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LINX CJ400

Key Benefits

• Self service maintainance – no engineer required
• Colour touch screen prompts get you coding straight away
• Can easily be carried between production lines
• No complicated manuals or training required
• Offers best print quality at different line speeds
• On-screen trouble shooting helps resolve operating issues
• No printhead cleaning for up to 3 months – less downtime and solvent usage
• Fast line set-up

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We offer a full range of beverage coders designed to meet the challenges faced by the beverage industry every day such as coding onto wet bottles without sacrificing high line speeds and robust traceability.

Whether you’re coding best before or manufacturing dates, traceability codes, or anti-counterfeit/brand protection marks onto bottle caps, cartons, cans or plastics – we can meet your specific needs.

Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) – non-contact, high speed coding with clean, reliable operation in challenging environments

• Environment challenges e.g. coding on wet surfaces or wash down environments
• Stricter industry standards and laws to protect consumers
• Major supermarkets and distributors insisting trading partners/ manufacturers follow their specific labelling, coding and quality rules

The confectionery industry is changing. The trend towards recloseable bags or tubs of bite-sized chocolate has brought demand for different types of plastic pack, in addition to the traditional paper or card outer wrapper of the chocolate bar or box.
Manufacturers and packers now need to be increasingly nimble as they switch production, machinery and staff between lines, in this environment mistakes are expensive, both in terms of downtime and wasted product. Coding and marking equipment plays a small but vital role in this process – reliability and versatility are crucial.

Code requirements may be simple and driven by legislation – usually a best-before or use by date, batch code or other identifier. But stringent food regulations and the importance consumers place on accurate labeling information mean this is something no manufacturer can afford to get wrong.

Manufacturers in the personal care industry often produce a wide range of products in an equally wide range of packaging formats. This diversity of packaging is influenced by factors such as size polarisation from small travel size or tester pots through to larger, economical packs, niche branding to achieve standout in an increasingly crowded market, or catering for ageing populations needing adapted packaging such as easy-grip containers.

We provide flexible, cost-effective solutions that deliver quality code and full traceability across a variety of different pack formats and material types to help you meet your customers’ needs, comply with legislation and reduce overall production costs.

Our CIJLaser and Large Character Printing solutions can help maximise uptime between multiple SKUs with quick, error-free code changeovers while line setups can be stored and retrieved for repeat work. 

Whether you are involved in secondary or primary packaging coding and marking, our coders make it possible for you to print virtually anywhere on your package, in any orientation, and onto a wide range of substrates.

Our packaging printers offer easy integration onto your existing lines, setup of codes is intuitive, and a selection of our coders have been designed to be quickly moved to where you need them. Support for a full range of code formats including text, variable dates, and quality graphics and logos, maximises the coding options for contract packers who need to meet their customers’ stringent packaging printing requirements.

A rise in health-conscious yet time-poor consumers are influencing current trends in the dairy industry, as such batch printing of dairy products needs to be flexible to cope with the expanding range of product packaging types. In addition, reliable operation in wet production environments is key, especially on fast-moving lines producing products with a short shelf life, where time to market is short and profit margins can be low.

Whether coding onto flexible film, carton bricks or PET bottles, Linx printers are designed to be reliable, robust and to deliver accurate, durable codes on the widest range of packaging materials, ensuring you meet coding regulations and maximise your production efficiencies.

The electronics industry requires coding and marking solutions suitable for the complex, and often delicate, manufacture of circuit boards, electronic components, and wires.

Our CIJ printers deliver robust traceability solutions to ensure manufacturers can keep track of inventory during every step of the manufacturing process, including water-soluble and pigmented Linx inks for either temporary or permanent electronic marking on circuit boards and components of every size. Even wiring can be coded effectively.

Coding and marking solutions for extrusions need to deliver flexibility to meet the variety of materials manufacturers might produce. Linx digital coders provide quick and simple code changes – less downtime compared to contact printing systems, while clear coding meets industry and international code standards.

Whether you are looking for simple product name or logo, part number, or international standards marking, Linx systems offer versatile coding to include the printing of logos, text, and large codes for extrusions. Our products can deliver accurate code placement anywhere you need it, onto a range of substrates including plastics and rubber.

We can help to lower costs through quick and accurate code change overs, reducing scrappage, and ease-of-use ensuring less manual errors and therefore downtime.

Our coding and marking solutions for printing directly onto food include dedicated printers using Linx food grade inks for coding onto ingestible food packages and products. Linx food printing systems are complete solutions which quickly and cost effectively resolve food product markings needs.

Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) – perhaps the most cost-effective choice for food marking and coding, a wide range of food-grade inks available from Linx contain only edible raw materials, meaning that you can safely print onto food products with solutions that conform to US and EU regulations. Renowned for their reliability and clean operation, and are flexible enough to cope with long hours of product identification onto food and packaging.

The UAE meat sector is a hugely significant and important part of the food industry and also meat processing and manufacturing plants.  At a time when the meat processing industry is getting itself into shape for the future, selecting the right coding and marking equipment can play a significant part in ensuring that processors are ready for the opportunities lying ahead.

With changing regulations on the traceability of meat; evolving packaging materials to meet increasing environmental concerns, and opportunities for differentiation in packaging to reflect premium products – it essential that your coding meets legal requirements, as well as supporting your production targets.

The modern pharmaceuticals industry uses high-speed production lines requiring fast printers and coders that must keep up. Our CIJ and laser coders can be installed in any high-speed production line without compromising quality. The ability to code in any orientation makes installation simple with minimal impact on your existing workflows. Long flexible CIJ conduits allow printhead positioning into most production line setups, whilst articulated arms and compact marking heads on our lasers make integration into your pharmaceutical line quicker than most, reducing your downtime and the need for retro-engineering of your production line to accommodate new coders.

Ensure that your pharmaceutical coding solutions are within the requirements of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – consider the best technologies for your production environment, product, and complexity of code.

Coding and marking in the ready meals and frozen foods sector places multiple demands on your equipment. Cold, dry and washdown environments bring with them the risk of water ingress to your production equipment, affecting their reliability and risking downtime. With margins already tight, you can help protect your line against downtime with the right choice of coder.

Increasing diversification of packaging shapes and materials, from plastic tubs and bags to card sleeves and cartons, are helping manufacturers achieve shelf stand-out in a growing industry. 

Ready-meals and frozen food manufacturers across the world choose Linx printers for their ease of use, versatility, and reliability. We support our customers’ Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by reducing downtime and maximising their production line efficiencies.

The snack food industry is changing as on-the-move snacks grow in popularity, and recent legislation developments mean there is an increased need for messaging and branding on Retail Ready Packing (RRP) such as boxes and shelf packaging. Coded information on RRP should include expiry date details and batch codes for traceability.
Snack foods manufacturers need to be increasingly flexible in order to avoid costly downtime. Our Linx TJ725 coder saves time by being easy to install straight out of the box. 

 Our range of Linx 8900 CIJ printers are self-service, and the Linx TJ725 coder combines ink and printhead in one cartridge, which makes it cleaner and easier to replace, further lowering your costs. Low maintenance coders can save your business a lot of downtime, whilst their ability to print both primary and secondary codes saves time and money.

Linx provides high speed cable marking and wire printing solutions that code accurately using small characters for reliable traceability and product identification, even onto fibre optic cables.

Built-in reliability also means less downtime on your line, as Linx’s non contact cable and wire coders function quickly and effectively – enabling you to keep up with high speed cabling production.

If you’re looking for faster changeover times then our digital wire coders provide the capability to deliver quick and simple changes to code with even less downtime. And codes will be clear and precise on a range of materials, in order to meet internationally set wire and cable coding standards.

Our range of high-speed, micro-character, Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printing and laser marking solutions offer a broad range of options for the reliable marking of tobacco products, be it discreet, anti-counterfeiting marking measures or the high-speed coding of complex messaging.

Marking product packaging allows tobacco manufacturers to protect their reputation and guard against counterfeit products. Our UV-readable CIJ inks are durable but discreet, making it easy to add subtle anti-counterfeit marking to tobacco packaging.

The tobacco industry is highly competitive, with tobacco brands often requiring complex coding and fast output in order to stay ahead. Keep up with demand by choosing one of our high-speed CIJ coders, like the Linx 8940.

Equip your bottling and packaging line with coding and labelling solutions that are reliable, easy to operate and highly versatile – even in high-speed, wet environments. Our solutions have the power to change the way you work.  

With our advanced range of coding, labelling and inspection technologies, and our deep expertise in the water bottling industry, you have everything you need to streamline your processes and increase your bottom line. 
From high-speed lines to wet environments, we can help you implement the right labelling and coding technology for your unique business needs. And because our technologies are easy to use and highly adaptable, you have everything you need to improve efficiency and drive your bottom line. 

We offer expert product identification solutions for plastic marking including inks for enhanced adhesion, specifically designed to adhere to printing on a wide variety of plastics such as PVC, nylon , OPP, PP and PE.

Our pigmented inks are ideal for high contrast coding and marking of light or dark materials such as plastic cables or extrusions. Pigmented inks retain their clarity for years, even if the printed plastic products are stored outside.

The range of Linx metal marking inks covers most product identification applications. Linx Thermochromic inks penetrate oily surfaces, remain indelible and undergo a permanent colour change making them suitable for containers undergoing sterilisation process after coding and Automotive coding for components that require codes for internal traceability. Linx removable inks for coding returnable containers or internal traceability for example, beer barrels.

All Linx Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printers and Linx printing inks are suitable for printing onto paper and cardboard printing. Our range of inks include fast drying Linx printing inks for high speed lines, coloured inks to enhance product packaging, and Ethanol inks for low odour requirements.

Linx laser coder solutions for coding onto paper and card include scribing laser coders for quality coding – from 10W to powerful 60W systems for high speed lines and high speed label coding systems designed specifically for the brewing and bottling industry.

We have a range of printing technologies and solutions for coding and marking on to both wet and dry glass. Whether you require an indelible identification code, or one that can be removed before re-use, Linx has the product identification glass marking solution for you.

Whether you are looking to print onto glass using adhesive inks, or etch directly into the surface of the glass, Linx has the printing solutions capable to complete any such work.

The Linx 7900 Spectrum provides a reliable and expert printer for coding with high opacity inks onto rubber. Our range of pigmented inks for Linx ink jet printers are outstanding with expert adhesion printing precise code for long lasting product identification when rubber printing.

Our printers are designed to be efficient and reliable in the most difficult of production environments. 

Our coding and marking solutions for printing directly onto food include dedicated printers using Linx food grade inks for coding onto ingestible food packages and products. 
Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) – perhaps the most cost-effective choice for food marking and coding, a wide range of food-grade inks available from Linx contain only edible raw materials, meaning that you can safely print onto food products with solutions that conform to US and EU regulations. 

Our coders are designed to help you overcome the challenges of ice and water in your processing environment, providing codes that are legible, indelible and fully compliant. Batch codes, barcodes, date codes or any other kind of code; we have the most efficient, cost-effective coding solution for your business. 
Labelling frozen foods is made easy with our broad range of labelling technologies. Whether you want to apply pre-printed labels or print and apply labels onto your frozen food products, our solutions will ensure your labels adhere to the product in the wet processing conditions. 

A Simpler Ink Jet Coder

The award winning Linx CJ400 is designed to be light enough to carry between lines so you can code when and where you need it. Non-contact coding technology enables printing onto moving surfaces from the top, side and underneath. Codes can be changed quickly, without lengthy set up procedures. The optional carton coding message style (20mm high) enables both primary and secondary coding

The Linx CJ400 is radically different from other coders. It’s the simplest printer to use and maintain, the most portable and the quickest to set up and print with.with one printer.

The Linx CJ400 prints up to three lines of information such as lot codes, dates, times, text and other data onto almost any porous or non-porous surface. Using continuous ink jet technology, it prints onto products as they move on the production line, without contact, and can quickly change the printed code without lengthy set up procedures.

Need a simpler coder?

The Easi-Change® Service Module means you service the printer yourself in minutes. There is no need for trained technicians or service calls, saving time and cost. The printhead has a typical cleaning interval of three months, saving on cleaning fluids and increasing productivity. The unique hermetically sealed printhead is adjustment free, increasing productivity and eliminating the risk of costly damage to critical components.

Need a portable coder?

The ergonomically designed printer weighs just 13.5 kg making it the easiest to carry between production lines, increasing productivity and reducing equipment costs. The tough, compact enclosure can fit almost anywhere. The printer stores up to four different production line settings, so it can be put to work wherever you need it. The printer can print characters from 2 mm to 20 mm high, so you use one printer for both product and carton printing, reducing costs. Need to set up print jobs quickly and easily? The easy to use colour touch screen has on screen prompts and trouble shooting guides, to get you coding straight away. Automatic message set up (PrintSync®) and line speed measurement gives consistent print quality whatever the production line speed. The large message store holds 1000 typical messages, which can be backed up and transferred between printers using the USB
port, to give you mistake proof printing

Coding and Marking Capability

• Prints up to 3 lines of information such as lot codes, dates, times, text and logos
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Code height range from 1.8mm – 20mm
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Maximum print speed of 2.6m/s (for 1 line of print, solid characters)
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Dedicated range of ink colours and types for most porous and non-porous substrates, including ketone-free inks

Printing Speeds and Sizes

Lines of print supported Up to 3 lines of print
Message height range 1.8 mm to 8.8 mm as standard
optional “carton coding” message style prints one line 20mm high @ 0.5 m/s
Character width range* 1.7 to 5.7 mm
Maximum line speed* (in direction of product travel)
1 line of print 2.6 m/s*
2 lines of print 1.3 m/s*
3 lines of print 0.84m/s*
Maximum number of characters per second 1200*
Maximum message length In excess of 1 m
Recommended distance from printhead to substrate 12 mm (33 mm for carton coding)
* Figures quoted are for solid printed characters with no gaps between printed drops. Faster print speeds and wider print can be achieved

Message Printing Facilities

• Text, symbols and numbers • Rotated character (tower) printing
• Upper-case and lower-case text • Graphics and logos can be imported into the printer as
• Variable character height and width • Bitmap files using the USB port
• Automatic formats for printing dates and times • Reverse and inverted printing
• (using the printer’s internal clock) • Automatic date forward function. Add any number of
• Sequential numbering, forward and backward counting, • seconds, minutes, hours to the current time, or any
• variable intervals number of days, weeks or months to the current date
• Number of messages stored:Up to 1000 using internal printer • Prompted fields for simple message editing
• memory (depending on message content), more can be • Remote fields, updated using data from an external device
• stored using a USB storage device • Shift coding
• Bold character printing (up to 9 times)

Hardware Features

• Easi-Change® Service Module offers up to 6000 hours
• Unique automatic printhead flushing – typical cleaning
• between scheduled maintenance
• interval 3 months (100 starts and stops)
• Mistake-proof mess free ink and solvent refilling, with SureFill® • Printer status indicator LED (3 state)
• system, and on screen ink and solvent tank status indicators
• Easy to carry design with carry handles, printhead
• Up to 10 hours warning from fluid “low” to “empty” • stowage hooks, allows tilt up to 45 degrees from horizontal
• High brightness back-lit, 1/4 VGA full colour touch screen with
• when carrying, without spillage or leakage
• tough, solvent resistant polymer cover
• Extended shutdowns (up to 4 weeks) possible without
• Durable gear pump with no scheduled changes required
• printer flushing or draining

Software Features

• Step by step message creation and editing • Single press print start, print pause and printer shutdown
• Password protected functions, with customisable user • WYSIWYG message style selection
• profiles for secure, mistake proof operation • WYSIWYG message store display
• On-screen help and diagnostics • Multiple operator languages
• On-screen instructions for changing Easi-Change® Service • Simple line speed and shaft encoder set up wizard, for
• Module, ink and solvent refilling and other functions • installation on new production lines
• PrintSync® automatic font and message format selection, • Message store and printer settings back up, copy and
• based on message style selected and production line speed • restore using USB storage device
• On-screen keyboards • Remote communications interface

Physical Characterisitics

Enclosure materials Stainless steel and high specification solvent and chemical resistant polymer
Environmental protection rating IP53 (protected from harmful ingress of dust, resists liquid
(EN 60529:1991 / IEC60529:1989) splashes from angles of up to 60 degrees from vertical)
Mounting options Bench or optional Linx trolley or table
(maximum tilt angle +/- 5 degrees to horizontal when printing)
Operating temperature range 5 – 45°C
Humidity range (relative humidity, non-condensing) 10 – 90%
Power supply 100-230V, 50/60Hz No factory air is required
Power consumption 50W (typical when printing)
Weight (including fluids and printhead) 13.5 kg

• Compact stainless steel and high specification solvent and chemical resistant polymer
• IP53 environmental protection rating
• Weighs only 13.5kg with fluids
• No factory air required
• Bench mounted or optional Linx trolley/table available

Printhead Characteristics

• 62µm nozzle • 2m conduit • Flexible and durable dual tube conduit, solvent resistant ° Positive air purge to printhead (provides reliable • Stainless steel cover tube (suitable for use with • printing in dusty or humid environments) magnetic and non-magnetic conveyors)

Programming Features

•CLARiSOFT® message creation software – messages can be created on a PC
and imported onto printer using the printer USB port
• Stores up to 4 different line settings and up to 1000 messages

• PrintSync® automatic message-style selection provides optimum print quality at different line speeds
• WYSIWYG colour touch screen allows easy message creation and selection
• On-screen help and diagnostics
• Message store and printer settings can be backed up and restored/transferred to another Linx CJ400 using a USB storage

Connections/interfacing

• Product detector
• Shaft encoder
• External 24 volt alarm output
• USB port for message and printer settings back up and restore
• RS232 socket
• Ethernet socket °device

Configuration

  • CJ400
    Prints up to 3 lines of information, such as text, dates, and logos from 1.8mm – 8.8mm high, in 4 line speeds.
  • CJ400LE
    Low noise cooling system, with a range of low odour and low evaporation inks for use in temperature controlled
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