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Australian-based processing and packaging equipment provider Tna is introducing intelli-date 5, a new high-speed integrated print code verification technology for flexible bags.

As a part of Tna’s performance 5.0 ultra-high speed production concept, the new intelli-date 5 is a high-speed thermal transfer overprint (TTO) date coder with airless design and integrated print code verification technology.

Designed for continuously high-quality printing on flexible bags, the new tna intelli-date 5 features an ultra-fast printhead movement that is able to increase throughput by up to 25 per cent compared to previous models.

Equipped with intelligent motion technology and a twin-belt electronic printhead, the new Tna intelli-date 5 does not require any compressed air and provides more precise printhead pressure for consistently high-quality prints.

“Date coders are ideal for a wide range of flexible packaging applications,” Tna product marketing manager Anurag Mitra says. ”They’re incredibly versatile and can be used to meet a number of regulatory demands, including ingredient lists, nutrition statements, traceability information or use-by dates.”

“Whatever the application, accuracy and consistency are key to ensure compliancy and avoid products being rejected. Our new Tna intelli-date 5 date coder is the ideal solution for any food manufacturer who requires codes to be printed correctly, accurately and at high-speed, time after time,” Mitra says.

Due to the date coder’s airless design there is no more intervention needed by an operator to adjust air pressure, while the date coder’s unique printhead can be changed in less than 30 seconds.

In combination with a simple, easy-to-load cassette, the printer requires less wearing parts and there is no need for any extra mechanical devices to control ribbon tension, facilitating maintenance and eliminating any potential failure points.