Linx 8940
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Linx 8940 CIJ
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Key Benefits

    • High speed coder up to 9.10m/s 
    • IP65 rating as standard for reliable operation in demanding production environments
    • Flexible coder with 5-line coding, Data Matrix and QR code printing capability
    • Unique system monitoring helps avoid unscheduled stoppages
    • Simple self-service and quick-change fluid cartridges
    • Range of ink types and colours for both consumer and industrial marking

Linx 8940

The Linx 8940 is part of the Linx 8900 range of CIJ printers which make your coding life easier.  With its IP65 rating and highest printing speeds (up to 16% faster than the Linx 8920), the Linx 8940 is designed for the most challenging coding applications.  The Linx 8940  makes code creation easy with the large touch screen interface, and downtime is reduced with the self-servicing module, unique system monitoring and click-into-place fluid cartridges.

With a choice of 2 printheads for either standard or larger ink droplet size, the Linx 8940 is ideal for bolder printing onto higher speed lines such as cabling or dry bottling, as well as food, beverage and other consumer products.

Enjoy better code clarity with brighter product codes onto different coloured materials with contrasting coloured inks.

Easy to use for quick code setup and operation

  • 50 named lines – set up codes for each of your products, and give them tailored names – for quick retrieval at product changeovers; and for companies with multiple product lines such as contract packers. Transferable between printers with a USB flash drive
  • Daylight saving feature – automatically applies daylight saving times according to your own region
  • Advanced sequential number and text ranges – you decide the range of numbers
  • Multiple triggering options for print changes – for more automated operation and less operator interventions, for example resetting and incrementing sequential numbers and text in codes with external triggers
  • Tool-less fluid refills – simple click in place cartridges – no mess no fuss
  • Touch open/close refill doors
  • Self-servicing with the Easi-Change® Service Module which can be changed in minutes with no Service Engineer visit required
  • Automated code selection and editing using a barcode scanner, or data from a PC or PLC with QuickSwitch
  • Variable character spacing for improved vision system recognition
  • Date freezing ensures all products in the same batch have the same code – ideal for 24/7 operations

World-renowned Linx reliability

  • IP65 rating for dust and water-jet washdown protection – reliable running in harsh production environments
  • Extended service intervals up to 17,600hrs/24 months* – code for longer
  • Advanced System Monitoring – internal monitoring avoids unexpected problems that could lead to unscheduled stoppages – reliable coding for longer
  • Printhead cleaning only every 3 months
  • Robust Linx printhead and Autoflush feature ensures clean startups first time, every time
*up to 6,000 hours/12 months for pigmented inks

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  • Print at line speeds up to 9.10m/s
  • Up to 5 lines of code – dual language coding, ideal for export markets where codes are required in local languages; contract packing
  • Data Matrix and QR code printing Carton coding option up to 20mm high print
  • Real-time output on screen – meet your OEE targets with the printer screensaver ‘On/Off target’; identify patterns in overall line downtime with the output/downtime reporting feature, and improve your efficiencies
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Technical Specification

Printing capability

  • 5 lines of text, symbols, numbers, barcodes
  • Data Matrix and QR codes
  • Character height from 1.8mm to 20mm
  • Rotated character (‘tower’) printing

Programming features

  • Screen with icons, drag-and-drop field positioning, and zoom function for longer messages
  • Custom date and time editor to create different date formats as required
  • 'Production Schedule' function, to print a sequence of messages automatically, with different triggering and repeat print options
  • USB port for copy and back-up of message and printer settings, and for easy transfer of messages between printers, and downloading of output and line stoppage logs
  • Message store of up to 1000
  • Real-time output measurement on screen
  • Output and line stoppage logs
  • Screen saver shows real-time on/off target indication
  • Customisable top screen for most frequently used features
  • Sequential text and sequential numbering, with optional one touch sequence resets from the printer screen, and sequence resetting and incrementing using external triggers

Physical characteristics

  • 10” colour touch screen
  • Stainless steel enclosure
  • IP65 (dustproof and washdown proof) as standard
  • 2m conduit as standard, with 4m and 6m options
  • Weight 24kg
  • No factory air required
  • Ethernet port, with optional RS232 and Parallel I/O ports for easier integration with line equipment
  • Single stage alarm output, with optional Multi-stage alarm outputs
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Linx offers a wide range of mounting accessories for positioning the Linx 8940 printer onto your production lines.

Every line is different, so for tailored installation packages please contact our Customer Engineering Department, using the form on the right, for a customised solution.

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