Häfner & Krullmann GmbH, Kunststoff-Verarbeitungswerk

Hafner Data-Matrix-Code

Häfner & Krullmann GmbH remains the leading European spool and reel manufacturer. For over 75 years of corporate history they have specialized on the design and production of spools.

The product range covers over 1400 different spool types with flange diameters ranging from as small as 40 mm up to 1000 mm. The products cover areas such as inexpensive shipping reels, cable reels, one-way spools, MIG reels, braiding and tape reels. Process reels according to DIN for cabling and stranding as well as custom reels extend the areas, just to name a few.

The latest product innovation is the data matrix chip for delivery spools, see picture 1. The chip with a data matrix-code contains a number to clearly identify a spool. The data-matrix code is readable with a standard 2D laser scanner. With the help of the customers ERP system, the information on the chip can be analysed and useful information recorded e.g. the total number of uses and duration of the cycles.

As well as the data matrix chip, Hafner will take the opportunity to showcase some of their latest product developments, these include:

▪ 610mm dia delivery spools for the enamelled copper wire industry.
▪ shipping spools for fishing lines (monofilaments).
▪ 5 kg and 15 kg precision delivery spools for the photovoltaic industry.
▪ Germfree spools for medical technology.
▪ Dismountable flanges and barrels up to 1000mm dia for metal tapes,
stampings and tubes.

All the products are manufactured from environmentally friendly plastic raw materials that are suitable for recycling.

Hafner looks forward to meeting old and new friends at the WIRE 2012 in Düsseldorf in Hall 9, Booth A 25, from the 26th – 30th March.