Balancing Variable Coding Compliance and Sustainability: Strategies for Environmentally Conscious Manufacturers
Customers in the US and across the globe are challenging manufacturers to prove their commitment to a safer environment and good resource stewardship. To meet these demands, companies must evaluate their operating practices while implementing sustainable solutions and practices. As manufacturers seek to reconcile their coding requirements with corporate sustainability mandates, several strategies can be employed to address these challenges. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
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Optimizing Case Coding Throughput & Quality Key Factors to Consider when Choosing Piezo Inkjet Equipment
Deployment of a piezo inkjet printing solution can greatly increase case coding throughput and significantly reduce cost. Manufacturers should review their application before installing a piezo inkjet system to ensure this technology is appropriate since there are several factors that can impact performance. Read this whitepaper to learn more about four of these factors: environment, material handling, installation and personnel.
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Pneumatic vs. All-Electric Labeling: Safety First
When industrial labeling applicators were first designed, there was a focus on using pressurized air to actuate the labeling arm into movement. Pressurized air was readily available and provided quick bursts of movement. As the industry and technologies have modernized, other power sources are now available to improve control and safety. Read this whitepaper to learn how an all-electric print & apply labeling machine offers a safer solution.
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Coding for Safety & Traceability in the Food Supply Chain
It is important to find the right marking and coding solution supplier that not only improves operation efficiencies but has a deep understanding of traceability goals and safety in the food supply chain, allowing you to keep your time and resources focused on meeting your preventative food safety guidelines.
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Choosing a Coding Solution for the Cosmetic and Personal Care Industry Doesn't Have to Be Hard
With an ever-growing array of product types, packaging formats, costs, and innovation driving and shaping packaging in the personal care product market, effective coding and marking equipment must continue to deliver high-quality codes onto a variety of substrates while ensuring code quality, reliability and cost of ownership.
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Choosing the Best Coding Solution for Automotive Components
Modern vehicles require thousands of individual components, most of which have specific part numbers. From suppliers manufacturing the smallest parts to vehicle makers relying on the correct coding for traceability through the assembly process and beyond, the inclusion of information which stays in place on metal, rubber, plastic, glass, fabric or card is a crucial part of the process.
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Choosing the Best Dairy Batch Printing Solution
The dairy sector’s outlook is positive, particularly as incomes rise and individuals increasingly receive more of their calories from proteins, including dairy, rather than carbohydrates such as grains. This factor means global demand for dairy is expected to continue to grow driven by rising incomes in emerging markets. Health and nutrition are also contributing to the growth in the dairy industry and some dairy companies are starting to use sustainable nutrition in line with the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This has led to a significant trend, particularly among millennials, to seek natural foods such as probiotics.
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Pallet Labeling: The Final Step in Your Production Tracking Process
Our pallet labeling experts at Diagraph have complied a helpful guide for assessing automated pallet labelers for your production line. This guide steps through the main questions you should ask when evaluating your pallet labeling automation process and reviews the top areas of consideration you should work through before you make any kind of investment.
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How to Guarantee Packaging Compliance
Traceability initiatives are necessary to manage safety concerns and product identification from manufacturer to store shelves. Packaging with barcodes or messages that do not meet compliance standards may be subject to severe consequences from damaged reputations to fines. Diagraph's ongoing commitment to best practices ensures manufacturers can achieve completely compliant packaging.
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2018 Innovations in Snack Food Packaging: The Impact on Manufacturers, Packagers & Retailers
Snack manufacturers must be conscious of their marking and labeling operations on a primary packaging, case coding and pallet coding level to meet traceability requirements. With consumer demands influencing changes on packaging substrates, product ingredients and container sizes, do you fully understand how to adapt your operation to keep up with production? Diagraph will help you evaluate the coding and labeling equipment to best prepare snack manufacturers for packaging innovations.
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The Hidden Costs of Multi-Lane Coding
Traversing CIJ and thermal transfer overprinters (TTO) are the most commonly used technologies to achieve multiple lanes of print. This whitepaper covers the lesser known costs associated with multi-lane coding systems and discusses the alternative to traversing and TTO systems that will lower your bottom line.
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The Hidden Costs of End-of-Line Coding
End of line coding solutions, like large character inkjet and labeling, involve consumables that can add up in a significant way over the life of the machine. This whitepaper spotlights the hidden costs tied to labeling and case coding and discusses key features in end of line coding that will keep consumable and preventative maintenance costs down over the life of the machine.
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The Hidden Costs of Continuous Inkjet Coders
When evaluating continuous inkjet technology, it is important to have full transparency into the total cost of ownership. This whitepaper outlines five of the most common hidden costs associated with continuous inkjet coders, and the features to look for to keep TOC down.
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Date and Batch Coding in the Craft Brewing Industry
Craft brewers need date and batch coding equipment that can easily handle increased capacity and complexity. This whitepaper discusses important factors to consider before you purchase a new coder for your production line and includes a comprehensive cost-comparison of available coding technologies for both primary (bottles and cans) and secondary (outer cases and cartons) packaging. The question "when is it cost-effective to switch from manual coding to automatic coding?" is answered in this free guide.
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Choosing the Best Chemical Coding Solution
Both ink-based coders with specialty inks and laser coders can deliver chemical-resistant codes that stay put during both production and end-use by the customer. This whitepaper discusses important factors to consider before you purchase a new coder for your production line and includes a comprehensive comparison of available coding technologies.
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Choosing the Best Confectionery Coding Solution
Choosing a coding technology that performs reliably in quick-change manufacturing environments is ideal for the confectionery industry. The right solution should minimize operator error, be capable of storing a variety of messages and be versatile enough to meet changes in regulatory coding requirements.
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Choosing the Best Meat Processing Coding Solution
Maintaining high quality standards brings its own set of challenges, and certainly coding in the meat and poultry industry is becoming increasingly complex, with the introduction of new product types as well as new code regulations leading to more coding requirements and combinations. In most instances, the coding process will be a relatively simple task, but failure can be costly in an industry where perishable goods cannot always be re-coded, resulting in expensive scrapping.
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Armed for Precision Labeling: Diagraph Print and Apply Labeling System
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.
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Can You Live Without Air?
When asked this question, most people would respond by saying “No, of course not, I need air to breathe.” And they would be correct. But do you need air to run equipment which has typically been thought of as pneumatic-driven technology? The answer may surprise you.
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LASER - What’s WATT?
Whether you’re looking to go green or just looking for an alternative to ink jet for your marking needs, laser coding could be the best of both worlds. We’ll examine: Understanding what’s watt (power, speed and distance), Why lasers are “green” and Simple steps to success.
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Power Efficiency Can Save More Than Just a Few Pennies! Not All Label Applicators Are Created Equal
We didn’t give much thought to the price of gasoline until it reached over $2 dollars a gallon, now we watch the price per gallon daily. The same theory holds true in regards to the power it takes to run equipment on our plant floor, until now. Take heed, power efficiency can save more than just a few pennies!
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I Just Want to Mark My Box! An Introduction to Industrial Ink Jet Printing
A big mistake most Original Equipment Manufactures (OEM) make is that they assume the customer/buyer looking to purchase equipment: know the industry, know the technical jargon and acronyms, and know what their options are. We can’t clarify every equipment dilemma; however we can simplify the process when it comes to large character marking and coding solutions.
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The Total Cost of Ownership: Small Character Continuous Ink Jet Coding
When looking at purchasing small character continuous ink jet coding equipment, it’s important to take a step back and look at the total cost of ownership. As consumers, we have fallen into the habit of looking at the sticker price, no matter if it’s a car, dishwasher, or ink jet printer and immediately formulating an opinion based on the price tag. “It’s too expensive” or “it costs more than other ones just like it” might be typical reactions when finding something that looks like it’s priced higher than similar looking, competitive models.
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What was wrong with barcodes that Wal*Mart has placed the burden of new expense and complication into the midst of regular production woes? The answer to this can be found by looking into the past and the future. First, the past and how cellular came to be more than just a luxury item for the wealthy. The first cellular radios had one channel to communicate, and if someone was already using the “line”, one would have to wait until it was free. As the technology evolved, several channels were created, but still there was a limit. Using cell towers that could cover several miles in all directions, a system of frequency re-use was established. If channel 868 was in use in one part of the city, channel 868 wasn’t used by another cell tower for 20 or more miles.
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