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Linx reliability continues to deliver.

The excellent relationship between Linc Printing Technologies and Taylors of Harrogate--manufacturers of the much loved Yorkshire Tea brand-has been underlined by the installation of two new Linc 500SL laser cdders to servcie new production lines at the company's Harrogate production facility.

Taylors of Harrogate has been using Linx laser coders for 10 years to code onto the cardboard packaging used for Yorkshire Tea and today has eight machines on-site. The new Linx 500SL scribing lasers have been purchased to code onto export packs of Taylors of Harrogate English Breakfast Tea.

David Lamb, group head of engineering at Taylors of Harrogate, said: "The Linx 500SL is a flexible, high-speed machine that delivers exceptional clarity whatever code is required."

The new Linx 500SL coders are devoted to printing multi-lingual codes for export. "Each country has different legislative needs, so to streamline our logistics we use a generic box design for Taylors of Harrogate English Breakfast Tea worldwide, which the Linx machines code directly onto," explains David Lamb. Production speeds of 50 boxes a minute are well within the coders' capabilities, whilst the Linx 500SL easily meets the requirement to print a large number of complex characters onto each box. For example, Mandarin symbols are required for packs created for the Chinese market.

Information to be printed is downloaded directly to the Linx lasers from the Taylor's server, ensuring the accuracy of unfamiliar languages that operators would find hard to replicate. "Linx has been very supportive in working with our software and production line suppliers to achieve this important aid to productivity," confirms David Lamb.

Yorkshire Tea packs distributed to the UK market are coded using a Linx 500SL and the dot matrix lasers, which were already installed on site. These print a 6mm code, comprising Use By-date and an internal traceability code, onto the packs.


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Title Annotation:NEWS AND INSTALLATIONS; Linc Printing Technologies; Taylors of Harrogate
Comment:Linx reliability continues to deliver.(NEWS AND INSTALLATIONS)(Linc Printing Technologies)(Taylors of Harrogate)
Publication:Food Trade Review
Date:Aug 1, 2007
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