Date Coding for Small Brewers

Labeling and Coding for small brewersIf you are one of the many small brewers who has switched over to using cans (or maybe you’ve only used cans), you have the task of applying date or lot codes to your products.

For breweries with automatic fillers and conveyor systems, this can be quite simple – ID Technology’s Citronix CIJ printer is perfect for this job. It is the easiest to use and maintain continuous inkjet printer on the market and it produces excellent print quality every time.

We’ve not forgotten the smaller craft brewers who use semi-automatic equipment, however.

Our Semi-automatic can coding system is built around the Citronix printer and uses a simple starwheel system to present the cans to the printer. The operator simply places the empty cans on the infeed chute and the system takes care of everything else.

See the can coding system in this short video, at Martin House Brewing Company:

Both 12 and 16 oz cans can be date coded with no setup needed.

ID Technology also protects your investment – as your production grows and you use more automated equipment for your packaging operation, simply install the Citronix printer into your new packaging line.

This simple date coding device is just one of the ways ID Technology can help small brewers. Do you want to get started improving your coding and labeling?  Contact us today – 888-438-3242 Option#3 or you can contact me directly at We’ll get you in touch with one of our specialists right in your area.

Share Button