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

A Clean Winner! – MPERIA™ L Series printer… The Perfect Solution For Coding Primary And Secondary Packaging

UK based cleaning chemical manufacturer benefits from enhanced code quality and reduced costs with Xact coding solutions.

The major manufacturer, with over 400 customers across the UK and Europe needed an industrial marking system for printing batch numbers to the neck and body of plastic bottles and containers. Their product range consists of floor care, washroom, toilet and hand care cleaner.

Our competitors were offering CIJ (continuous ink jet) printing technology (which was also an option available within the range from Xact). CIJ historically would be the standard solution for this application, however Xact proposed the latest MPERIA™ VIAJet L Series TIJ 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.

Due to the success of the first system Xact installed, a further 4 systems have been purchased to meet the coding requirements of their primary packaging on their remaining production lines.

In addition to this, the flexibility to operate multiple heads from the MPERIA™ controller means the customer is now planning to implement additional L Series heads to meet their end-of-line outer case coding requirements.

The scalable design and ease in which MPERIA™ can be expanded as their business grows continues to be a significant advantage to the customer. A future-proof system that ensures their investment is secure.

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ABOUT MPERIA™ VIAjet™ L-Series

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

For further information on the MPERIA™ VIAjet™ L-Series please contact Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

 

Xact launch the VIAjet L1: Compact Thermal Ink Jet Printhead

Xact launch the Matthews VIAjet L1 compact printhead; designed for applications where space is restricted or high speeds are required, the L1 is ideal for primary coding, web applications, and OEM machinery integration.

A single VIAjet L1 prints a high-resolution, 0.5 in. mark, and multiple L1s can be stitched together for larger messages and produce marks up to four times as fast as competitors.

The VIAjet L1 connects to an L-Link module, a low profile and fully networkable control board that is separate from the printhead. The L-Link enables communication between MPERIA™, Matthews’ universal print controller, and L1 printheads. The L-Link connects up to four L1 printheads, each by a single cable, and mounts up to 6.5 feet (2 m) from the printheads.

The print controller manages messages and settings for multiple printers across one or several production lines or packaging locations. MPERIA™ seamlessly integrates with ERP/MRP/WMS systems and processes large databases of dynamic data, which simplifies marking and coding information throughout primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging lines.

 

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™ System Rolls Out Across The Business

A key player in the cold rolled steel sections and profiles industry were looking for a new printing system for marking their range of steel products. The system they were looking for needed to apply product traceability codes consisting of date, time and shift codes, product specifications, as well as company and industry logos.

Xact supplied and installed the MPERIA™ VIAjet V-Series printing system which is ideal for such harsh operating environments, using the latest technology and high quality inks.

Key to the decision making process was the flexibility Xact’s MPERIA™ system offered the business. This included:

  • The facility to operate print heads across multiple rolling mills from a single controller not only enhanced the management of the marking process but also reduced investment costs
  • The scalable design and ease in which MPERIA can be expanded as new rolling mills are installed ensured their investment was secure
  • Wireless Ethernet connectivity, provides additional control of the marking process via PC’s in the production office as well as portable tablets used by their engineering team on the factory floor
  • The latest 8000+ MIDI head provides high print quality despite the tough operating environments of the factory

For further information about MPERIA™ VIAjet V-Series and other printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

Global Pallet Manufacturer Chooses MPERIA™ VIAjet V-Series Printing System

A large UK provider of painted wooden pallets to the Aerospace, Automotive, fresh food and other Manufacturing industries were looking for a new printing system to apply company logos and product traceability codes to their pallets.

Xact provided the MPERIA™ VIAjet V-Series printing system incorporating twin 32v 8000+ print heads with FlowJet large capacity ink delivery system with non-VOC pigmented ink. Key to their decision making process was the flexibility the MPERIA™ system offered the business. This included:

  • Consistent and high quality print quality despite the harsh production environment (e.g. variable operating temperatures, dust, vibration)
  • The flexibility to successfully mark freshly painted/wet pallets using high contrast and user-friendly non-VOC inks.
  • Mess free operation in comparison to other marking processes ensures cleaner and more user-friendly operation at the line
  • Compact design ensures easy integration as well as freeing up valuable space at the line
    Lower operating costs than other marking and stenciling systems, as well as increased productivity, as there is no longer a requirement to stop the pallet to complete the identification process.
  • MPERIA™ software offers seamless management of the marking process, helping to eliminate downtime and operator error during product changeovers
  • The scalable design and ease in which MPERIA™ can be expanded as the business grows ensured their investment was secure

For further information about MPERIA™ and the VIAjet V-Series and other printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

Standardise On The Marking Solution With MPERIA™ ….Whatever The Application!

A leading global player in commercial floor coverings were looking for a marking solution to apply industry logos and codes for product traceability. The industry logos needed to be applied directly to a variety of flooring products as part of the back-marking process and end-of-line packaging.

The company approached Xact to discuss system options available for coding and marking carpets, carpet tiles, and vinyl’s. The codes to be applied to their floor products included industry logos and product codes for complete traceability.  Xact’s solution was the installation of the MPERIA™  VIAjet V-Series printing system using the very latest 8000+ heads.  The supply covers printing equipment across 5 production lines.

WHY CHOOSE XACT?

Key to the decision making process was the flexibility MPERIA™ offered the customer to standardise all printing equipment across all marking processes, irrespective of the application or product type. Other key areas of the decision making process centered around:

  • The flexibility to operate single or multiple print heads across one or more production lines from one operating system reduced investment costs.
  • The scalable design and ease in which MPERIA™ can be expanded as their business grows and print requirements change ensured their investment was secure
  • Easy integration with other production line systems and controls
  • High quality print formats, as well as the flexibility to operate different ink types & colours to suit all product types manufactured
  • MPERIA™ software offered seamless management of the marking process which eliminates downtime and operator error during product changeovers

For further information about MPERIA™ and the VIAjet V-Series and other printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk