What Is a Batch Coder?
A batch coder is an automated device that generates barcodes and other identification information on products. There are two basic types of these machines: contact and non-contact. The choice depends on the industry and product. A contact batch coder is more effective in manufacturing products for direct sales. An automatic machine, on the other hand, requires a human operator to apply the data. A semi-automatic machine prints the barcodes while an automatic one does the same thing, but automatically.
A non-ink-based batch coder is the ideal solution for a beverage company. These machines require a scribing laser that can print onto PET and foil seals. For such applications, Domino Printing has developed durable CO2 and fibre lasers for harsh environments. Their high-speed laser marking machines are ideal for coding on a wide range of materials. In addition to offering high-speed barcode printing, these batch coders have rugged design and high-speed processing capabilities.
Depending on the specifications, a batch coder is a must-have for manufacturers. These devices make it possible to produce product labels without the use of ink. In addition, these machines provide the ability to print on different types of materials. While ink-based batch coders are ideal for packaging materials, non-ink batch coders are also an option. Some of these machines are capable of printing on PET, glass, and metal.
While batch coders can be expensive, they are essential for traceability. A manufacturer can use batch codes to track individual items through the production, processing, and distribution process. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is also a necessary step in the supply chain for many industries. In the automotive industry, a lot of manufacturers depend on batch coding for traceability. The process of tracing products has become indispensable for the company’s reputation.
While batch coders are used to apply codes and data on various products, they are primarily used for the production of goods. Because they are designed to produce different types of data, they are often called variable batch coders. These machines can print different types of content without the need to adjust the font size. They are ideal for asset tracking labels, serial numbers, and bar codes. It is important to consider the requirements and specifications of each machine for a proper match.
A non-ink-based batch coder may be the most suitable option for these applications. These machines are designed to print on PET and foil seals. In these cases, the system must have a scribing laser. If the manufacturing process is automated, a D-Series CO2 or F-Series Fibre laser may be the most appropriate solution. A D-Series CO2 batch coder offers high-speed printing and a range of options.
While a static batch coder is used for printing labels, a variable batch coder is designed to print a different text or number on the same item. This type of batch coders is suited for asset tracking labels, serial numbers, and bar codes. The only difference between the two types is the type of text and the background color. Some printers are capable of printing on glass or PET, while others are capable of printing on metal.
A variable batch coder is the most common type. A variable batch coder is flexible, allowing for changes in content without changing the size of the characters. This is ideal for asset tracking labels, serial numbers, and other types of product identification. It has the capacity to print on a wide variety of materials, including plastics, paper, and foil. If your business is more specialized, a fixed batch coder is the best option.
A non-ink batch coder is a better option for beverage industry applications. These machines can print on PET and foil seals, while also offering durability and versatility. If you need a fast and rugged machine for this application, look for a machine that can handle the high speed, harsh environment, and a wide range of materials. There are a variety of options available today, and choosing the right one will help you streamline your processes and increase the efficiency of your business.
A thermal inkjet printer is an excellent choice for batch coding on food products. In contrast, a laser is a better option for the beverage industry because it is compatible with glass and PET. A fiber laser batch coder is a better option for the beverage industry. A non-inkjet machine is a more flexible option for small business uses. But, if you’re looking for a more efficient solution, consider a non-ink-based machine.