Coding made simple
Pyrotec - Jul 29th, 11:24
Markem-Imaje’s 9000 Series of small character inkjet coders are full-feature printers that are designed for demanding manufacturing environments, general-purpose, and very specific applications, such as high-contrast and high-performance marking. Markets for these coders include food, beverage, cosmetics, toiletries, electrical equipment, electronics, cables, tubes, and profiles.
The consumables for the 9000 Series are designed to print on all types of substrates (plastics, glass, metal, cardboard and directly onto food) from standard to specific applications, including food grade, sterilisation, UV cure, and egg coding to name a few. They are also available in a wide variety of colours, and a choice of alcohol-based, water-based, ketone-free and MEK-free inks.
Markem-Imaje’s small character inkjet 9029
Between manufacturing and selling your products, you have more important things to worry about than ensuring the quality of your code. Engineered to bring you the innovation you deserve with the simplicity you require, the Markem-Imaje 9029 facilitates daily operations that save you time.
Key benefits include:
• Ease of installation
• The 9029 can be moved anywhere you need it thanks to its robust IP55 fully stainless-steel design
• Messages are easy to design
• Creating and uploading codes is quick thanks to its user interface and USB connection
• The 9029 is easy to run and smart to operate. The M6’ all-in-one ink circuit runs for approximately 6 000 hours, and the time it takes to change consumables is fully optimised. Changeover takes less than six minutes and no additional maintenance is needed.
• This coder’s intuitive online guide makes managing daily coding highly efficient.
Print features include up to four lines of print at a speed of 4.4m/s, and font heights from 5 to 24 dots. Character heights range from 1.8 to 8.7mm with a choice of characters that includes Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew and Korean. The message library stores up to 100 messages, and the WYSIWYG backlit blue screen offers an international operator interface with a choice of 31 languages.
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In South Africa, there are many regulations relating to the production, marketing and labelling of food to protect consumers.
QR (quick response) codes have been around since 1994. However, it wasn’t until somewhere between 2010 and 2011 that they became commonplace, primarily because smartphone technology added a new layer to the codes, creating a gateway to many different forms of content.
Flexible film is a popular packaging format for food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and building products. The launch of Markem-Imaje’s three new thermal transfer overprinters (TTO), with new-to-market functionality, makes it quicker to code these surfaces while improving costs by providing deeper insights into production downtime and minimising mistakes. Markem-Imaje is locally represented in South Africa by Pyrotec PackMark.
Coding and marking includes barcodes, serialisation codes, and expiry or ‘best by’ dates. Their purpose is to keep manufacturers, retailers and consumers informed about a product, its origin, authenticity, and shelf-life.