• Bottles travel at high speeds and very close together. A product sensor is normally above the product with a short print delay. - Metal bottle caps can be detected with a Linx inductive sensor FA61100 - or with a Linx Photo-Reflective Sensor FA61105. • Sensors are not included in the kit but are available from Linx.
• The Linx air knife kit supplied is reversible, depending on the direction of bottle presentation to the printhead. • The air curtain must always be upstream of the printhead
so that bottles are always dried before printing. • The Linx air knife requires an 8mm diameter flexible
tube factory air supply, regulated to 4 bar (58psi).
See product bulletin PB0662 for details.
• Lines are highly automated. It is critical to ensure the Linx Bottle Coder will integate into the production line. Clarify this before you install a trial.
• You can suggest that the customer orders some additional Linx accessories (not included in the kit) to support both visual and electronic signals.
- For line stoppage alerts install a Linx 24V Alarm Beacon (FA64006)
- Convert the Linx 4900BC to give a volt-free signal to the production line controller using kit FA71080
- Convert the Linx 4900BC to offer both Alarm Beacon and volt-free signal using Linx standard dual alarm kit (please enquire)
- Convert the Linx 7300BC to provide both Alarm Beacon and volt-free signal using kit FA67075 (requires a config code, please enquire).
• Conveyors are stainless steel clad, with a parallel sided
construction. • The conveyor belts are chains made up on discrete plastic
slats. These can move and jump around. They are lubricated
to varying levels to help bottles move on them. • We advise that you do not try to measure line speed with
an encoder wheel on the belt. • We advise a Linx 5000 ppr encoder (FA61112) directly
mounted onto the drive or rollers of the conveyor.
(Not included in the kit, available from Linx) • Clarify encoder mounting with the customer and prepare
before going to site to install a trial printer.
Four Key questions What impact does your CIJ coder have when it stops your line? • What does this cost?
What problems arise when you do not have consistently good print quality from your coder?
• How are you affected by product changes?
• Does the ink always stick?
• Does it resist condensation?
Are you compromising where / how you print your products?
• Is the customer printing onto caps and labels?
• Is the existing printer installed in dry process areas?
• Woud the customer prefer to print directly onto the wet bottle?
Do you refill your bottles? • What happens if the code is not removed?
For more information, contact Linx Printing Technologies Ltd, Burrel Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 3LA, UK.
Telephone +44 (0)1480 302100 Fax +44 (0)1480 302116 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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