Machine Design

New Product: Advance thermal encoder

A new controller with a full-color touchscreen comes standard on the SmartDate 5 advance.

Icon-driven menus guide users through set-up while clearly displaying selected images to avoid errors and ensure correct coding in production from beginning to end. Remote code management is another option. SmartDate 5 comes configurable between intermittent and continuous mode between left and right-handed operations. A new top speed of 1,000 mm/sec delivers a 25% increase in performance in the combined printer model. The coder is capable of printing consistently at speeds as low as 5 mm/sec. A ribbon-saving feature shrinks the gap between prints to just 0.5 mm.

Markem Corp., 150 Congress St., Box 2100, Keene, NH 03431, (800) 258-5356,

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