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LogiMAT 2019

Faubel fair Team (from left to right): Andreas Bartling, Diana Aland, Business Development Manager for Central Europe, Patrick Hubert, Development Engineer at SIL System Integration Laboratory GmbH, and Petra Schäffner, Business Development Manager for South Germany.

SIL and Faubel showed e-paper displays without batteries.

More than 60,000 international trade visitors went through the halls of Messe Stuttgart to attend LogiMAT 2019. Faubel & Co. Nachfolger GmbH, the specialist for functional labels, was among the 1,624 exhibitors of the show where it unveiled its batteryless Smart Label with e-paper display.

As Andreas Bartling, Business Development Manager for North Germany at Faubel, explained it to our visitors, “E-paper displays are perfect for marking products or processes that require variable labeling”. Controlled by rewritable RFID tags, E-paper displays are able to replace standard paper labels. The latest generation of Faubel Smart Labels is batteryless: the energy needed to update the display is supplied by the RFID field of the reader.

Durable and permanent labeling

“Batteryless Smart Labels are durable and maintenance free. That’s why they are particularly suitable for labeling within Kanban and closed-loop processes”, added Bartling. With its high resolution, the display is able to show all the important data such as letters, numbers, QR and Data Matrix codes. For example, visitors to Faubel’s booth saw how Smart Labels used for marking plastic boxes were carried on a conveyor belt and updated at two different stations. E-paper displays can be screwed or stuck to the boxes, plugged in sideways or attached to them by magnets or Velcro.

Andreas Bartling reviewed the three-day show positively: “LogiMAT 2019 was a real success for Faubel. Attendance was high and so was the quality of the talks we had.”