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.
The Linx 8900 is able to handle the line’s current maximum speed of 200 cans per minute as well as higher speeds should throughput have to increase further as demand for Beavertown Brewery’s products continues to grow. Equally important, the printer can also cope with the line’s variable speed, ensuring code quality and clarity remains consistent even as the line speeds up or slows down.
“The Linx 8900 has provided the ideal solution to help us cope with growing demand for our cans of beer,” comments Tom Jones, Beavertown Brewery’s Assistant Head Brewer and Production Manager.
Founded in 2012 and now based in Tottenham Hale, London, Beavertown Breweryproduces a variety of high-quality beers – including Gamma Ray, Smog Rocket, and Black Betty – as well as a number of special and seasonal products.
Its products are mainly sold in independent craft beer shops, primarily in the UK with some also being exported.