Integrated conveyor systems from Videojet Technologies match up material handling equipment with the company’s marking/coding gear.
The conveyor systems are intended to allow food firms, packaging partners and other operations to attain precise alignment for optimal coding results.
Increasing pressure from retailers and regulators is creating demand for a greater degree of marking accuracy and traceability. Ondrej Kruk, business unit manager for Videojet, told FoodProductionDaily.com that this latest technology is intended to meet the need for a higher degree of product control.
“The Videojet material handling solution offers excellent adjustability and constant speeds for improved print quality,” Kruk said. “Controlling the case more accurately will provide for printing better bar codes on each case, meeting the GS1 guidelines, and providing better read rates for your customers.”
Prior to the introduction of this technology, Kruk told FPD, manufacturers typically would source material handling solutions separately from the case coding equipment.
“While this approach may yield desired results, it does not provide the one-stop-shop convenience and precise match of a Videojet solution,” he said.
Kruk added that Videojet support staff offer the knowledge and experience necessary to facilitate a full case coding system for customers.
Range of features
The company’s conveyors feature powder-coated/anodized aluminum and powder-coated steel construction. The design reportedly helps the equipment stand up to challenging industrial environments.
Additionally, Kruk said, the conveyors offer variable speeds of up to 100 fpm standard, with available options boosting that number up to as much as 200 fpm. The smooth belt with V-guide is said to help prevent issues with tracking.
The conveyors also offer flexibility in choice of features. Clients can opt for systems with printhead, photocell and encoder mounts. Further, adjustable guides can help streamline operations with variable case sizes.