What is a Coding Machine?

When manufacturing various goods it is important, and often also a legal requirement, to include certain information in the packaging, labelling or directly onto the product itself. A date printer/coding machine is used to print a batch number, manufacturing date, expiry date, retail price or any other information that the manufacturer chooses.

Coding machines range in size and function and can print on a wide variety of materials and surfaces for small and large production lines.
The two basic types of coding machines are:

  • Contact Coding
  • Non-contact Coding.

Contact coding machines make markings through direct contact with the packaging material, which is normally in roll form before the package is formed. This packaging material can be embossed on with metal types, which are heated and transferred onto the product packaging, rubber date stamps or with thermal transfer printheads, the latest technology in printing which transfers ink onto packaging material using a thermal transfer ribbon.

Non-contact coding machines do not come into direct contact with products and can be used on the finished product, direct printing, packaging and end of line printing. They use a beam or spray ink to imprint directly onto the product. A sensor detects when a product is in range and sends a signal to the coding machine to begin printing. Types of non-contact coding machines include inkjet printers, laser printers, industrial inkjet coding machines and laser marking systems.

Coding machines range in functionality from automatic, semi-automatic and manual. This enables them to accommodate the size and speed of different production lines in the manufacturing and packaging of goods. This is something that has been taken into careful consideration at where a variety of product lines ensure that you can find a solution to any coding need. Pyrotec PackMark’s printing and coding products include Continuous Inkjet Printers, Touch Dry® Hot Melt Printers, Thermal Transfer Overprinters, Laser coders, Drop-on-demand Valve Jet Coders, Print & Apply Labellers and other labelling machinery. They also provide all of the necessary support and software to keep production running smoothly.

Pyrotec PackMark keeps up to date with advancements in coding machinery so that clients benefit from the latest technology. A great example of this is shown in Pyrotec PackMark’s relationship to a leading Johannesburg-based manufacturer of PVC refuse bags. Some of the manufacturer’s customers were disputing the number of plastic bags within the packs they purchased. The packs only contained a manually inserted date slip which was discarded when the pack was opened; making it impossible to verify or track the number of bags within the pack.

Pyrotec PackMark was able to provide a coding solution to this problem with a Markem-Imaje 9040 yellow printer, which could print directly on the manufacturers white refuse bag line, and 5 Markem-Imaje 9040 white contrast printers which could print on the black refuse bag lines. The date of manufacture, batch and machine numbers could now be included on packs; this meant they were easily traceable and so could prevent customer disputes.

For more information, or to see how we can assist you, please contact one of Pyrotec PackMark’s sales representatives.

22 Responses to What is a Coding Machine?

  1. Attahiru G. Koko June 23, 2015 at 10:23 pm #

    Sir,
    This is to inform you that I am interested in your date coding machines.pls give me the quotation for the various types you have. Your soonest response is awaited.
    Best regard.

  2. Rono Kevin July 11, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    Hello, I am also highly interested in your labeling machines. Kindly give me the quotation. Thank you i advance.

  3. Akexo July 16, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

    Hi I’m interested in your machine . Kindly supply more me with quotation. Thanks

  4. Miguel November 16, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    Hi,

    I am interested in your coding/dating machines. Please send me a quote.

    Miguel

  5. Basil February 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    Please can you quote me on hand held coding /dating machine

  6. Tefo April 28, 2016 at 10:18 am #

    Please forward a quote and product information for your handheld coding/dating machine.

  7. justin matli April 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    This is to inform you that I am interested in your date coding machines.pls give me the quotation for the various types you have including hand held coding /dating machine.
    Kindly supply more me with quotation.
    Best regard
    Thanks

  8. Thabiso July 13, 2016 at 5:31 am #

    Hi am looking for expiry date/batch code machine that prints on plastic bottles. Please qoute various printers both automatic and manual.

    Your quickest response will be highly appreciated.

    Best regards,
    Thabiso

  9. Mo August 16, 2016 at 8:07 am #

    Hi
    I am interested in your date codeing machine. Please send me a price list.

  10. Lebo September 18, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

    Hi am looking for expiry date/batch code machine that prints on plastic bottles. Please qoute various printers both automatic and manual.

  11. Ken February 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

    Need manual operated plastic bottle date coding machine

  12. Sebata April 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    Hi
    Please send me a quote on the hand held coding machine

  13. Masana April 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm #

    Hi, I am interested in the hand held coding machine as well as the lowest priced one, would you send me a quote for both please?

  14. Bonface June 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

    Hi,
    I looking for hand held coding machine. Can you please send me the quotation…
    Regards.

  15. Wiehan June 20, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    Good day

    Please can you assist with what your handheld batch expiry machine.

    Thank you

    • Aadil Shaikh August 11, 2017 at 9:23 am #

      I am interested in a batch and expiry date machine. What is the cheapest one you have in stock and how much does it cost.

  16. David Chibanga July 24, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    Good day,

    Kindly send me the Quote for the above picture Coding machine.
    Im very interesting in the same.

  17. Jack August 22, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

    Hi

    I am in Botswana. I am interested in a batch and expiry date machine suitable for water bottling. Please email me the price and the all the options available.

    Kind Regards

    Jack

  18. edgar mokgopo October 5, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    hello there.i am currently in Botswana and interested in a batch and expiry date machine for poultry feeds manufacturing products…….various bagging packages.

    please email me the price and the all the options available.

  19. Bonga October 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

    Hi

    I would like to get a quote on the date coding machines for a start up business. The machine should show production date, best before date and a batch number.

  20. Alli November 2, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    Hi
    I would like to get a quote on the date coding machines.

  21. Yusuf November 8, 2017 at 10:33 am #

    Hello I would like to know a little bit more about your machine, I am also interested in it and would like to know the cost of the item.

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