Quality coding for a quality dram

Making permanent marks on gin and whiskey bottles operating at a line speed of 2100 per hour, the Linx CSL30 laser system delivers crisp, clear codes for premium distillery Scottish Bruichladdich Distillery Co.

Bruichladdich produces premium whiskey from barley grown right next to the distillery on the Isle of Islay in the Inner Hebrides.

Permanent coding provides traceable dates and origins on black or colored bottles ready for the export market.

Originally, Linx CSL30 (30 Watt) laser coders were installed on the clear Botanist Islay Dry Gin bottles. The laser engraves two 5mm high lines on the bottom of glass gin bottles to meet the standards demanded by the market.

Bruichladdich Bottling Hall Director Jonathan Carmichael said: “As a producer of premium spirits, it is vitally important that the codes on our bottles are clear and accurate and in line with brand expectations.

“Another key factor in the decision to install a laser encoder was the low maintenance required, which means less downtime in production. For these reasons, we had no hesitation in also installing a CSL30 on our whiskey line.

Ease of installation, low maintenance costs and no consumables required, the Linx CSL30 provides clear permanent codes on glass bottles for premium products. Linx lasers are available in Australia through Raymax Applications.

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