Primera Technology Inc. has announced its new AP-CODE Lot and Date Coder for product labeling.

AP-CODE is compact, affordable, and easy to use. It is designed to work seamlessly with Primera’s AP360 and AP362 label applicators, including new and existing installed units.

AP-CODE, in combination with Primera’s AP360 and AP362 label applicators, now allows customers to apply their labels and simultaneously print dates, lot codes, and more directly onto containers with one, integrated machine. Compared to hand-applying extra labels or using hand-stamping devices, the efficiency gains for customers using AP360 or AP362 Applicators is significant.

With no tools required, AP-CODE installs quickly to Primera’s AP360 and AP362 label applicators. It does not need a separate power supply and includes a full-color touchscreen to enter data and configure date and lot codes.

The print fields are free-format and can include letters, numbers, and many symbols. Formats can be stored for later use, speeding up production.

The single black ink cartridge adheres to many substrates, including glass, metal, plastic, and laminated labels. Decap time is more than 24 hours, eliminating clogs and the need to cap print heads overnight.