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Markem-Imaje innovation triggers breakthrough in portable coding and marking

Nov 29, 2023, 14:26 PM by Global Communications
Markem-Imaje has launched a Marking Trigger Device, a new product that enhances the flexibility of its equipment for direct coding on a wide range of surfaces and sizes, including objects as large as aircraft wings.

While some applications can be printed directly on a conveyor, some products or objects are more complex to code due to their size, shape or nature, particularly in industries such as aviation and automotive.  

The Marking Trigger Device, which was invented by a Markem-Imaje product expert as part of an internal innovation competition, enables direct coding onto an object, regardless of its position or the environmental conditions.

The Marking Trigger Device has a potentially large potential for use on many large and unwieldly objects like large tubes and pipes and construction materials. Another major possible use case scenario is for reworking existing materials that are already installed far from a production line or workshop, without the need to dismantle, move and reassemble them. Additionally, it can be quickly and easily installed on the printhead or handheld by the operator, and each code is automatically triggered onto the object.  

Guillaume Montagnat, Product Marketing Manager at Markem-Imaje said: “The Marking Trigger device empowers customers to code what they need, where they need it, and bolsters the flexibility of the Markem-Imaje marking and coding solutions. With this device, customers in a broad range of industries can now easily and cost-effectively print on objects that were previously difficult to reach.” 

The Marking Trigger Device has been meticulously engineered and qualified using modern methods. It is designed to provide enhanced flexibility for difficult-to-reach objects, a productive rework solution, and an intuitive and cost-effective coding solution. The device is engineered according to the Intelli’Design principle, with handheld code-triggering properties that address hard-to-reach applications or conveyor-less production environments. 

Its enhanced stability allows for quality coding, even when messages are long, and it seamlessly adjusts to flat and rounded-shaped objects. The Marking Trigger Device is designed to provide additional flexibility in case of production rework.  

The device is easy and quick to install, with captive screws that can be set up in a few minutes. It has a plug-and-play connection to the printer, and no power supply is needed. Its preciseness is guaranteed thanks to its fixed head/distance brackets and an embedded encoder. It includes a support hook for easy maintenance and is available for 9330, 9450, and 97XX printhead series. 

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