New!  Handle Bag!

Xact / Giro have expanded their range of net packaging systems with the launch of the new ‘Handle Bag’.  Fully recyclable and 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

Additional Information

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

The Panel Decides……It’s MPERIA™ For Superior Print Quality & Reliability!

A chemical company producing polyurethane panels needed a printing system for the application of traceability codes, product specifications, logos, graphics and 2D codes to large Polyurethane panels up to 160kg in weight.  Xact provided our MPERIA™ L-Series printing system with the L50 print head mounted to a customised heavy-duty part marking table and head traversing unit.

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;

  • Our ability to deliver a customised turn-key solution comprising of all coding and product handling equipment – One Supplier, One Source, One Partner
  • The MPERIA™ L Series system in conjunction with our fast-dry high contrast inks deliver superior mark quality and enhance product branding, which was key to the customer as this was a new product launch
  • The robust industrial design of the system allows for high speed traversing of the print head without affecting print quality or reliability.
  • The flexibility to add print heads in the future to increase print height above 50mm or to mark different areas of the panel ensures the customers investment is secure
  • The no maintenance non-pressurised cartridge based operation enhances ease of use and provides mess-free operation
  • The power and flexibility to manage the product marking process remotely (i.e. from the production office or control room) enhances ease of use, eliminating the requirement to visit the production area to manage print files.

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

Seasonal Opening Times

We hope you have a relaxing Christmas and we are looking forward to a productive 2018! Xact will shutdown over the Christmas period on 22nd December 2017 and re open at 8.45 am on 2nd January 2018.

Please be aware that our Sales Managers are on holiday and we cannot guarantee that calls will be answered immediately, so please leave a voicemail message or send a text with your name, contact number, and product details needed.  You will receive a response as soon as the person you have contacted is available.

Xact Sales Contacts: PREPACK: Paul Bennion (07989 578 821):  CODING & MARKING : Chris Jolly (07710 962 290): Stuart Fenwick (07990 551266 ): John Bannatyne (07789 002 205)

For any engineering issues please contact your local engineer via his/her mobile phone. The engineers are also on holiday, so we cannot guarantee they will be able to respond immediately, but if you leave your name, contact details and they will respond as soon as they are available.

Xact Engineers: Richard Reeve: Lee Scott: Gerald Pearce: Brian Harrison: Freddy East: Paul Byrne

Any stock items will be available from the warehouse, please contact your local area sales contact to arrange collection.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the entire Xact team!

Xact Printing Systems…..Continuing to Cement Relations Within The Construction Sector

A leading manufacturer supplying a range of products to the building industry contacted Xact needing a coding solution for its fibre cement roof slates.  The company, with its own fibre cement processing and metal forming operation, required large high-quality print formats (to aid visibility of the codes when the slates are cured).  The harsh operating environments and the requirement to print from underneath the product added to the complexity of the printing needs.

Xact proposed the MPERIA™ V-Series system operating four print heads.  The multi-lane printing solution is capable of applying product specification and traceability codes to the underside of the roof slates.

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Additional Info

Key to choosing Xact was the flexibility our MPERIA™ system offered the business, such as the ability to operate multiple print heads from a single controller and ink delivery system.

Other factors influencing their decision-making process were;

  • Our competitors were offering CIJ (continuous ink jet) printing technology. This was also an option available within our own range but not recommended for this application or environment. Instead, we proposed our MPERIA™ V-series printing system which, in comparison to CIJ technology, not only increased the legibility of the codes but also significantly reduced initial investment and operating costs moving forward.
  • The customer stipulated it was essential the proposed system could provide large high-quality print formats (to aid visibility of the codes when the slates are cured) as well as meeting the tough operating environments of the plant (dust, vibration and variable operating temperatures). Our V-series heads offer both small and large character print formats and are proven to be the most industrial printing technology on the market. Therefore, the tough operating conditions and the requirement to print from underneath the line were no issue to long-term performance or reliability
  • Our years of expertise within the industrial sector, in-particular our knowledge of coding & marking construction products, provided added confidence to move forward with Xact. In addition, our systems are also the preferred choice within the customers Metal Framing and Cladding divisions.

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

Stamp of approval for MPERIA™

A global stationery manufacturer streamlined their operation with MPERIA’s™ world renowned L-Series marking system.  Following on from our installation of a customised print & apply labelling machine to meet the primary packaging requirements, Xact provided the customer with a turnkey end-of-line solution for their secondary packaging comprising of printing, scanning, conveying and case sealing systems for their inner and outer cases.

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.

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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 (high-resolution printing of variable product information, logos & barcodes), other features & benefits key to the customer moving forward with Xact included;

  • The power and flexibility to manage both the inner and outer case coding processes at separate areas of the production line using one controller, not only enhanced the operation but also reduced the amount of hardware at the line and initial investment costs.
  • Effortless integration with the customers’ existing product database simplifies the control and management of print files away from the production line.
  • Scanner compatibility at the line provides simultaneous selection of print files for the inner and outer case coding systems, eliminating operator error.
  • Another key factor in the decision-making process was the scalable design and ease in which our MPERIA™ printing system can be expanded as their business grows, as the customer plans to implement a new packing line next year. MPERIA™ provides them with a future-proof system, ensuring their investment is secure.

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.

Watch our showreel of L-Series 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™…the complete marking solution for OSB/Engineered Wood

A market leading manufacturer of sustainable timber construction panels needed a coding solution for marking various types of engineered wood at three different areas within the plant.  This included coated OSB boards, uncoated OSB boards and unitised stacks of OSB boards

The marking processes required small and large character printing capabilities for the application of variable product information, specifications and traceability codes, as well as industry and company logos & graphics.

Following a consultation with our experts we proposed the MPERIA TM V-Series printing system.

Key to the decision-making process was the unrivalled flexibility our MPERIA TM system provided the business including the facility to standardise on printing equipment and ink across the plant irrespective of the product or marking process.

Amongst other factors influencing the decision-making process were;

  • The MPERIA TM V-series is proven to be the most industrial printing technology on the market so the challenging production conditions (dust, vibration and variable operating temperatures) were no issue to long-term performance and reliability. Our years of expertise within the industrial sector, in-particular our knowledge of coding & marking construction products also provided added confidence to the customer.
  • The flexibility to integrate with their existing database and control systems simplifies the management and selection of product files, helping to eliminate operator error.
  • The scalable design and ease in which the MPERIA TM system can be expanded to facilitate additional print heads (including a mix of technologies) to meet future marking requirements meant their investment was secure.

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Our robust and flexible MPERIA TM V-Series met all our clients requirements and more.

Watch a video of the application here:

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

Visit Xact at UK Produce Industry Fair 2017

Peterborough Arena in the East of England Showground on the 13th– 14th of September.  Come visit Xact in booth 73-74

The first UK Produce Industry Fair is fast approaching, a one stop shop for the fresh produce industry showcasing products and services, with the ultimate goal of introducing efficiencies.  Over 7000 visitors are expected to attend over the two days and with free car parking and free entry this is an event not to be missed.

The show is a focus for Xact to launch ‘Xact Control’, an innovative new software solution developed over the last 3 years and designed to create smarter factories by eliminating mistakes and driving efficiencies in the packhouse.  There will be experts on hand to discuss Xact Control with live demonstrations showing how you can integrate coding, labelling and packaging equipment over multiple production lines to ensure a smoother running operation.

Xact will also be on hand to discuss Compac’s award-winning Spectrim grading technology.  In partnership with Compac, Xact aim to provide industry leading fruit grading and packaging solutions that deliver unrivalled quality and consistent fresh produce to the increasingly demanding retail market in the UK.

The show is a great opportunity to talk to key people from Xact about your packhouse and business needs.

For further information about the show and to register for free, please visit https://uk-pif.com/