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Xact attend Matthews Marking Products Annual Conference

Matthews have been leading innovators in product indentification solutions since they were established in 1850, providing custom and standard industrial marking solutions for applications in a wide range of industries, from packaging and plastics, to construction and metal.

Xact has been Matthews exclusive distributor in the UK since 1980 offering not only high quality CIJ, DOD and high resolution equipment but supported by a world class spares and maintenance service.

Xact have been one of Matthews Golden Five distributors for several years alongside France, Spain, Italy and Australia.

Information on product launches will be available soon.

Giro control fresh produce packhouse equipment through central hub

Operating through a standard PC and connected through the network or through the Internet, Packhouse Managers can now monitor and analyse real time or saved data, e.g. number of bags, efficiency, stoppages and breakdowns – categorised by machine, line and date – for a tighter and more efficient control system.

The GirControl Plus collates data all in one central location, instead of at each individual machine, with a 2 way exchange of data. This hub is an office-based PC which can quickly and easily review the settings and current status of every machine connected to it through the network.

Furthermore, minor engineering faults can be solved remotely. Anyone can log onto the system from any computer connected to the Internet, provided they have been given access codes. This in turn means call-outs can be reduced as engineers will be able to identify errors, advise on corrective measures and even modify some settings without travelling to site. Despite this easy access, information travelling through the network is securely protected.
 

New continuous inkjet printer launched in UK

Xact have recently launched the newest continuous inkjet printer in their Matthews range. The CX16 has been developed as an entry level model, for applications where only 2 lines of print may be required for applying variable information directly onto primary packaging such as for date or batch coding in the food industry.

The CX16 is the most cost effective printer in the Matthews CIJ range. A compact model (320mm X 420mm X 545mm), it prints small characters from 1.8mm to 7mm high.

Its simplicity does not compromise reliability or functionality – it includes many of the features of the 5 line C84e such as one button start-stop control, password protection, automatic ink viscosity control for a consistent high quality print, a user friendly interface and a large message storage database. It also has a built-in pump so does not require external air and external top mounted fill caps to make ink and solvent replenishment extremely easy.

The result is a high quality print, even when printing at maximum speed of 107m/min (5×5 single line). Print features include 4-directional print, message delayed printing and variable characters/languages/logos/fonts printing.

The CX16 will be on display at Foodex at the NEC in March – stand S037.