A keg is an industrial reusable container made of stainless steel in the shape of a barrel. The system, which originated in England, has now spread throughout the world in the catering industry and is used almost everywhere to distribute drinks, especially beer and carbonated soft drinks. Kegs differ in practice according to the size and the type of connection system for the dispensing system. The reason for this is the possibility of aseptic and simple filling of beverages as well as easy transport. Keg labelling is still done in many different ways today. From handwriting to stickers to professional coding, all types are represented. The smaller the bottling plant, however, the more likely it is that "stopgap solutions" are used, which are not really optimal, especially for the upcoming challenges of digitalisation.
Today, the modern possibilities for keg labelling and marking also include hand-held inkjet printers. Their economical purchase and
operating costs are ensuring increasing use in the manufacturing industry, but also more and more in distribution and logistics. Hand-held
printers are not dependent on existing production lines, but can be used anywhere and are therefore easy to integrate. For keg labelling,
they are ideal for small to medium batches and, of course, especially for labelling outer packaging, foils or pallets.
The functional principle accommodates the special features of kegs. The surfaces to be printed do not have to be smooth or flat. Hand printers also allow printing on rough and curved surfaces. Hand printers for keg labelling are also characterised by the availability of many special inks with particular properties and colours. A hand printer is the fast and economical printer even for smaller production quantities.
The NasaJet® NJ-1000 and NJ-2000 are suitable for uncomplicated and cost-effective integration into existing production plants and
lines. The systems consist of a control unit with a touch screen, as well as a sensor/pressure unit. These can each be positioned
freely and independently of each other, so that simple installation on an existing assembly line is practically always possible. With
the proven inkjet principle (TI from Hewlett Packard), which is also used in our hand printers, almost any material and surface can be
printed on. In addition to the task of keg labelling, the NasaJet® models can also take on many other labelling tasks at the same time.
The printing of text, serial numbers, QR codes and simple graphics is possible without any problems.
Keg labelling, keg branding and customisation - we would be happy to demonstrate our NasaJet® printers in person. Just call us.