High Resolution Inkjet Printer to Mark Timber Length and Grade marking

timbermachineManufacturers of planed and moulded timber sections are using ATD IP9000 high resolution inkjet printer systems to add value to their products, reduce costs and make them more marketable to their customers.

Planed or moulded timber sections may be produced in random lengths, or small batches.

Reduce Labelling Costs with a High Resolution Inkjet Printer

In many cases the sections have had no way of identifying their length, or have relied on labels stapled to the ends. These are vulnerable to damage or loss during packing and transport, and unmarked sections are easily misplaced or mixed.

By permanently ink-jet marking the end of each section with its length using a high resolution inkjet printer, the problems and costs of labelling have been overcome.

At the retailer the sections are often presented ‘end on’, and the ink-jet marking enables customers to easily select the required length from the rack.
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The high-quality, high-resolution characters printed by an ATD IP9000 high resolution ink-jet printer system have the flexibility to produce character heights ranging from 3 to 50mm. The characters size can be changed instantly (under computer control if required) giving maximum flexibility in the production environment, enabling a single system to cater for the entire range of products.

In addition to length details the printed information can also include text, product and shift codes, date and time, quality marks or company logos. ATD works in partnership with suppliers of length measuring systems (such as Systek in the UK) and can integrate into existing installations, or provide a full installation and engineering service for new equipment.
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ATD IP9000 High Resolution Inkjet printer systems are easily integrated with computer controlled saws, molders and planers. A simple RS232 or RS422 protocol allows details of the section length to be transmitted to the printer.

In some installations there may be a number of sections between the printer and the measuring system or planer/molder. The printer will buffer the data to enable each section to be printed with the correct information as it passes the printhead.

Enquire About ATD High Resolution Inkjet Printer Systems Today!

If you are interested in saving on coding and labelling costs thanks to a high resolution inkjet printer system by ATD or you would like to find out about any of our marking and coding solutions, get in touch today. Either contact us by phone on +44(0)1858 461014 or fill out the contact form featured on our website and a member of the team will contact you to discuss your requirements.