Markem-Imaje Introduces the SmartDate® X40-IP, a Water Resistant Thermal Transfer Coder

in Coding on July 15, 2014

Designed expressly for companies in the poultry, meat, fruit and vegetable and pre-made sandwich industries where frequent production line cleaning is a requirement, the new SmartDate X40-IP thermal transfer coder has been engineered to withstand water ingress.

Officially certified, this fully industrial solution is made of stainless steel. Its enclosures, specifically designed for humid environments, effectively keep out moisture during plant cleaning. All openings to the electronics are sealed including the ports for the connecting cable and USB.

With the SmartDate X40-IP, preparation for cleaning is very easy and user-friendly. The connecting cables do not have to be removed and a step-by-step process in the user interface guides the operator through the procedure.

The SmartDate X40-IP has also been designed so that customers can choose to protect either the printer or the controller or both, thereby reducing costs.

For companies already operating SmartDate X40 coders and using homemade solutions to protect their equipment during plant cleaning, IP upgrades by a trained Markem-Imaje service engineer are possible.

Finally, the new SmartDate X40-IP coder benefits from the already proven SmartDate technology. It can print large amounts of complex information on flexible packaging films. It delivers speed, quality and reliability thanks to an intelligent printhead that optimizes print quality and an efficient, waste-reducing ribbon. The extended ribbon length to 1,100 meters reduces ribbon changeovers and increase uptime.

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