In today's fast-paced manufacturing and packaging industries, ensuring product traceability and maintaining quality standards are paramount for businesses. Lot coding, a vital component of product identification, plays a crucial role in achieving these objectives. It involves labeling products with specific codes that allow manufacturers to track production batches, monitor inventory, and trace products throughout the supply chain. Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) printers have emerged as an efficient and reliable solution for lot coding, helping businesses improve efficiency, compliance, and customer confidence.
Lot coding involves assigning unique codes, often alphanumeric, to individual product batches during the manufacturing process. These codes serve multiple purposes, such as:
Traditional coding methods, such as manual labeling or ink stamps, have limitations in terms of speed, accuracy, and legibility. As a result, many businesses are turning to modern printing technologies like Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) printers for their lot coding needs. TIJ printers utilize thermal technology to propel ink droplets onto the substrate, producing high-quality codes with excellent resolution and durability.
To fully leverage the benefits of TIJ printers for lot coding, manufacturers should follow these best practices:
Lot coding with TIJ printers is an essential tool for manufacturers looking to enhance product traceability, quality assurance, and compliance with regulatory standards. These advanced printing technologies offer efficiency, speed, and reliability, enabling businesses to streamline their production processes while ensuring consumer safety and confidence. Embracing lot coding with TIJ printers is a strategic investment that can lead to improved customer satisfaction, reduced operational risks, and sustained business growth.
Inkjet pistols are ideal when it comes to printing smaller series of products or packaging (cardboard, wood, plastic film, ...) quickly, effectively and inexpensively. In contrast to permanently installed labeling systems, the printing location can always be adjusted manually if this is necessary due to the nature of the object to be printed (e.g. knotholes in pallets, patterns in stone slabs, discoloration on concrete parts, ...) when the objects cannot be processed on the assembly line (Euro pallets, ...) or the printing location is in a difficult-to-access area (inside of concrete elements, ...) The use of the hand printer can be learned quickly and the available battery life is now long enough even for larger labeling processes.
Even for large production volumes and for integration into existing production lines, we offer the NasaJet® NJ-2000, a professional yet economical lot coding machine and system. The separate control and print units of the NasaJet® NJ-2000 allow a quick and easy installation into existing productions with a maximum print speed of up to 60m per minute. The print units can be flexibly positioned to allow simultaneous printing of different pages at the same time.
The control unit allows the creation of even complex print templates directly via the built-in touch screen. The output of expiry dates, serial numbers or barcodes is thus fully automated. And the labelling costs remain economical.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our NasaJet® systems or to demonstrate the NasaJet® to you personally.