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Batch Coding

Batch coding (or lot coding) is a critical part of traceability. Manufacturers identify a specific batch of products by marking them with a unique identifier. The batch code enables manufacturers to trace products by when they were made, which supply sources they were made from and the production line they were made on. This ensures that product defects or customer complaints can be easily and correctly investigated.

Batch codes are typically represented by a batch number or alpha-numeric code applied directly to a product or onto secondary packaging. In some industries, a QR code or barcode can be used to achieve the same result in a scannable format.

Historically batch numbers were applied manually with pencils, stamps or labels, but in order to ensure batch code clarity and consistency, increased production volumes and to reduce labour costs, batch coding is typically done by machine. Batch code printers from Linx are ideal for marking products as they are manufactured or packed on production lines.

Printing Batch & Lot Codes

Our batch code printers are all designed to print clear and durable batch numbers directly onto products, manufactured goods and packaging. Whether you are tracking a part between production sites, ensuring traceability or safeguarding against recalls, you can ensure reliable product identification with the highest quality lot codes using Linx batch printers.

Options are available for every production environment, laser batch coders offer a permanent marking solution and our popular continuous inkjet printer, the Linx 8900, is capable of coding in a variety of ink colours. Both are available with IP rating suitable for dusty or wet environments.

With Linx, batch coding becomes an integrated and reliable part of any manufacturing process. Contact a Linx representative today to discuss your batch coding requirements and find the ideal machine for your needs!


Batch Code Printers

Every Linx batch coding machine is designed with you in mind, you can print batch numbers clearly and consistently using coding templates. Each printer provides a user-friendly interface, with most models providing touchscreen operation.

Linx CIJ printers are designed to be durable and full-featured, meeting the highest standards of coding quality. 

Linx wide range of inks will keep batch codes in place on nearly any substrate and can withstand harsh production environments whilst offering non-contact, multi-line coding.

  • Range of inks for specialist marking, e.g. food grade, invisible/UV coding
  • Optional IP protection for harsh environments

CIJ Printers

Laser printers are ideal for reliable batch coding, with no need for consumables, lasers provide a low operating cost product marking solution with permanent batch codes.

Linx laser batch coding machines are designed for use in challenging, high-speed production environments while ensuring industry leading text and code quality.

  • Permanent marking capability
  • Optional IP protection for harsh environments

Laser Coders

With the ability to print clear text and graphics onto porous substrates, Linx Large Character Inkjet Printers are a cost-effective alternative to labels and pre-printed boxes.

These high-resolution batch printers guarantee efficiency and quality when printing on difficult packaging substrates.

  • Ideal for packaging printing
  • Code text and graphics

Packaging Printers

Talk with an experienced Linx representative today to discuss which batch coder is right for you!

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Batch Coding Applications

Lot Code Printing

High quality, legible dates & codes to meet food grade printing standards

Batch Code Printing

Consistent coding and marking in extreme manufacturing conditions

part batch coding

Part marking solutions for permanent traceability