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At Linx we understand that coding and marking in the extrusion industry is highly challenging.  There’s no easy way to stop the production line if there is a technical difficulty without huge consequence for costly waste.  Add to this the harsh operating environments with possible heat and dust, and the task of minimising downtime is even more pressing. 

We appreciate you need a robust, reliable coder particularly suited to these challenges.  Linx has proven experience gained over 35 years in delivering consistent coding through the development of its tough printers.  You can be confident that if you use a Laser coder with its permanent marking capability, or Continuous Inkjet, together with its inks giving excellent adhesion, you will meet the demands of the high-output extrusion industry.

How Linx can help

Linx provides the complete printing solution.

We ensure our Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) (link to general CIJ page, but could be linked to specific product after launch) coders are robust enough for the task at hand:  with IP ratings up to IP65, our coders can operate in high temperatures and dusty environments.  Linx printers deliver excellent print quality and the wide range of inks provide exceptional adhesion, even at fast production speeds.

We’re up to the task

Linx printers can be mounted and moved to suit your production line requirements, delivering great codes on a wide range of extruded products:

  • Cable and wire
  • Tubes
  • Guttering
  • PVC pipes
  • Panels
  • Double glazing window frames
  • Moulded parts
  • Construction
  • Industrial pipes and cables
  • Connectors
  • Aluminium profiles
  • Metal elements
  • Rubber

 

“The Linx coders give us good quality prints and have the speed and flexibility to deal with our different coding requirements.”

The Pre-Wired Conduit Company’s director Graham Davies

 

Laser coding options 

Depending on your choice of substrate, our laser technology could provide an alternative option for coding and marking.  The codes produced by the laser can be in a variety of sizes and do not suffer degradation through storage of the product.  And as no ink is involved, drying time is not an issue and the codes remain smudge-free. 

 

Keeping you on the move

Linx’s efficient coders are easy to install and have the flexibility to be moved and mounted onto different production lines, so you can plan your schedule for maximum output. 

The range of CIJ coders come with large, intuitive user interfaces and colour touch screen functionality.  They are easy to set up, keeping human errors to a minimum and your re-work costs down. 

“At Linx we know flexibility is important, that is why our printers can be moved and positioned onto different lines with ease.”
Angelique Sachlos, Product Manager for CIJ

We’ve got you covered

Linx’s PrinterNet remote monitoring gives you a 360 degree view of the status of your lines and throughput rates: 

  • Delivering notifications and alerts to prevent unnecessary stoppages or shutdowns and the resulting costly waste
  • Providing diagnostics and swift resolution, usually without the need for an engineer to visit, keeping your production lines running smoothly
  • Keeping track of KPIs in real time so that the plans and schedules can be adjusted accordingly. The flexibility of the printers means you can move them to different lines as needed.

Printing standout codes with our wide range of inks

We understand you need outstanding codes, so Linx has developed a range of good contrast, good adhesion pigmented inks

We have a wide range of inks, in a variety of colours to suit your requirements.  Our inks have fast drying times and great staying power so you can avoid smudges, wastage and costly reworks.  Our inks are chemical-resistant and comply with current legislation to ensure they are safe for people and the environment.

We work with you to deliver the complete printing solution, and can provide you with samples to test your setup.

Why not get in touch with one of our sales reps to talk about how Linx can support your coding and marking needs?

Resources

Extrusions Coding & Marking Solutions White Paper

Extrusions Coding & Marking Solutions White Paper

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Linx Contrasting Inks Datasheet

Linx Contrasting Inks Datasheet

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Special Adherence Inks Datasheet

Special Adherence Inks Datasheet

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