Rotech Machines Ltd

Rotech Machines company overview

Rotech are a coding and marking specialist providing solutions that work around you. From standard online printers, desktop printers to fully automatic offline systems and specialising in design to order solutions. Whether you give preference to a standard coding and marking solution or a special system designed precisely to your needs, Rotech offer you a comprehensive range.

If you have a requirement for late stage customisation and need to print or apply text (sell by dates or batch numbers), clear images (logos and graphics), scannable barcodes (including datamatrix), or variable data directly onto your product, then Rotech have a system for you.

Systems- offline overprinting

RF1 Feeding Systems for all type of packaging: An innovative
range of stack to stack feeding systems employing three different
separation technologies to cater for all types of packaging from single
sheets and blister cards to cartons, sleeves and even polybags and
pouches. Ideal for easy integration of OEM equipment.

RF1 Friction Feeder

Ideal for:
•blister cards
•lidding material
•seed packets

The Rotech RF1-F is designed to handle a wide range of products, most notably thin items such as blister cards, medical pouches and Tyvek® lidding material. Once seperated and under control the product is marked and stacked ready for operator removal.

RF1 Shuttle Feeder

Ideal for:
•flat cartons

Simple to set up and operate, the RF1-S is a high-performance, high-volume carton and sleeve coder that can print variable information on demand. It is fully adjustable, allowing print positions, carton and sleeve changes to be made quickly and easily. Once seperated the product is fed onto a continuous conveyor transport and colated on the outfeed once marked and stacked ready for operator removal.

RF1 Vacuum Feeder

Ideal for:
•crashlock cartons
•resealable pouches
•asymmetric products

The Rotech RF1-V uses vacuum (pick and place) technology and can transport a wide range of historically difficult to feed products from stack to stack. Once ‘picked’ the product are consistently placed on an integral conveyor where they can be printed, labeled and inspected prior to being stacked again.

Continuous operation gives very high throughput rates at deceptively low machine speeds. This machine has a horizontal bed and as with all the RF1 range these products are fed stack-to-stack and can be fitted with a wide range of coding, marking and labeling technologies as well as post-print inspection systems

RF2 Food Systems for Offline Overprinting: A range of cost
effective, high speed, systems employing inkjet technology to offer a
versatile and viable alternative to online coding of sleeves and cartons.
Systems are normally supplied with a Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) printer, but
can be used in conjunction with an existing printer, be it TIJ, Continuous
Inkjet (CIJ) or even laser.

Pharmaceutical Feeders

RF1 Pharma Systems for Offline Overprinting: A range of stack to
stack feeding systems specifically designed to meet the needs of the
pharmaceutical industry where cartons need to have a datamatrix
barcode printed along with human readable information. Systems can
be fitted with a range of printers and also camera systems to verify the
validity of the printed code. Rotech’s intelligent control and reject
system allows for the accurate and rapid removal of reject products
whilst maintaining a high throughput. Systems can be offered with a full
validation package.

Pharmaceutical Feeders

Thermal Inkjet Printers

Maintenance-free Thermal Inkjet (TIJ)
printers offering a high resolution of print, low cost of ownership and
the ability to print onto non-porous surfaces. The exceptional quality
and reliability of print makes this the ideal technology for the printing
of two-dimensional barcodes to comply with CIP13/GS1 standards.

Thermal Inkjet Printers

Thermal Transfer Printers

 A comprehensive range of Thermal
Transfer printers
for continuous, intermittent and multi-lane
applications to permit the printing of anything from a simple Use By or
Expiry Date to a complete product description or ingredients’
declaration. Intuitive software packages for the easy design of print

Thermal Transfer Printers

Hot Foil Printers

Hot Foil printings is a reliable, versatile,
economical and low maintenance technology that is ideal for the
printing of lot numbers, use by and expiry dates that do not change
frequently. The popular Rotech Semi offers a cost effective, turnkey, solution
for bench top coding of products.

Hot Foil Printers


We supply systems around the world. Please contact our UK office for
further details


Bell-Mark, USA: Thermal Transfer printing systems.
APS, Germany: Thermal Inkjet printing systems


Our innovative range of offline feeding systems can be supplied to end
users, OEMs and distributors alike where a complete system is required
to both feed and either print or label a pack before it meets the product.
Whether you need to print text, graphics, barcodes (including 2D) or
variable data directly onto your products, we have a system to suit your

Consumables and spares

We hold extensive stocks of consumables and spares for coding and
marking machines ready for same-day despatch. They include: hot foil
tape, thermal transfer ribbon, inks, ink cartridges, cleaning solutions,
labels, engraved embossing type, typeholders, printing type,
replacement thermal printheads and other coding and marking spares.
Rotech. Your coding and marking specialists.

Consumables and spares

Rotech Machines Ltd Overview