Linx Printing Technologies has launched SL1, an entry-level laser coding system that it said delivers a high quality code which adds value to packaging.
The Linx SL1 delivers high coding speeds thanks to the use of lightweight and ultra-fast mirrors. Linx Printing Technologies said it also offers 20 percent more power than other products in its class, but at the same time uses much less laser energy in the coding process, which together with its robust stainless steel design further enhances its reliability and longevity. The compact one-box laser system weighs 12.5kg and is easy to position, fits into tight spaces and allows coding in any orientation.
The technology uses no fluids and consumables, reducing running costs, eliminating mess and spills, and removing the need to store inks and solvents. No production time is lost to cleaning printheads either and there are no unknown variable costs, while fewer moving parts mean less maintenance and no time-consuming start-up and power-down procedures.
Further, Linx SL1 has the ability to produce multiple lines of text and logos in one message, as well as machine readable codes such as QR and data matrix codes, including DotCode for the tobacco industry.
LinxDraw software makes set-up and code changes easy, Linx Printing Technologies stated.
Matt Eastham, Linx Printing Technologies laser product manager, said: ‘The affordable Linx SL1 brings the trusted benefits of the established Linx laser range within the grasp of a whole new range of potential customers.
‘Simple, flexible and economical, it opens up a new world of coding possibilities to those who may not previously have considered laser as an affordable option.’