Finally, there is a requirement for more machines. As a result coders that have been sat for some time may be brought into use again, something that can cause issues due to ink sitting in a machine and drying out. Blockages are not something that a production line needs when they want to ramp up their output.Sometimes packers may even lease or rent further machines to increase their capacity for short periods, without the investment in a brand new machine.
How can coding technology help?
There are a wide range of ways in which coding technology can help confectionery coders weather the seasonality storm.
First of all, to help those personnel that are new to coding, it is important to deliver a user friendly interface for them and even to remove them as far as possible from the more complex parts of the process so as to avoid errors.Coding technology can help you to input preset messages to be quickly selected at the touch of a button, meaning you take full control of the code contents without any loss of quality.
As mentioned, when coding onto varying substrates or packaging of different sizes, it is important to have a coding machine that can deliver high quality codes on whatever material the client may have decided to use. Specialist inks, laser coding or other digital technologies can help to ensure that codes are accurate, consistent, and perhaps most importantly - permanent.
When bringing back machines that you know have been sat for a while, you need them to be able to start coding effectively from the get go, without any costly downtime due to blockages. Thankfully, some modern coders automatically flush through the system at every shutdown, ensuring they are ready to code first time, every time, no matter how long they have been idle. Your production can then continue without delay or loss of code quality.
If you want to find out more about how our printers can help you with confectionery coding, why not have a look at our industry white paper?