Individual Case Coding Case Studies
Inkjet Marking Systems Case Studies
INK JET MARKING SYSTEM DEMONSTRATES RELIABILITY & LONGEVITY
Cott Beverages avoids costly downtime with easy maintenance, industrial equipment. This beverage manufacturer implemented a Diagraph IJ3000 Impulse Jet System in 2004 and has been using the same two ink jet printheads since that time. Printing 12,000 cases per 8-hour shift, 25 million cases per year. Read about the challenges faced and success found with Diagraph's ink jet coding system.
LABEL PRINTING, APPLICATION CASE LABELING AND ROBOTIC PALLETIZING STREAMLINE PACKING OPERATION SAVE HOURS OF LABOR-INTENSIVE CASE HANDLING
Representing more than 80 years of experience as an innovator and manufacturer of fasteners, ITW Shakeproof is the original Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Div. Its invention and the development of the twisted-tooth lock washer marked the beginning of fastener application engineering, which continues industry-wide today.
IJ3000 PALLET MARKING SYSTEM DELIVERS REDUCED LABOR AND IMPROVED QUALITY
The marking and labeling methods used today in the pallet industry are often the same labor-intensive manual techniques that were developed early in the last century.
INDUSTRIAL INK JET MARKING THAT'S RIPE FOR THE PICKING
Pacific Tomato Growers, a leading, family-operated grower/packer based in Palmetto, FL, adopts industrial ink jet coding in a big way, to ensure more precise, quality container codes at less cost. The results are cultivating more customers.
MUFFIN TOWN MAKES THE MOST OF INK JET CODING
Ink jet case labeling of its muffins, donuts and other baked goods is easy for family-owned J.S.B. Industries' Muffin Town, which relies on dual-head, large-character ink jet barcode printer equipment and network software to meet expanding case coding needs.
SNACK FOOD INK JET LABELING
Family-owned Good's Potato Chips bags its old marking system for an inkjet coding system that cleanly and clearly codes cases of its potato chips, simplifying distribution and shelf rotation.
GOING WITH THE FLOW--HIGH RESOLUTION INK JET CODER
High-resolution ink-jet coding systems using piezo-electric technology regularly print bar codes on corrugated cases. But these systems are notorious for being fussy about being kept primed with ink.
MARKING MISTER COOKIE FACE WITH NEW INK JET MARKING SYSTEMS FROM DIAGRAPH
This ice cream sandwich manufacturer settled on seven new inkjet marking systems after old units performed poorly in wet plant conditions.
INK JET PRINTING SYSTEM REPLACES MULTIPLE INDUSTRIAL LABELING PRODUCTS USED TO LABEL CHEESECAKE BOXES
Culinary Arts uses a Linx 4200 small character continuous ink jet printing system (CIJ printing system) from Diagraph for printing on its primary products.
CHEESE WRAPPING ON THE DOUBLE
Linx small character inkjet printers mark on packages and jars for shredded and squeeze cheese. State-of-the-art dual-lane ‘hot pack’ technology produces cheese slices hermetically sealed in film at 1,600/min with one operator. Integrated ink-jet printers code each slice for consumer convenience and quality control.
MEADOW GOLD MILKS BOTTLE CODER MACHINERY
Marking the shoulder of gallon milk containers, the ink jet code applied in-line to the shoulder of milk jugs makes it easy for retail store employees and consumers to see and read ‘use-by’ date codes.
OLD INDUSTRIAL LABEL PRINTER REPLACED BY SMALL CHARACTER INK JET CODER AT ANGELES CHEMICAL COMPANY
Old ink jet industrial label printer replaced--new state of the art small character ink jet cleans up at Angeles Chemical Company
BRUSHING UP ON CODING PAINTS
Paint products are marked with small- and large-character ink jet marking systems to achieve a 'factory match'.
MARKING FOR THE MILLENIUM
Marking a date code on the shoulder of green glass bottles with a removable ink for Y2K compliance, reduced costs and improved print quality top the list of reasons why a Kentucky soft drink bottler changed to a new coding system for its glass bottles.
PRODUCE PROCESSOR FAVORS PORTABLE INK JET LABEL PRINTER FOR PRODUCT CODING
Celery packer-processor Leach Farms adds a portable ink-jet case coder with an integrated valve that prints customer-specific information on shipping cases. Mounted on a turnkey conveyor, the coder can be moved as needed.
Industrial Labeling Product Studies
FRUIT PACKER CONQUERS PRODUCE TRACEABILITY INITIATIVE CHALLENGE
Sun Valley Packing Co. in Reedley, CA is a fruit grower and packer, operating more than 50 conveyor lines, funneling down to 10 case-packing lines. The lines handle nectarines, peaches and plums that are channeled to the 10 different case-packing and labeling/coding lines. The conveying equipment is engineered in-house. Corrugated shipping case flats and case erectors are supplied by Maxco.
ARMED FOR PRECISION LABELING
A print-and-apply labeling system with custom-engineered tamp arm precisely labels corrugated cases and reusable plastic totes, even when the label placement area is tight and recessed.
TOTES LABELED THE RITE WAY WITH ROLL LABEL APPLICATORS & PRINTERS
A dozen durable print/roll label applicators went into Rite Aid's recently opened DC in Lancaster, CA, to print and apply bar-coded shipping labels for totes of 'front-end,' nonprescription products. Printer/roll label applicators feature controls with I/O capabilities to boost picking line efficiency.
LIGHT BULB MAKER IMPROVES PRODUCT ID MARKING WITH LABEL PRINTER APPLICATORS
Diagraph print and applie labels are marked with an SCC-14 barcode and product identification such as quantity, description, wattage, voltage and a graphic showing the shape of the light bulb enclosed.
ROLL CODER ALTERNATIVE PROVIDES BARCODES AND RELIABILITY FOR DOOR HING MANUFACTURER
Roll coder labeling system update to Diagraph tamp-on barcode label printer/applicator offers improved product identification and reliability for Hager Hinge.
NUTRITION LABELING REQUIREMENTS THREATENED TO THROW A WRENCH IN THE WORKS AT FAMILY-OWNED DAIRY
On-site, thermal-transfer printing of pressure-sensitive paper labels is proving to be an ideal solution to what could have been an inventory nightmare at Charlap’s Dairy.
CUSTOM INTEGRATED LABELING SYSTEM ALLOWS DENTAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURER TO REDUCE PROCESSING TIME BY MORE THAN 50%
The system was not a “turnkey labeling system” but rather specifically designed and built for Heraeus Kulzer. It is a complete integrated labeling system solution which includes material handling conveying and product identification labeling equipment in one solid package.
TEST KIT MAKER ARTEL USES A NEW LABEL PRINTER APPLICATOR SYSTEM TO SPEED PRODUCTION AND MEET FDA STANDARDS
By using a new label printer applicator system, Artel, a maker of test kits for life sciences laboratories, was able to increase its productivity, supply better information on its labels and provide a tamper-evident seal.
BARCODE PRINTERS RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
After rigorous testing, international baked goods and refrigerated dough manufacturer Earthgrains Co. selects a barcode label printer labeling solution for its shippers and harvests the benefits of improved product identification of its hundreds of SKUs.
DUAL PANEL BARCODE LABELERS AND AUTOMATED LABEL APPLICATORS COMBINE TO SAVE TIME
Through the use of dual panel barcode labelers and automated label applicators from Diagraph, clock manufacturer General Time was able to save $50,000 in one year.
THE CLEAN CUT LOOK - FRESHNESS AND EXPIRATION DATE LABELING ON SHRINK WRAPPED PALLETS OF SODA
Automated product identification system ensures that each pallet load will contain legible text every time.
NUTRASWEET DRUM LABELER KEEPS ON TICKING - AUTOMATED LABEL APPLICATOR WRITHSTANDS HARSH AND DUSTY ENVIRONMENT
The custom print and apply drum labeler from Diagraph tamps a 6x6 label to round and square drums filled with aspartame. The PA/9000 drum labeler is capable of printing both small and larger format (6"x6") label formats with 300 DPI resolution.