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Wire & Cable Marking

We can help you with reliable printers and specialist inks for wire and cable marking. Koenig & Bauer Coding alphaJET continuous inkjet printers and inks are used worldwide for marking and coding during extrusion, sheathing, processing or rewind.

The printer is running well, over 3 million prints without a fault. We are printing on white silicone cable and getting very good adhesion results at 400m per minute.

Speed and Precision with alphaJET Continuous Inkjets

Wire and cable marking with continuous inkjet

alphaJET continuous inkjets deliver high-quality print, even in high-speed cable marking applications. Pigmented and UV curable inks provide high contrast marks that don’t transfer on contact. The icon-based menu, drag and drop editor and large touchscreen offer ‘smartphone-style’ simplicity.

alphaJET inkjets include most of the features you need as standard – including distance measurement. Additional software is available for feet to meter (and vice versa) conversion, cutting signal and text distribution for meter marking.

Use For:

  • Marking extruded cable before cooling
  • Printing on fibre optic cable after extrusion or bonding
  • Marking multi-core cables before and after sheathing
  • Marking during cut, strip and crimp processes
  • Printing on ambient cable during high-speed rewind

Key Benefits :

  • Codes that resist transfer on a coiled spool
  • High-speed coding for fast rewind speeds
  • Print TrueType fonts at speed
  • Print 2D codes, alphanumeric text and logos
  • Proven inks for marking silicone
  • Distance measurement and metre marking
  • Proven measurement accuracy, even at high speeds
  • Integration with Schleuniger and Komax equipment
  • Bright, legible codes that stand out on dark and coloured substrates
  • Clear marks that survive heat, moisture and other production challenges
  • High-adhesion inks for most sheathed cable variants, including PVC, PVC-LSOH, HDPE, HFFR

alphaJET Continuous Inkjet Printers for Wire and Cable Marking

alphaJET 5 HS

The alphaJET 5 HS sets the standard for high-speed industrial marking. It prints up to 4 lines and operates at a maximum line speed of 1300 m/minute (600 m/minute at 2.5mm character width).

alphaJET 5 SP

The alphaJET 5 SP is a specialist continuous inkjet printer that delivers excellent print quality in micro print applications.

alphaJET 5 HS-M

The new alphaJET 5 HS-M is an advanced continuous inkjet printer that delivers excellent print quality with low running costs and easy maintenance.