Leading manufacturer of advanced coding & marking technologies Allen Coding Systems, is continuing to overhaul Plamil Food’s coding process with the installation of a second 53LTi intermittent thermal transfer printer. Utilising the skill and experience of its sales and service teams, the ITW company overcame several hurdles to successfully retrofit the entry-level unit to a reliable but old packaging machine belonging to the ethical foods producer and contract packer.
Helping to further boost capacity and enhance production efficiencies, the compact Allen Coding 53LTi thermal transfer printers are applying best before codes, times and batch numbers to different packaging substrates for Plamil Foods’ range of organic, dairy free and no added sugar chocolate bars as well as jars of spreads and egg free mayonnaise.
Adrian Ling from Plamil Foods comments: “We are delighted with this latest coder. It was a tricky installation but the Allen Coding team persevered until they got it right. The overall performance of the 53LTi is excellent and has helped completely revolutionise our coding process.
He continues: “We have a policy of dealing with ethical businesses so it says a lot that we continue to go back to Allen Coding. The service is always excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the company to other food manufacturers.”
Plamil Foods supplies its products to retailers, wholesalers and food catering / manufacturing companies on a global basis. It currently exports to approximately 40 countries.
Allen Coding’s 53LTi provides many of the advanced features of more expensive thermal transfer units 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 thermal print head.
It can be easily integrated with a wide range of packaging equipment such as vertical and horizontal form-fill-seal systems, primary labellers, thermo formers and over wrappers.
Compared to traditional three-component thermal transfer printers with multiple connection points, the two-component design of the 53LTi offers a single connection point, minimising space requirements and further improving reliability.
The unit’s versatility allows it to print a variety of fixed and variable data. It is ideal for marking labels and other packaging substrate with RSS barcodes; linear and composite barcodes; real time; sell-by dates; batch numbers; company logos; prices and source codes.
The 53LTi comes standard with an operator keypad and Windows-based full-featured label design software.
The new thermal transfer printer is backed by Allen Coding Systems’ pan-European 24/7 customer service and support.
Allen Coding Systems
Tel: 01438 347 770