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Industrial, versatile coding equipment, ideal for coding automotive parts and packaging

Coding for the automotive industry

Manufacturers in the automotive industry are likely to be packing an extensive range of parts into generic packaging which is limited in its sizing (usually cartons.) For example, spark plugs are mostly the same size, yet there are many varieties available.

Rotech offer both on and off the line solutions for the reliable coding and marking of automotive packaging and car care products.

Coding automotive products on-line

Compact thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers can be seamlessly integrated into production lines and existing packaging machinery. They are ideal for printing variable information on high volumes of products.

Known for their flexibility, car care manufacturers such as Autoglym use these printers to apply batch codes directly onto their packaging.

The systems are maintenance-free and can print onto most surfaces in a variety of colours, including white, yellow, and blue.

Feeding systems - off-line coding

Off-line feeding systems are designed to handle flat-form packaging, in various shapes and sizes. This could include cartons, blisters cards and sleeves.

For those in the automotive and car care industry it offers a flexible, all-in-one solution. Benefits include less stock holding of pre-printed packaging, and the ability to print what is needed, when it’s needed.

Feeders can be fitted with a printer and/or labeller of your choice, creating a versatile standalone coding system. Our RF1 feeder with multi-head thermal TIJ printer is ideal for printing a product description and bar code onto a component carton.

Secondary packaging - large character marking (LCM)

For outer cases, large character marking (LCM) printers offer a low-maintenance, high-speed alternative to labelling. The innovative systems are capable of printing verifiable barcodes, text, and graphics on areas up to 500mm wide.

With a large area printer you can benefit from zero waste, with no additional stock holding, resulting in substantially lower costs to run and maintain the system.

These printers can be fitted to an existing conveyor or supplied with a Rotech conveyor.



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  • The handling system is certainly earning its keep. You guys really delivered a first class product. They all find it easy to use and I’ve not heard of any downtime.


  • We’d never considered thermal inkjet before but you could say that we are converts. The coder supplied by Rotech has been a revelation - it’s an easy-to use, economical system with an impressive cost-versatility ratio.


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Success stories

  • Autoglym bottle on production line being printed by Thermal Inkjet printer

    Anyone that works in the car industry, or is passionate about car care, will recognise Autoglym as a trusted, premium car care brand. Established in 1965, their award-winning products are distributed and sold worldwide, and they’ve earned two Royal Warrants along...


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