AT Information Products provides first-of-its-kind Feeding & Coding solution for Stand-Up Pouches

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MAHWAH, N.J. - PrAtlas -- Today, AT Information Products (AT INFO) announced its launch of the RF Lite Pouch – the industry's first compact system intended for the automatic coding of flat-form bags and pouches. The RF Lite Pouch utilizes vacuum technology to expertly present the packaging to the Markoprint® industrial coder, ready for it to be marked with high-quality codes.

A flexible coding system for flexible packaging

As the use of flexible packaging materials grows, so does the need for a flexible, efficient, and cost-effective coding solution. Pouches and bags can be inherently tricky to code on-line, particularly when using pre-made pouches or trying to print onto filled packs. An off-line system, such as the RF Lite Pouch from AT INFO, offers the ideal alternative.

Key benefits of the system include:
  • Compact bench-top system for the feeding and printing of film pouches
  • Vacuum picking system with belt drive for smooth transportation
  • Top loading hopper to maintain high throughput
  • Outfeed catcher tray for printed pouches
RF Lite Pouch handles a range of packaging substrates in terms of size and material type. The feeder runs bags that are 3-inches tall by 3-inches wide minimum, to 10-inches tall by 6-inches wide maximum.  Feeding both gusseted and resealable bags is possible with RF Lite Pouch.  Relevant materials include plastic, mylar, and paper.

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The feeder accommodates both Thermal Inkjet and Piezo Inkjet with print areas up to 1.3-inches tall.  Markoprint® systems print alphanumeric text, GS1 application identifiers including linear and 2D barcodes, and graphics that help manufacturers comply with stringent regulations.

Innovation in feeding technology sets RF Lite Pouch apart from the competition

Most feeding systems use friction rollers to guide the bottom substrate out of the hopper and onto the belt. This technology works well for packs or rigid pouches of a uniform thickness but when the material is more flexible, or when there's a resealing feature, it becomes significantly more difficult to achieve accuracy and consistency.

The RF Lite Pouch, therefore, leverages vacuum technology to grab the flexible substrate from the bottom of the stack using suction to provide a reliable and repetitive feeding process.

Where to deploy AT INFO feeding and coding systems

Manufacturers in need of printing high-resolution codes on flat packaging materials are ideal customers for AT INFO integrated systems.  The list of applicable industries is vast but is particularly useful in Food & Beverage, Cannabis, Personal Care and Pet products.  RF Lite Pouch is a viable alternative for directly coding flexible materials as manufacturers seek to move away from labeling to save costs on paper labels, printing, and applying those labels.

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See AT INFO feeding & coding solutions in action

Learn more about the RF Lite Pouch feeding & coding system at

About AT Information Products

For 40 years, AT Information Products has been offering a comprehensive line of high-performance inkjet printing solutions for package coding applications.  AT Information Products delivers solutions that meet today's requirements for cleanliness, low emissions, ease of use, and general environmental sustainability. The AT Information Products local support teams and certified distributors can help customers install, use, and maintain the printing and packaging systems that best meet their needs.  See, or call (201) 529-0202.

Jeff Norton

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