All CIJ printers require a ‘print-go’ signal. Typically we use a photocell sensor to instruct the printer when and where to print the code. On a variable speed production line, where the product can change speed as it passes the printhead, a shaft encoder is used. This guarantees the quality of the printed code on every product.
Other accessories include printer stands, warning beacons, positive air pumps / air knives to blow off moisture, IP-rated covers (third party made), a wash station and vision systems to detect incorrect or missing prints
Over the next few weeks we will be submitting a blog post on the main points to consider before you purchase a CIJ printer. This is part 5 of 10. To download the full guide click the download button below.