High definition print with 2D barcode traceability for pulp bales
Surrey, B.C. – Samuel Packaging Systems Group, coding and labeling division, has recently developed and installed an automated pulp bale printing system at Paper Excellence’s Howe Sound Pulp and Paper mill located in Port Mellon, B.C.
The installed printing system provides the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper mill with a technologically advanced yet robust printing system able to mark the pulp bales with high quality text, logos and 2D barcodes.
Robust 2D barcode provides easy scanning of the pulp bale at distances up to 40 feet in the mill environment, at extreme angles and varying lighting ranging from a dimly lit warehouse to full sunlight. Off-the-shelf hardware is used to scan bales to facilitate warehousing, shipping, order fulfillment – the accurate data collected forms the basis for a fully computerized product inventory and tracking system.
With only an eight-hour maintenance window allotted by operations for the installation, Ed Smit, major capital projects electrical lead, worked closely with Samuel to ensure that the printing systems were fully setup, operational and tested as part of a complete integration package.
“The installation went smoothly as planned and the system has been working very well with the 2D barcodes scanning reliably at distances over 40 feet,” said Smit.
“The Samuel printing system has been very reliable and the print heads just keep on printing since installation over six months ago,” says Terry Nemeth, production shift supervisor while baler operators were surprised at how effectively the system performed.
This new generation of industrial printing equipment offers proven performance with the following key features:
• 2D barcodes are printed and verified – with
zero downtime options available
Samuel coding and labeling systems are supported by a team of qualified engineers, technical sales specialists and field service technicians with credible industry knowledge and experience.
Samuel Systems, www.samuelsystems.com