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Markem-Imaje has launched its new cost-effective and hassle-free 9330 CIJ coder, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

Designed for low-to-medium duty operation up to 4.4m/s, it is simple to use and maintain, and can easily adapt when production needs to ramps up. Suitable for a single line and easy to scale up, the coder meets the needs of SMEs – from start-up to more advanced applications as their business develops.

Intended for a wide range of industries, it offers IP55 protection, making it ideal for many applications, including food and beverage. It can print on a wide range of media, including plastics, cardboard, metal, foil, paper and glass.

It features an automatic printhead cleaning system, making start-ups quick and easy. This feature makes the coder particularly useful for seasonal production, such as in coding fruit and vegetables.

In terms of maintenance, its Intelli’Swap design – which automatically adjusts ink pressure – makes changing the M6’ all-in-one ink circuit very simple and quick – taking less than six minutes to do, without spillage, waste or an external technician.

A jet speed sensor detects environmental temperature and the speed of specially charged drops between each point, with a control loop adapting the speed to ensure perfect drop placement, quality and code consistency.

According to Markem-Imaje, pptime is high as the 9330 can print more than 8,000 hours before needing preventive maintenance. Its day-to-day operating costs are also kept low as the coder uses the latest generation hydraulic system, “cutting additive consumption by up to 50 per cent compared to competitor models”. 

Furthermore, the 9330 features a smart consumable system that requires no set-up and prevents costly operator mistakes, which can result from cartridge-related errors.

The 9330 also easily links to the market-leading CoLOS information management system, which allows several coding devices to be managed through a single computer – maximising efficiency and accuracy across multiple lines. 

The 9330 is now available in Australia from Markem-Imaje, or its partners Foodmach and Nexus. For additional information, visit the company’s website here.

Markem-Imaje and Foodmach are both members of the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA).

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