Resolutely pursuing success

Our drive: Focus on the requirements of our customers and the high demands that we have always placed on ourselves and on our products.

Founded by Wilfried Rinas in 1984 in Aftholderberg, a small community between Pfullendorf and Überlingen on Lake Constance, Rinas Gerätetechnik GmbH very quickly became one of the world´s leading companies in the magnetic and chip card technology sector.

Our skills

Whatever you want!

Our exceptional know-how forms the basis for our great strength: the development of individual services and tailor-made hardware and software for the areas of OEM, analysis/QA, production, desktop and accessories.

Whatever your requirements, talk to us. We find the optimal solution.

Coding, reading and analyzing magnetic stripes and their digital data and physical properties. Describe and read RFID and smart cards.

Equipment engineering (a combination of precision engineering, electronics, firmware and/or software).

Handling of cards and tickets (pvc and paper), single or endless. Personalisation with different printing technologies.

Service provider for chipping of metal and plastic, modern 5-axis CNC milling technology, CNC lathe technology, single component and prototype production.

Pioneering since 1984

The KLW is appropriate for high speeds especially in combination with our high-speed DOD printing system.
The cards are scaled on a belt and can be removed continuously with a special fork.
Special sizes i.e. in booklet format are also possible on demand.

For printing of paper and pvc cards with a resolution of up to 1200 x 600 dpi.
State-of-the-art printing technology for voluminuous card production – extremely low printing costs per card.
Print speed up to 12,000 cards per hour.
Can be combined with Rinas personalisation modules.

The KLA is an upward stacker with sorting function for ID-1 sized cards with a volume of up to 500 cards (0.8 mm PVC).
The removal of the cards can be done during production.
Alternatively the whole magazine can be removed.

Unit for almost borderless monochrome coverage of plastic ID-1 cards at production speeds of up to 2,000 cards per hour depending on the print length. This unit is the ideal companion to the established Rinas CS-LWR universal encoding station.

A newly developed, ultra-smooth, card transport system enabling scanning of cards (top and bottom) combined with a universal encoder for RFID and SmartCard production. The transport system can be isolated from the universal encoder so that an individual RFID reader can gather stored information from the card prior to final MagStripe encoding via the Rinas SWR or LWR, for example. This standalone complete encoding configuration is known as the CS-SWR or CS-LWR respectively.

The RFE encoder has been designed to process both continuous and perforated tickets of differing lengths and widths. All current RFID standards have been catered for as has ISO7811 for MagStripe encoding of HICO and LOCO tickets. With this unit the tickets can be printed on both sides simultaneously using a monochrome print head for final personalization; a scanner unit can be installed for comparative and quality measures and faulty tickets can be tagged and logged.

A new development known as the RFT that targets applications where individual RFID card personalization is more time consuming. Parallel encoding of up to 6 cards reduces the effective encoding time yielding a superior throughput. The unit can be used with the Rinas card separators and stackers, print and scanner units as well as magnetic encoding modules.

Development and integration of a software layer to handle the personalization data that unites the customer’s wishes with the desired output to appear on the card.
Optimizing the throughput of the SWR encoder. The implementation a new 3-track universal magnetic read/write head enables the throughput to be increased from 3,500 cph to 6,000 cph without compromising the encoding quality.

The Rinas DTM printing system enables monochrome printing at resolutions up to 600 dpi x 300 dpi to be achieved during the personalization process. The compact unit comprises one or more print heads, a curing unit and naturally the card transport mechanism for ID-1 sized cards (others optional). The control electronics are integrated within the print unit and can be addressed via external RS232 commands.
Semi-LWR – professional magnetic card encoder for OEM integration. For both machine manufacturers and system integrators alike, the task of interrupting an existing card transport mechanism for the purpose of introducing an encoder, for example, can be a daunting one. The Semi-LWR responds to these challenges by taking advantage of the control electronics and just those mechanical components of the highly successful LWR encoder that are responsible for the magnetic head movement. The card transport is then untouched and remains the full responsibility of the machine manufacturer.

Magnetic head development that permits the encoding on all 3 HICO tracks simultaneously at optimum jitter levels – even up to 4000 Oe! Operating at encoding speeds up to 1.2 m/s, Rinas once again sets new levels of encoding quality with its new head.
New encoder / personalization machine, the CS-LWR, for processing up to 3.600 cph. This encoding system is a true multi-talented device as it can personalize all 3 different card types. Besides its unique encoding characteristics and longevity, this system also comprises a scanner. In short, the CS-LWR satisfies the highest of demands.
The HWR_OEM, a combination of magnetic encoder unit and read head, was developed for the integration in a customized transport scenario. With transport speeds up to 1m/s, the unit achieves a throughput of approx. 14,000 cph irrespective of the distance between cards.

A compact universal encoder for RFID, magnetic stripe and SmartCard applications achieving a throughput of up to 2,400 standard credit-card sized (paper and plastic, HICO and LOCO) cards per hour. Designed for continuous operation, it can be integrated within existing production environments where flexibility and encoding accuracy are decisive factors. Easy access for component exchange follows a “Think Green” code of conduct that reduces downtimes caused by device removal in the event of a malfunction, economizes on spare-parts stock, and puts a stop to “use once and dispose” mentality
Rinas ISS – an Inline Supervisory System for magnetic card personalization processes that can check for amplitude and jitter discrepancies at full speed in a production environment. Current random sampling methods applied to finalized cards rely on an external analyzer to perform this task – any discrepancy can be a costly and a time consuming business. With the Rinas inline analyzer, this type of checking is performed for each card during manufacture, and with limits being set by the customer, any card failing the test can be identified and processed accordingly

Business partnership set up with Barnes International Ltd. for the distribution and support of advanced magnetic card analyzers within the German, Austrian and Swiss territories.

A 5 track HICO encoding unit for continuous feed paper tickets enclosed within a dedicated printing machine for Metro ticketing systems.

The Rinas SWR encoder, designed for round-the-clock deployment in card personalization stations, achieves a continuous throughput of up to 3,500 standard credit-card sized (paper and plastic) magnetic cards, in both HICO and LOCO, per hour. However, it is the quality of its encoding and its operational lifetime that set this unit apart.
R80 – RFID tag encoder comprising a card stacker/separator, different RFID antennas for the encoding, good/bad sorting and processed card collection bin.

This new high-speed encoder makes it possible to encode and read HICO and LOCO cards in ONE device without any mechanical exchange of encoding heads having to take place throughput of up to 18,000 cards an hour.

This was the first paper ticket coding machine which made it possible to encode and read 10,000 cards an hour on one track.

The first airline ticket coding system (100,000 tickets an hour with 4 tracks; today more than 200,000 tickets an hour with 6 tracks).

The first high-speed magnetic card reader (6,000 cards per hour).