QR codes at cemetery

QR codes on grave stones are always in demand

lately the demand for QR codes at cemeteries has increased significantly. Many customers want to add a QR code to the grave stone subsequently. No problem for the vacuum blast machine Tornado ACS. It is operated with negative instead of high pressure. This patented principle is a combined unit of a powerful suction unit, a jet hood and a jet intake. For a QR code of the size 20 x 20 cm takes about 30 minutes on site.

Going online directly from cemetery

The 3 Jewish cemeteries in Berlin are using it already. At the entrance, a QR code is engraved in each place (quick response code). The square, black and white pattern is scanned with a smartphone camera and in this case leads to a memorial site on the Internet.

Two Berlin stonemasons already offer QR codes on grave stones. Here, the stonemason creates the qr code by a template. The relatives of the deceased are themselves responsible for the content, the stonemason is only engraving.

The cemetery administrations of most federal states have no objections, only with a few exceptions. In Cologne qr codes were planned to be banned before. Opponents argue, that the content of the linked pages is uncontrollable – in contrary to classical grave creation with flower and candles. But the liberalization on cemeteries can be stopped anymore. The advantages of a digital cemetery are on hand. By this QR codes mourning and commemoration are digitally upgraded.

The vacuum blasting simplifies working

For the creation of qr codes different possibilities are there. These can be hand-carved, routed or blasted. Effective and fast is only possible with the patented vacuum-blast method of systeco. That way, qr codes, but also graphics and photos can be applied in the workshop or directly in the cemetery on the stone. Even the smallest details can be blasted in amazing depth.

First, the desired qr code must be generated on a PC, that way a reflective sheet is created. This is normally glued on to the granite surface. Afterwards the jet hood is placed on the worked on surface and the suction unit is started. Due to the reached negative pressure, the jet hood adheres to the surface. The blasting agent is sucked through the jet lance on the surface and gets there with about 400 km / h. The suction takes the blast media right back in. Blast media and debris are separated by a cyclone principle. That way no dust develops, you work environmentally friendly and the blast media must not be collected or swept afterwards. With the vacuum blast method you work in a closed cycle. The granulate can be reused up to a 100 times.

For blasting only a 230 V connection is required – not more. The work can be done by anyone. Special skills are not required.

The closed cycle of the cleaning machine Tornado ACS enables a dust-free work without protective clothes. On our website, you can find all detailed information of the vacuum blast machine Tornado ACS and its various application possibilities.

A Southeast Asian trend

If you believe the sociologists and Thorsten Matthias Meitzler Benkel, the qr code should technically stay for a while, especially in cemeteries. The two researchers are working specifically to "death contexts" - and have also included cemeteries in their work. In Germany alone, they have more than a dozen cemeteries found where there are already tombs with qr codes. The scan with your smartphone to be digitally close to the dead, is currently the most innovative development of the funeral culture. "The trend comes from Southeast Asia, but Germany has taken up this idea very quickly," says Meitzler. "Remembering and mourning are technically upgraded. The qr code opens an alternative space for it. "