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Markem-Imaje will launch a cost-efficient thermal transfer overprinter (TTO) coder which targets low- and medium-speed production lines of up to 600 millimeters per second.

First users of the coder will be in the Asia-Pacific.

The SmartDate X30 provides the same high-quality printing and uptime as other models in the range, but makes specialised features such as unique coding available.

Its hardware and setup requirements are also streamlined.

At 20cm x 17cm x 18cm, it is the smallest coder in the portfolio, making installation into production lines or integration by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) easy, according to the company.

Also, a typical TTO coder needs multiple hardware modules installed per line. The SmartDate X30, by contrast, only requires one box per line and a handheld, menu-driven operator terminal which controls one or more coders.

Unlike other coders, it requires no plant air, and also offers manufacturers the advantage of simply plugging it into their OEM machinery, reducing installation time and expense.

Foodmach is the sales and service distributor for Markem-Imaje in regional NSW and Victoria, and in South Australia.

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