Product alignment or product type identification is critical to many customers, especially when similar material types or grades make visual identification difficult or impossible. A RYECO Stripe Marking System creates continuous or dashed marks for the entire length of a product to indicate product type or a unique characteristic of the material. Marks can represent a specific material grade used in a multi-ply product, filter media orientation, or indicate the coated or uncoated surface of a material. Various marking colors available in the RYECO system can also be used to uniquely identify multiple products on the same manufacturing line.
The Stripe Marking System operates by making a continuous or dashed mark either continuously or periodically during the production process. The system uses a digital input to initiate marking and is designed to operate continuously for extended periods of time. Marking can be along the edge of the web or at any other point in the machine direction, with any number of markers.
The standard system sprays stripe marks in one color. Multiple products can be uniquely identified using a 3-color system. Marks can be atomized (~4-50 mm wide) or un-atomized (~2-3 mm) depending on customer requirements. Marks are used to indicate to downstream operations information such as product orientation (front vs. back) or product type like a center ply of a three ply web. The marks can also inform the end user of critical information such as direction of flow through an air filter or direction of grain in a tiled flooring product.