MATTHEWS Intelligent Identification has released the UniController. It is designed to be fitted into flow wrappers and form fill machines, for printing onto confectionery and snack food packaging.
It allows a 130mm print head to print at the speed of a 53mm print head, without overdriving or increasing heat. The cost of ribbons can be reduced by up to 50%. The system offers lengthened print head life and full database ability. It can be updated with flash cards and can be networked.
The control box has a 5.7” touch screen. Information can be created and saved with the touch-screen, which users can customise. The screen also allows changes to be made while the machine is running.