A continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) system is used to print variable information on individual items as they move down the manufacturing line, like dates or batch codes, regardless of size, shape, porosity, or texture. Customers may access and operate Linx coders from anywhere at any time, and Linx can give remote help to keep lines operating, thanks to remote printer monitoring and support. Linx Printing Technologies provide a cost-effective and efficient solution compared to similar industrial inkjet batch code printers on the market, with concealed, easy-to-clean printheads, error-free touch-screen control, and simple self-service capability.
How Linx Inkjet Batch Code Printer Works
In a CIJ printer, ink is pumped from an ink reservoir and ejected via a nozzle, which produces an ink jet. After that, high-frequency vibration breaks up the ink jet into a vast number of ink droplets. Electrodes charge selected droplets once they have been created. Deflector plates create an electrostatic field as the stream of droplets passes past them.
As the charged drops pass through the deflector plates, they are deflected and ejected from the print head, where they are put on the product to form the needed message. Drops that aren’t charged aren’t deflected and return to the CIJ ink system.
The solvent basis of the ink will evaporate during the printing process, changing the viscosity of the ink. The viscosity must be precisely managed to a specific value in order to achieve the best drop formulation.
Preparation in Using Linx Inkjet Printer
The 8900 series is a continuous inkjet printer that can be mounted on a stand or transported on a wheeled trolley to wherever it is needed in production.
The user interface, as well as the fluid refill points, are easily accessible from the front of the machine. External triggers, alarms, and other external devices are connected to the printhead on the machine’s side. The printer’s user interface has been developed to be the most user-friendly. That means it provides quick setup and error-free printing.
The touchscreen is 10 inches in size. It’s a screen that responds quickly. It can be used with gloves, and it’s protected by an alcohol and solvent-resistant membrane. So you may use it with gloves, sanitizers, and other cleaning supplies, which is important in today’s hygiene-conscious world.
The home screen displays important details such as the current printing message and fluid levels. As you know, there are enormous buttons on the home screen that allow you to access common features.
You can personalize your home screen to include only the functions that you need and use frequently. You can also quickly and easily edit a message from the home screen using prompts. So that you may make quick, error-free modifications to messages.
Multiple line settings are also available in the user interface. There’s no need to reset everything if you move the printer from line to line or if you change your product arrangement. Simply change the printer’s line settings, and the printer will take care of the rest.
All of the messages and settings in the printer can be stored to a USB stick, which can then be taken away from the machine and copied over to another printer.
On the printhead on the Linx 8900 series all critical components are carefully molded within the printhead, which is hermetically sealed. As a result, it can resist hits on the production line without issue. Since it has a unique design, there are no loose wires, exposed tubes, or exposed seals to cause harm. There are no pieces to adjust or align on the printhead. The printhead does not require any user adjustments, and it continuously monitors the temperature, ink pressure, and jet speed to ensure consistent print quality and size.
The printhead’s auto flush technology is unique, allowing it to function for up to three months without cleanings, significantly longer than conventional printheads. The cover tube is a straightforward design that includes no-dirt traps in both the cover tube and the conduit. There’s a figure of eight design on this printhead, which means it’s very flexible, and the conduit comes in two lengths of four and six meters to fit into any production line space. There’s also a right angled conduit made to go into really tight production line locations.
Linx Inkjet Printer Maintenance
The cabinet and ink system were created with dependability, the convenience of use, and efficiency in mind. The screen will notify you when the printer needs to be refilled via an on-screen indicator. When the printer’s cartridges need to be replaced, you may easily access them using the one-touch door and top-up solvent cartridges.
There is a reserved volume in the printer so when the cartridges run empty, you can still keep running for up to 12 hours. When it comes to servicing the inkjet batch code printer, it is designed to have the lowest service costs. The service interval on the Linx 8900 series is up to two years.