Videojet has expanded its range of thermal transfer overprinters (TTO) with two new printhead sizes in the Videojet DataFlex 6530 and 6330 series.
Manufacturers using flexible packaging require a thermal transfer printing product that is quick, simple and virtually error-proof, allowing them to spend more time focusing on the critical aspects of their business, such as improving production line efficiency and reducing overall operating costs.
The DataFlex 6530 107mm and 6330 32mm are part of the Videojet DataFlex TTO range, which is designed to give customers a more productive operation. These new Videojet printers 'embody the latest technology to help further improve uptime and drive productivity, quality and efficiency,' said the company.
The DataFlex 6330 32mm comes with Videojet iAssure technology, a feature also standard in its 53mm TTO sister models. This technology is a built-in code quality checker that automatically checks for code quality and position and provides a warning when common code defects are detected. Users can then decide whether to stop the line to correct the fault, thus reducing the need to scrap or rework product. This allows operators to focus on other areas of the production line.
‘Videojet iAssure technology helps customers to reduce product waste and rework by automatically checking every code with no additional hardware, installation or training,’ said Heidi Wright, business unit manager for Videojet Technologies. ‘When we researched and evaluated the customer requirements for an easy, cost effective code checking solution, we initially considered some form of traditional Vision System approach. When we took our thoughts back to the market as part of our VOC validation, customers told us that they wanted this capability to be integrated into the printer, with no additional setup requirements or adjustments because they have enough to consider without training their operators to be Vision experts. iAssure technology makes automatic code checking so simple. When a pre-set number of code defects are detected, it alerts operators by stopping the line or rejecting products with poor code quality. It also provides on-screen recommendations for production line adjustments that can help to improve the code quality.’