Replacing Legacy Coders for Reliability, Uptime and Flexibility Boost

Lincoln & York Ltd is one of the UK’s largest coffee roasting companies producing enough coffee to make 1,500,000 cups worldwide.

The Need

As a result of rapid growth and the nature of the business, Lincoln & York was looking to replace its ageing coding equipment with a more reliable and flexible solution capable of increasing uptime and delivering higher quality prints.

The Solution

Clearmark identified that by replacing all existing equipment from another supplier across 12 lines with ICE Zodiac thermal transfer overprinters, would allow codes to be printed more efficiently across a range of flexible substrates in a variety of colours at the various throughputs required.

The Benefits

The ICE Zodiac thermal transfer printers provide a considerable improvement over the legacy equipment, which was beginning to have a considerable impact on uptime.

The Clearmark solution installed on-site has been specifically designed to ensure that the factory is able to meet current and future supplier demand without any risk to reliability or print quality.

The ICE coders are also flexible enough to print dates in any format or size, and in any Windows true type font. Their class-leading ribbon capacity means less downtime for ribbon changeovers, reducing waste and increasing production efficiency by up to 25%.

“It is essential that we are able to change our label designs as quickly as possible to meet growing supplier requirements, the ICE Zodiacs allow us to do this efficiently without having any impact on production.” – Marc Rockall, Engineering Manager at Lincoln & York.

The Future

As a result of the responsive support provided and ongoing efficiency, compatibility and reliability of existing ICE equipment, Lincoln & York will look to expand its range of ICE technology as they continue to grow.

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