The challenging production method of extrusion to produce pipes and profiles presents additional requirements on coding and marking systems. Extrusion lines typically run 24x7 and any stoppages or line speed changes may result in expensive waste. The printers should be able to support the continuous extrusion process and keep the Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) high. At the same time, they should be able to print high quality codes on curved surfaces and the inks should adhere to the substrates and withstand any post production treatments.
Domino's Ax-Series inkjet printers provide a simple solution when applying clear product codes, meter marks, brand logos, quality marks and other vital information onto extruded plastics. A wider diameter allows for a greater print area, but our high resolution printers can print small, legible, characters onto narrow pipes too. Our printers are built for reliable operation in tough production environments and are designed to minimise servicing needs at the same time as reducing solvent use. This results in high uptime and a low cost of ownership. Our printers are also simple to set up and use, and printheads can be located at convenient points of production, without getting in the way of the production process. The electronics enclosure is IP66 rated meaning the printers can be washed down on-line. The inks used with our Ax-Series printers are fast drying inks specially suitable for substrates such as PVC and PE. They come in a range of different colours to give high-contrast codes with good adhesion and can withstand high operating temperatures.
Domino's laser printers are also a common solution amongst manufacturers, providing indelible, sharp codes on plastic pipes and profiles. They can support high speed extrusion lines and can integrate in tight manufacturing lines using flexible mounting positions or custom installation designs.
Our easy to use, flexible and scalable software and service products are easy to integrate with all coding and labelling technologies. From a fully featured, free of charge Label Editor to a range of powerful automation modules.
Stay fully compliant and in complete control of your package messaging, from product to pallet, right from the factory floor. Fully scalable to suit your production line, you can manage data simply with a touch screen PC interface and create accurate labels from our built-in product table.
Free to download, easy to use software means you can get going in minutes. From complex labels, including ingredients and allergen information, to large batches of date messages, start creating simple coding at the touch of a button.
Whether it’s plug and play integration and automated interfacing, or order management from the factory floor, our fully scalable automation models come with a range of features developed for the real-world challenges you face. From single coders to site-wide solutions.