New Generation Of Mark And Read Solutions Under Development

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New Generation Of Mark And Read Solutions Under Development

New Generation Of Mark And Read Solutions Under Development

For more than three years Markem-Imaje and Cognex have worked in unison on Mark & Read, an advanced technology that helps FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) companies reduce unnecessary waste, ensure accurate packaging coding, and ensure recalls not related to coding operate more smoothly.

 
Traceability becomes difficult and in some instances impossible when a recall is issued and product codes are unreadable, incorrect or missing altogether.  Markem-Imaje and Cognex are currently working together in the development of the next generation of Mark and Read applications which involves Markem-Imaje printer verification and automated Cognex camera.  Our companies have worked together on Mark & Read since 2015 and are excited about advancing this technology even further.
 
The R & D and commercial teams of both companies will collaborate on projects and opportunities in the packaging market at both regional and global levels as they work to integrate printing and reading solutions.  The focus is on not only providing manufacturers with a user experience throughout the production process that's more intuitive, but providing code verification that is highly accurate and faster than ever before.
 
Vincent Vanderpoel, Markem-Imaje CEO expressed our excitement about combining Cognex's proven vision solution and the Markem-Imaje Mark & Read solution in news reports saying that, "This combination will allow us to capitalize on our major customer references, helping them minimize rework due to missing or unreadable text and barcodes, reducing waste from using incorrect data in printed messages and avoiding scrapped product due to incorrect packaging materials being used on the production line."
 
Cognex Corporation CEO Robert Willett said of the collaboration that together with Markem-Imaje, the companies are developing new capabilities to eliminate production errors, lower manufacturing costs, enhance new global standards for printing product quality and going beyond consumer expectations for high quality products.  
 
The new generation of Mark & Read solutions is slated to be available by the end of this year, with an array of additional improvements available next year.
 
We are excited about this joint initiative to evolve the Mark & Read technology, ensuring coding accuracy on packages.
 
Markem-Imaje is a global leader in industrial coding and marking systems providing traceability solutions, brand attractiveness and product safety solutions and more.  

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