As part of its commitment to continual product improvement, Linx Printing Technologies has introduced additional hardware and software features into its market-leading 8900 Series continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers to further increase their functionality and versatility.
For all 8900 Series models, the availability of User Defined Date Formats provides even greater coding flexibility by enabling operators to create their own customised date and time formats. This allows companies to be highly flexible in meeting a variety of specific customer needs, for example in the contract packing sector.
On the production line, the new parallel IO communications feature means the printer can be more easily integrated into the line and communicate with other equipment and PLCs. For example, in the event of a problem somewhere on the line, related equipment can stop at the same time, allowing operators to deal with the issue and restart the line more quickly.
Allied to this, multi-stage alarm beacons can now be connected to 8900 Series printers, and configured to individual customer needs, so that each light on the alarm can indicate different printer conditions. This also allows any problems to be identified and dealt with quickly.
The new Production Schedule feature on the Linx 8920 and 8940 models enables the printers to print a sequence of different messages automatically. This is particularly useful for traversing applications such as in dairy, or where printing a different message at different intervals is required on a continual line, for example extrusions, cabling or wood.
“The introduction of the Linx 8900 series has already extended the capabilities of CIJ printing in general,” comments Charles Randon, Senior Product Manager at Linx.
“At the same time, end markets are continuing to develop with additional requirements and challenges for coding equipment. These latest enhancements will ensure the Linx 8900 remains the coder of choice for many different applications.”
Capable of printing both human and machine-readable codes, the Linx 8900 series incorporates a wealth of features that speed up day-to-day operation and maintenance, combined with the renowned Linx reliability that ensures continual performance and minimal downtime. In addition, the printer offers even greater versatility thanks to its range of special reporting functions, which enable companies to identify ways to improve productivity.
Linx builds North American distribution for its range of coding and marking printers
Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has appointed a number of new channel partners in North America to expand support for its product portfolio. As well as providing greater geographical coverage in this important territory, the new distributors offer expertise across a wide variety of market sectors and will help deliver the support and service end-user customers demand from their coding and marking printer suppliers.
A Linx 8900 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer is delivering improved all-round coding quality to French confectionery manufacturer Gida Confectionery. The company – which uses the Linx 8900 to print up to three lines, including ‘Use before’ dates, on all its confectionery products – originally approached Linx France in search of a more reliable coder after experiencing technical difficulties with its previous solution.
A Linx 8900 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer is being used for coding onto beer cans at a successful craft brewery in London. Since purchasing the Linx 8900 for its range of premium beers, Beavertown Brewery has praised the machine’s ease of use, compatibility with high-speed canning lines, and reliable operation in a damp environment.
Linx Printing Technologies has widened its range of specialist inks with the introduction of a new formula that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces. Linx Black oil-penetrating ink 1062 is able to print effectively through light layers of oil onto a wide range of materials, including plastics, metal, glass and waxy surfaces. Linx 1062 ink also provides good adhesion on Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) and other plastic films, making it ideal for a variety of both industrial and food applications.
Linx extends Nigerian support
Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies is further strengthening its presence in Nigeria with the appointment of two new distributors. Nigeria is host to many multinational companies. The Linx product portfolio will help businesses of all sizes in their quest to minimise downtime and increase productivity on manufacturing lines in a variety of key industries including food & drink, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
New models extend laser coding capabilities
Linx Printing Technologies is launching two laser coders that will open up the benefits of the technology to more companies and applications. Key benefits of the new Linx CSL range are even faster printing speeds and greater versatility, making the coders ideal for a wider variety of products, along with quicker and easier installation and set-up that help to make laser coding simpler and more accessible.
Linx delivers long-term benefits for dairy company
Reliability and low cost of ownership are key factors in the success of two Linx 7900 CIJ (continuous ink jet) printers incorporating head traversing units which are printing 40,000 yogurt pots every hour at leading Israeli dairy company Tnuva Eilon Tavor.
The reliability, flexibility and efficiency of two Linx 8900 CIJ (Continuous Ink Jet) printers installed at leading aerosol manufacturer and filler LMA Services has been a key factor in allowing the company to increase the number of hours it operates its production lines - from eight to 16 hours per day - giving it the opportunity to take on more business.
Easy-to-use Coders can cope with demanding applications
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.
- Elias Bittan
- Company News
- Created 31 Jan 2017
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