Videojet Technologies

Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services.

Videojet partners with customers in the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations.  With customer application experts and technology leadership in continuous inkjet (CIJ), thermal inkjet (TIJ), laser marking, thermal transfer overprinting (TTO), case coding and labeling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 325,000 printers installed worldwide.  Customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application, service, and training support is provided by direct operations with over 4,000 team members in 26 countries worldwide. In addition, Videojet’s distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.

Products: 

Laser Marking Systems

Laser marking is a non-contact printing method that offers advantages over other technologies including mark quality, permanence and fewer consumables. Videojet’s line of laser marking systems includes CO2, Fiber and UV laser sources in different power outputs to address a range of substrates and applications. In addition, Videojet offers a comprehensive portfolio of laser accessories including lenses and beam turning units to simplify integration into your production lines and maximize the laser’s performance.

Continuous Inkjet Printers

Videojet Continuous Inkjet Printers (CIJ) are ideal for printing codes and text on flat or curved surfaces. This non-contact printing method can produce reliable quality codes, even at high speeds and in continuous production environments. With over 40 years of development experience, Videojet offers a range of CIJ solutions and deep application expertise to help you identify the right printing solutions for your needs.

VIDEOJET® Introduces Revolutionary High Resolution Printing Technology for Non-porous Substrates that Combines MEK-based Industrial Ink Performance with the Simplicity of Thermal Ink Jet

Responding to the needs of food packaging, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics operations for high resolution coding on non-porous packaging, Videojet Technologies, a leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, introduces its latest innovation in thermal ink jet printers, the Videojet 8610. Utilizing fast-drying inks including MEK-based fluids, the 8610 provides high resolution print on non-porous packaging materials including films, foils, plastics and coated stocks.

Incorporating a patented cartridge for industrial inks including MEK-based printing fluids, the Videojet 8610 offers the ideal suite of performance attributes of any thermal ink jet solution on the market today.

“Videojet has long recognized the growing needs of packaging professionals to in-line print multi-line codes and other high resolution marks, including DataMatrix and QR codes, without modifying their packaging designs. The innovation inherent in the 8610 is our new industrial ink cartridge technology – a fully contained, high resolution print cartridge designed specifically to jet MEK-based inks,” said Chris Riley, vice president of marketing for Videojet. “Coupled with the automated Cartridge Readiness System™, the 8610 print system is ready when you are, regardless of the frequency or length of common line interruptions. The result is the ability to use fast-drying solvent inks such as MEK and still achieve clean, repeatable codes time after time.”

With print resolutions of up to four times greater than continuous ink jet technology, the 8610 offers near-letter quality printing with excellent edge acuity, addressing a long-standing need for manufacturers trying to print high resolution marks on challenging substrates.

The Videojet 8610 print system is comprised of three main components – a controller with user interface, an industrial printhead featuring the innovative Cartridge Readiness System™ and a disposable ink jet cartridge. “For manufacturers with flat, controlled substrates, the 8610 is arguably the simplest MEK printing system available,” said Riley. “The 8610 has been designed from the very beginning to focus on simple usability. Maintenance is minimal and only requires an occasional wipe of the print array and the shutter. Ink replenishment is accomplished with a simple cartridge change, a task that can be performed in 15 seconds or less by a novice operator. Additionally, there are no wear parts to replace and no calibration or tuning required – freeing up production personnel to focus on other line demands.”

In demanding, high throughput environments, reaching production targets can often mean working packaging lines to the limit of their capacity. Videojet understands that any unplanned line stoppage directly impacts productivity and consequently profits. The 8610 design brings a new dimension to printer availability as each cartridge change provides a new print array, helping to ensure peak performance. And with on-board Code Assurance, the 8610 controller simplifies job selection and data entry, helping to ensure code accuracy by enabling operators to get the right code, on the right product, time after time.

“Experience tells us that having great print quality is never sufficient by itself, it must also be relevant to the application needs of our customers. This latest Videojet innovation provides a robust industrial solution for customers with demanding applications that are currently not well served by available technologies. We strive to find solutions that meet our customers’ needs and we are excited to bring revolutionary print performance and ease of use to our customers with the Videojet 8610,” said Riley.

For more information about the Videojet 8610 Thermal Ink Jet, call 800-843-3610or visit http://www.videojet.com/us/homepage/products/thermal-Ink-jet/videojet-8610.html.

 

New Print and Apply Labeling System with Intelligent Motion™ Technology Delivers What No Other Labeler Can

Innovatively designed, Videojet® 9550 LPA system increases reliability, efficiency and productivity for outer case and bundle packaging

As manufacturers implement lean practices, operations teams are focused on high value tasks with limited time to focus on end-of-line labeling systems that require mechanical adjustments and frequent intervention. Responding to these needs, Videojet Technologies, a global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, has taken an innovative approach to Print & Apply labeling LPA design with the Videojet 9550 to address, and fix, the common causes of lost productivity. This new design removes the mechanisms that frequently cause everyday operational problems, such as label jams and routine manual adjustments. 

Ondrej Kruk, global business unit manager at Videojet adds, “The 9550 with Direct Apply places the label onto the pack without the need for a tamp or air blast applicator, achieving throughput of up to 150 packs per minute for typical 4” x 6” GS1 barcode labels.  This means it never misses a label, even after line build-backs.”

By incorporating Intelligent Motion technology, the entire system is precisely and electronically controlled, targeting zero unscheduled downtime on production lines. "Customer feedback about lost production time made it clear there was a need for advanced labeling technology to improve operating performance. In response, we designed the new Videojet 9550 LPA system incorporating Intelligent Motion technology,” said Steve Buckby, vice president of Innovation at Videojet Technologies. “Intelligent Motion technology enables all the design elements of the machine to be automatically controlled with precision, allowing us to simply take out the parts and adjustments that make most other labelling machines fail.”

Manual adjustments are one of the main causes of daily operational problems, resulting in costly downtime and production loss. The 9550’s direct drive system, with Intelligent Motion technology, feeds and places labels accurately even at high line speeds without the use of manual adjustments, clutches or nip rollers. No adjustments means that only two operator touches are now required to manage job selection and web changeover, complemented by a collapsible mandrel to ensure quick label changes. The Direct Drive system with Intelligent Motion technology, unlike conventional print & apply labelers, controls the entire label path ensuring web tension is maintained from start to finish, irrespective of speed or label size.

The unique ability of the new Videojet 9550 Direct Apply system removes the need for complex applicators for mainstream top or side label applications, reducing the number of labels being incorrectly applied or mangled during application. Requiring no factory air, the new system is the only solution to print and directly apply labels to cases and trays at high speed. The 9550’s print engine also incorporates Intelligent Motion technology for precise ribbon feed and printhead control, ensuring optimum print quality and improved performance. Through use of a clutch-less ribbon drive, the 9550 substantially reduces ribbon waste and improves printhead life.

The trends toward increasing retailer and regulatory requirements and increasing SKU complexity is a main concern for manufacturers seeking to safeguard their operations from costly labeling errors.  To help manufacturers improve quality and adhere to applicable standards, the 9550 comes equipped with the Videojet industry-leading CLARiTY™ touch screen interface which includes intuitive job selection, comprehensive feedback and diagnostics to minimize human error. This single, easy-to-use interface provides manufacturers with built-in Code Assurance solutions that focus on getting the right label on the right case, time after time.

Kruk said, “With virtually zero unscheduled downtime and the highly-reliable Direct Apply label placement, we can finally give customers what no other labeler has been able to provide for the past 20 years.  The application of Intelligent Motion technology to eliminate the mechanical adjustments used in everyday operation reduces manufacturers’ hidden costs and drives productivity gains.”

For more information about the Videojet 9550 LPA system, call 800-843-3610 or visit http://www.videojet.com.

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