Today's machine builders confront a new era of risks, as globalization increases competition and the Internet rapidly disseminates information about products and markets. The highest priority for designers of performance- driven machinery is to reduce the various risks confronted across the machine design, development, and maintenance lifecycle.
With the increasing prices and decreasing availability of hot melt adhesives, packagers can no longer just place a long bead of adhesive to ensure a strong seal or bond. Packagers must determine the exact amount of adhesive needed to produce a secure bond, then follow up by implementing dispensing technologies that will preserve the integrity of their process and bottom lines. Recent tests prove that the bond strength of short intermittent adhesive beads is equal to the bond strength of long, continuous beads.
As this Videojet white paper demonstrates, today’s large character ink jet printers used for printing logos, lot information, and even ingredient lists on generic secondary packaging offer more flexibility and lower total cost when compared to pre-printed shipping cases.
Videojet IMprints is a production-floor suite of hardware, software, and services. The system applies unique codes to products and then verifies and tracks them all the way to the intended destination. This brochure provides an overview of track and trace and describes the company’s state-of-the-art IMprints solution.