Carton Coders utilize vacuum drive.

Press Release Summary:

Available with thermal transfer or hot foil printing technology, off-line BDSV Series features vacuum transport system, which handles wide range of cartons, sleeves, blister packs, and leaflets. Units can print batch and production codes, expiration and sell-by dates, logos, barcodes, and other graphics. Accommodating carton blanks from 3.5 x 3.2 in. to 12.4 x 12.4 in., coders operate at speeds up to 295 fpm, handling up to 160 cartons/min.

Original Press Release:

Norwood / Allen Introduces the BDSV Family of Carton Coders

January 3, 2007 - Norwood Marking Systems / Allen Coding Systems introduces the versatile BDSV Family of Carton Coders. Available with either thermal transfer or hot foil printing technology, these off-line carton coders feature a vacuum transport system, which maximizes equipment flexibility by reliably handling a wide range of cartons, sleeves, blister packs and leaflets at high production speeds.

Unlike traditional off-line carton coding systems that use belt drives to transport product, the BDSV transports product from the hopper through the printhead with a vacuum drive. The vacuum transport system enables the BDSV to handle complex shapes, odd sizes and thinner material while achieving excellent registration. Unlike belt roller systems, which necessitate a "dead area" within the print area, the vacuum drive allows print anywhere within the capability of the print head.

The BDSV handles carton blanks from 3.5 x 3.2 inches (90 x 80 mm) up to 12.4 x 12.4 inches (315 x 315 mm) in size. If equipped with Norwood / Allen's NX4 thermal transfer printer, the BDSV can achieve a print area as large as 4.20 x 3.54 inches (107 x 90 mm). If equipped with Norwood / Allen's 60/35S hot stamp printer, the BDSV can produce a print area up to 2.4 x 1.4 inches (60 x 35 mm).

Rapid product changes can be accomplished quickly and easily with the BDSV's adjustable feeder and position indicators. A product size change can be made in only two minutes with no tools and no change parts required. Machine parameters such as speed, index length and batch quantity are easily changed via the keypad.

The high speed BDSV operates at speeds of up to 295 feet (90 m) per minute, handling up to 160 cartons per minute. The BDSV can print batch and production codes, expiration and sell-by dates, logos, barcodes and other graphics, depending on the capabilities of the printhead that is integrated.

This compact off-line carton coder sits on castor wheels so it can be easily moved from one area to another. Manufactured from stainless steel and anodized aluminum, the BDSV meets the needs of the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and chemical industries. The system comes standard with a batch counter and low foil warning with auto stop.

Norwood / Allen can equip the BDSV Carton Coder with a wide range of options. Bar code
scanners/verifiers, blob detectors, vision inspection and print verification assure the highest quality product. The extra-long BDSVL can be fitted with multiple printheads so a single run on a four-printhead system achieves the same results as four passes on a single-printhead system.

About Norwood Marking Systems / Allen Coding Systems / Kingsley Machine Company
Norwood Marking Systems, a division of Illinois Tool Works, has been at the forefront of innovation since developing the world's first hot stamp imprinters for the food industry over 45 years ago. Kingsley Machine Company has also led the way, having patented its first hot stamp imprinter in 1932. Joining the ITW family in 2006, Allen Coding Systems is a leading U.K. manufacturer of overprinting equipment. Today, Norwood, Allen and Kingsley continue as market leaders, designing and manufacturing a range of innovative thermal transfer printers, hot stamp imprinters as well as ink and embossing printers that code and mark for a wide variety of industrial markets worldwide.

Reader Inquiries:
William Delmolino, Director of Sales & Marketing
Norwood Marking Systems
2538 Wisconsin Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA
Tel: 800 626 3464 or 630 968 0646
Fax: 630 968 7672

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