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After a long process of rigorous testing and appraisals a major milestone was reached when the EU accredited Metrology Service in Norway gave CodeIT LegalPrint (CLP) the official EU stamp of approval in December 2019. This means CodeIT LegalPrint (CLP) is fully certified for use not only in the EU, but anywhere in the world - by any industry.
The video showcasing CodeIT LegalPrint (CLP) in commercial production was filmed at Cermaq - a world leader in farming of salmon and trout, with operations in Norway, Canada and Chile.
In weighing and labeling applications when handling boxes etc., it is becoming more and more common to have different systems involved in weighing and labeling, where integrations are desirable to transfer data between systems.
- Scales and printers cannot always be in the same physical area, meaning that weighing and label printing does not happen as a sequence in a single system.
- Solve the almost impossible task to legally approve all systems and transfers involved, especially when it comes to managing system modifications and updates.
- Verify legal data is printed on labels, i.e. actual weight is not tampered with or modified.
- Use standard approved scales without the need for programming any special logic into the scales.
The CodeIT approach was to use unique, scannable ID-codes on the boxes, and create a Weight Record together with a calculated checksum at weighing, using an approved software solution and approved hardware. The Weight Record and checksum can then be transferred as a data pair between systems. Later, when label is to be printed, a component from the approved solution can be used inside the labeling software to verify the Weight Record and Checksum before sending data to the label printer. If verification fails no label is printed, and an error message is generated.
CodeIT LegalPrint (CLP) is born. A unique approach to solving the complex legal problems of weighing products in one area of production, and then to print and apply labels with legal weight information later, in another area of production
CodeIT LegalPrint (CLP), part of CodeIT Enterprise™, makes sure that the legal data printed on labels is verified against tampering and modification, but still allows data to be transferred between systems using open integrations.
The CodeIT LegalPrint (CLP) automatic catchweighing solution streamlines production and makes use of standard approved scales without the need for programming any special logic into the scales. It is also designed for use with standard scanners, label printers and applicators from CodeIT Certified Technology Partners.
The CodeIT LegalPrint (CLP) software package contains three main parts: