Canadian Packaging

Weber Marking to distribute BestCode Series 8 CIJ printer in Canada

New printer called the next-generation marking and coding solution for the Canadian marketplace.


March 23, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff

BestCode has announced Weber Marking Systems as a distributor for its products to the Canadian market, citing Weber’s strong presence in the print and apply labeling, label manufacturing, and full range of CIJ (Continuous Inkjet) products.

The first series introduced to by Weber is the BestCode Series 8 industrial marking and coding systems (see image above) that clearly print best by, lot code, sell by, expiration codes and other identifying marks and codes on industrial and consumer goods to ensure product traceability.

The systems print high-speed, non-contact, instantly dry marks and codes on a wide range of substrates, including plastic, glass, paper and more.

The BestCode Series 8 systems minimize user interaction, limiting the hands-on time for typical coding system operation, extending the operation time between human interactions. Efficient, these CIJs can lower overall coding costs.

“BestCode products are successfully promoted and marketed in over 60 world markets, partnering with Weber Marking further strengthens BestCode’s world position,” says BestCode president Richard Fox.

“We are very excited to add BestCode’s product range, extending Weber’s reach into the Marking and Coding sector,” adds Weber Marking Systems – Canada vice-president and general manager Michael Brown.

Key features of the Series 8 CIJ are its simplified, extended operation and lower cost of ownership.

  • The Series 8 systems are designed to extend operation time between human interactions. Routine operator functions are made less often.
  • EasyTouch User Interface – BestCode system user interface is designed to simplify operation. A large, 10.4” color touch display is employed to allow easy visual of all operating information. Operating functions are large, intuitive icon based buttons, making full use of color for status indicators.
  • SmartFill fluids are externally filled allowing on-the-fly ink and solvent filling without opening enclosure. The large, clean, mistake proof intelligent one quart fluid containers are sized differently eliminating the risk of adding Solvent or Ink into wrong tank, while extending time between fluid additions.
  • LargeVolume ink and solvent tanks – allow high volume, demanding print applications with minimal user intervention. LargeVolume tanks hold multiple liters for extended run time. Ink tank volumes can operate multiple months between additions. Solvent tank volumes can operate 1000+ operational hours between additions.

Series 8 systems are designed for industrial applications, engineered to the operating specification edges. Systems operate in wet/dry/dusty and hot/cold applications.

Featuring an industrial, all-metal, stainless steel enclosure, the systems are ‘built to Last’ in a compact, lightweight space saving design. Durable, precision-crafted protection allows operation in the most extreme wet and dry applications. Systems feature an IP55- or IP65-rated enclosure to operate in the harshest conditions—including high dust environments.

It also features TempSense ventilation, which is a combination of electronics, software and mechanical design dynamically manage the enclosure temperature in extreme cold and hot applications. Using automatic detection systems, variable fan speed and highly efficient air flow, TempSense ensures the fluid systems are operating in the correct temperature range. Large, high-volume air filters operate 12 months between service intervals.

BestCode’s universal proprietary common electronics, operating system platform can control and operate multiple printing technologies. Systems feature a high-speed, state-of-the-art 208Mhz processor core integrated into a single electronic board. The high performance electronics and software feature a multitasking environment allowing multiple events and operations to operate simultaneously. Systems feature large memory storage, external USB connectivity, Ethernet, RS232 and multiple inputs/outputs.

Using high speed processing and CIJ specific electronic hardware, BestCode’s TruPoint Technology provides the best CIJ print quality, dynamically adjusting millions of drop patterns on-the-fly.

BestCode’s EcoTec fluid management system reduces solvent consumption, lowering overall cost of ownership while extending the time between solvent additions and filter replacements.

At the core of EcoTec are BestCode’s proprietary Ink Tank, Reduced Cycle Pump and Twin Trap condensing unit purpose-designed for CIJ technology.

The Ink Tank is designed to last the life of the system, eliminating the need to replace at regular intervals. The reduced cycle pump extends pump life and in combination with TempSense lowers fluid operating temperature resulting in lower evaporation rates. The Twin Trap condensing unit provides two direct drain vapor traps to condense vapors back to usable fluid.

SmartFilter simplifies routine maintenance. The intelligent SmartFilter know the install date, keeping track of usage and alerting when the Ink Filter should be replaced. Quick change, extended life filters operate up to 8,000 hours or 12 months. SmartFilters are simple, quick disconnecting allowing operators to change.

Series 8 Printheads Start Clean Every Time
Series 8 printheads are industrial stainless steel, built-to-last for the harshest printing applications. Printheads are designed for a clean, pin-pointed start every time.

These printheads are built around BestCode’s proprietary micro-disk drop generator, and feature BestCode’s CleanStart technology—an integrated valve providing direct solvent injection for printhead nozzle and gutter cleaning. Jet Startup is ready to print in less than one minute.

Industrial, ultra-flexible conduit, connect the printhead to the controller. Printhead components are durable construction, and replaceable for many years of continued operation.

BestCode products are backed by CodeProtect, called the industry’s best coding system coverage.

About BestCode
BestCode, headquartered in Forth Worth, Texas, designs and manufactures marking and coding printing systems and associated fluids, supplies and accessories. BestCode industrial printing systems print real-time lot/date, sell-by dates, expiration dates and other identifying marks on industrial and consumer goods to ensure product traceability. For more information, visit www.bestcode.co (not .com).

About Weber
For over 80 years, Weber Packaging Solutions has been a leading innovator in the design, engineering, manufacture and supply of high-performance pressure-sensitive labels and labeling systems. Founded in 1932 as Weber Addressing Machine Company, the company has grown along with the ever-changing technology of labeling to become an international leader in producing labeling solutions. From its world headquarters and manufacturing facility near Chicago, Weber Marking provides labeling products, systems and services for over 50,000 companies in every every industry, from the smallest manufacturer to the largest Fortune 500 operation. Additional Weber manufacturing, sales and service facilities are located in Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia. For company information visit www.webermarking.ca.


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