Legible, long-lasting codes are crucial for traceability and security on cables and wires. The coding and marking solution employed must be capable of running at high speeds to not slow down production. Printing can be done directly to the wire, on small labels or tags, and even applying code to the cable reel cores. Manufacturers may want to display the voltage, type of wire, sizing, or batch number.
Printing cables with thermal inkjet (TIJ)
High-speed, high-performance wire production lines require a solution that has little downtime and therefore does not affect overall productivity. Thermal Inkjet technology is a sensible choice for those looking for a zero-maintenance system. The reliable printers have no moving parts, so do not require replacement parts or additional servicing. As a result, you minimise downtime and maximise efficiency.
Unlike CIJ technology, all Rotech’s printers can apply alphanumerical text as small as 1mm, 1D or 2D barcodes and logos without the need for a costly specialised printhead. Compact printers are easy to integrate into existing machinery without the extra moving parts usually associated with coding technology.