The coder launched today has been specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for product coding. Designed for low-to-medium duty operation up to 4.4 m/s (14.4 ft/s), it is not only easy-to-use and maintain, it adapts easily as production ramps up. Intended for a wide range of industries, it offers IP55 protection, making it ideal for many applications, including food and beverage.
Manufacturers must code their products with information such as best-before-dates and lot numbers. Ensuring this data is of a sufficient quality to remain legible throughout the product lifecycle is vital for traceability, stock management and brand reputations. For SMEs finding an easy-to-use coder that delivers this performance at an affordable price, and which can grow with their business, is a challenge. Today’s launch meets these goals via proprietary technology which ensures best-in-class performance and quality, regardless of environment, without needing extensive in-house technical support.
The 9330 coder can be put anywhere, thanks to its IP55 rated stainless-steel cabinet, and features an automatic printhead cleaning system that makes start-ups simple and quick. All operators need to do is plug it in and start printing, even after weeks of storage. This feature makes the coder particularly useful for seasonal production, such as in coding fruit and vegetables.
Maintenance is made easy through its Intelli’Swap design which makes changing the M6’ all-in-one ink circuit so simple it can be done in less than six minutes, without spillage or waste. Operators just click it out and in with the tool supplied.
9330 can print more than 8,000 hours before needing preventive maintenance. Its day-to-day operating costs are also kept low as the coder uses the latest generation hydraulic system, cutting additive consumption by up to 50% versus competitor models in the same category operating at 20 0 C.
An extra advantage over similar competing CIJ options is its wide Intelli’Ink portfolio, which gives users considerable flexibility when coding different materials and ensures optimal coding by maximizing ink suitability for the packaging. A standard-priced MEK-free ink is even available, facilitating supply, compliance and safety related issues. Furthermore, the 9330 features a smart consumable system that requires no set-up and prevents costly operator mistakes that can result from cartridge-related errors.
Quality coding every time is further ensured by proprietary Intelli’Jet technology, which automatically adjusts ink pressure. A jet speed sensor detects environmental temperature and the speed of specially charged drops between each print, with a control loop adapting the speed to ensure perfect drop placement, quality and code consistency.
Suitable for a single line and easy to scale up, the coder meets the needs of SMEs from start up to more advanced applications as their business develops. Printing on a wide range of media including plastics, cardboard, metal, foil, paper and glass, it adapts to meet changing coding needs, now or in the future.
The 9330 also easily links to the market-leading CoLOS ® information management system, which allows several coding devices to be managed through a single computer – perfect for maximizing efficiency and accuracy across multiple lines.
For additional information, please visit: www.markem-imaje.com/9330