Seamless Integration of Thermal Inkjet Coders

Integrating thermal inkjet (TIJ) coders with packaging machinery is straightforward when you have the right equipment and know-how. Here is how our knowledgeable engineers guarantee a smooth installation process:

1. Ensure the coder is right for the job

There are many considerations to take into account when selecting a TIJ printer for integration. What’s the production environment like? Is the equipment subject to regular washdowns? How many products will be run daily? And at what speed? All of this needs to be predetermined before the install.

2. Determine placement on the line

Optimal placement of the printer is crucial. It needs to align with the packaging process, without obstructing other operations. Acessibility is also important to allow for quick and easy cartridge changes.

3. Mounting

Once the placement has been decided, the engineer will skillfully mount the coder using the appropriate brackets, ensuring prime positioning and stability.

4. Connecting

The coder is then connected to your machinery’s control system, integrating it seamlessly into your existing setup.

5. Setting up the ink supply

The ink supply system is set up to provide a continuous supply of ink to the coder, for continuous, smooth operation.

6. Configuring the Software

The necessary software is installed and configured to control printing parameters such as font size, message content and printing speed.

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7. Testing and Calibration

Comprehensive tests are conducted to make sure that the coder is properly aligned and that print quality meets expectations. Any necessary adjustments or calibrations are made at this stage.

8. Maintenance Planning

Although thermal inkjet printers are low-maintenance, they still require care to perform consistently. Our engineer will demonstrate how to clean the printhead, replace cartridges correctly, and address any technical issues that may arise.

9. Operator Training

We provide thorough training for machine operators, ensuring they can confidently operate and troubleshoot the coder as needed.

10. Integration Testing

Comprehensive testing is performed to check the inkjet coder functions seamlessly within your packaging setup.

Once we are confident that the installation has been successfully completed, you can begin using your coder as intended.

Please note that the above steps may vary slightly depending on the particular application, the model of printer chosen and the packaging equipment you are using. Always consult the user manuals and seek assistance from our support team if a problem arises – we are always happy to help!

Proven integration

Our team of engineers are experienced in delivering professional installations with minimal impact on the rest of the line. They have experience with various packaging machinery, including conveyors, labellers, form filling machinery, feeding systems, bag sealers and more.