“The alphaJET evo is clean and reliable. Thanks to its low emission values, it is ideally suitable for use in food environment.”
Dipl. Ing. (FH) Petra Mayer Operations manager and authorised officer
Since a change in the law, individual items in the Confectionery division must also bear the expiration date. Inkjets customary in the market would have had to print across very small-scale products with inline coding in the sometimes cramped packaging lines. This would have ruined the decorative appearance of the chocolate figures. Moreover, the coding solution must be clean since chocolate and nougat is food.
Not an unsolvable problem
Even using the standard model of alphaJET evo, it is possible to print the expiration date in small printing size, rotated by 90° to the direction of motion of the foil. Depending on whether the figures offer a bright or dark printing surface on the colourful designs of packaging foil, several alphaJET evo printers are available for coding with white pigmented or black ink.
The inks used are certified for use in direct-packaging of food.
Quality compatible with variety
Several inkjet systems of alphaJET evo are available today at Chr. Storz GmbH & Co.KG with mobile carts in order to be used at one of the many production lines in case of coding requirement. The printer is connected to the production line by simply using a quick-change chuck for the printer head. The technical expense is low – the flexibility is enormous.
Furthermore, the employees of the production department find the fact that alphaJET evo has a hardly noticeable odour extremely pleasant during daily operation.
Cleaning the printer and the carriage is very easy thanks as the model is made of stainless steel.
forrás: kba-metronic.com 2018.03.27