Industrial Barcode Printers Customised to Your Product Marking Demands
How do you print a barcode on a label?
There are special label printers designed to print barcodes on labels. Barcodes can be directly printed on products or printed on a label for subsequent attachment to these.
Barcode printers usually come in the form of desktop printers. They have interfaces through which specific information can be supplied, such as batch numbers for a production run or other details from a database.
Industrial barcode printers
Most commonly used are direct thermal and thermal transfer printers. Ink ribbons are inserted in the printer and are used to melt the printing image onto the label. Zebra is a major manufacturer of barcode printers.
Printing serial numbers and the current date
Barcode printers often have features that standard computer printers do not support. For example, barcode printers have automatic numerators that will ensure that a predefined higher or lower number in the required sequence is printed on each label. There is also a date offset option that is of particular use to the packaging industry. This automatically moves the date forward from the current date by a specified number of days during printing so that the best before date can be automatically printed.
Barcode printers are generally thermal printers and use ink ribbons. High temperature is used to melt the ink from the ribbon that is then used to print a barcode on a label.
If your business happens to deal with a multitude of products, purchasing a printer ideal for barcode production can be beneficial to the efficiency and administration of your workplace. From handheld devices to larger machines, industrial barcode printers can be used amongst assembly lines with the ability to prepare a significant amount of codes for products to be dispatched. Weber-marking.com offers various systems either with Inkjet- or thermal printing technology resulting in unique and accurate barcodes.
Industrial Barcode Printer with Inkjet Technologies
Inkjet printers are particularly suitable for marking more difficult materials like wood or metal. As seen by the Linx series, a wide range of industrial barcode printers can fulfill all necessary demands. Printers are created so ink dries immediately which guarantees well-defined and clear codes every time. Standard functions for every machine of the Linx series include continuous numbering, batch coding and an integrated real-time-watch with the ability of up to five lines being coded simultaneously in one step.
All models in the Linx series have qualities unique to your requirements. For instance, the Linx CJ400 is an all-round industrial barcode printer capable of marking more difficult surfaces, whereas the Linx 7900 range allows the marking of smaller objects like cables or slim hoses. Even the marking of food is possible as food safe ink is given with the Linx Food Grade Coder. Special printers for milk products or bottles are also offered by Weber Marking.
Industrial Barcode Printers with Drop-On-Demand Technology
For more professional systems, complex coding can be achieved with the larger Drop-On-Demand Inkjet printers. Compared to more common Inkjet-technologies, Drop-On-Demand uses the exact amount of ink as necessary. Windows-based as well as high-speed and standard-systems are available for customers which allow marking objects of various materials in high frequencies and high quality.
- Thermal Inkjet: Industrial barcode printers with thermal Inkjet technology use cartouches containing miniture, electrically heated chambers. The printer sends a rapid pulse through the thermal chamber creating a vapor bubble that presses the ink drop through the nozzle. Ink that is not used is immediately pulled back by the surface tension of the ink bubble and the contraction of the vapor bubble. Another ink resourceful method, the time needed for this scientific process is less than 100 millionth of a second.
- Piezoelectric Inkjet: Piezo technology is used for industrial barcode printers which need to print on different product surfaces. Electric tension is sent through the walls of the ink chambers so they expand. This causes a pressure drop and more ink is drawn into the chamber. When the electric tension stops, the walls return to their original position and the ink drop is ejected with high pressure.