Aerosol Spray Can
Three-line quality and flexibility is a winner for LMA Services
Linx 8900 CIJ printers installed at aerosol manufacturer and filler LMA Services have been a key factor in allowing the company to increase the number of hours it operates its production lines – from eight to 16 hours per day – giving it the opportunity to take on more business.
LMA was looking to replace its previous coding equipment with a reliable, high-quality and easy-to-operate coder. Two key requirements were the ability to print onto the bottom of aluminium and steel aerosol cans, and to produce up to three lines of code.
As well as meeting these criteria, the Linx 8900 offers a number of additional benefits. In particular, the coder’s ease of set-up and operation – similar to using a mobile phone or tablet – means operators need little training to get the most out of it. This has given them more time to focus on setting up the lines and ensuring they are running efficiently. Fast code changes are also an important advantage for LMA, which as well as its own brands carries out a great deal of contract filling.
Another important advantage of the Linx 8900 is its ability to print a variety of batch code formats. It also offers a useful print count feature, which can be incorporated into the batch code, meaning operators can quickly view the current production status either by looking at the screen or simply picking up a product on the line, where the print count number indicates what stage has been reached.
The machines use the quick-drying, all-purpose 1240 ink, which is ideal for fast lines and resistant to removal by chemicals.