Coding & Handling have a range of ink-jet coding equipment all servicing the Agricultural and Chemical industries. From coding onto bottles and containers, which contain special fertiliser liquid produce, to printing onto bags of seeds and fertiliser products at source on the farmyard. These machines need to be extremely robust and must endure the harshest of environmental conditions, that mother nature can throw at them.
Case Study 1
This agricultural produce manufacturer based in Northamptonshire have gone from strength to strength in the past 12 months. We were initially consulted in order to look at continual downtime with a pair of old Videojet Excell 170i ink jet coders, which were at the time being badly maintained by a third party service provider. The running costs were exceeding £1200 per month. We initially replaced these with 2 Codejet Evolution 3 CiJ ink jet coders. Further expansion has seen two further Codejet E18+ inkjet coders and a complete new filling line, installed in a further new factory built on the land next to the existing facility.
Case Study 2
This customer based locally and just a five minute drive down the A14, had a requirement for coding bags of bird and animal feeds. Operating out of a farmyard in a barn which is open to the elements, a two and sometimes three line text code was required onto a range of sacks and bags. These bags can range in size and shape, the material can vary from paper sack to plastic.
Due to the adverse conditions and a very tight budget a Willett 470si was supplied. This system has to endure everything that mother nature can throw at it. The fully ip rated cabinet is obviously doing the job it was intended for as this system has had three trouble free years to date.
This particular Willett machine was formerly a British steel (Corus – Outo Kumpu) system which was completely stripped out and re-furbished by ourselves. Although some of these older Willetts are coming up for ten years of age now, they still make excellent, reliable coders for anyone on a limited budget.
Below shows the Willett before we refurbished her and restored this coder to its former glory:-