A washdown enclosure is now available for the co.'s SmartDate family of thermal-transfer coders. The unit comprises a stainless-steel enclosure that surrounds the printhead and features a removable cover that's easily installed prior to washdown, making the coder watertight, a stainless-steel control-box enclosure with a hinged door that's large enough to hold the control box and the optional SmartTouch™ portable control system, and watertight cable entry ports. A dual-support bracket assembly with custom-fit window end plates and diverting rolls is also included. A heater to prevent condensation from forming inside the printhead is optional.
Markem Corp., 866/263-4644. www.markem.us