S+P Samson are regarded as the specialists for industrial identification technologies for extreme environments. Worldwide. Their customers appreciate the strong innovative capacity and individual solutions. Because the company is not satisfied with standard solutions and compromises, they develop complete identification concepts which have a positive impact on the production and logistics of customers. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? S+P Samson: As one of the most advanced technology companies in industrial identification, the company has been regarded as experts in identification solutions in extremely difficult environmental conditions for 40 years. The labels and tags that are used in these environments excel due to their extraordinary resilience to different types of exposure. They can withstand temperatures of up to 580 °C as well as chemical cleaning processes, alkali, UV radiation and solvents. Their label-based identification concepts have been implemented in over 65 countries worldwide. Leading companies such as ArcelorMittal, thyssenkrupp, Evonik or Ashland have been relying on the high-quality labels and tags, the competent advice and close cooperation as well as the extensive know-how and innovative spirit of the well-established company, based in Kissing near Augsburg, for many years. E.E: What’s the news about new products? S+P Samson: We are constantly working on new and innovative products. To this end, we are in close contact with our customers in order to understand their problems and requirements in detail. This results in new products that are unique on the market, such as our high-temperature RFID label. E.E: What are the ranges of products? S+P Samson: Our products are divided into 3 major areas: GRAPHIPLAST® – the robust ones: The robust plastic labels are an S+P Samson classic. These weather-resistant data carriers for the labelling of materials up to 580 °C were developed for particularly rough environments and are easy to print with conventional IT printing systems. Fully customized to your requirements and available as tags, adhesive labels or combination labels. FORTOBOND® labels – the permanent ones: The innovative labels are specially developed and manufactured for permanent identification. Individual identification concepts that are tailored to our customer requirements ensure reliable identification for many years, even in difficult environmental conditions. FORTOBOND® labels are an attractive alternative to mechanical or laser engraving. They can be used for a wide range of applications across many sectors. ID4track® – the electronic ones for RFID: Wherever you are coding, printing, verifying and marking: this type of identification which incorporates several technologies is the first choice with regard to productivity, reducing costs, identification and traceability. A customized interface architecture between ID4track® label, software and reader, supplied by S+P Samson, enables a simple integration into machines and communication processes along your entire production and logistics chain. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? S+P Samson: RFID is the new trend, although it is already a well-known technology, more and more companies are now starting to improve their processes by using RFID-labels. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? S+P Samson: The big trend for 2023 is automation. After major efforts in marking to switch to robotic applications for the marking procedure itself, companies now look for automation in logistics. Identification and survey of fulfillment in logistic procedures based on RFID Technology. Which leads to efficiency and control of stock or dispatch. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? S+P Samson: S+P is a specialist for high heat applications. A newly developed Transponder for temperatures up to 450 °C and a reading range fo 6 Meters is the invention for 2023 which will presented on the METEC exhibition as a novelty. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023? S+P Samson: The impact of energy prices is more and more regulated. The companies focus on the development of sustainable energy resources. This will help to reduce the negative impact of high pricing of energy. Nevertheless, Europe loses competitiveness – on short term sight. If we follow the path strictly, it might turn to a strengthening process.