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Linx launch new 60 watt laser

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LX3305It takes something special to overcome the challenge of printing high quality codes onto ultra-fast packing lines with difficult to mark substrates. The new Linx CSL60 laser does just that.

Incorporating a powerful processor and 60 watt laser tube with Linx’s unique Visicode system, you can now rest assured that all industry compliance requirements will be met with the CSL60’s ability to produce crisp, clear codes on difficult-to-mark materials such as glass and PET at high speeds. With the introduction of an advanced processor into the laser’s design, messages from the control unit to the marking head are able to be relayed instantly, ensuring your line speeds remain unaffected, and allowing up to 70,000 packs per hour to be marked.

With complete IP65 protection available for the laser head and controller, your fully integrated system can now remain unmoved during wash down to reduce downtime.
Just as important are the 25 different head and lens options, enabling over 16,000 combinations of lens, marking heads and tubes – the widest choice in the industry. This customisation also allows each laser to run at its optimum power levels, helping extend the life of the equipment and giving the CSL60 laser the flexibility to fit your exact requirements. The CSL60 is designed with easy installation in mind, even where space is at a premium. The intuitive LinxVision touch screen allows your operators to quickly and easily create and select messages.

As always with laser technology, no consumables are required, bringing down your running costs significantly and removing downtime for refilling and cleaning. The air-cooled operation further reduces your costs as no ancillary air cooling or factory air is required.

The brand new CSL60 laser from Linx is the cutting edge in marking technology. Contact the helpful team at Reynolds Group today to find out more.

Sesotec Launch EX1 X-Ray Unit

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Sesotec have recently launched their new RAYCON EX1 X-ray inspection system, an “entry level” model that is a break-through in price & performance. Easy to use and based on the same advanced software platform as the rest of the RAYCON range, the EX1 is especially suited for the “end of line” inspection of packed products up to 200mm width and 120mm height.


Sesotec Singapore General Manager Tan Tong-Liang, and Reynolds CEO James Booth, with the new RAYCON EX1 at Interpack, Dusseldorf.

Sesotec Singapore General Manager Tan Tong-Liang, and Reynolds CEO James Booth, with the new RAYCON EX1 at Interpack, Dusseldorf.

With its minimal installation length of only 800 millimetres, easy-clean and toolless rapid-change belt system (change a belt in less than 60 seconds), hygienic rating for wet applications, and advanced connectivity capabilities, the RAYCON EX1 system can be easily integrated into existing packing lines without major disruption or expense.


While compact and very low cost, the EX1 provides high detection accuracy for contaminants such as stainless steel, glass, or stones starting from a size of 0.6 millimetres. The system features easy integration, operation, maintenance, and cleaning.


With the EX1, small to medium size companies that have had difficulty with the higher capital investment of X-ray technology can now obtain all the benefits of X-ray inspection without the substantial price difference when compared to traditional metal detection technology.


For more information about the RAYCON EX1, or any of Sesotec’s other X-ray and metal detection systems, contact Reynolds Group.


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Co-Working Robots – the Future

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Here’s a great short video from Wired about the challenges of robots interacting with humans, and the way these are being addressed. Here at Reynolds Group we are finding the applications for Universal co-working robots practically endless; don’t be surprised to find yourself working next a robot some time soon!


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Novexx Launch New Products at Interpack

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Novexx have this week released two new products at Interpack, the worlds largest packaging related trade fair.
The new ALS272 high speed labeller is the latest addition to the acclaimed ALS series, and is specifically designed for high-speed application of smaller labels (up to 2″ wide) typically in applications such as pharmaceutical packaging, on-line web applications, and dressed timber. The ALS272 can run at speeds up to 70 metres per minute, dispensing around 1,000 labels in 90 seconds.
Utilising the same proven design of the ALS2 series, the ALS272 incorporates a push-pull double drive system, enabling super-accurate placement of small labels at very high speeds.
Also released at Interpack is the new XLP506 desktop label printer, which expands the XLP range to include 6″ print width, perfect for larger labels, such as pallet labels and shipping labels.
Shown above is the new ALS272 label applicator.
Shown at right at the Novexx Interpack stand are, from left to right, Geert Jan Kolkhuis Tanke (Director Product Management, Novexx Solutions), Kläri Schelhowe (Marketing Manager, Novexx Solutions), James Booth (CEO, Reynolds), Andreas Thiemann (Technical Competence, Novexx Solutions), and Chris Layton (Business Development Manager, Reynolds).
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Chemical Packers Selects Impresstik

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Impresstik VAC

Chemical Packers Ltd is a specialist contract manufacturing and packing company based in Auckland and operating nationwide. They produce a wide range of products for different industries such as adhesives, industrial and household cleaning products, automotive products and agricultural products.

Chemical Packers recently took delivery of a new Impresstik 2001VAC to deal with their rapidly growing volumes. Managing Director Paul McCormack says, “We have a number of different labelling machines but the Impresstik is by far the best.”


Chemical Packers undertook extensive research before committing to their new labelling system, including a trip to Australia to the Impresstik factory to see for themselves. Needless to say, they were impressed. “The build quality is excellent. You can tell just by looking at the machine that it is a precision instrument”, says Paul. “Also the ease of use and really fast setup. As a contract packer this is key to minimising machine changeover times.” The Impresstik has proven so versatile and quick and easy to set up, Chemical Packers now routinely do very short runs that in the past would have been labelled by hand, and of course the finished result beats hand labelling every time.


Of Reynolds Group, Paul has been totally impressed, “From the first sales contact to the last training session and beyond, the team are always looking to provide a superior product to guarantee a happy and productive customer. It may be the first Impresstik we have bought but I guarantee it won’t be the last!”

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Reynolds Now Universal Robots Integrator

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Reynolds is now a recognised Solution Integrator for Universal Robots. UR are the world’s leading innovator of collaborative robots (“cobots”), the next generation in robotic technology. UR robots are designed to work alongside people, automating repetitive or awkward tasks, in a highly flexible manner. UR robots can be rapidly redeployed for any manner of task, and are often used as an “extra pair of hands”.


While traditional industrial robotics focuses on raw speed and performance, and requires significant engineering in installation and safety guarding, UR robots can work alongside humans in many applications without the need for safety cells. The robots are able to sense contact with external objects and react appropriately, meaning they really can be used right alongside staff. The simple and versatile teaching system makes setting up UR robots to conduct new tasks fast and easy. Also, the UR range is well priced, making flexible robotic automation available to businesses when it was previously cost-prohibitive; investment paybacks can be amazingly short!


If you would like to find out more about the UR range and how Reynolds can help improve your productivity and bottom line, contact us today!

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Linx SLHP – Code at 900 meters per minute!

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The Linx SLHP (Scribing Laser High Performance) is a top of the range CO2 steered-beam model capable of producing superior quality codes at some of the fastest speeds currently available on the market. Reaching in excess of 70,000 bottles per hour on a high speed bottling line, and line speeds of up to 900m/min, the SLHP is able to produce complicated codes, such as GS1 2D data matrix codes, especially suited for pharmaceutical coding requirements.

Dwell times have been reduced by the speed and power of the 120W laser. This means less chance of outside interference during the coding process and higher quality codes without errors. This combination of speed and power can be utilized to create highly complex codes that are also permanent. An excellent tool for anti-counterfeiting measures on high value goods, and to meet strict traceability requirements.

Operating costs are reduced with the introduction of a blower unit rather than water cooling or factory air. Enabling the SLHP to run without consumables. Ease of set up and operation is achieved with a simple-to-use integral keyboard and display, featuring three level password protection.

The flexibility of the Linx SLHP makes it an excellent choice for a wide range of applications, especially for lines operating around the clock or for high volume outputs. Speed and versatility makes it a future-proof choice, enabling businesses to diversify or expand their coding requirements without further investment.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Linx SLHP, or for more information on any of the wide range of products Reynolds Group supports, please contact our knowledgeable team.

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New Linx CSL Lasers Launched

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Linx CSL Lasers

Linx CSL LasersLinx Printing Technologies has just launched two new laser coders that open up the benefits of the technology to more companies and applications. The new Linx CSL range offer even faster printing speeds and greater versatility, making the coders ideal for a wider variety of products, along with quicker and easier installation and set-up that help to make laser coding simpler and more accessible.

The Linx CSL10 (10 watt) and CSL30 (30 watt) laser coders feature a new, more powerful processing board that is able to relay the message from the control unit to the marking head more quickly, delivering higher speeds, ideal for high speed variable coding applications such as unique QR codes for product traceability. Equally important, the coder can handle complex messages and graphics without any loss of quality, ideal for the requirements of high speed packing and bottling lines. Both models apply crisp codes onto many different packaging materials including coated paper and card, plastic, glass, rubber, coated metal and anodised aluminium.

Laser QR CodeA new marking head has been introduced for wide web applications, enabling the coders to code across multiple lines using just a single laser where previously two machines would have been required. An area of up to 440mm x 600mm can be coded – ideal for applications such as flexible sheet for lids.

Both models can be specified in an IP65 version, allowing the coder to operate in harsh, wet and dusty environments such as frozen, dairy, beverage, chemicals and construction.

Both the Linx CSL10 and Linx CSL30 retain the proven features of Linx laser technology including a highly efficient operating system that delivers one of the longest tube lives on the market – around 45,000 hours – and its unique VisiCode® function for producing unsurpassed high quality codes on glass and PET while reducing energy usage by up to 50%. An enhanced version of its LinxVision® operating system allows for fast and simple set-up that minimises errors.

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Reynolds Certified Omron Adept Solution Partner

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adept-scaraReynolds Group has been appointed as Certified Omron Adept Solution Partner by Omron New Zealand. The Adept range of industrial robots are a globally proven range of high-end robotic systems targeted at light to medium payload tasks, and includes parallel, SCARA, and articulated robots in a wide variety of configurations. Adept are well regarded for their outstanding motion control and vision systems, and highly reliable robotics.

Reynolds utilises robotics in our end-of-line solutions, for materials handling, product presentation during coding and labelling applications, and product sorting. Omron NZ Technical Manager, Lyndon Fowler, says “Omron NZ is really pleased to have RGL on board as a certified Adept Solution Partner offering SCARA, Parallel and 6 axis robots to the New Zealand market”.

For further information on Omron Adept robotics, vision systems and line automation solutions contact Reynolds Group.
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Novexx XLP504 Released

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The latest release from Novexx Solutions (formerly Avery Dennison), the full-featured XLP 504 sets the standard for mid-range desktop label printers.


Succeeding the venerable and hugely successful AP5.4 printer, the XLP 504 extends upon the advanced functionality and features of the AP5.4. Usability has been improved with a larger colour display and intuitive icon-driven menu structure, while print resolutions up to 600dpi are now available. Further benefits include:

  • The introduction of self-adjusting ribbon mandrels to ensure stable ribbon web tension for optimal print results.
  • Full range of data interfaces enable flexible integration in existing IT infrastructure.
  • Large window to keep an overview of label and ribbon roll filling level.
  • Increased productivity – Print 1000 labels (100 x 100mm) in less than 8 minutes.
  • Convenient maintenance – Easily accessible print head. Quick start coupling print roller enables fast cleaning and change without the need for tools.
  • 2 year warranty as standard.


Flexibility for future changes in your needs is assured via optional add-ons such as internal & external label re-winders, cutters and dispensing options.


The XLP 504 is fully backwards compatible to the AP5.4 and also includes full compatibility with the widely used Zebra™ ZPL printer language, so it can be used as a “drop-in” replacement for Zebra and many other brands of printer without any changes to the back-end software.

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