Recent Press Release
Videojet + Clearmark Celebrate Partnership Milestone by Showcasing Pack to Pallet Solutions at PPMA Show
World-leading manufacturers of coding and marking systems Videojet + Clearmark (ICE) will celebrate their first year as one business at the PPMA Show, showcasing a full suite of primary, secondary and tertiary equipment to demonstrate pack to pallet connectivity.
Since joining forces in September 2022, Videojet + Clearmark have effectively combined their strengths to offer tailored solutions covering the entire manufacturing process. This encompasses the seamless integration of various printing, coding, and marking processes throughout the packaging and distribution journey. The business’s expert solutions ensure that each packaging unit, from individual items to larger cartons and pallets, is accurately marked, coded, and labelled to meet regulatory requirements, enhance traceability, and facilitate efficient logistics. By merging teams, the businesses offer greater support and coverage, with over 50 field service engineers and sales team members across the UK and Ireland.
John Tierney, UK & Ireland Country Manager at Videojet + Clearmark, said: “By combining Videojet’s world-class equipment portfolio with Clearmark’s system, design and service capabilities, we’ve been able to create a truly exceptional pack to pallet offer. It’s been a successful and greatly rewarding 12 months where we’ve focused on fine-tuning our joint offering.
“Our approach offers customers a service that reduces the likelihood of errors, decreases downtime caused by manual interventions, improves tracking accuracy, and ultimately enhances the efficiency of the supply chain.”
The integration of pack to pallet printing solutions secures product information throughout the entire packaging and distribution flow. This strategy is especially relevant in industries with strict regulations, such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and industrial manufacturing. Accurate coding and marking are crucial for both consumer safety and operational excellence.
Covering primary, secondary and tertiary print packaging where batch numbers, expiration dates and barcodes are needed to pallet labelling where shipment details and handling information is necessary, Videojet + Clearmark provide a connected and robust solution. Representatives will be on hand at the show to provide insights into their range of machines including TTO, CIJ, Laser technology, LPA, and Pallet Labelling systems.
On display at the PPMA show will be a selection of new printers and labellers that demonstrate the business’s capabilities throughout the supply chain. The Videojet 1580 C is a dedicated soft-pigmented contrast CIJ printer that is designed to print non-fading codes with a consistent and quality contrast. The Videojet 1580 + CIJ printer assesses printer consumption patterns and offers guidance to help ensure error-proof operations with built-in Wi-Fi for secure wireless communications. It offers simple operation, reduced maintenance, and superior print quality during everyday operation.
Designed for seamless integration into Warehouse Management Systems, the new VJ 9560 / Vector Pallet Labeller is a reliable, automated pallet labelling system that delivers printing for up to 120 pallets per hour. An integrated bar code scanner checks label accuracy and automatically reprints labels where needed to reduce warehouse costs and mistakes, addressing GS1 specifications.
Mr Tierney added: “Throughout the entire process, the focus on traceability and compliance remains paramount. Our customers can be confident that each level of packaging is precisely marked with the necessary information to ensure products can be traced back to their source, aiding in recalls, quality control, and regulatory compliance.”
Experts will also be showcasing the company’s cloud-based support system, Videojet Remote Support (VRS), which allows engineers to diagnose and address printer issues remotely, minimising operational disruptions. Statistics to date show that via VRS, engineers can solve 7/10 printer issues that don’t require parts without a site visit.
Videojet + Clearmark can be found on stand D80 at the PPMA Show. Delegates can experience a demonstration of their laser marking system and take away a personalised laser engraved pen, as well as seeing a full production line simulation in action.