Duc d'O

Link supplies premium coding solution to top Belgian Chocolatier

A leading Belgian chocolate manufacturer is benefiting from a Linx CIJ printer on each of its 18 production lines in Kruibeke, Belgium.

Duc d’O produces 30 tones of chocolates each day from its manufacturing site, and their premium products are exported to over 80 countries. Linx’s Belgian distributor – PRESA – installed 8 Linx 5900s, which are used to print traceability codes onto boxes of chocolates, at the rate of 160 boxes per minute.

Each of their production lines is now equipped with a Linx CIJ printer. Quality of code and reliability were an important consideration for Duc d’O . The automatic and thorough cleaning of the Linx 4900’s printhead at shutdown ensures clean startups every time and high quality codes.

Duc d’O’s choice of printer also had to meet the most stringent hygiene requirements. The IP55-rated Linx 4900 printer with its curved stainless steel enclosure means that the printer can be washed down on the production line.

Eight Linx 4900s, supplied by Linx’s Belgium distributor PRESA, have been added to the existing complement of Linx CIJ printers at Duc d’O, and are used to print traceability codes onto boxes of chocolates, at the rate of 160 boxes per minute.

The Linx 4900’s automated date and traceability software creates the date, with Duc d’O’s own production system providing the rest of the data for the traceability codes. The IP55 rating of the Linx 4900 means that the printers can be safely washed down with the rest of the production line equipment at the end of each shift.

The curved stainless steel enclosure allows liquids to run off without creating any ‘dirt traps’, thus meeting the company’s strict hygiene requirements.The Linx 4900’s self cleaning printhead means that the printer is ready to print first time, every time, which gives Duc d’O a reliable printing solution with high quality codes.