23 Mar 2016
Guarantee the right determinate quantity of final products is still a big challenge for several kinds of industries, independent of which niche of market, some of them uses manual counting or weight measure to check the number of items. It seems to be not so productivity (in the case of manual) neither precisely (especially in the case of weight for light or small product used at balance). For paper and derivate it is suitable to count by properly automatic machine, for example UCHIDA has in portfolio Countron Series (models Touch and AT, for papers and derivate).
In the case of special products, one which is becoming most and most common are personalized plastic cards, like member card. This is a part of B2C strategy that your company can be much closer for end-users and know about their behavior as well. Because we are talking about information, it needs to be keep in safe, so its control is totally indispensable and managed by minimal steps of production.
It is the same motive of operation panel’s membrane of an equipment, for example. To avoid the risk of this panel is going to be used in an alternative non-authorized final product and sold as official one, it is necessary to control this quantity.
There is a large applications more, like PCB, gaskets, playing cards, envelopes, manual, booklets, security items and finished packaging (different kind of shapes) which needs to be counted accurately, avoid waste and save time. So, thinking in this demand, UCHIDA developed a new counter machine, named as Countron OP.
In Countron OP the counter mechanism is based in optical sensor, it means, the machine does not need to touch the material or product, therefore it is available to be used in several different kinds of items and thickness, providing a wide range of jobs. This high technology is combined with 6’ touch screen where the concept of friendly use can setup and run jobs, included check details of counting (it shows the frequency used to count, so it enables to count different types of thickness).
Thanks for great design and considering the market’s niches the model is so compact and light ones, and there are handle carries to place it everywhere easier. It results in a fantastic convenient machine.
To collect all information after counting, it can be equipped with thermal printer and/or count log management system, which presents the results through a data plan. Besides it is possible to combine larger table and air compressor (especially for light products).
(written by Caio)
When we imagine to count papers, we are not talking about the substance, actually we are going to manage information (printed, packed, etc). And one biggest concern for who needs to do this procedure is: how to do it?
Of course manually is one way, but many risks involved: productivity; labour; human mistakes; stability of process (depend of period of the day is a different performance); keep clean; and so on. For progress another possibility is use a precision scale, getting the weight of substract and dividing it according to quantity of material, but still some risks are involved: large tolerance of measurement (around +/- 5%), specially for thin paper (less than 75gsm the tolerance could be higher up to 10%); productivity; labour; and fixed place to work.
The third and much more advanced workflow is to use Countron Machine. This equipment enables to count paper, carton board and some other range of substracts at high speed, high precision (over than 10 times more accurate than precision scale depending of case), automatic starting and others features you can check below.
UCHIDA has more than 40 years of know-how and around 1,000 units sold, at banks, security printers, notebooks, calendars, packaging, labels, plastic board, greeting cards, etc. We are sure that Countron Touch and Countron AT can work with accuracy and reliability.
|Model||Countron Touch||Countron AT|
|Blade and Pin||Twin-blade with suction chips
|Speed||Up to 2,500 sheets/min.||Up to 1,500 sheets/min.|
|Paper quality||22 to 255 gsm||80 to 400 gsm|
According to the table before, we can see COUNTRON TOUCH is more dedicated to thin paper and its operation is deeply friendly through touch screen panel which you can access settings, divide quantity (insert tape), random mode (random division of quantity), check (analyze the right quantity, very useful for quality control department), printer (print resume of your job) and by PC connection the output data is loaded at Excel plan (very helpful for auditing).
On the other hand the exclusive technology of COUNTRON AT is perfect for thick or special materials thanks to twin-blade system with the same great features from TOUCH model. Futhermore these double blades do not give any damages to the corner of papers (situation very common in thick material). That’s why Countron AT has been working for finished items which would be products and sold in store.
UCHIDA Countron Touch and AT provide the most silent operation and low cost per job, because these have air pump operates by oil-free pistons, not blades as our competitors. And also you need not to care about cost for consumables of the pump.
With UCHIDA, the future of your business must be bright!
(written by Ryo)