Pyrotec PackMark’s intuitive case coding


Pyrotec’s machinery division, Pyrotec PackMark has launched the 4500 Drop on Demand (DOD) Valve Jet coder from Markem-Imaje, a global manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions.

Brandon Pearce, Pyrotec PackMark’s general manager says the 4500 DOD coder offers intuitive case coding with unmatched value.

‘It also offers an abundance of immediate and simple operational benefits. With its highly-responsive colour touch screen, this coder is designed to be run with the tip of a finger in the operator’s local language because of its simple, intuitive WYSIWYG 5.7-inch touch screen user interface,’ explains Pearce.

Uptime is enhanced with a clean plug and play consumable changeover that takes less than 30 seconds. No daily maintenance is required. Extended connectivity for enhanced ease of use is simply a case of downloading or backing up production data via a USB stick.

Simple installation

‘Installation and integration is simple – buy it, unwrap it and install it, even in dusty or humid conditions. This IP54-rated coder is compact with head-positioning options that make it ideal for hard to access production lines and a variety of pack sizes and environments. There’s no need for specialised training. Consumable management is automatic, clean and fully secure. What’s more, the coder is ideal for seasonal use, it restarts immediately after up to three months of storage without the need for flushing,’ Pearce notes.

Coder capabilities

The coder reduces waste with consistent quality print. It codes 39 000 cartons with just one litre of ink. It also provides unmatched value to production lines.

Print features include two water-based inks, black and red for porous substrates.

Other features include the coder’s ability to print text, time, date, expiration dates, shift code, counters and images, whether in png or bmp. It can also print a calendar feature for custom date formats.

The coder has a manual set or built-in speed detection, object detection by integrated photocells and conveyor stoppage output on printer error.

Perace concludes that the coder is an easy to use plug and play unit that requires no expert knowledge for installation.