Serbia-based coffee producer Strauss Adriatic has selected a Linx IJ355 outer case coder because of its ability to operate in dusty conditions.

The Linx IJ355 is being used to code production and best-before dates onto cases of pre-packed coffee distributed throughout the region. The coder was selected after a detailed analysis by Strauss Adriatic of the choice of models and technologies available and following its performance during a one-month trial.

It has been designed to cut production costs while maximising line uptime and print quality for the coding of secondary packaging. Key to its operation in difficult environments is its patented ReFRESH system, which maintains premium print quality and avoids wasted ink during print head cleaning.

Ink and dust that collect on the nozzles are removed with an ink purge and air knife. Ink collected from this procedure is passed through a high-performance filter to remove impurities, and delivered back ready for printing. This helps to minimise downtime while delivering important savings in consumable costs.

The machine features a stainless-steel nozzle guard that protects the print head from damage caused by impact with boxes on the line.

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