Upgraded CA9 launched

The new CA9-S has all the features of the CA9 including the automatic change of tube but has been enhanced to improved operating efficiency and safety.

  • Previously reaching 35 cycles per minute, the CA9-S can now reach up to 42 cycles per minute (of 1kg bags)
  • Similar to the Girbagger range of net welding machine, the CA9-S allows GirControl Plus connection enabling the customer to control production, monitor in real time and undertake remote servicing
  • The CA9-S includes a new full colour 7″ touch screen with intuitive and attractive features

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.