20mm to 80mm (with lengths of 20mm to 180mm). Pre-printed labels with widths from 101.6mm to 203.6mm can be applied at rates from 5,000 to 20,000 labels per hour. An on board RFID reader ensures the readability of each RFID tag after integration. An automatic control system keeps transponders and printed labels in register. The RFID-CP provides efficient and economical production of contact-less readable tickets for public transportation cards, admission tickets, garments, swing tags, and more.
Standard features built into Schober RFID inserters include an automatic web guide system for base material, mechanical cross-register for transponders, auto-advance for missing transponders, servo-driven labeling head for opaque and transparent label reels, an electronic re-winder with tension control for assembled labels and the company’s new operator pendent.