CS LWR - Universal Card Encoding with Scan & Print Functionality

This encoder can personalize and read all three different types of ID-1 cards (MagStripe, RFID or Smart Card). Besides its unique and as yet unsurpassed encoding quality and engineering durability, the system is equipped with a scanner and has provision for a monochrome print attachment.

The CS-LWR is a personalization station in compact form.

This personalization system comprises tried and tested components (card separator and stacker) and is based around the well-accepted and widely-used LWR universal encoder. The robust construction of this unit is purposefully designed for round-the-clock operation in harsh environments where up to 3,600 cards can be separated per hour. The throughput is, however, very much dependent on the encoding, scan or print processes being used for the application.

Scan and printer extensions.

The high-resolution print unit uses the same HP ink jet expertise in use by millions of office printers. The print head is capable of printing monochrome alphanumeric fonts, barcodes, 2D codes and Matrix Codes at resolutions up to 600 dpi on fat-free paper or plastic cards at a staggering 30 m/min. The scanner, which is typically used for data acquisition or print control, recognises all common typefaces, barcodes and even 2D and Matrix Codes.

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LWR - RFID, Mag Stripe and Chip Cards: All Personalized in a single unit

This encoder can personalize and read all three different types of card, and besides its unique universal function, the card manufacturing industry is presented with a modular unit with an as yet unsurpassed encoding quality and of exceptional durability. In short, it is a unit that satisfies even the highest of demands.

The LWR is suited to smaller personalization stations.

The robust yet precision construction of the LWR provides easy access to the unit for component exchange that follows a “think green” code of conduct.

With a clear focus on professional personalization stations, the LWR processes all three tracks of standard credit card sized (paper and plastic) magnetic stripe cards at a moderate 2,900 cards per hour, and provides both HICO and LOCO functionality. The encoded cards can be either continually fed through the device or returned via the input slot.

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Semi LWR - High Speed Card Encoder for OEM Installations

This MagStripe card encoder can personalize standard ID-1 (or custom sizes) paper or plastic cards with an as yet unsurpassed encoding quality and at speeds up to 4,000 cards per hour. The encoder is designed with OEM personalization machine installations in mind where the card transport cannot be interrupted. The Semi-LWR for retrofitting.

For both machine manufacturers and system integrators alike, the task of interrupting an existing card transport mechanism for the purpose of introducing an encoder, for example, can be a daunting one. The Semi-LWR responds to these challenges by taking advantage of the control electronics and just those mechanical components of the highly successful LWR encoder that are responsible for the magnetic head movement. The card transport is then untouched and remains the full responsibility of the machine manufacturer.

MagStripe card encoding.

Targeting professional personalization stations, the Semi-LWR processes all three tracks of standard credit card sized (paper and plastic) magnetic stripe cards at a fast 4,000 cards per hour, and provides both HICO and LOCO functionality. Serial and/or I/O signals form the communication path between the machine’s transport controller and the Semi-LWR, which will know when a card is in its encoding position. The encoded cards are read to check the encoded values, and any discrepancy is alerted to the host controller.

Thinking outside the box.

An optionally available magnetic head withdrawal function retracts the head so that cards can pass through the device when encoding is not required to ensure that neither the head be subjected to unnecessary wear nor the card subjected to undue scratching.

This incredibly effective type of integration requires exemplary interaction between the machine manufacturer or system integrator and Rinas Gerätetechnik. As soon as the unit is integrated, Rinas will no longer have sole control of the card transport, its anchoring or for ensuring the head-to-card distance is at its optimum. Only when these three key conditions are met can the Semi-LWR prove its encoding quality.

SWR - Rapid Magnetic Card Encoder

The quality of the encoding and the durability of the technology are the decisive characteristics of today’s card personalization. High effectivity and optimized materials usage are also key features of slimline production.

For this reason, Rinas has incorporated the elementary SWR, with reduced throughput into its product portfolio to complement its flagship product, the HWR, with a throughput of up to 20,000 magnetic cards per hour.

Minimum set-up and service times for maximum productivity.

The Rinas SWR achieves a throughput of up to 6,000 magnetic cards per hour (cph), which is more than sufficient for many of today’s production facilities. Seamless inline card verification is, of course, standard.

The changeover between HICO and LOCO is performed quickly and simply via software. The adaptation to suit special card thicknesses can be performed either at the factory or at the customer’s site simply by exchanging the encoder and motor plate (tool less).

Different card standards (ISO7811, AAMVA, JIS) or formats (loyalty card) need to be processed? No problem - with the JIS module, which is simply screwed to the standard SWR encoder, up to three ISO7811 tracks and an opposing JIS track can be processed in a single pass. Embossed, coloured or even transparent cards are unproblematic as far as card handling is concerned.

The gift card or loyalty card option enables different card widths up to approx. 140 mm to be catered for. Simply inform us when ordering the unit of the required width(s) and we’ll adapt the unit so you can process these widths as well as the usual ID-1 sized cards.

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HWR - High Speed Magnetic Card Encoder

With the Rinas HWR high-speed magnetic card encoder you can considerably increase the speed of your production and clearly pull away from the competition. Thanks to the highly developed technology, minimum set-up and maintenance times, and a continuous inline card test, you can be absolutely sure that your production is economical.

Top speed: 18,000 magnetic cards cards an hour on up to 3 tracks simultaneously.

The Rinas HWR reliably encodes and accurately reads up to 18,000 magnetic cards or paper tickets an hour. Software switching between HICO and LOCO along with its ability to write and read up to 3 tracks simultaneously set this unit apart.

Absolutely safe: continuous testing and individual encoding.

The Rinas HWR automatically executes an inline check of each individual card thus ensuring perfect quality assurance. This includes a plausibility check as well as a check of header bits, start and end characters, parity, bit density and the calculation of checksums of all standard and customer specific norms. This authentification of the read-back data is performed via an independent device (HSR10) and, as such is completely independent of the encoding. In addition, this read-back information can be transmitted to the host system to undertake subsequent verification of the encoded information. The Rinas HWR can be set up for various types of encoding, such as ISO 7810/7811, AAMVA, JIS, Visa Mini Card, and on request even process individual bit coding.

Considerably longer operating life thanks to intelligent magnetic head technology.

The read and write heads of the Rinas HWR can be positioned by software to suit the relevant thickness of the card. This not only reduces the applied force to the necessary amount but is kind to both hardware and the cards. The HICO and LOCO heads can be mechanically separated from each other depending on the configuration; those magnetic heads which are not currently required can be retracted at any time thereby considerably reducing wear and tear. The magnetic head unit will automatically signal when head relacement is necessary.

Variable and easy to integrate.

The Rinas HWR processes plastic and paper cards in formats corresponding to ISO 7810/7811 as well as cards in all special sizes (e.g. gift cards) up to 204 mm wide and 1.5 mm thick. Transparent, metallic and even embossed cards are also possible to encode. The fact that the cards are transported straight through the device allows the Rinas HWR to fit perfectly into existing production lines.

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HSR - Modular High Speed Card Reader for retrofitting in Personalisation Equipment

The Rinas HSR accurately reads magnetic card information on all three HICO and LOCO tracks at up to 1.2 m/s or approx. 20,000 cards per hour providing the cards are guided and the transport is uniform. Evaluation of the information can then be performed by a host system in real-time for the ultimate in quality control.

The magnetic head challenge.

The magnetic head unit can read all three tracks of a standard ISO7811 card encoded to both HICO or LOCO coercivity levels and can even recognise transparent medium. Optionally available and customer adjustable counter-rollers are used for maintaining optimum head contact pressure and enable various card thicknesses to be catered for.

Versatile deployment possibilities

The HSR can be used during the card personalization stage by sending the read back information to a host system to ensure, for example, that the encoded information on the card is in agreement with the data that was sent. Another application is where the information stored on magnetic coded cards has to be in agreement with that appearing on printed paper, or wherever card data need to be read and checked for standards conformity.

TCS - WR - High Speed Inline Encoding on Web Printing Machines

With its TCS-WR, Rinas presents a very efficient inline encoding system providing both high-speed and high-quality level.

TCS-WR enables you to encode magnetic stripe tickets directly after the process of laminating or printing the stripe on the tickets. Within the printing machine and before fanfolding or coiling the web or cutting it into single tickets. This creates added value within the printing process without reducing the speed of printing. After encoding the tickets are continuously tested providing 100% of quality. Instead of random testing every single ticket gets verified during the production process. TCS-WR generates a protocol and by using the error signal you can also control a sorting or marking unit. Your benefit: 100% satisfied customers.

Rinas TCS-WR is simple to control and easy to maintain. Writing and reading heads can be changed without using any tools.

RFE - Continuous Encoder for RFID/Magnetic Stripe Tickets

The RFE encoder has been designed to process both continuous and perforated tickets of differing lengths and widths; all that is required is a print mark on each ticket for correct positioning. All current RFID standards have been catered for as has ISO7811 for MagStripe encoding of HICO and LOCO tickets.

Parallel RFID programming

The number of transponders is determined by you 1 for parallel processing of large data volumes to boost throughput. The standard antenna is able to process (HF) Mifare®, Legic® as well as (LF) I-Code, Hitag™ and EM.

Print function – even on both sides

High resolution monochrome printing is achieved using ink-jet printer technology using HP ink cartridges and dedicated software for the layout. The print controller can address up to 4 heads which enables a print area up to 4x 12.7 mm (48 mm) per side to be covered. The design flexibility inherent in the RFE permits 2 such controllers to be fitted enabling a variety of print possibilities for simultaneous printing on both sides.

The special inks 2 used do not need a curing station, which greatly reduces the machine’s running costs and the print unit itself is capable of printing all common alphanumeric fonts, barcodes, 2D codes and logos at resolutions up to 600 dpi at a staggering 30 m/min.

Scan function – even on both sides

The prime function of the scanner is to determine the readability and quality of barcodes, 2D-codes and alphanumeric text. Dedicated software configures the scanner, enables mask creation and analyses information on-the-fly.

Second RFID identification position

The ticket can be identified once again by its UID which, when used in combination with a previous scan operation, serves as a verification tool. Should the print, for example, be unreadable or carry the incorrect information for that ticket then this ticket can be nulled.

Marking defective tickets

Optical recognition of a defective ticket (chip defect, print unrecognizable…) is accomplished with a marker pen which is positioned on either the front or rear of the ticket.

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