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NEW LOOK! Onion Inline Pack!

High Product Visibility and Fast Production!

The ‘Tiger’ is the only machine that can make In Line packs without a metal clip, making it both economical and ecological.

The Inline packs have a strong visual impact giving high visibility of the contents inside.  The machine is extremely easy to use and operated by a large colour touch-screen control panel which can be used by unskilled personnel. The pack is sealed by the ‘thermo welding system’ meaning there is no need for a metal clip.

Material used to make the pack is extruded tubular net and PE film width of 40 mm. This makes the finished product one of the cheapest on the market.

Suitable for: garlic, onions, limes, lemons, citrus fruits in general, chestnuts, etc.

Features of the Rev Inline Pack ‘Tiger’ Machine:

  • Fully recyclable
  • Small tube system for garlic
  • Fast in production
  • Welded film, no metal clip needed
  • 2 x films = promotional options
  • Efficiency – twin netting system
  • Inbuilt counting machine as an optional extra
  • Thermal transfer print

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE REV TIGER IN LINE NET PACKING MACHINE 

 

To download the specification sheet, please click here.

For further information on the Inline Rev Tiger machine please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

GirBagger: 9 Packaging Styles With One Machine

With more than 2,000 units sold worldwide, the GirBagger machine is our best seller and the market leader in the horticultural packaging business.

The GirBagger can produce up to 9 different types of bag styles. No other machine on the market has this flexibility. With the Girbagger you can optimise your investment in your machinery, not only due to the cost of it but also for the floor area saving.

The GirBagger is suitable for a whole range of products such as potatoes, onions, oranges, tangerines, kiwis, avocados, lemons, apples or peaches.  It is a sophisticated and intelligent machine which has the ability to interconnect many elements or devices, such as intelligent recognition system supplies (SCS) and interconnection with GirControl Plus.

The GirBagger machine is adaptable and can grow with your needs. You don’t need to start with the most equipped and expensive model, but any model can be modified according to the desired package results.

For further information about the GirBagger or to see some sample packages please click here or 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

Seasonal Opening Times

We hope you have a relaxing Christmas and we are looking forward to a productive 2017! Xact will shutdown over the Christmas period on 23rd December 2016 and re open at 8.45 am on 3rd January 2017.

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 Managers: Chris Jolly (07710 962 290): Alastair Chambers (07500 843 318): Paul Bennion (07989 578 821)

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

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

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

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