Interpack Preview. Hall 11, Stand 11C58
Linx Printing Technologies’ ability to provide cost-effective coding and marking solutions across a wide variety of applications will be demonstrated at Interpack on stand 11C58, where the company will showcase models across its many different ranges of equipment and technologies.
Underlining Linx’s ongoing commitment to continual and proactive new product development, highlights will include the newest additions to the company’s Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printers and laser coders, which represent significant advances in the technologies, along with examples from its thermal transfer, thermal inkjet and case coder ranges.
These new coders have opened up the benefits of laser to more companies and applications. Key benefits are even faster printing speeds over previous models 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.
The recently-launched Linx 8900 series and Linx 10 have both further extended the capabilities of CIJ printing. The Linx 8900 has been designed to provide the highest levels of ease of use and help maximise efficiencies during production for valuable cost and time savings. As part of Linx’s policy of continuous improvement, a number of new features have now been introduced.
These include the first-in-class Advanced System Monitoring which provides a continual check of the printer’s operation in terms of ink system running parameters and environmental conditions to maximise efficiencies. The new Production Schedule enables the printer to print a sequence of different messages automatically, for example in dairy applications where the printhead is traversing across multiple lanes of products.
User Defined Date Formats deliver even greater coding flexibility by allowing users to create their own customised date and time formats. This is particularly beneficial to operations coding many different products, for example contract packers, who need to meet differing customer requirements for code content and layout.
The new Linx 10 is a compact and totally portable entry-level CIJ printer. It has been particularly designed for smaller businesses that need to code products for the first time or whose potential for business growth is hampered by the use of less flexible, non-digital coding methods. The portability of the printer also means it can be used as a back-up machine for experienced CIJ users, which can quickly be moved and set up wherever required, and its compact dimensions will benefit packing lines where space is an issue.
Linx’s thermal transfer, thermal inkjet and case coder ranges will also be demonstrated. The Linx IJ375 case coder is able to cut production costs while maximising line uptime and print quality for the coding of secondary packaging. Its patented ReFRESH® ink system, robust design and printhead protection technology mean significantly reduced downtime and savings on consumables.
For coding onto packaging such as boxes, trays and sleeves, the Linx TJ725 thermal inkjet printer incorporates Simply Smart Technology® to offer a high resolution digital coding solution. Linx’s innovative Active Cartridge Care System® saves money and cuts waste by slowing the nozzle drying process, making first prints more reliable every time.
The Linx TT5 thermal transfer overprinter offers superb code quality along with a significant increase in production line uptime and a lower cost of ownership. Its unique clutchless bi-directional ribbon drives minimises the risk of ribbon breaks and the need to make mechanical adjustments to maintain ribbon tension.