Videojet Technologies Inc., Wood Dale, IL, a manufacturer of coding, printing, and laser marking products for the product identification industry, has launched CLARiSUITE, a fully integrated code assurance solution that links on-product coding to a centralized message database.
Compatible with Videojet's laser coders, inkjet printers, case coders, labelers, and thermal transfer overprinters, CLARiSUITE helps mitigate coding inaccuracies by significantly reducing the chance of human error in the message setup process. It also meets the requirement of retail and regulatory guidelines for accuracy and product traceability. It is ideal for manufacturers of perishables, short-shelf-life foods, private label foods, beverages and other manufacturers with large numbers of product SKUs and/or frequent product changeovers.
Other key features include:
- Message management: Secures and streamlines data management through central creation, storage and editing of all messages;
- Connected devices: Connected coders and scanners can be set up simultaneously from a single point to maximize productivity gains;
- Bar code validation: Fixed-mount scanners scan and reject unreadable or missing codes, and can even stop the line if a coding error is detected;
- Job selection: The correct message is loaded at a CLARiSUITE-installed PC or Videojet printer and is then ready to run across the enterprise. Hand-held scanners help select the appropriate print job from a bar code on a work order or on the product.
"Applying the correct code, in the correct location and on the correct product is critical in today's manufacturing environment where companies must ensure that their product orders are completed accurately and on time. Otherwise, they risk incurring penalties or losing business," says Randy Kaiser, application specialist at Videojet. "By using CLARiSUITE, operations managers are able to streamline their processes to drive productivity, and at the same time, minimize risk, rework and recalls."
Three levels of packages are available with varying features and options. Users can choose to have Videojet's professional systems integrators install CLARiSUITE or they can "self-install" with options for ongoing support and upgrades.