Markem-Imaje: Inkjet printer for eggs

Markem-Imaje’s inkjet printer is customized for egg production and capable of coding over 250,000 eggs/hr on an eight-track grading machine. Codes printed directly onto eggs contain useful safety and traceability information such as best before dates and farm identification.

Coded eggs
Coded eggs

Such coding fulfills a legal obligation in many countries and, even where not legally required, some producers choose to include this kind of information, sometime augmented by logos, as a way of differentiating their eggs as coming from a trustworthy source.

Due to a specific communications protocol, the solution eliminates operator mistakes while automatic cleaning and smart consumables systems help maximize quality and uptime.

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