Evolution Systems TCO vs. Competition

Operating cost is equivalent or lower for Evolution systems compared to alternate technology products.

Where

  • TECHNOLOGY refers to the technology examined for our comparison.
  • INITIAL COST refers to the original cost of the equipment and related start-up costs
  • SUPPLIES refers to the size and cost of any standard put-up of ink 
  • YIELD refers to the effective number messages that are printable
  • HAZ refers to the charges associated with both inbound and waste management
  • MAINT refers to the average yearly cost of maintenance
  • INK CHANGE refers to the ink change intervention time in days
  • TCO refers to the total cost of ownership per print 

Assume the following

  1. There is a 10 character message length and 30 products per minute with 1 shift per day.
  2. These calculations do not account for production line downtime caused by equipment failure.

Scenario 1

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Large character requirements - Evolution vs. Roller coders, Valve jet and other hi-resolution systems 

Porous/semi-porous applications 

TECHNOLOGY

INITIAL COST

SUPPLIES

YIELD

HAZ

MAINT

INK CHANGE

TCO

EVOLUTION

$795

$66
42ml

 44,978

 0

 $100

 3.84

 .001885

 VALVE JET

 $1,800

 $10
8oz

 121,324

 0

 $800

 10.37

 .001106

 HIRES DOD

 $6,500

 $185
350ml

 43,103

 0

 $1,200 

 3.68

 .00666

 ROLLER CODER

 $595

 $34
1,000ml

 24,691

 0

 $475 

 2.11

 .00203

 

Scenario 2 

Small Character requirements – Evolution vs. CIJ

Porous/semi-porous applications 

TECHNOLOGY   INITIAL COST  SUPPLIES YIELD  HAZ   MAINT  INK CHANGE  TCO  
 EVOLUTION  $795   $66
42ml
 555,042  0  $100  47,44  .000536
 CIJ  $8,675  $74 1,000ml  16,025,641  $275  $2,000  1,369  .004099


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