Join Us Live At The National Fruit Show 2020

Join us LIVE at the National Fruit Show next Thursday 22nd October! Come and chat to us – we’re talking all things Fresh Produce! Chat to us about our grading, packing and sorting solutions for all fresh produce. Visit our Virtual Booth! All you have to do is register here: https://nationalfruitshow.org.uk

Our Compostable Range

As a world leader in fruit and vegetable packaging, our partners Giró have developed a whole range of compostable products for maintaining a sustainable world.

This range is composed of clipped bags produced with net and labels, and thermalwelded bags produced with net and film. Both types are 100% compostable.

Furthermore, these compostable bags can be produced with their respective original machines: CA-9S and CA-10 clippers for compostable clipped bags and GirBagger and GirBagger Speed ​​Line welders for compostable thermalwelded bags.

For further information about our Net packing, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

Net Packing & The Environment

Our net packs are amongst the most sustainable on the market.

The unique breathability and visibility of the net pack allow the produce to maintain all it’s natural features with the advantage of having an extremely lightweight pack. Our products are not only 100% recyclable, but they contain recycled material. We also offer compostable net solutions as part of our range.

Please click here for more information.

For further information about Net packing, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

Concrete Info! Xact’s MPERIA® VIAjet V-Series Printing System…..The Most Trusted and Reliable Solution Across the Construction Industry

A leading UK manufacturer of concrete blocks required a robust and reliable in-line printing solution to meet their product identification, traceability and QA processes. The installation of our MPERIA® VIAjet V-Series printing system delivered on all key requirements…….and more!

Key to the decision-making process and placing their business with Xact was the unrivalled flexibility our MPERIA® system provided the business, such as the ability to manage the marking process across both block lines from a single interface with the facility to expand the system in the future.

Other factors influencing the decision-making process were;

  • The customer stipulated it was essential the proposed system could provide a large high quality print format to ensure clear visibility of the codes when blocks are stored in the yard
  • Our V-series systems are proven as the most industrial printing technology on the market, so the tough operating conditions of the plant (dust, vibration, variable operating temperatures etc) 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, provided added confidence for the customer to move forward with Xact.

About the MPERIA® VIAjet V-Series Printing System

The MPERIA ViaJet V series printing system represents the latest and most robust industrial ink-jet marking technology available, ensuring dependable long-term performance and reliability in the most demanding operating environments.  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.   

Typical applications include the coding & marking of Construction Products, Chemicals & Fertiliser, Industrial Packaging, Automotive Products, Foams, Plastics & Films, Paper & Pulp. The capability to operate in these sectors means that more basic applications are also suited to the V-series printer.

Click here for more on the VIAjet V-Series System

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 emailinfo@xactpack.co.uk

Automatic Handling Solutions

The demand for automating handling processes and being more efficient is becoming more prevalent. Using our automated packing systems and robotic automation will not only save you money by reducing operator costs, you will increase the quality, efficiency and consistency of your set up.

We provide everything from stand-alone robots to full automated systems embedded in existing production lines. Our solutions comprise ‘Robot Palletising’, ”Stacking’ and ‘High Speed Pick and Place’.

All our solutions have an integrated process control built with the latest robotic software, product and pallet handling conveyors. Covering all industries and providing full service and support, there has never been a better time to discover how our systems could work for you.

For more information click here:
https://xactpack.co.uk/automated-robotic-solutions/

Call today on 0151 479 3020 for more information.

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

COVID-19 Update

UPDATED 31/03/20

As the situation regarding COVID-19 unfolds and health and global travel restrictions are issued, we want to inform you we have taken steps to ensure continued support of your operation.  For now, we want to reassure you that our equipment supply chain and our sites remain operational.

As a supplier of products for fruit and vegetable packaging, we are an integral part of the supply chain of the food sector.  Some of our main clients are producers and packers of fruit and vegetables, who supply their packaged products, a basic necessity, to the main supermarkets and food stores throughout the United Kingdom.  These producers / packers need our products to be able to continue the packaging of products such as citrus, potatoes, onions and all kinds of fruit and vegetable products.  Therefore our products are included in the category of basic necessity, fundamental and essential to ensure the UK food supply chain does not suffer from shortages.

At company level we have taken the following steps:

  • Ensuring the safety of our employees by increasing the capacity to work from home
  • Increased sanitary-hygiene measures and stricter rules for company access
  • Rearranging our office structure so the skeleton staff are distanced
  • Reducing access to sites except in cases of emergency
  • Observing all travel bans and guidance provided by our government
  • Strongly encouraging virtual meetings via video conferencing to answer your requests for quotes, service calls and customer queries

Product Supply

Our ability to supply equipment, repair parts and ink is minimally impacted. We are actively monitoring our supply chain and have been working to ensure that our stock levels are reinforced to minimize potential interruptions. We have measures in place to reduce risk of illness and continue manufacturing as a supplier to life-sustaining businesses.

Service and Support

We have taken steps to protect our communities’ and employees’ health at all our facilities while ensuring that our customer service and technical support teams remain fully staffed and available to assist via our regular channels.

To prevent any costly downtime and anticipated increased lead times, we strongly recommend you review your stock and supply of critical spares. If you have any concerns, please contact us immediately at xact.orders@xactpack.co.uk

We will continue to monitor the situation very carefully and we will share more updates as the situation develops. In the meantime, you can address specific questions or concerns by contacting our Customer Service Team on 0151 479 3020 or by contacting your Sales Manager.

While the next few months will undoubtedly challenge our industry and the economy overall, we want to reassure you we will give you our continued support and we hope to be in position as much as is possible, to maintain business as usual.

We most of all wish you, your family and your employees well. 

The Xact Team

Hot stuff! Coding & Marking Metal in Extreme High Temperatures.

Xact’s MPERIA® V-Series Printing System Provides Unrivalled Performance and Reliability….. Whatever the Conditions!

An international company manufacturing prime grade zinc alloys required in-line product coding and identification systems for hot metal ingots.  

Based on our experience within challenging production environments, our task was to provide a solution capable of withstanding extreme heat, moisture and vibration, as well as offering the facility to apply both human readable codes and multi-colour marking for the grade identification process.  Meeting all requirements (and more) we installed our MPERIA®  V-Series system managing multiple print heads across 3 separate areas of the production line. The V-Series technology is proven in extreme operating environments, so was the perfect solution for all marking processes at the plant.

Key to the decision-making process and placing their business with Xact was the unrivalled flexibility and mark quality the V-Series system provided the business despite the harsh operating environment.

Other advantages included;

  • The facility to manage all marking processes across multiple production lines from one user interface provides seamless control, helps to eliminate operator error, as well as reducing hardware at the line and associated investment costs
  • The future-proof modular design of the system provides the flexibility to add print heads, as well as managing in-line labelling systems, to fall in in line with future expansion at the plant
  • A wide range of ink types and colours, with the flexibility to add/change inks should the customers’ or their end-users requirements change in the future
  • Unrivalled throw distance (head to product) ensures the marking process and legibility of the codes and colour marking processes are unaffected by variances in the presentation of the ingots during the manufacturing process.
  • Our long-term expertise in the industrial sector gave added confidence in moving forward with Xact as it was essential the proposed solution could withstand the harsh operating environment of the manufacturing process, where amongst other conditions the heads are subjected to extreme temperatures and steam.

About the MPERIA® VIAjet V-Series Printing System

The MPERIA® VIAjet V-Series printing system represents the latest and most robust industrial ink-jet marking technology available, ensuring dependable long-term performance and reliability in the most demanding operating environments.  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.

Typical applications include the coding & marking of Construction Products, Chemicals & Fertiliser, Industrial Packaging, Automotive Products, Foams, Plastics & Films, Paper & Pulp. The capability to operate in these sectors means that more basic applications are also suited to the V-series printer.

Click here for more on the VIAjet V-Series System

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

Go Bananas for our new Automatic Taping Machine!

We are delighted to introduce our new automatic taping machine – the Rev Condor! This machine will automatically place a durable and fully recyclable paper, PP or compostable adhesive tape around bunches of bananas! The new packaging is 100% recyclable and is a more sustainable alternative to plastic bags used in the sector. The Condor is suitable for taping leeks, celery, coconuts, pineapples and small watermelons.
Packaging with a minimal tape is a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of packaging this type of produce and not only that, the minimalist packaging but it also maintains the product quality as they can ripen in their natural state. The tape packaging can be used for branding.

For more information click here:
https://xactpack.co.uk/product/prepack/automatic-packing-machinery/automatic-taping-machine-bananas/

Call Xact today on 0151 479 3020 for more information.

Dual Handle Pack, Ultra Lightweight, 100% Recyclable, No Metal Clip!


The new ‘Dual Handle’ net bag is our lightest ever package weighing only 3g!  Not only that, but this attractive looking packaging is 100% recyclable, has a useful easy to carry handle (on one or both sides).  Produced with the GirBagger or the GirBagger Speed Line

The Dual Handle Pack is suitable for a wide variety of produce including citrus, avocados, apples and onions.   

Click here to read more: https://xactpack.co.uk/product/prepack/net-pack-styles/dual-handle-pack/

Call Xact today on 0151 479 3020 for more information.