Leading designer and manufacturer of high performance coding and marking equipment Allen Coding Systems has launched its 53XL thermal transfer coder. This latest addition to the company’s cost effective, high performance 53 series features a large print area up to 53mm x 80mm, allowing users to easily print fixed and variable text, data and graphics, as well as reproduce bar codes, real time, sell-by dates, batch numbers, prices and source codes.

Also capable of printing Julian data and 2D DataMatrix codes, the affordable new 53XL is ideal for food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications. It is available in intermittent motion for easy integration with a wide range of packaging equipment including vertical and horizontal form-fill-seal systems, primary labellers, thermoformers and overwrapping equipment.

Like the other models in the well-proven 53 range, Allen Coding’s new 53XL offers reduced maintenance and type changes, resulting in a lower cost of ownership. Together with superior versatility and accuracy, these benefits make the new coder an ideal option for upgrading to thermal technology from hot foil.

In addition to the larger print area, the 53XL provides many of the advanced features of more expensive thermal transfer units, but at a fraction of the cost. These include 300 dpi print resolution; cassette ribbon loading; 600-metre ribbon capacity; print speeds up to 400mm per second; and a best of breed thermal print head.

The robust 53XL is a space-saving, two-component model. Compared to traditional three-part thermal transfer printers with multiple connection points, the design of the 53XL offers a single connection point, minimising space requirements and further improving reliability.

With its standard Ethernet connection capability, the 53XL can be accessed using the plant-wide network to remotely changeover, monitor and diagnose the print operation and centralize the control of multiple printers. The standard PR5 handset enables operators to recall images from memory and simple editing functions at print time. The handset’s USB port enables easy uploading of label designs.

One of Europe’s leading suppliers of thermal transfer, hot foil, ink jet and laser coding and marking equipment, Allen Coding is part of the ITW Coding & Marking Division, which also comprises Betaprint, Norwood, Diagraph, Trident and AC Codiergeraete.

Allen Coding Systems has been designing and manufacturing high quality overprinting equipment for over 30 years. As one of UK’s leading coding technology manufacturers, supplying hot foil, laser, ink jet and thermal transfer coding systems, Allen provides solutions for companies in a wide range of markets, including food, pharmaceutical, chemical, and cosmetics.

Allen Coding Systems

Steve Ryan

Tel: 01438 347 770

www.allencoding.co.uk

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