Automated solutions aim to reduce risk of product labelling errors

Domino automated solutions

DOMINO Printing Sciences has launched its new automated product printing and label verification solutions to help manufacturers reduce the risk of product labelling errors.

The solutions include coding automation software that removes the need for manual intervention and integrated machine vision to check the accuracy of every printed code.

“In January 2024 alone, the FDA issued 19 recalls for food products in the US, with 18 of them attributed to undeclared allergens due to labelling errors,” said Adem Kulauzovic, director of automation, Domino. “These figures highlight that printing and labelling inefficiencies are still very much present within a significant number of manufacturing facilities, despite recent advances in product coding automation.”

Automate UK’s recent Industry Insights Survey found that over 81% of sector workers identified automation as their primary challenge for 2023. The cost of adoption, lack of internal knowledge, and the inability to find the right suppliers stand out as some of the top barriers to adoption.

“When it comes to adopting automation, designing a solution that integrates various technologies while managing relationships with multiple suppliers can be costly and complex, posing a challenge for many businesses,” added Kulauzovic. “Our closed-loop solutions have been designed to offer all the benefits of automated product coding from a single trusted source, helping to reduce complexity and costs associated with lengthy project timelines. In addition, our flexible finance options – encompassing both subscription models and product leasing – mean businesses can upgrade without significant capital investment.”

Domino said it focuses on supplying complete end-to-end solutions for variable data printing. End-to-end solutions encompass two newly launched products, Domino Automation, and the R-Series i-Tech, plus remote monitoring from the firm’s cloud-based services.

Domino Automation offers centralised message storage and automated printer management software, while R-Series i-Tech provides a label verification and quality inspection system optimised for high-speed production lines.