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Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom, 2007/05/01 - With the launch of the PXR series continuous ink jet printer range, Hitachi, a company with 30 years experience in continuous ink jet (CIJ), has set new performance benchmarks.
Ian Luck, managing director of UK distributor, Euromark Coding and Marking, explained, “With outputs as high as 700 metres per minute, the PXR printers offer class-leading print speed. They also offer exceptional quality, reliability, low emissions, cost of ownership and convenience. Printing speed is no longer a limitation on line speed, a crucial factor for many packaged food producers.”
Existing users include Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Arla Foods, Nestlé Krones and Sony. Hitachi engineer and manufacture all the main system components in-house with close quality control at every stage. This allows them to produce CIJ printers that offer exceptional reliability and value.
Hitachi’s thorough approach extends to careful consideration of user needs. Printer control, for example, is via a large touch-screen panel driven by context sensitive software. This makes set up, reprogramming and fault-finding simple and intuitive. The controls are housed in an ergonomically designed stainless steel cabinet, sealed to IP55 standards and capable of handling harsh industrial environments and deep cleaning regimes so common in food process industries. Essential consumables are housed in the base of the cabinet.
PXR systems respect the environment. They are fully RoHS compliant. The ink delivery system minimises solvent loss to the atmosphere, has miserly ink consumption and is easily accessed for quick and easy service and maintenance. Daily print head cleaning is not required and heads are automatically cleaned at the end of each cycle in preparation for the next trouble-free start.
Euromark are supplying five models in the range. The PXR D 260/460W is the workhorse that will meet most needs. Other models offer higher speed printing, ultra-fine high quality printing, large-character marking and printing onto dark substrates using pigmented inks.
Euromark Coding and Marking provide comprehensive support. This includes advice with printer selection and set-up, consumable supply and full after sales service. “In our experience users find existing Hitachi machines totally trouble-free and economical on both consumables and servicing. With the PXR range we are building on these values and users will also appreciate the additional benefit of speed and convenience,” concluded Ian Luck.
Euromark Coding & Marking Ltd, Unit 5 Croftwood Square, Martland Mill Industrial Estate, Wigan, WN5 OLG.