Printing onto Eggs and MOBA Integration

Printing directly onto eggs requires a food-grade ink that is certified for use onto food products. Citronix ci5500 printers are available with either red or blue inks that produce high quality text as well as graphics such as the ‘lion’ logo or other brand specific information. The Citronix ci5500 continuous ink jet printer with its stainless steel casing and high printing speed can keep up with the fastest graders.

The latest Citronix continuous ink jet printers are approved for use by MOBA and can be fully integrated with the MOBA printer interface on MOBA Omnia XF, FT and PX egg graders.

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Printing on Egg Boxes

By mounting an ink jet head onto a traversing system it is possible to print variable date and batch code information onto egg boxes. After the lid has been closed, the box is typically stationary allowing time for either a continuous ink jet printer head or thermal ink jet printer fitted to a traverser to print across single or double (dozen) boxes. With porous or coated lids, a solvent based ink system gives great flexibility.

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Labelling of Cases

Once egg boxes are placed into cases, either manually or automatically, the cases will need to be labelled with traceability information including date, batch and barcodes. Our range of Print and Apply labelling machines are able to apply labels to the top, side or front of boxes and even in wrap around format. 600m ribbon rolls and tool-less printhead mean downtime is kept to a minimum helping to improve overall line efficiencies.

With 4” or 6” labelling heads and capable of high labelling speeds the M230i labeller is a reliable system that can be connected to a networked software solution such as Bartender, Nicelabel or Easylabel.

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Pallet Labelling

Pallet labelling needs to be precise, reliable and consistent. Our pallet labellers are compact with short labelling cycles to apply one, two or three A5 labels to the front and sides of pallets typically with only one stop of the pallet. This means that shorter pallet conveyor lengths are needed. The aluminium cabinet construction means this is a cost-effective solution; for beverage or dairy applications where large amounts of water may be present, stainless steel cabinets with sealed doors and pneumatic sliding doors for the applicator help protect the important components.

Software is provided with the pallet labellers for label creation and to interface into your own systems. Part pallets can also be accommodated.

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