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Domino turns the tables and simplifies coding automation

Listen to Domino North America director of coding automation discuss the importance of coding automation in today's manufacturing sector. Watch the video:


August 11, 2017
by Canadian Packaging staff

While integrating coding equipment into existing lines has traditionally been deemed too expensive and very complicated to do, Domino North America director of coding automation Adem Kulauzovic says that because of “FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) requirements and legislation, the necessity to integrate into current equipment has never been greater—and Domino can show customers how to make it work.”

Aside from providing information to consumers, codes also underpin supply chain logistics, and are increasingly becoming the link between physical products and the digital world of online information.

However, in order for codes to function correctly, it needs to be accurate—from the date and batch information on the individual product, to the information on the boxes, all the way to up to the data displayed on the pallet label.

It’s this level of precision that ensures the product gets to the right place at the right time, and is the very foundation of coding automation.

Domino believes strongly in helping its customers continue to elevate their production, and a large part of this is to help minimize errors and recalls.

Quite often the coding technologies on the line are not integrated into the production automation and thus require a manual intervention of some form, resulting in the increase for potential errors.

Domino, on a global scale, is investing heavily in not only the software and systems to support coding automation, but also in the experts to marry the technology with the software itself and the impact to the customer.

To start, Domino is pleased to show the latest video in its thought leadership series, featuring Adem Kulauzovic. He begins this brief video (below) by simplifying what our understanding of IOT (Internet of Things) and coding automation actually means, followed then by the impact of NOT automation and some true to life examples of coding automation success stories.

Kulauzovic explains: “We worked with a major beverage company, and when they do a line change, the primary coders that would print on the cans would print the accurate date. But when they went into a case, it was a different date because they had the wrong product. They had an over $40,000 recall to get them properly coded. What we (Domino) offered was an automation solution that allowed them to press the ingredient product that they wanted, and that it would deploy the correct message, not only at their primary coders, but their secondary and tertiary. They have no human intervention, failures and efficiency is practically at 100 percent.”

Visit Domino at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017 where Kulauzovic will talk about coding automation, where you can also discuss your coding automation needs.

Watch this helpful video that demonstrates the importance of coding automation that will help you take back control:

About Domino
Founded in 1978, Domino has a global reputation for the development and manufacture of coding, marking and printing technologies that satisfy the compliance and productivity requirements of manufacturers. Domino’s consistent year-on-year growth – both organic and through acquisition – is underpinned by an unrivaled commitment to product development, resulting in a portfolio that incorporates complete end to end coding solutions spanning primary, secondary and tertiary applications.
Innovative inkjet, laser, print-and-apply, and thermal transfer overprinting technologies are deployed for the application of variable data, bar codes and unique traceability codes onto product and packaging, across many industrial sectors.
In 2010 the Domino Group (Domino Printing Sciences plc) achieved a turnover of £300 million (~CDN $500-million). The Group employs 2,150 people worldwide and sells to more than 120 countries through a global network of 25 subsidiary offices and more than 200 distributors. Domino’s manufacturing facilities are situated in China, Germany, India, Sweden, U.K. and the U.S.
Operating with true global scale across a diverse industry base, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and multiple industrial product groups, Domino Printing Sciences plc provides customers’ with proven solutions built upon years of extensive experience.
For further information on Domino, visit www.domino-na.com.