Read the latest news as Linx celebrates 25 years
By Hayley Rissmann
Linx has always designed its equipment and consumables to minimise waste, as this helps our customers reduce their running costs.
As we introduce new products, we always aim to improve their efficiency, and therefore further reduce consumables usage and waste.
For example, the Linx 7300 Solver is a continuous ink jet printer that reduces solvent consumption by up to 40 per cent compared to its predecessors, and far more compared to other products on the market.
In addition, as new sustainability guidelines and requirements are introduced, such as RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE, Linx equipment has been designed to meet these new requirements.
Linx also offers a range of continuous ink jet consumables to allow customers to choose between conventional solvent based printing fluids and inks that are MEK and ketone free, depending on their needs.
Linx is determined to develop products with lower running costs, partly by reducing the amount of consumables used in running and maintaining coding equipment.
By developing products with more sustainability, we further reduce running costs for our customers whilst benefiting the environment.
Whatever type of coding and marking equipment you choose, selecting one that uses fewer consumables reduces the amount of packaging waste, disposal and logistics required, as well as reducing running costs.
Power consumption of coders can vary enormously. Printers relying on heating elements or which incorporate heat sources for maintaining ink viscosity use more energy. Also, some printers need factory air in addition to an electricity supply. Inevitably, this increases costs and environment impact alike.
Another way of minimising impact of waste is to choose a printer where fewer parts need to be replaced on a regular basis.
Some coders on the market are fitted with specialist assemblies with a short life span; while the use of such parts enables a lower initial purchase price, it disguises a much higher long-term cost of ownership and increases waste which will need specialist disposal. Choose a printer which uses parts that are fit for life.
Choosing wisely will give you a solution that meets your needs without unnecessarily impacting on the environment – and will also save you money.