Allen Coding is reporting 20% increase in sales of its Hitachi RX-S continuous small character printer compared to the same period last year, with the forecast for the rest of 2014 looking equally as positive. The company attributes this success to the system’s cost, environmental, hygiene and performance benefits, including its economical and ecological ink delivery system and ability to print up to four lines of text.
Allen Coding has been UK distributor of the complete range of Hitachi continuous inkjet printers since 2012 but the user-friendly, low maintenance RX-S remains the most popular model amongst its customers, especially those within the food industry.
As well as the food sector, the RX-S is also ideal for the chemical, pharmaceutical and personal care / cosmetic industries. It is specially designed for accurate reproduction of a wide range of fonts in multiple languages, as well as bar codes and 2D DataMatrix codes, logos and graphics directly onto uneven or flexible substrates including glass, plastics, metal and rubber.
Steve Ryan, UK Sales & OEM Manager comments: “We are delighted that the RX-S is proving so popular with Allen Coding customers. It has always been a good fit with our portfolio of marking and coding products and offers a wide range of options that can be easily matched to the application requirements.
He adds: “It is easy to install, use, clean and offers clarity of print. Whether it is higher speeds, longer messages or 2D barcodes, the RX-S has everything to meet a wide and varied range of user requirements.
“We have put a lot of sales and marketing support behind the RX-S so it’s great to see our efforts being rewarded,” he concludes.
Developed for today’s exceptionally fast and challenging production environments, the RX-S provides high speed printing, as well as superior print head technology for stable drop placement and print quality.
Fully RoHS compliant, the RX-S incorporates an economical and ecological ink delivery system that is easily accessed for quick and easy service and maintenance. Daily cleaning is not required with print heads being automatically cleaned at the end of each cycle for reliable start/stop performance.
Allen Coding’s RX-S is specially designed to be exceptionally user-friendly, reliable and easy to operate. It features a 10.4 inch touch-screen control panel with full colour display making set up and reprogramming both simple and intuitive. The controls are housed in an ergonomically designed stainless steel cabinet which is sealed to IP55 standards and capable of handling harsh industrial environments and deep cleaning regimes.
Depending on content, data memory can be expanded up to 2000 message types and all print data can be backed up using a standard USB interface. The RX-S is capable of printing up to four lines of text and a maximum of 1,000 print characters. Remote connectivity with external equipment via a network function is also possible.
Allen Coding is part of the ITW Marking & Coding Division, which also comprises Foxjet, Norwood, Diagraph and Trident.
Tel: 01438 347 770