Oftering, Austria – Elmet, an Austrian operating system supplier for the injection moulding of two-component liquid silicone rubbers (LSR), has introduced a standardised barcode system for drum labelling and recognition.
The system, which is supplied as an integral part of the company’s TOP 5000 P dosing systems, is claimed to be unique in the industry.
LSR is a two-component reactive chemical. The two components, A and B, are usually shipped in separate drum containers that are, however, very similar in appearance. Mix-ups can have serious consequences.
The new identification system, developed jointly with Wacker, now virtually eliminates the possibility confusing the drums when replacing these, said Elmet.
The system is very simple: Wacker’s drums are supplied with banderoles, which, in addition to the conventional A or B label, also have a barcode running around them.
Optionally, Elmet provides its high-performance dosing system with a reading device coordinated to this barcode. The control unit of the TOP 5000 P only allows the pump to be immersed into the new drum if it recognizes the right code.
The system is currently available as a hand scanner, but future models will be designed as height-adjustable, mounted reading devices.