The SmartDate® 5 thermal-transfer coder offers OEMs the ability to integrate coder controls into the touchscreen of the OEM equipment, providing seamless integration of coding operations with bagging, the co. says. One controller manages the packaging line and coder so there's no need to bounce between separate control panels. Users need only learn to use one set of controls. The thermal-transfer coders are suitable for use with vertical and horizontal f/f/s machines, flowrappers, labelers and cartoners. They work with flexible materials and applications in snacks, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and baked and frozen food sectors.
Markem Corp., 866/263-4644. www.markem.us