Logopak Systeme is Europe’s leading manufacturer of intelligent labeling systems for logistics applications. Established in 1978, the company employs more than 250 people and has subsidiaries in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Poland and the USA. At its main production plant in Hartenholm near Hamburg, Logopak Systeme manufactures machines that print and automatically apply labels to a wide range of logistic units. In addition to hardware, the company’s product portfolio includes software and consumables as well as consulting services. Logopak also operates its own research and development department to provide customers with solutions tailored to their logistics processes.
Logopak Systeme has been conducting research and development in the field of Radio Frequency Identification since the year 2000, developing a product line of fully automatic barcode labeling systems based on RFID technology. As a partner of the METRO GROUP Future Store Initiative, the company participated in the development of RFID Starter Kits geared to businesses planning to roll out RFID. New adopters can use the company’s semiautomatic or fully automatic systems to optimize their logistics processes and drive cost-cutting initiatives. Logopak Systeme will continue to share its experience and expertise within the METRO GROUP Future Store Initiative to help nurture innovations in retail logistics.
This fully automatic labeling system lets companies mark pallets and other large logistic units with text or barcode labels on up to three sides. Its unique Tag-on-Demand technology makes it easy to integrate RFID transponders into the printed labels as required. The tagging is performed by a separate module equipped with a read/write encoding head. By simultaneously testing the transponders and immediately removing any defective chips, the system ensures a high success rate in logistics and warehouse management processes.
This semiautomatic labeling system was designed for companies intending to manually apply RFID transponders to their product shipments. Employees use a handheld barcode scanner to read in the Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) that has been affixed to the pallet. The data are transmitted to the Logomatic VLP 210 which automatically generates a label containing the barcode, text information and a transponder on which the corresponding Electronic Product Code (EPC) is stored. This label can then be manually applied to the pallet.