Printing the same information on cartons but need an alternative solution to the more expensive ink jet systems?
Universal offers a breakthrough in non-porous coding technology. Unmatched in quality and performance, their patented Non-Porous Inking System design completely eliminates the problems associated with the use of fast drying inks on non-porous materials like plastics, metal, rubber, glass, varnished and waxed cartons, etc.
The inking system on these coders is completely enclosed to prevent solvent evaporation and unlike flexographic systems, there is no open well of ink. Remarkably, no maintenance is required during or at the end of each production shift which makes these printers the most trouble free on the market.
In operation, a pre-inked roll in the inking system housing applies ink to a finely engraved anilox roll which then meters a thin film of ink to the face of the printing dies. When the ink capacity of the roll is depleted, the roll can be re-inked automatically during production by installing one of our disposable 4 oz. Reservoir Ink Cartridges.
- Consistent, high quality printing on non-porous materials with a drying time as fast as 2 seconds.
- Available in both top mounted styles for web printing and side mounted styles for cartons and other conveyed products.
- Outstanding performance even with fast drying, pigmented, government spec. inks.
- Precision machined from aircraft grade aluminum alloys and stainless steel for minimal maintenance and superior long term performance.
- Sealed ball bearings in print drum and anilox roll provide smooth rotation
- Quick change print drums can be pulled off the axle without the use of tools for off-line code changes.
Mounting Configurations: Due to the asymmetrical design of the inking system on the Non-Porous Mini-Coders, these coders must be ordered for the specific mounting configuration required and are not field convertible.
Mounting configurations are determined by viewing the production line with the product moving away from you.
To determine left or right, look in the direction of the carton exit (away from you) and determine which side of the case sealer or conveyor you want to mount the unit on.
Indexing Models are used to print on varnished cartons or other individual products which are typically being transported on a conveyor. In these applications, as the print drum disengages from the trailing end of the product, a spring mechanism returns the print drum to the index position. This results in the code being printed on each carton in the same registered position relative to the leading edge.