Linx Printing Technologies is extending its recently-launched Linx 8900 CIJ (continuous ink jet) printer with the introduction of two models which further enhance the range’s capabilities in a wide variety of markets including food and drink, cabling, bottling, extrusions and contract packing.
The new Linx 8920 and Linx 8940 combine the proven benefits of the Linx 8900 with a series of additional enhancements that deliver even faster line speeds and easier set-up along with a further extension to service intervals, enabling the coders to deal with the most demanding of applications.
A unique feature of the new models is the first-in-class Advanced System Monitoring feature. The Linx 8920 and 8940 have extended the original 8900’s already impressive service interval of 13,000 hours or 18 months, to 18,000 hours or 24 months. At the same time, in recognition that all printers are used differently, Advanced System Monitoring provides a continual check of the printer’s operation in terms of ink system running parameters and environmental conditions. This enables it to identify simple actions that users can take to prevent unscheduled stoppages, helping to ensure the continuous reliable operation of the printer and avoiding unplanned downtime.
The two new models also offer a ‘50 named lines’ feature that further increases flexibility and ease of set-up, ideal for operations that have frequent changeovers. The coding requirements for each different production line can be given a specific name, which can be called up and selected from a pre-inputted list. This both saves time and minimises the danger of set-up errors.
In addition, the Linx 8920 and Linx 8940 are able to print up to five lines of code. Both offer a top speed of 6.25m/s for single line coding, with the 8940 being able to print up to 16% faster than the Linx 8920 for other print formats.
The Linx 8940 meanwhile improves on the IP55-rated construction of the 8900 and 8920 with an IP65 rating that prevents dust ingress as well as providing wash down protection, offering a higher level of protection for a coder that has to operate in more challenging environments.
Linx says the new models are part of its continuing Voice of Customer programme that ensures its ranges of coders remain in line with current and future market requirements.
“Feedback on the Linx 8900 has been hugely positive with customers particularly highlighting its ease of use, simple servicing and reliability,” explains Charles Randon, Linx’s Senior Product Manager.
“Nevertheless, many companies now have to ask even more of their coders in response to the changing requirements of their customer base. While retaining all of the proven features of our original model, the new Linx 8920 and Linx 8940 models have therefore been developed to meet ever-more demanding applications.”
Launched in 2015, the Linx 8900 has proved an instant success with strong sales both in the UK and internationally. Popular user features include its large high resolution touch screen, which is customisable for quick access to regularly used functions and features on-screen message editing prompts for accurate inputting, and the simple Self-Service Wizard, which guides operators through the process for an engineer-free service module change that minimises downtime.
One of the range’s most innovative features is the ability to provide at-a-glance real-time data on the overall production line performance. This enables operators to identify patterns or reasons for any stoppages, allowing them to quickly implement changes, solutions or countermeasures to improve efficiency and productivity.
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