Inkjet coder meets demand for beverage packaging versatility
Markem-Imaje has introduced its new 9232 S inkjet coder printer. Reportedly easy to use and reliable, it prints high quality codes on a wide range of substrates and at the highest speeds, providing optimal coding integrity and printer availability for beverage manufacturers.
Launched at Drinktec, the 9232 S offers premium quality coding at higher line speeds than ever before and is suitable for all commonly used beverage packaging including cans, bottles, returnable glass bottles, bricks, flexible pouches, caps, packs and shrink-wraps.
Martin Bailey, Markem-Imaje UK operations manager, says, “The 9232 S is capable of printing high quality codes on up to 120,000 products per hour and has been developed in response to demand for greater versatility from manufacturers managing multiple types of packaging substrates.”
Additional flexibility is provided by the new range of multi-use ketone free or MEK free high contrast inks – a single ink can cover most production needs reducing the possibility of error and requiring just one stock unit.
Bailey adds, “An intuitive colour touch screen user interface makes the 9232 S one of the easiest coders to use, reducing the risk of operator error and associated downtime. In addition, ink cartridges can be replaced in less than 30 seconds, without stopping production.
“The new ink circuit and innovative printhead mean that Markem-Imaje can guarantee 99.9% uptime with the 9232 S when purchased through the SMILE program, and the total cost of ownership is 30% less than competing solutions with the lowest level of ink and additive consumption in its category. Power consumption is also extremely low, further reducing operating costs while maintenance intervals have been extended to 18 months.”
Constructed entirely from stainless steel, the 9232 S has no retention zones which allows easy and efficient cleaning. The new coder is also IP56 protected without the need for compressed air and will not be damaged by high pressure cleaning which makes it well suited to the demanding nature of the beverage industry.