New!  Handle Bag!

Xact / Giro have expanded their range of net packaging systems with the launch of the new ‘Handle Bag’.  Ecologically sound, the pack is 100% recyclable making our net bags the most efficient and sustainable amongst consumer products.  Suitable for most types of produce, this is great news for supermarkets!

This new concept adds to the range of net bags already produced by the Girbagger machine available from Xact.  The ‘Handle Bag’ is Ideal for a horizontal display at the point of sale and is able to hold weights from 300g to 1.5kg!  The upper side of the film is used as a handle for easy carrying , welded at both ends which allows both sides to be sealed.

“We are delighted with the results of the ‘Handle Bag’ and market research indicates this is going to be extremely popular across the UK for a variety of fresh produce”, says Xact’s Director Paul Bennion.

With its attractive design, excellent visibility of the product, horizontal presentation and a suitable large surface to for advertising expect to see the ‘Handle Pack’ in supermarkets soon.

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Contact Xact for more information on 0151 479 3020 www.xactpack.co.uk

MPERIA™ ……On The Case Again!

A national company specialising in the production of edible oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry required an end-of-line coding solution for outer cases across multiple lines.  The system needed to apply general product information, traceability codes, barcodes, logos and graphics.  Our MPERIA™ L-Series printing system was the ideal solution for this case

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Our MPERIA™ L-Series printing system offered unrivalled flexibility in comparison to other printers reviewed during the tender process. As well as meeting the general requirements of the application other features & benefits key to the customer moving forward with Xact included;

  • Marking directly to the outer case significantly reduced operating costs in comparison to the previous application of labels
  • The high-speed capability of our MPERIA™ L-Series printer allowed for an increase in productivity, as well as providing higher consistency in the quality and positioning of the product information on each case
  • The power and flexibility to manage the outer case coding process remotely from the production office enhances ease of use and eliminates the requirement to visit the production area to manage print files, saving valuable time
  • The scalable design and ease in which our MPERIA™printing system can be expanded as their business grows was another key factor in the decision-making process, as the customer plans to implement further packing lines next year. MPERIA™ provides them with a future-proof system, ensuring their investment is secure.

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About the MPERIA™ L Series Printing System

VIAjet™ L-Series Thermal Inkjet Printer
With a variety of ink types and colors available, the VIAjet L-Series thermal inkjet printer is a clean, fast, and cost-effective alternative to thermal transfer and adhesive labels. It is ideal for marking and coding variable data in both primary packaging and industrial applications, imprinting onto paper, chipboard, corrugated, and plastics.

Click here to watch a video on MPERIA™ and the benefits it could bring to your business.

For further information about MPERIA™ and our range of printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

High Speed, High Resolution, Multi-Lane Printing……No Problem For MPERIA™

A global company providing metal packaging for the beverage industry needed a multi lane high speed printing solution to apply product traceability codes to paper sleeves used to package metal lids for cans.   Xact’s solution was our highly flexible MPERIA L-Series printing system incorporating the compact L1 print heads.  With the power to provide a single point of control for all print heads and use of a food grade ink ensured the perfect solution was delivered.

Our MPERIA™ L Series printing system, incorporating the compact L1 print heads offered unrivalled flexibility in comparison to other printers reviewed during the tender process.

As well as meeting the general requirements of the coding application, other features & benefits key to the customer moving forward with Xact included;

  • High speed multi-lane marking of high-resolution codes
  • The facility to operate multiple heads from a single controller enhanced ease of use, reduced investment costs and hardware at the line
  • The compact modular design of the L1 head was suited to the limited space available within the feeding lanes on each line, which eliminated expensive costs for modifications to the lines
  • A safe, non-pressurised system operating food grade ink ensured their on-site and customer quality assurance procedures were met
  • The scalable design and ease in which our MPERIA™ printing system can be expanded as their business grows was another key factor in the decision-making process, providing them with a future-proof system, ensuring their investment is secure.

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About the MPERIA™ L Series Printing System

VIAjet™ L-Series Thermal Inkjet Printer
With a variety of ink types and colors available, the VIAjet L-Series thermal inkjet printer is a clean, fast, and cost-effective alternative to thermal transfer and adhesive labels. It is ideal for marking and coding variable data in both primary packaging and industrial applications, imprinting onto paper, chipboard, corrugated, and plastics.

VIAjet™ L-Series L1

The VIAjetTM L1 high-resolution thermal ink jet print head is a compact, high performance print head, making it ideal for primary coding and high speed commercial printing applications such as mailings, promotional coding, lottery coding and serialization. Due to its small footprint, the L1 integrates into OEM machinery with ease and is ideal for web applications.

Click here to watch a video on MPERIA™ and the benefits it could bring to your business.

For further information about MPERIA™ and our range of printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

MPERIA™ – Ticking all the boxes, and more!

Xact provide coding solutions for use in the world’s harshest offshore environments.

A world-class provider of subsea technologies and services for the global offshore energy industry approached Xact looking for a cutting edge coding solution.  The company, who designs, engineers and manufacturer subsea power cables and umbilical systems needed clear codes applying to extruded plastic cables and umbilical’s for product identification comprising of product specification, depth mark and traceability codes.  Our robust and flexible MPERIA TM V-Series met all their requirements and more.

Key to the decision-making process and placing their business with Xact was the unrivalled flexibility and robust design our MPERIA TM V-series system offered the business.

Our competitors were offering CIJ (continuous ink jet) printing technology, which had proven to be problematic on their other production lines. CIJ technology was also an option within our own range but based on the requirements stipulated by the customer and our experience of industrial applications our MPERIA TM V-series system was proposed as the ideal solution incorporating 2 x 16v 8000+ print heads.  The technology met all requirements and more, including;

  • Small and large character printing anywhere between 2.5mm to 64mm high from a single head – key to meeting the individual print requirements and changing demands of their customers across the Oil and Gas industry.
  • The facility to operate two heads from a single system for the application of product information and depth marks to opposite sides of the umbilical enhances ease of use and lowers investment costs
  • The durable and high quality mark from of our standard range of inks, including options for different colours to suit the range products manufactured at the plant.
  • The robust design of the MPERIA TM V-series system ensures high levels of performance and reliability giving added flexibility to adjust the position of the heads to suit the mark position on each product and moving the system between production lines, without incurring downtime
  • The opportunity to standardise on the operating system across the plant irrespective of the marking process was also an advantage, as this reduced costs as well as eliminating the requirement for additional operator training.
  • The added flexibility of operating our other printing technologies within the range to suit other substrates or marking processes was also key to choosing MPERIA – a future-proof solution, making their investment secure.

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About the MPERIA™ V Series Printing System

The MPERIA™ V Series marking system is our robust and reliable large character drop-on-demand (DOD) valve technology specifically designed for challenging industrial environments.  The V-Series marks on porous and non-porous substrates including metal, paper and pulp, wood, concrete and plastic. Powered by MPERIA™, the Matthews VIAjet DOD valve print heads are considered the fastest in the industry, marking products at speeds in excess of 400 meters/min, with the longest life expectancy of any comparable technology.

Click here to watch a video on MPERIA and the benefits it could bring to your business.

For further information about MPERIA™ and our range of printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

Top Marks for MPERIA™!

UK manufacturer of glass wool insulation products required a marking system as part of the quality and reject process on the production line. Scanning systems, operating 24/7 on the line check for imperfections in the glass wool and upon detection automatically initiate the reject marking process relative to the location of the defect across the web. Xact proposed our MPERIA™ V-Series printing system including 6 x 8000+ V series print heads.  The 8000+ V series heads positioned across the line are activated to apply the reject mark relative the position of the defect.

Key to the decision-making process and placing their business with Xact was the unrivalled flexibility and mark quality the system provided the business, including;

  • Complete control over the size and repetition of the reject mark in conjunction with our range of high contrast inks provides clear identification of the rejected product which can easily be identified further down the line as part of the final rejection process (i.e. ejection of the product from the line)
  • Our unrivalled throw distance (head-to-product) ensures the marking process is unaffected by significant variances in product thickness, which in turn means no adjustment to the operating height of the heads is required between production runs or changeovers
  • The V-Series heads offer the most industrial printing technology on the market and are already proven within the insulation sector, so the tough operating conditions of the plant are no issue to the long-term performance and reliability of the marking system
  • Our years of expertise within the industrial sector, in-particular our knowledge of coding & marking construction products also provided added confidence to move forward with Xact

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About the MPERIA™ V Series Printing System

The MPERIA™ V Series marking system is our robust and reliable large character drop-on-demand (DOD) valve technology specifically designed for challenging industrial environments.  The V-Series marks on porous and non-porous substrates including metal, paper and pulp, wood, concrete and plastic. Powered by MPERIA™, the Matthews VIAjet DOD valve print heads are considered the fastest in the industry, marking products at speeds in excess of 400 meters/min, with the longest life expectancy of any comparable technology.

Click here to watch a video on MPERIA and the benefits it could bring to your business.

For further information about MPERIA™ and our range of printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

Competition ‘floored’ again by MPERIA™

A leading global player in commercial floor coverings required a printing system for applying variable product information, traceability codes, company branding and barcodes to outer cases containing carpet tiles.

Xact proposed the latest MPERIA™ L-Series TIJ high resolution inkjet printer which, in comparison to CIJ technology not only provides a higher print quality but also significantly reduces initial investment costs as well as operating costs moving forward.

Expanding on the 10 head MPERIA TM V-series printing system installed by Xact last year for back marking their flooring products, the new MPERIA TM L-series printer meets the end-of-line packing and case coding requirements at the plant.

The MPERIA 12” touchscreen controller with L50 print head offers unrivalled flexibility in comparison to other printers reviewed during the tender process, as well as superior ease of use and management of the marking process.  Other advantages of the system include:

  • The opportunity to standardise on the operating system across the plant irrespective of the marking process was also an advantage, as this reduced costs as well as eliminating the requirement for additional operator training.
  • A key factor in the decision-making process was the scalable design and ease in which MPERIA TM can be expanded as their business grows, as the customer plans to implement a new packing line next year. MPERIA TM provides them with a future-proof system, ensuring their investment is secure.

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About the MPERIA™ L Series Printing System

The system provides exceptional print resolution and versatility along with unparalleled levels of readability.  Ideal for printing on porous and non-porous materials, the L-Series printheads perform in a range of challenging packaging and industrial environments, such as the coding of outer cases, cartons and uncoated media, bags, timber, plastics, films and construction products.

Click here to watch a video on MPERIA and the benefits it could bring to your business.

For further information about MPERIA™ and our range of printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

Coding & Marking For The Construction Industry!

Here at Xact, we understand the challenges facing the construction industry.

Robust design ensures our systems provide long-term reliability and consistent print quality in the most demanding production environments, offering resistance to dust, vibration and varying operating temperatures.

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For more information on our range of solutions, an evaluation of your own product marking requirements, print samples or on-site demonstration, please contact Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk.

Xact – Building Relationships Within The Construction Industry

A UK wholesaler of quarry products (sand and gravel) approached Xact looking for a system to ID code their plastic bags containing aggregate.

The customer stipulated it was essential the proposed system could provide a large high quality print format (to aid visibility of the codes when bags are palletised) as well as meeting the tough operating environments of the plant (dust, vibration and variable operating temperatures).

Our competitors were offering CIJ (continuous ink jet) printing technology which was indeed an option within the Xact range.  However, Xact proposed the latest V-series printing system which, in comparison to CIJ technology not only increases the legibility of the codes but also significantly reduced initial investment and operating costs moving forward.

The V-series is also the most robust industrial printing technology on the market so the tough operating conditions of the plant were no issue to long-term performance and reliability

Key to the decision making process and placing their business with Xact was the unrivaled flexibility our MPERIA™ system provided the business, such as the ability to manage the marking process across both packing lines from a single interface.  Our years of expertise within the industrial sector and in particular our knowledge of coding & marking construction products, gave our client added confidence to move forward with Xact.

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ABOUT MPERIA™ V Series Printing System

The MPERIA™ V Series marking system is our robust and reliable large character drop-on-demand (DOD) valve technology specifically designed for challenging industrial environments.  The V-Series marks on porous and non-porous substrates including metal, paper and pulp, wood, concrete and plastic. Powered by MPERIA™, the Matthews VIAjet DOD valve print heads are considered the fastest in the industry, marking products at speeds in excess of 400 meters/min, with the longest life expectancy of any comparable technology.  The system provides exceptional versatility and print quality for the application of variable product information and traceability codes, as well as barcodes, logos and graphics onto both porous and non-porous materials.

For further information about MPERIA™ and our range of printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

 

‘Plane’ and simple! MPERIA™ is the preferred choice for the Timber Industry

A UK sawmill, manufacturing a wide range of sawn timber products including carcassing, fencing, pallet wood and heavy sections, approached Xact for a product coding solution to be applied to lengths of timber.

The client wished to replace their current printing system as it was proving unreliable and the print quality was not up to scratch.  The client needed product ID codes including specification details plus company and CE logos to be applied to lengths of timber immediately after the planing process at high speeds (in excess of 200m/min).

Following an initial on-site trial from Xact, we implemented the MPERIA™ V-Series system with twin 32v 8000+ print heads.  Twin heads (operated by a single MPERIA™ controller) provide the facility to code split lengths and manage double prints to 4.8m lengths to accommodate cuts in the timber post printing.

Not only has this significantly improved print quality but it has also reduced operating costs, as well as offering the flexibility to manage other marking processes at the plant which are planned later in the year.

The 8000+ head is the most robust on the market and offers superior print distance when compared with other systems, so despite the harsh operating environments and inconsistent presentation of the product, long-term reliability and consistency of the mark is guaranteed.

As well as the MPERIA™ V-Series system, the plant is also interested in our L and T Series print heads which offer higher resolution print formats should these be required on other marking processes in the future which would all be controlled by the same MPERIA™ operating system. This scalable design and ease in which MPERIA™ can expand as and when required helps to future-proof the system, ensuring a secure investment.

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ABOUT MPERIA™ V Series Printing System

The MPERIA™ V Series marking system is our robust and reliable large character drop-on-demand (DOD) valve technology specifically designed for challenging industrial environments.  The V-Series marks on porous and non-porous substrates including metal, paper and pulp, wood, concrete and plastic. Powered by MPERIA™, the Matthews VIAjet DOD valve print heads are considered the fastest in the industry, marking products at speeds in excess of 400 meters/min, with the longest life expectancy of any comparable technology.

For further information about MPERIA™ and our range of printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk