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LINX TT5

Key Benefits

• Clutchless ribbon drive to minimize the risk of ribbon breaks 
• Simple ribbon cassette for quick changeovers
• Increased production line uptime
• Lower cost of ownership
• Easy to use colour touch screen – fewer errors and hassle-free operation
• Exceptional flexibility – switch between intermittent and continuous printing modes
• Straightforward retro fitting to your production line
• IP55 and IP65 protection for protection during wash down

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continuous inkjet printers
Linx 8940
continuous inkjet printers
Linx 8920
continuous inkjet printers
Linx 8900

 

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.

Laser Coders – fast, non-contact solution for permanent beverage packaging applications.

• 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.

Laser Coders – fast, non-contact solution offers permanent, high quality batch coding of confectionery packaging on a wide range of materials
Large Character Printers – a cost-effective alternative to labels and pre-printed boxes, ideal for secondary packaging. 

Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) – provide non-contact, high speed coding capabilities and easy to use interfaces for quick, error-free code changes

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.

  • Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) inks for a range of materials – from paper and card to plastic and packaging films
  • Thermal Ink Jet (TIJ) coding for primary and secondary packaging. High quality coding and a clean alternative to roller coders and valvejet systems
  • Laser Coders – for permanent packaging coding – ideal for high value goods, anti-counterfeiting and high speed lines
  • Large Character Coders – high resolution coding for large character printing onto secondary packaging – save costs by replacing labels or pre-printed packaging

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.

Our CIJ , Laser 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. Drive your OEE with built-in, real-time output measurement features providing clear, on- or off-target alerts. Our self-cleaning printheads ensure clean startups, first time every time, and deliver consistent code quality while self-servicing and quick, clean cartridge refills keep downtime to a minimum.

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.

Linx CIJ coders allow you to code lines as small as 1.4 mm. Laser coders can go even smaller – as little as 0.8 mm. Even the smallest of electronic components can be legibly coded with one of our CIJ or laser solutions.

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. 

If you are coding onto flexible film packaging, labels or gloss card, the Linx TT Series of thermal transfer overprinters will deliver high resolution images, while minimising downtime and improving productivity and efficiency.

The Linx TT5 has a standard ribbon width (up to 55mm) and is particularly suitable for printing best before dates and batch codes. The Linx TT10, with its wider ribbon (up to 110mm) is perfect for printing longer messages such as ingredients, logos and marketing information. Both models are ideal for a wide variety of applications, especially within the snack food, confectionery and pharmaceutical sectors. The Linx TT5 is also available with IP55/65 protection for use in washdown environments.

Packaging printing – best before dates and batch codes

.The Linx TT5 has a standard ribbon width (up to 55mm) making it particularly suitable for printing best before dates and batch codes. Bi-directional motors drive both ribbon unwind and re-wind reels, creating more prints per ribbon and leaving only a 0.5mm gap between messages. Delivering low cost of ownership through an efficient use of consumables, and no overprinting.

Increased production line uptime
• The Linx TT5 and TT10 use motors rather
than clutches to control ribbon tension,
minimising the risk of ribbon breaks
• The ribbon cassette design ensures that
changing ribbons is quick and simple
• Less maintenance and faster ribbon
changeover means increased uptime
• The Linx TT5 has a 1200m ribbon,
resulting in fewer ribbon changes and
increased production line efficiency
Lower cost of ownership
• Bi-directional motors drive both ribbon
unwind and re-wind reels, creating more
prints per ribbon and leaving only a 0.5mm
gap between messages
• Use of consumables is efficient, and no
overprinting occurs

Easy to use

 • Easy to use colour touch screen results
in fewer errors and hassle-free operation
• Intuitive graphic user interface allows
preview of messages before coding
• Three levels of password protection for
added security
• An extensive on-board diagnostics
package to optimise productivity

Exceptional flexibility

• The Linx TT5 and TT10 design allows
you to switch easily between intermittent
and continuous printing modes, as well
as left or right hand operation
• Prevents the need for additional
coder investment when production
requirements change
• Both models fit into many existing coder
brackets, enabling straightforward retro
fitting to your production line

Printing Capability

• Ribbon width of 20mm – 55mm
• Maximum ribbon length of 1200m
• Print speed:intermittent motion mode from 50mm/sec to 800mm/sec
• Print speed:continuous motion mode from 40mm/sec to 1000mm/sec
• Wide range of ribbon colours with excellent rub resistance and superb adhesion to packaging materials

Coding and programming facilities

• Linx CLARiSOFT® image design software
• Full downloadable font support for Windows TrueType
(including multiple languages and Unicode support)
• Fixed, variable and merged text fields
• Link fields to databases
• Flexible date/time formats
• Formats for shift coding
• Field orientation 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
• Mirror image printing, image rotation
• Real time clock functions
• Auto best before date calculation and concession management
• Scaleable text including rotation, mirror and inverse printing
• Multiple graphic formats supported – any size up
to maximum print area
• Barcodes EAN 8, EAN 13, UPC-A, UPC-E Code 39,
EAN128, Code 128, ITF, PDF417, Data Matrix QR
Model 2, RSS (including 2D composite codes)
• Text blocks
• Auto incrementing/decrementing text, counters
and barcodes
• Basic shape drawing
• User configurable drop down lists fields
• 512MB message store memory
• Ribbon save functionality (3 types)

Physical Characterisitics

Air supply 6 Bar, 90psi, uncontaminated. 1.0ml/cycle (max)
Humidity range 85% max
Power supply 90-264V
Operating temperature 5° – 40°C
IP55 environmental protection rating (EN 60529:1991/IEC60529:1989) TT5 Washdown Controller
IP65 environmental protection rating (EN 60529:1991/IEC60529:1989) TT5 Washdown Printer

Ribbon Range

Wax / Resin ink
Resin ink
Range of colours available on request

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