Following a decision to upgrade some of their aging fleet of inkjet coders, Fosters sought an advanced machine with performance characteristics not previously offered on the market. Fosters planned to use the coding equipment for printing information such as the ‘use by’ date details on shrink-wrapped cluster packs.
Fosters expected the advanced range of inkjet coding units to deliver benefits such as greater efficiency, easier replacement of ink cartridges and lower operating costs at the company’s Abbotsford plant in Melbourne.
Russell Fisher, Reliability Assurance Team Leader at the company’s Abbotsford Brewery in Melbourne listed out low maintenance, very low downtime and high reliability as the benefits of the new Videojet 1510 inkjet coders.
He singled out the ease of changing ink cartridges with no risk of mess or mistake as a key advantage, pointing out that even a person not entirely familiar with the system could do error-free cartridge changeovers.
The primary reasons for the selection of the new advanced Videojet 1510 inkjet coder included Fosters’ 20-year relationship with Tronics as well as their confidence in the company’s after sales support network in addition to the unit’s performance characteristics.
Key benefits of the new Videojet 1510 inkjet coders:
- Simple, easy, fast and spill-free changeover of ink cartridges
- Smart cartridge fluid delivery system eliminates spillage
- Print head calibrates and cleans itself, helping to achieve long runs with no interventions in between changes in code detail
- Designed to operate longer between planned maintenance, typically up to 18 months
- Simple and predictable maintenance process involves changing the unique system core, taking about 30 minutes
- Up to 5 lines of print
- Speed 278 mpm
- 3m umbilical, optional 6m
- 100 message storage