E-paper shelf labels

Cicor manufactures electronic shelf labels (ESL) for Teraoka Weigh-System Pte Ltd.

Teraoka Weigh-System Pte Ltd is a leading company in the development, manufacture and distribution of electronic scales. In ESL it has developed an innovative labeling system that offers retailers numerous advantages, including the ability to rapidly adjust prices. Thanks to its extensive experience in toolmaking, plastic injection molding, PCB assembly and box building, Cicor is perfectly placed to support its customer by proposing and collaboratively developing innovative solutions.

Groundbreaking display technology for modern retailer

Teraoka Weigh-System Pte Ltd is a global leader in the manufacture of scales and a leader in the manufacture of electronic scales, bringing the world’s first pricecomputing scale, the first scale with integrated printer, and the first ever scale to utilize thermal printing and word-processing technology to market. Its products are used by customers in  supermarkets, butcher’s shops, bakeries, on farmers’ markets and industrial facilities. Teraoka Weigh-System offers its customers tailored solutions using state-of-the-art technology and progressive ideas.

With ESL, retail companies can respond to competing offers in real time and adjust prices to current demand and supply. Communicating discounts, promotions and special offers is quick and easy. ESL also enables savings in personnel, material and printing costs and provides customers with topical information.

When using ESL, prices are centrally managed by computer and sent directly to the shelf tags, cash registers and scales. This not only helps lighten the workload, but also results in cost savings and increases customer satisfaction.

With its varied product portfolio, Teraoka Weigh-System’s unique labeling system is suited to any kind of product presentation. Its unique two-way RF technology (2.4 GHz) allows price changes in the ESL system to be tracked seamlessly, while continuously updated information on available stock, orders and items sold enables retailers to increase efficiency and profitability. This two-way communication system also allows for price updates to be fully monitored directly from the back office.

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Innovative outsourcing partner for revolutionary products

 

Cicor is a solutions provider with global operations and a unique portfolio of services and technologies. The latest discoveries combined with many years of experience, state-of-the-art technologies and exceptional expertise make Cicor a dependable and innovative partner in the development and production of compelling solutions.

As an outsourcing partner, Cicor offers PCB assembly, box building, tool design and fabrication and plastic injection molding services from a single source.

ESLs can be customized and tailored to customer-specific requirements, which requires a high level of flexibility of any outsourcing partner.

The e-paper labels’ displays boast a very high resolution, guaranteeing perfect readability from any angle up to 180 degrees and in different lighting conditions.

Cicor also produces digital price tags for use in chilled counters. Water-resistant IP67-certified LCD displays mean that the e-paper label with e-paper technology can be safely used in moist environments and cold temperatures.

Everything from a single source

 

Cicor supports its customers all the way from initial idea to realization of a product. Cicor Ecotool’s comprehensive expertise in toolmaking played a crucial part in determining the right tool design at optimum cost. The final assembly at Cicor’s site in Vietnam (Cicor Anam Ltd.) focused on the use of smart operating resources and tools as well as automation to ensure cost-efficient production.

The fact that Cicor uses standardized processes across all locations means that production steps can easily be outsourced to other sites.

Thanks to its extensive experience in manufacturing, Cicor is well placed to advise its customers on how to continuously develop products as well as to propose optimizations and solutions, such as changes in design, the development of smaller or larger info tags, applications in deep-freeze units, or the development of color rather than monochrome displays.

Constant advancement requires a high level of flexibility, open communication and cooperation of any outsourcing partner. Cicor works together with its customers to develop solutions and implement these in the further development of a product. Thanks to our comprehensive expertiseand many years of experience, Teraoka Weigh-System can fully concentrate on its core business.

The key to innovative solutions

The challenge

  • Customer-specific products
  • Large product range
  • Further development of products
  • Quality requirements
  • Operating system tests
  • Experience with protection class IP67
  • Cost-efficient production
  • Specialized processes
    • Ultrasonic welding
    • Anisotropic conductive film (ACF) bonding

The requirements

  • Extensive experience in PCBA and plastic injection molding
  • State-of-the-art production equipment
  • Tool design and fabrication
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Anisotropic conductive film (ACF) bonding
  • Assembly and box building
  • Development expertise
  • Meeting of quality requirements
  • Prototypes and series production
  • Everything from a single source

The Cicor solution

  • Flexible, innovative partner
  • Smart operating resources and automation
  • Standardized processes across locations
  • Services from a single source
  • Development
  • Tool design and fabrication
  • Plastic injection molding
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • PCB assembly (PCBA)
  • Anisotropic conductive film (ACF) bonding
  • Box building
  • Local collaboration as partners

The benefits

for Teraoka Weigh-System Pte Ltd
  • Flexible production partner
  • Tailored solutions
  • Experienced outsourcing partner
  • Support in the further development of products
  • Collaboration as partners
for the retail sector
  • Quick, simple price adjustments
  • Full control over price updates
  • Increase in cost-efficiency and profitability
  • Savings on material and labor
  • Satisfied, informed customers