Cable marking with Linx 8900 CIJ printers. How to choose the right technology?

Cable marking with Linx 8900 CIJ printers

Promotional prices up to 25% off on certain Linx 8900 series models

A range of factors must be considered when deciding on the right coder for producing clear, accurate and long-lasting marks on wires and cables.

The first thing to consider is the information that will be marked on the wire and cable. Often, due to space constraints, markings are simple and mostly consist of one line of alphanumeric text. Manufacturers sometimes must code varying message content on a range of different products or for specific customers. On top of that, industry standards can always change that requires additional coding on the cables. The Linx 8900 series printers guarantee high reliability and precision that makes them particularly suitable for abbreviations, logos or other very small graphic elements to be stamped on tiny dimensions.

The next thing to consider is the substrates that will be marked. If the assembly line makes a range of products, can the coding equipment acceptably mark each substrate at the same standards of legibility and longevity? The colour of the wire and cable matters, too.

Another factor to think about is the production environment. Hot and dusty or dry and greasy environments mean the coder will need shielding to produce reliable markings. Linx 8900 series have IP55-rated stainless steel enclosure as standard with IP65 option

Last but not the least is to control costs. For wire marking, the first way to do this is to minimize coding errors. When an interface is not intuitive, it’s easy for operators to inadvertently choose the wrong message to be coded. Modern marking equipment often features large touch screen displays that are easy to operate. Newer coders allow print information to be saved in the system so an operator can choose information from a list and preview the message before it’s printed. This is less error-prone than manually entering the information each time.

How to choose the right technology?

There are two main types of marking technology: continuous inkjet and laser. Ink-jet printing is more popular choice. In this case the inkjet printers of LINX 8900 series are very suitable. Only now you can order certain models from the series at promotional prices up to 25% off on certain 8900 series models. The promotion is valid till September 30th, 2019.

 

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Non-contact, digital coding solutions for quick and accurate code changeovers 
  • Reliable operation in hot, wet or dusty environments
  • Range of pigmented inks for superlative adhesion and contrast on a range of coloured materials 
  • UV cure ink provides excellent adhesion, light-fastness and resistance to chemicals 
  • Fast-drying inks resist code transference during winding process 
  • High quality micro codes down to 1.1mm high 
  • It can print multiple lines of text and simple graphics at up to 2,600 characters per second.
  • Easy to move across different production lines

Laser Coders

  • Laser markers are more expensive alternative because the initial outlay for a laser marker can be higher. But there are no consumables, so significant savings can be had over the life of the unit.
  • High quality, permanent coding at high speed This is ideal for cable and fiber-optic components that are expected to be used for many years
  • Micro-coding
  • Specialist extractor systems for fume removal 
  • Widest range of configurations provides more flexibility in coding and easy installation
  • Easy to use LinxVision interface – makes code setups quick and simple

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