Date code printed on to food sleeve

RF Lite®

Providing a simple, low-cost solution for customers automating their off-line date and batch coding process. Ideal for sleeves and cartons.

Using clean, maintenance-free thermal inkjet (TIJ) technology, the RF Lite provides an ideal solution for the fast and reliable coding of sleeves, cartons and other packaging in its flat-form. This simple system is ideal for companies looking for a low-cost way to automate their date coding process.

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Cost Effective

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  • Small footprint – fits onto a desk or bench, but can be supplied on a wheeled stand
  • Entry-level system with a low investment cost and very short pay-back time
  • Just one machine can suit varying packaging types and sizes with adjustable in-feed hoppers
  • Reduces labour requirements for coding, allowing the workforce to be more productive

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  • Industry-leading speed – can code a day’s worth of sleeves in under an hour
  • Integrated thermal inkjet (TIJ) printer ensures a crisp, clear print without mess or odour
  • Auto code facility for automated date code generation
  • Includes a catcher tray for neat stacking of the product once it has been coded
  • Minimise downtime by swapping between product sizes in seconds

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Full UK Support

  • Designed and built in the UK
  • Installation and training can be provided UK-wide
  • Almost 200 combined years of industry knowledge
  • Our friendly and knowledgeable support team are always on hand to offer you assistance when needed, whether that be with a service visit or a quick call over the phone
  • Preventative maintenance and service contracts available
  • 12-month warranty with all Feeding Systems

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Technical specifications

Rec. production capacity

Up to 14,000 products daily

Maximum product throughput


Product size minimum (W x L)

70 x 10mm

Product size maximum (W x L)

300 x 200mm

Dimensions (L x W x H)

800 x 495 x 520mm

Net weight

22kg (48lb)

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Success stories

  • It’s easy to assume that labour-intensive artisanal food operations do not benefit from automated solutions in the same way that a technology-heavy manufacturer do. But in fact, as Pump Street Chocolate demonstrates, automating the date coding process by installi...

    Pump Street Chocolate

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  • Rotech’s RF Lite has become an “invaluable part of the process” at P.K.Foods Glasgow Ltd, having transformed the efficiency of the pakora producer’s coding operation. The user-friendly TIJ (thermal inkjet) coder has won over staff on the factory floor and e...

    PK Foods

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  • Orexis Fresh Foods is a leading manufacturer of chilled, ready-to-eat food products, specifically dips of all ethnic backgrounds. The London-based company, has been a prominent figure in the sector for over 35 years, utilising traditional family recipes and techni...

    Orexis Fresh Foods

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  • Lancashire based Florna Plants Ltd, is a large-scale producer of garden plants that are grown specifically for the wholesale market. They supply garden centres, supermarkets and high street retail buyers all over the UK.

    Florna Plants

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