KSW Microtec and MELZER Synergize for Speciality UHF Labelling

Excellent RFID performance to withstand harsh environmental conditions

Dresden, Germany & Schwelm Germany - KSW Microtec AG, one of the world's leading suppliers of RFID components and inlays for secure cards and eDocuments, and MELZER, a leading supplier of RFID converting equipment, have announced a collaborative initiative to produce a multi-layer UHF label for customized applications in access control and asset tracking.

Drawing on the flexible engineering of KSW's Windshield® inlays and powered by MELZER's new processing machine SL-600 for converting self-adhesive label stock and dry inlays to fully functional RFID tags, the new labels offer the best and consistent read range for all types of applications. These include automotive labels for windshields used for road toll, parking, city access and vehicle identification, fraud protection as well as labeling for logistics and luggage tracking.

MELZER's new SL-600 machine is specifically designed for industrial production of small sized RFID labels and allows the manufacture of 100% quality and tested products. By identifying malfunctioning transponders during the converting process, waste of expensive material is avoided. Even critical material can be processed without any problems. Furthermore the machine provides a multiple track production of up to 6 tracks with a convenient web speed of 30m/min. totaling 180m/min. This results in 60,000 labels being produced per hour. This innovative converting machine guarantees highest accuracy and inline testing without cross reading, even for UHF products. MELZER's SL-600 with KSW's Windshield® inlays successfully demonstrated an excellent converting process at Label Expo 2011.

KSW's inlays fit perfectly into the converting and further finishing process provided by MELZER, because their durable construction delivers excellent performance in a small label that can withstand harsh environments.

This product synergy between two leading RFID players is based on proven KSW Microtec WindSpeed® RFID inlays being ideally compatible with the MELZER SL-600 for the miniaturization of RFID products.

Visit MELZER and KSW Microtec AG at ID World 2011 from November 3rd - 4th for further information.

KSW Microtec AG: Booth E01

MELZER maschinenbau GmbH: Booth C04

About KSW

KSW Microtec AG founded in 1994, with its headquarters in Germany, is one of the world's leading suppliers of contactless components for applications such as Access Control and eGovernment, ePayment, eTicketing and Asset Management. KSW combines successfully high-end wafer processing, extremely efficient assembly and lamination technology and far-reaching expertise in design. KSW has earned itself a leading position on the market as innovator and one of the most efficient, and simultaneously most flexible, producers of RFID components. KSW is an 100% investment holding of the listed venture capital company Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG headquartered in Jena.

For more information visit: www.ksw-microtec.de


MELZER is the leading equipment supplier for the industrial production of state-of-the-art MRTD's, ID Cards, Smart Cards, Contactless Cards and RFID Inlays. Customized solutions in combination with the unique modular inline production processes ensure highest productivity, flexibility and security at a maximum yield. The Melzer product portfolio also includes advanced RFID converting equipment for the production of Smart Labels, Smart Tickets and Luggage Tags.

For further information, please contact:

Media contact for KSW Microtec:

Maria Lenz

KSW Microtec AG

Manfred-von-Ardenne-Ring 12

01099 Dresden - Germany

Tel: +49 351 889 60 28

Fax: +49 351 889 60 11



Tim Cockerell

Wise Media S.p.A.

Via Lepetit 4

20124 Milano - Italy

Tel: +39 02 8903 4126

Fax: +39 02 67388322



Andreas Sasinski

MELZER maschinenbau GmbH

Ruhrstr. 51-55

58332 Schwelm - Germany

Tel: +49 2336 9292-0

Sales Dept. +49 2336 9191-80

Fax: +49 2336 9292 85



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