Willett (Grapevine, TX) released the Connector software for networking and management of continuous ink-jet coders. A CD-ROM is now included with every coder shipment along with a cable that allows the connection of the first printer.
Willett America (Grapevine, TX) offers a new series of overprinters called the Willett 282/285 thermal-transfer printers. The narrow-print-width (53-mm) 282 and the wide-width (128-mm) 285 come in intermittent and continuous-print formats, suitable for integration with all types of horizontal and vertical packaging machines.
Willett (Grapevine, TX) has launched a new version of LabelMate that now includes Windows 2000. Contains new speed improvements that decrease download time, therefore increasing customer productivity, company says.
Willett America (Grapevine, TX) offers ink with an ethyl acetate base for use in applications where toxic solvents are unsuitable. Ethyl acetate, a solvent found in nature, is environmentally safe and acceptable in the food industry.
Willett’s (Fort Worth, TX) 370 ink-jet coder can control up to 8 printheads to work in any combination on 2 production lines. A choice of printheads means the system can print 2 lines of low-resolution text at speeds to 400’/min on nonporous substrates or 4 lines of high-resolution text, logos and bar codes at up to 1ꯠ’/min on porous surfaces.
Wet-Bottle Black ink from Willett (Fort Worth, TX) is designed to adhere to glass bottles wet from condensation or washing. The ink is resistant to abrasion and and even to spillage of some distilled products.
Willett America's (Fort Worth, TX) 280i thermal-transfer printer produces text, bar codes and time/date codes on flexible packaging. The printhead is available in 32- or 53-mm (11/4" or 2") widths, and the unit can print at speeds to 400 mm (15.76")/sec.
Willett America's (Fort Worth, TX) 900 Z Series high-resolution ink-jet printhead integrates the ink and electronics systems into one unit. Designed for side-coding, it mounts onto conveyors where space is limited.
The Codechecker 9000 from Willett (Fort Worth, TX) is an optical verification product driven by Windows(TM) software that monitors print quality-ink-jet, thermal-transfer or laser-during the coding process.
The 2620 label printer/applicator from Willett Labeljet (Ft. Worth, TX) is designed as an economical, versatile system. Available in right- and left-handed versions, for tamp or air-jet label application, the 2620 can print up to 12"/sec and up to 6.6" W.
The 460Mi Micro Coder from Willett (Ft. Worth, TX) can print a high-resolution code as small as 0.8 mm in single line mode. This continuous ink-jet printer is suitable for coding on pharmaceutical, cosmetics and medical device products.
Willett America's (Ft. Worth, TX) latest addition to the 400 Series of ink-jet coders is the 450Si. Designed for basic coding applications, this small-character continuous ink-jet printer runs at speeds up to 950'/min using a 7x5 font.
Willett Labeljet's (Ft. Worth, TX) 230s label applicator allows a choice of application methods and control pads. Air-jet, tamp- or wipe-on equipment can be fitted using bolt-on modules, reducing changeover time.
Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.