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Linx confirms upgrade of 8900 series of CIJ printers

LINX Printing Technologies has added new features to its 8900 series of Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printers, which the firm claims will open it up to more applications and provide a number of advantages.

The new ‘prompted dates’ feature is said to make for “faster, mistake-proof message choices”. When a message is chosen, the operator selects from a pre-defined range of dates suitable for the product being coded, so there is no need to edit manually.

A further new feature is the field insert option, meaning that when part of a message is inserted, edited or deleted, the remaining parts “move intelligently” to best present the code – a feature Linx said is particularly useful when coding longer messages onto cables.

Additional benefits include date rounding, to meet company specific date coding conventions; field justification for better code fits; extended communications protocols to control the coders via PCs or PLCs; and the availability of Linx’s “ultra-fast-drying” 1405 ink for use with Midi plus printheads to provide larger print on fast moving products.

Linx is also releasing its latest version of Linx Printernet, the company’s cloud-based service which enables operators to remotely monitor and control their Linx 8900 printers. A ‘KPI dashboard’ has been added to the service, which shows  whether production is on target for each batch.

John Tierney, marketing director at Linx Printing Technologies said, “We’re delighted to be announcing these upgrades to the Linx 8900 series, which offer excellent new benefits to businesses across the food, dairy, contract packaging, beverage, and cabling, wiring, and extrusion industries. This is an example of how we continually strive to evolve our existing product ranges in order to remain the best option for any company that needs to code onto products.”

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