New laser coders are versatile, reliable and intuitive

Published: 12-Jul-2013

Range of scribing laser coders launched by Linx Printing Technologies claims to offer efficient production line solutions with no compromise on quality

A new range of scribing laser coders launched by Linx Printing Technologies claims to offer efficient production line solutions with no compromise on quality.

The 10w Linx SL102 laser coder is said to be the most versatile and intuitive coder in its class, ideal for users with a fast line and simple code requirements, or a slow line with a more complex code. It offers a flexible solution for quality coding onto a wide range of materials.

The high-speed, low-maintenance 30w Linx SL302 laser coder produces quality coding for complex codes on fast lines, even on hard-to-mark materials, and is versatile enough to adapt to future coding needs, such as changes in line speeds, message types or products to be coded.

The new Linx laser coders are easy to use, with the new LinxVision 10.1 inch LCD colour touch screen incorporating a large WYSIWYG display for simple operation. The interface features software specially designed for touch screen operation, with large icons for intuitive control, editing and status reporting. Alternatively the Linx SL102 and SL302 can alternatively be operated via a PC or network.

An easy access toolbar enables the operator to quickly modify messages - such as date and time offsets, variable text, message rotation – which means less downtime. A quick message preview also allows the operator to browse saved messages and preview them before selection, reducing the risk of errors.

The laser can be positioned to code in any orientation, and a unique set-up wizard guides the installation engineer through configuration for the line set-up. The robust industrial design offers stainless steel casing and up to IP65 class protection, for continuous coding in even the harshest of production environments. Other benefits are reliability, with longer laser tube life, less downtime and lower cost, says Link.

Features also include VisiCode, which enables the laser to produce the clearest code on cold glass; QuickSwitch software, which allows fast and easy code changes using a barcode scanner or other external device; and Label Enable, used when coding on a label station, which ensures the laser is triggered at just the right moment for coding the label.

Linx QuadMark allows control of up to four laser coders on the same network from a single location, ideal for larger sites with multiple lasers.

'The new range offers versatility, reliability and ease of use without compromise, and the option to code a wide range of substrates on the most challenging of production lines,' said Linx Product Manager Dan Levitzky. 'Elements such as the head, lens, tube, marking field and spot size are adjusted to produce the best code for the substrate at the customer’s line speed.'

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