Designed to code onto flow wrap, labels and gloss card, the new Linx TT5 TT5 thermal transfer overprinters are ideal for food, confectionery and pharmaceutical applications.
Matthews Intelligent Identification has released an IP65-rated version of the Linx TT5 thermal transfer overprinter (TTO) in Australia. A specially designed Washdown cassette protects the TT5 thermal transfer overprinters against water and dust ingress.
It’s ideal for food-processing, pharmaceutical and confectionery applications needing washdown to meet hygiene regulations, or where products must be free of dust contamination. Typical food industries include meat, fish, frozen food and snack foods.
Matthews’ Phil Biggs says the new coder resulted from market demand to reduce downtime, plus other costs in washing down TTOs.
“Unprotected printers can suffer expensive damage if they’re splashed. Manufacturers have often added extra covers before washdown to prevent damage. But that’s inconvenient and just wastes time operators could use for other tasks.
The TT5 thermal transfer overprinters have a low cost of ownership. Efficient ribbon use leaves only 0.5mm gap between messages. While one of the longest standard ribbons on the market (1,000m) means fewer ribbon changes.
Production-line uptime is also increased with the clutch-less ribbon drive (minimising the risk of ribbon breaks) and the simple cassette for quick changeovers.
Like the standard model, the Linx TT5 thermal transfer overprinters have the same easy-to-use features, including an intuitive colour touch screen (for fewer errors) and extensive on-board diagnostics packages. Fault, warning and help messages optimise productivity.
It’s also very flexible, being easy to switch between intermittent and continuous printing modes, and left or right hand operation. Installation and performance of the Washdown Linx TT5 thermal transfer overprinters are exactly the same as for the standard coder.