System for laser-activatable labels: Now also available with a Domino Laser
- The innovative HERMA system for laser-activatable labels is now also available with a Domino laser.
- The global Domino service network opens up further opportunities for growth in international markets.
- "With KBA and Domino lasers we can now offer the right solution in various installation and data connection situations."
HERMA is expanding its innovative system for laser-activatable labels: with immediate effect, the Herma 400 labelling system cannot not just be combined with a KBA laser but also with a Domino laser. This combination will be on show at Fachpack 2015 (Hall 3A, Stand 3A-231). Domino, with its headquarters in Cambridge, UK, is a leading specialist in coding and marking systems. "In future we will also be able to grow much more rapidly in international markets than in the past thanks to Domino's global sales and service network with 25 subsidiaries and over 200 sales partners as well as its excellent reputation," stresses Jürgen Keller, head of industrial label sales at HERMA. A further advantage of the cooperation with Domino is the increased flexibility. "Installation and data connection situations sometimes vary considerably from user to user. Thanks to the range of services provided by the two laser manufacturers, we are now in an even better position to offer the right solution," states Jürgen Keller.
The benefits and operating principle of the laser-activatable labels are the same in both cases: due to the fact that the laser system requires no consumables or readjustments and operates without any wear and tear – in contrast to thermal transfer printers, for example – this avoids any disruptions. This increases the efficiency of the system. HERMA labels have a special finish for this purpose. The laser can "write" in black on the designated positions – without any risk of abrasion. The printed image is always very sharp, whether plain text, a graphic and/or a code. Since the laser does not remove any material, no smudgeable particles arise and the label is not damaged at all. The removal of residues or waste by suction is unnecessary.
The system's success story initially began in the building materials industry. Users there were impressed with its complete operational reliability, amongst other things, even in dusty and dirty conditions. "Today it can be used in virtually any industry: laser labelling is of particular benefit where products, cartons, containers, sacks or shipments need to be labelled with variable data," states Jürgen Keller. Corresponding ISEGA certification is available for the adhesive used and the labelling method for applications in the food sector.