For Immediate Release – July 1, 2013 Contact: Dina Garland, email@example.com, 636.300.2035
Diagraph… Delivering the Linx 5900!
Diagraph is pleased to introduce the newest member of the Linx Family of printers. The Linx 5900 has been designed to provide maximum flexibility and consistently reliable coding, and offers the lowest maintenance costs for this type of printer along with extended service intervals of up to 6,000 hours. The Linx 5900 prints up to 3 lines of alphanumerics and offers a large 1000 message memory store and built-in USB for faster code changes. The 5900 is IP55 washdown rated, perfect for food, bever- age and dairy packaging plants where washdown and harsh environments are demanding on equip- ment. This model continues with Linx Best In Class features that include a sealed, robust, self- cleaning printhead with no manual adjustments, ensuring reliable startups and shutdowns. Diagraph doesn’t just talk about innovations and high uptime reliability, we realize them. Learn More.
For more information, call 800-722-1125, send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.diagraph.com. To view videos of our labeling and coding product applications, customer success stories and demonstrations from the trade show booth, please visit YouTube’s Diagraph Channel www.youtube.com/diagraphitw. Also, please take a moment to “Like Us” on Facebook www.facebook.com/diagraphitw in order to receive announcements and stay in touch with what’s new at Diagraph.
Diagraph, An ITW Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of marking, coding and labeling systems and supplies, and has been in the product identification industry for over 100 years. Diagraph’s products include automated labeling systems, LINX continuous ink jet and laser coders, and large character ink jet and thermal jet systems. Acquired by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 2001, Diagraph has the resources and financial backing of a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 organization. ITW has 825+ business units in over 50 countries employing nearly 60,000 men and women worldwide.
Linx Printing Technologies has announced a change in its distribution network for the Linx range of small character continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers in the United States.
Diagraph, An ITW Company, who has been a distributor of Linx printers, parts and consumables for over 12 years, takes responsibility for Linx distribution previously conducted by Matthews Marking Products© with immediate effect. Diagraph will be responsible for all new Linx CIJ product sales, customer service and on-site servicing and technical support of Linx coding equipment. The Company also holds inventory of Linx equipment, including printers, spare parts, accessories, inks and solvents.
We already have an excellent relationship with Linx, an expert knowledge of its products, and we welcome the opportunity to provide the highest levels of service for Linx customers that have yet to experience Diagraph,” comments Bruce Castro, Director of Service, at Diagraph, An ITW Company.
Diagraph is a leading manufacturer and distributor of marking, coding, labeling & RFID systems and supplies. The Company has been engineering and building automated product identification systems for over 30 years, and has been in business for over 100 years. With the resources and backing of ITW (a Fortune 200, multi-billion dollar organization), Diagraph can provide the highest levels of best-in-class products, cost-saving services and customer-friendly business practices all delivered by a nation-wide network of experienced direct sales & service representatives.
If Linx printer owners have an immediate servicing or printer requirement and would like to speak with someone from Diagraph, please call 800-722-1125.
“We already have an excellent relationship with Linx, an expert knowledge of its products, and we welcome the opportunity to provide the highest levels of service for Linx customers that have yet to experience Diagraph,” comments Bruce Castro, Director of Service, at Diagraph, An ITW Company.
The latest Continuous Inkjet Printer from Linx Printing Technologies, the 8900 Series, reflects the fundamental Linx design philosophies of Ease of Use and Reliability and is supported by the MK11 hermetically sealed printhead that protects all critical components during operation and cleaning.
The most notable of the 8900 Series' features is the auto flush multi-stage process – the industry’s most thorough automatic self-cleaning process – which allows Linx printheads to run cleaner for longer. Bonus benefit – less solvent waste! Few competitors flush both nozzle and gutter, leading to longer start-ups and more frequent printhead cleaning. Comparatively, older competitor printheads require a scab of ink to form on the nozzle to keep their ink line sealed or a mechanical screw to join the nozzle to the gutter to keep air from fluid lines during shutdown.
In the unique Linx printhead auto flush process, both nozzle and gutter are solvent cleaned then left to dry with a vacuum purge. The head feed valve closes and stops nozzle weeping, leaving the printhead clean and dry for a period of storage or an overnight stop. This entire process is initiated with a simple press of a button, cutting out time needed for operator shut-down procedures and increasing productivity.
Linx Printhead Autoflush Diagram
(Simplified for demonstration)
As a result of the easy-to-use, push-of-a-button auto flush system, operators can pick up where they left off, with full confidence that the Linx 8900 will start-up quickly and easily without additional cleaning. The process improvements have been tested and reveal with typical inks and in typical application environments, customers can expect 100 starts and stops without the need to clean the printhead. Testing actually found 3 months as typical, and in some cases can go up to 6 months.
Diagraph has been assisting customers for over 120 years improving production line efficiencies with simple, reliable, cost-effective coding and labeling solutions. Contact us at 800.722.1125 to learn more about the Linx product line.
The all new Linx 8900 was a hit during its debut at Pack Expo Las Vegas! Visitors loved the simple one-touch fluid refill design, the enhanced user interface paired with the large touch screen, the engineer-free self service module, and, of course, the industry leading reliability that comes with the Linx printhead. The Linx 8900 leads the way into the next generation of small character continuous inkjet printers.
One-touch Fluid Refill
The Linx 8900's new one-touch fluid refill design allows operators to change ink and solvent in one easy step. The solvent capacity in the inkjet printer has been doubled to better match the ink-to-solvent use ratio and the printer features an 8 hour low-to-empty warning, allowing manufacturers to run an entire shift without having to refill fluids.
10" Capacitive Touchscreen with Easy User Interface
The customizable user interface allows plant managers to put the functions most important to the line's operations right at the fingertips of the operator. The Linx 8900 also features real time output reporting and gives you the option of tracking the cause of line stoppages. All of this made easier by a large capacitive touchscreen that doesn't require you to remove your gloves to operate.
Engineer-Free Self Service Module
The Linx 8900's new self service module assembles all critical service parts in one place, allowing machine operators or on-site maintenance professionals to conduct routine maintenance without the need to call in a Diagraph field service engineer. All you have to do is follow 7 easy steps prompted by on-screen instructions to install the new self service module to accomplish routine maintenance in 30 minutes or less. What's even better is the extended machine maintenance interval of 18 months and the ability to schedule maintenance around your own production schedule.
Industry Leading Printhead
No other printhead allows up to 100 starts/stops between printhead cleanings. The secret to our typical 3 month cleaning interval is in our sealed design. When cleaning is required, it can be done more quickly without the risk of damaging exposed parts or the need for readjustments. Many of our customers struggled through poorly designed printheads before arriving at our Linx CIJ printers as the ultimate solution. If you are delaying production time to keep your printheads clean, we need to talk.
Contact us to learn more about the Linx 8900. We will put you in touch with a Diagraph marking and coding expert located in your area.
St.Louis, MO. . .Diagraph is pleased to introduce the LINX7900 Continuous Ink Jet Coder. With LINXInsight® remote monitoring, super-long service intervals of up to 18 months or 9,000 hours*,and an 18-month warranty, the new LINX 7900 sets the standard for continuous ink jet. It’s exactly what you want, everything you need, more than you expect!
TheLINX 7900 offers advanced additional features as standard, providing an exceptional value with no hidden costs.
Simple printer control
LINX Insight® enables remote monitoring from a smart phone, plus message download and control from a PC.
QuickSwitch® software allows simple and accurate code changes using a barcode scanner.
USB port means easy transfer of messages between printers.
Lowe strunning costs
Intelligent ink system enables up to 9,000 hours* between scheduled service intervals.
18 month warranty* on printer from installation at no extra cost.
Mistake-free message editing is provided by customizable on-screen prompts, to reduce coding errors.
*excludesLINX Spectrum/Food Grade Models
Increased production up time
Hermetically-sealed print head with no moving parts, no manual adjustments to make.
FullFlush® system automatically cleans and dries the print head and conduit at every shutdown.
SureFill® enables fast, mistake-free refills every time.
Additional standard features
For more information, call 800-722-1125,send emails to email@example.com or visit www.diagraph.com. To view videos of our labeling and coding product applications, customer success stories and demonstrations from the trade show booth, please visit YouTube’s Diagraph Channel www.youtube.com/diagraphitw. Also, please take a moment to “Like Us” on www.facebook.com/diagraphitw and receive announcements and stay in touch with what’s new at Diagraph.
Diagraph, An ITW Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of marking, coding and labeling systems, and has been in the product identification industry for over 100 years. Products include automated labeling systems, LINX continuous ink jet and laser coders, and large character ink jet and thermal jet systems. Acquired by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 2001, Diagraph has the resources and financial backing of a multi-billion dollar organization. ITW has 850+ business units in over 50 countries employing nearly 60,000 men and women worldwide.
ST. LOUIS, (Sept. 1, 2015) – Diagraph recently launched the Linx 8900 – a next generation CIJ (continuous ink jet) printer featuring an error-free user interface and smart productivity reporting functionality. The printer is designed to maximize efficiencies during production, delivering valuable cost and time savings.
Capable of printing both human and machine-readable codes, the Linx 8900 incorporates a wealth of new features and reporting functions that speed up day-to-day operation and maintenance. Production monitoring is made easy with a unique screen saver mode that provides manufacturers with a simple visual status check, indicating whether throughput is on target or not.
This is part of a range of reporting features that provide at-a-glance real-time data, which also includes downtime information and batch counts. The Linx 8900 self-monitoring productivity reports can be easily transferred to a USB for archival and analysis purposes. The smart productivity reporting functionality allows operators and plant managers to identify patterns or reasons for any line stoppages, allowing for the quick implementation of changes, solutions or countermeasures to improve efficiency and productivity.
In addition to the productivity reporting functionality, the new system’s self-service module is designed for engineer-free service and minimized downtime, allowing operators to change filters and ink in one quick step with the help of the on-screen Self-Service Wizard to guide operators through the process. The easy and quick self-service functionality allows maintenance managers to schedule service times around production schedules, causing no need to take the printer off-line.
These smart reporting features and minimized service and maintenance requirements combine with Linx’s industry-leading sealed printhead to allow the Linx 8900 to perform reliably in even the harshest factory conditions. Linx’s proven autoflush system thoroughly cleans the printhead every time the printer is shut down, ensuring a fast and clean start-up when it is next required. The automated cleaning feature enables the Linx 8900 to be cleaned and ready for immediate use even after three months out of operation, making it ideal for periods of extended shutdowns.
The Linx 8900 is designed to be simple to use and maintain, minimize operator errors and identify opportunities to improve production line efficiency in real-time. For more information, call 800-722-1125.
About Diagraph, An ITW Company
Diagraph, An ITW Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of marking, coding and labeling systems and supplies, and has been in the product identification industry for over 120 years. Diagraph’s products include all-electric printer applicator labeling systems, LINX continuous ink jet and laser coders, large character ink jet printing systems and thermal transfer overprinting systems.
About Linx Printing Technologies Ltd
Linx Printing Technologies is a leading global supplier of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers, case coders, laser coders, thermal transfer printers and thermal inkjet printers. Its printers and coders are used across many different industries where product identification codes, batch numbers, dates and barcodes are required.
All Linx products are designed with low cost of ownership in mind and are distinguished by reliability, robustness and ease of use. Linx products code and mark millions of items every day, ranging from bottles, packages and cans of consumer goods to pharmaceutical products, cabling, electrical components and car parts.