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Allen Coding launches Carton Coder

11 March 2009

Cooding solutions provider Allen Coding Systems launched their new ACF400 Carton Coder at the recent Easyfairs and Packtech exhibition.

Allen Coding also exhibited their range of coding and marking solutions for the food & bevarage, chemical & pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The range included the 53LTi intermittent thermal transfer printer.the LaserSYSTEM K-1010 Plus laser coder, the 55ssT combibnation intermitent and continuous thermal transfer printer and the 4ACC offline carton coder.

The newly launched Allen ACF 400 offline, intermittent carton coder is a compact unit specially designed to handle cartons, sleeves, blister cards, leaflets and cut labels, as well as complex pack designs. The adjustable feeder and position indicators ensure quick and simple changeover while speed, index length and batch quantity can be easily changed via the touch screen control. Depending on the substrate in use, it is capable of printing up to 600 cartons per minute.

Offering major cost and space saving benefits, Allen’s popular 53LTi thermal transfer printer enables users of traditional hot stamp equipment to upgrade to a more versatile system designed to print vital fixed and variable text and graphics. It is a two-component model offering many of the advanced features of more expensive machines including 300 dpi print resolution; cassette ribbon loading; 600-metre ribbon capacity; 53mm x 30mm print area with print speeds up to 250mm per second; and a best of breed print head.

Allen’s high-speed 55ssT thermal transfer printer incorporates a special software enabled ‘instant change’ option for switching from continuous to intermittent printing. Cutting-edge electronics ensure unrivalled responsiveness and fast performance with the unit producing up to 350 prints per minute and speeds up to 400mm per second in intermittent mode and

750mm per second when continuously run. In addition, the compact 55ssT offers a print area of 53mm x 80mm (intermittent) and 53mm x 125mm (continuous).

Allens' advanced LaserSYSTEM K-1010 Plus (10 watt output) sets a new benchmark in laser coding performance. Uses include static or dynamic coding on to a variety of substrate including plastics, varnished and anodised
metal, glass, paper and coated & printed cardboard. Easily operated by a touchscreen terminal or handheld device, the LaserSYSTEM incorporates a high speed marking head and Ethernet interface. In addition, by changing lenses, the marking area is extendable to 250mm x 250mm. The beam exit is selectable at either 0º or 90º.

The Allen 4ACC carton coder is ideal for overprinting directly onto cartons and sleeves and allows a hot foil coder to be fitted with a maximum print area up to 78mm by 45mm. The product then passes across the tabletop surface using an effective pusher plate system designed to position the carton under the coder. Printing is achieved in a variety of formats. It is then passed onto the outfeed system for collation.

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