Technologies and solutions Part 2
The food industry is a dynamically developing sector. The variety of products, different types of packaging, the speed of the line, the manufacturing environment, the complexity of the code are among the factors that will determine which which solution is best for marking and labeling. The risk of getting labeling and coding wrong can be costly – and not just to reputation. As a leading supplier of industrial equipment, we at Betelgeus work with many companies of all sizes in the food industry and can offer a variety of solutions in the field of marking and labeling.
In this second part of our publication, we will discuss marking and labeling options for secondary packaging and palletized products.
Option 1 - Marking the secondary packaging with a thermal inkjet printer (TIJ)
Thermal inkjet printers are less polluting than conventional inkjet printers, making them a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution. Working with single-use ink cartridges, this printer is maintenance-free. See models of thermal inkjet printers we offer.
Option 2 - Marking of boxes and cartons with piezo inkjet printing
It is extremely simple to print clear and legible codes in monochrome or colour using piezo inkjet printer. It is not necessary to print a label and apply it on the box, but rather to print directly on it. In addition to expiry dates, anything can be printed (e.g., a logo, a batch number, a barcode). We recommend ALE printers for this purpose.
Option 3 – Print and apply on boxes and cartons
When the product is ready for dispatch, a label can be printed and applied automatically. There is no manual action required. From date of manufacture to warning or shipping address, any text can be printed on the label. See our list ofprint and apply systems.
Option 4 – On-site label printing and dispensing
The labels are printed on-site via a label printer and applied with a dispenser. This way you never have too many or too few labels in stock and can reduce your costs.
Option 5 - Pallet labeling with a GS1 label
To print a pallet label, a printer with a larger print area, such as the Cab SQUIX 6 model, is required. Using a dispenser, this label can then be automatically applied to the pallet. The Logopak 800 series printer applicator, which is specifically designed for pallet labeling, is another option.
A printer with a larger print area, such as the Cab SQUIX 6 model, is needed to print a pallet label. This label can then be automatically applied to the pallet via a dispenser. Another option is the Logopak 800 series print and apply system, specially designed for pallet labelling. Instead of working with pre-printed labels, the 800 Series is equipped with a built-in print unit to provide direct printing in real time.
Option 6 – A combination of solutions
In addition to standard labeling and marking solutions, it is possible to combine different options because each production process is unique.
As a result, please stay informed about the possibilities and, in collaboration with a labeling and coding partner like Betelgeus, consider the options that can help your company achieve its goals.
We are a partner who believes in low-cost, automated solutions that improve the value and quality of production and logistics processes.
Curious about new developments in the field of labeling and coding? Don’t hesitate to contact us!