On stand E36 at this year’s PPMA Total Show, Linx will showcase some of the latest models across its printing technologies, underlining the company’s versatility in offering coding and marking solutions tailored to customers’ precise requirements and applications.

Alongside just-launched additions to the company’s pioneering Linx 8900 series CIJ (Continuous Ink Jet) printer, Linx will also demonstrate its innovative entry-level Linx SL1 laser coder and the Linx IJ375 high definition large character outer case coder.

The new Linx 8920 and 8940 incorporate a number of further enhancements to the successful Linx 8900 that deliver even faster line speeds and easier set-up, together with a further extension of service intervals from 13,000 hours or 18 months to 18,000 hours or 24 months.

A unique feature is 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.  This enables it to identify simple actions that users can take to prevent unscheduled stoppages.  Both models have a top speed of 6.25m/s for a single line code, and the capability to print up to five lines.  The Linx 8940 also offers an IP65 rating that prevents dust ingress as well as providing wash down protection, ideal for operating in more challenging environments.                        …./

The Linx SL1 laser coder is an entry level solution that enables more companies to adopt laser technology.  One of the most compact and lightweight one-box laser solutions on the market, it fits easily into tight production spaces, as well as coding in any orientation.  The Linx SL1 delivers class-leading speeds and offers 20 per cent more power than other products in its class, but at the same time uses much less laser energy in the coding process. It is also capable of greater coding versatility than comparable models, with the ability to produce multiple lines of texts and logos in one message, as well as machine readable codes such as QR and Data Matrix.

The Linx IJ375 has been designed to cut production costs while maximising line uptime and print quality for the coding of secondary packaging.  Its innovative ReFRESH® ink system, robust design and printhead protection technology mean significantly reduced downtime and savings on consumables.

The patented ReFRESH® system maintains premium print quality and avoids wasted ink during printhead cleaning.  Ink and dust that collect on the nozzles are removed with an ink purge and air knife, then ink from this procedure is collected, passed through a high performance filter to remove impurities, and delivered back ready for printing.  In addition, the tough stainless steel nozzle guard protects the printhead from potential damage from impact with boxes on the line, while allowing the printhead close enough to the pack to ensure superior print quality is maintained.