Examining, sorting, recording, counting, and doing a lot more – securely and automatically.

The more working steps which are carried out automatically in the card processing, the lower the rate of mistakes. Following this simple principle, we have developed an identification and sorting system which has no equal with regard to efficiency and security. Before or after the personalisation of the cards, there are many and various application possibilities for security relevant automation.


Card channel


Final processing

Short description

Fully automatic mistake avoidance

100 percent high-class controls, and intelligent sorting possibilities, are the core features of our innovative card processing system. The application fields are varied: before a possible card personalisation, the CISS generally serves as a sort of “raw card safe” in which every card must be recognized and recorded while it waits for its subsequent treatment. After the personalisation, the system serves, for example, as an interface between card personalisation and card mailing and allows for intelligent dispatch preparation. But also other uses are possible for which CISS itself is equipped with personalising or packaging modules. Thus postage-optimised dispatch arrangements can also be provided to save costs and to make optimal use of mailing capacities.


For all standard card types

  • Standard: ISO IEC 7813*
  • Thickness: 0.18mm to 1.2mm*
  • Material: PVC, cardboard, wood, metal, etc. *
  • Special forms (MC2)
  • Punched out cards (e.g., GSM)

Final products

  • Rainbow decks, pre-determined card sequences and card groups for further processing
  • Personalized card batches
  • Packed card arrangements
  • Fixed card sequences or already packed card groups, e.g., for the branch dispatch
  • Banded card groups

Card channel

Personalized or not personalized cards are supplied from one or several input magazines. Optical and electronic data is collected to identify the cards and to check for correctness using database comparison. After the verification, personalized labels can be attached to the cards, or the cards themselves can be personalized by way of standard procedures. Afterwards the cards are sorted or grouped according to given criteria.

  • Unlimited number of input magazines (and fully compatible with many types of magazines)
  • Vacuum separation of cards
  • Different sort modes (e.g., flip-flop)
  • Selective magazine control
  • Individual card arrangements (also for different card designs/card types)
  • Data-driven process
  • Reading of all known data carrier systems presently on the market possible (e.g., magnetic stripe, RFID, chip, bar code, and QR code)
  • Digital or optical reading via OCR cameras
  • Recognition of different font types and sizes and different alphabets and characters
  • Reading specific security features possible (e.g., UV ink, infrared signs, phosphorescent elements)
  • Verification
  • Data comparison with given parameters or a data bank
  • Quality controls (e.g., position of chip, magnetic stripe, signature field)
  • Attachment of perzonalised (on-demand) labels
  • Attachment of preprinted labels
  • Attachment of security labels (e.g., scratch-off, seals, hologrammes, kinegrams, activation stickers)
  • Card personalization via laser printer, inkjet or thermo transfer
  • Personalization of cards of different materials (e.g., wood, metal, cardboard, plastic, etc.)
  • Buffer star for the short-term temporary storage for up to 60 cards
  • Sequencer for the intelligent (pre) assortment of different cards or card designs
  • Card kiosk for the damage-free (temporary) storage of several thousand cards (also of different designs)
  • Sorting, storing and grouping processes as per the first-in-first-out principle or cycled
  • Integration of input and output magazines for the picking out of cards for an individual subsequent treatment
  • Shortened production times by not losing time for machine setup

Final processing

If various cards of a job have the same destination, they can be collected together and be packed in postage-optimised mailing packages. Also delivery notes or other dispatch documents can be added to the collection before the insertion and can be provided with an automatically printed mailing label. A range of envelopes is available from standard up to security-optimised complete with RFID blocker or cardboard outer boxes.

  • Single banding
  • Cross-banding
  • Attachment of a label on the banded card groups with information about the cards and/or their destination
  • A dispatch label with receiver’s information is printed and attached to a packaging option (envelope, cardboard packaging)
  • Delivery note, retour form, etc.
  • In normal standard envelopes
  • In special format envelopes (e.g., for express or courier dispatch)
  • In security envelopes (e.g., plastic envelope with RFID blocker)
  • In cardboard boxes


  • Up to 12 card input magazines
  • Compatibly with card magazines of other manufacturers
  • Functions from more than 80 components combinable
  • Fully automatic job setup
  • 24/7 production modes
  • Modular design for different applications

Technical specifications

ThroughputUp to 3.000 cards/hour
Operators needed1
Power supply3ϕ, 400v 50/60Hz
Compressed airMin. 8 bar, ca. 300 l/min. (free of oil and water) ISO 8573.1 class 2 and ISO12500
Precision+/- 1 mm tolerance for card positioning
PaperMin. 70 g/m², max. 120 g/m² (other upon request)
Temperature/humidityOptimal: 20-25°C room temperature, 60 % relative humidity

“A reliable system with innovative technology: the CISS is the optimal solutions for the complex sorting and grouping of cards.”

Domenic Kösling, Mechanic


Do you have any questions? We are happy to talk to you at any time. Write us a message or just call us. We look forward to your inquiry!

Otto Künnecke GmbH
Bülte 1
37603 Holzminden


Fon +49-5531-9300-888