100% permanent, readable codes, even in the harshest production and usage environments
Cables and wires are often produced in environments that require printing to resist fluids, rubbing, high temperatures, and other extreme environmental factors. The material type, industry, line speed, size of the code, and required rub resistance are all elements that must be considered when choosing a coding solution.
Our continuous inkjet and laser solutions are specially designed for the wire and cable industry. Fast with high code visibility and contrast, they also deliver superior fluid, rubbing, and twisting resistance, which improves the product’s long-term traceability, safety, and compliance.
Our 9450 E inkjet printer can print up to 20% faster than other competitive models. Specialty inks are available in multiple colors, including a one-fits-all silver ink and a selection of MEK-free inks that will guarantee high contrast codes with no migration on a wide variety of substrates. It can print 3,000 km of cable without requiring printhead cleaning and is able to print precise, perfect codes on even the smallest wires, down to 1 mm.
The SmartLase laser portfolio provides a cost-efficient solution for coding on most cable and wire materials at high speeds. The SmartLase C350 and F500 coders produce permanent codes that will not fade or rub off over time, and they are available in four different wavelengths.