Single-Source Universal Print Control System Manages Multiple Industrial Printer Brands and Technology Types at Any Location Worldwide.

matmark-mperia_standard_001-600x600lrMatthews Marking System’s MPERIA™ multi-technology print controller and graphical user interface—displayed in PackExpo Booth S-3429—offers single point management of plant-level marking, coding and tracking processes.

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 18, 2016) — The MPERIA™ universal print controller and graphical user interface (GUI) from Matthews Marking Systems enables complete, single-source management of enterprise marking and coding operations across different printing technologies, brands and global production line locations. MPERIA will interface with multiple Matthews’ print technologies in Booth S-3429 throughout PackExpo International at McCormick Place in Chicago, November 6-9, 2016.

Scalable, the MPERIA controller networks into new or existing primary, secondary and tertiary marking and coding production lines via an Ethernet connection and high-speed control system. It manages multiple printers—including high-resolution piezo inkjet, high-resolution thermal inkjet and drop-on-demand valve jet with native code, and continuous inkjet and laser marking technologies with the addition of a plug-in—manufactured by Matthews. MPERIA also controls any other competitive brand print head from different original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) from a single interface. Highly intuitive, MPERIA integrates easily into—and aggregates control of—multiple production lines across facilities located worldwide with minimal time or support from a company’s information technology (IT) department.

pack-expo-140wEquipped with an intuitive, touchscreen GUI, MPERIA makes local and remote message creation and selection simple, supporting production managers with a built-in image editor. This allows for a centralized message creation that remains consistent throughout all coding and marking operations.

MPERIA also populates production data in real-time from order processing files and new or existing databases. It seamlessly integrates with higher-level production software, such as SAP or other enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing resource planning (MRP), warehouse execution (WES) and warehouse management (WMS) systems without third-party middleware. It also eliminates the need to recreate existing labeling messages in the new system, as well as the potential risk of incorrectly rebuilding a message.

Further, for maximum productivity and lowest total cost of ownership of all industrial printers system-wide, MPERIA’s printer data management and analysis functions provide full reporting and operational validation, as well as notifications of maintenance needs and consumables usage. All operational manuals and troubleshooting guides—as well as access to remote diagnostics and technical support—are accessible via the GUI for minimal downtime.

The MPERIA controller is available in three different base models to accommodate variable production run sizes, budgets and printing requirements. They include:

  • The compact, 7-inch touchscreen MPERIA Lite manages one Matthews’ VIAjet™ printing technology, and can be upgraded for expanded functionality and multi-device control.
  • The 12-inch touchscreen MPERIA Standard supports an unlimited number of VIAjet printing technologies for simultaneous print control.
  • For harsh environments, the MPERIA Standard H.E. has the same capability as the Standard model, and features a 15-inch touchscreen in an IP65-rated stainless steel enclosure.

The MPERIA universal print controller and GUIs can be seen in Booth S-3429 throughout PackExpo. For more information, contact Lyndsey Farrow at Matthews Marking Systems at 412.665.2536, lfarrow@matw.com, or visit matthewsmarking.com.

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ABOUT MATTHEWS MARKING SYSTEMS

Providing product identification, branding and traceability solutions, Matthews Marking Systems offers a full line of quality high-resolution, continuous ink jet, laser, drop-on-demand, thermal transfer, contact and indenting technologies. We design and develop specific solutions to help our customers increase productivity, reduce waste and improve overall efficiency. The Matthews Marking Systems brand serves international customers through subsidiaries Matthews Swedot AB, Matthews Kodiersysteme GmbH and Kenuohua Matthews Electronic (Beijing) Company Ltd.

ABOUT MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) is a global provider of brand solutions, memorialization products and industrial automation solutions. The SGK Brand Solutions segment is a leader in the delivery of brand development, activation and deployment services that help build our clients’ brands and consumers’ desire for them. The Memorialization segment is a leading provider of memorialization products, including memorials, caskets and cremation equipment, primarily to cemetery and funeral home customers that help families move from grief to remembrance. The Industrial segment designs, manufactures and distributes marking, coding and industrial automation technologies and solutions. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 25 countries on six continents that are committed to delivering the highest quality products and services.

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