Date Inline Coding  & Quality Control Systems

Date Coding SystemSka Fabricating™ specializes in the design and integration of Date Inline Coding Systems. Date coding cans has become a hot topic in the micro brewing industry. Ensuring that customers are buying fresh product should be a primary concern for brewers and date coding your product is an important step.

After many requests to come up with a good date coding solution for our customers Ska Fabricating™ came up with an alternative to date coding in your rinse cage. While date coding in the rinse cage gives marginal results, there is a need to have a better system out there.

Ska Fabricating™ has developed a Quality Control Conveyor system to implement can drying, date coding and low fill checking all onto one conveyor. Our modular system is easily implemented between your filler/seamer and your method of six packing. This is a bolt on solution that is easily implementable. We make a custom bracket for the Markem Imaje print head so it integrates effortlessly into the line.


Markem-Imaje 9450 Date Code Printer

If improving the efficiency of your production process is one of your priorities, the new 9450 coder was engineered for you. The new Markem-Imaje 9450 is designed to be fully available, keep up with your line speed and secure each of your products with the right code!

Your benefits

• Maximize your production performance
• Up to 99.9% availability rate(2)
• Up to 20% reduction(3) in consumable use and energy consumption (no need for plant air) and minimizes your waste expenses
• Wash it down with pressured water and industrial detergent and make sure your hygiene standards are met (IP56 standard, IP66 optional)
• Automatic cleaning system will ensure jet stability remains perfect when restarting
• Smart consumable system. No set-up required
• Promotional coding and serialization functions to support your marketing initiatives
Markem-Imaje Print Head• Ink references with a high level of adhesion, contrast and color as well as anti-diversion solutions and environmentally friendly inks
• Easy running cost tracking via smart monitoring system
• Code integrity is automatically checked via the new embedded Mark & Read vision system(4)

Print Features

• Mono-jet printhead
• G head (printing resolution: 71 dpi)
• M head (printing resolution: 115 dpi)
• Up to 5 lines of print
Date Coded Can• Print speed: up to 6.6 m/s
• Font height from 5 to 32 dots
• Character height: from 1.2 to 11.2 mm


• Message library (up to 1000 messages)

• International operator/machine interface with a wide choice of languages
• WYSIWYG 7-inch wide touch screen: realtime display of remaining print
   capacity expressed in hours and number of messages; integrated assistance
   and alert system; simplified message printing and management; creation
   of user profiles; tracking of consumption and printer availability
• USB and SD ports

• Jet speed Control guarantees marking quality
• Automatic selection of fonts, depending on print speed and
   printhead / object distance
• Broad range of inks: multi-use, high performance; alcohol-based,
   ketone-free and Mek-free inks

• Sealed 0.8-liter cartridges with foolproo ng system
• Quick connect/disconnect of accessories (photocell, alarm and encoder)
• Parent/child connectivity

• Specifc date management (rounding date function)

Exhibit A Brewing with Matthew Steinberg


Markem-Imaje 9450 Date Coder