Videojet: Continuous ink-jet printer

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Booth #1851! The Videojet 1860 continuous inkjet printer (CIJ) provides up to eight hours of advanced notice of common potential fault conditions that can impact OEE and uptime.

Continuous ink-jet printer
Continuous ink-jet printer

The Videojet 1860 takes full advantage of its built-in predictive capabilities when coupled with the Videojet LifeCycle Advantage (LCA) suite of offerings that include remote support, comprehensive analytics, dashboards for fleet monitoring and real-time email/text alerts to provide enhanced uptime, control and visibility to printer operations.

The 1860 utilizes over 50 real-time sensors to continuously monitor 150+ key indicators of printer performance, providing diagnostics, analytics and guidance. This suite of predictive capabilities allows for corrective actions prior to many of the most common events that can cause downtime, driving lower costs and higher productivity.

The Videojet 1860’s revolutionary printhead design features a predictive ink build-up sensor and provides advanced notice of common potential fault conditions. Alert notifications are displayed on the printer and can be sent to a smart device, allowing for pre-emptive corrective action during line changeover or other planned production stoppages. In addition, the Videojet 1860’s fluid system features a make-up reserve tank that can keep the printer in action for at least eight hours under normal operating conditions, even if a supplies refill alert goes un-actioned.

The 45-degree slanted printhead design delivers increased versatility through easy line integration, with more mounting options providing closer proximity to the product. The printhead can get as close as 2 mm to the product, even in gable top and other angled packaging applications, enabling crisper, higher quality codes. In addition, the 1860 can adapt to a manufacturer’s connectivity needs through simple integration with existing factory systems using industry standard protocols such as Ethernet/IP and Profinet, as well as high speed network connections.

The durability, versatility and adaptability of the Videojet 1860 allows it to fit easily on many production lines. Moreover, its intelligent airflow system directs clean, cool air to critical components in the printer, extending the stable operating temperature range from 32 deg. F to 122 deg. F (0-50 deg. C). The Videojet 1860 is available with an optional IP66 rating without the need for plant supplied positive air, eliminating the need to remove the printer from the line during wash-down.

The Videojet 1860 is designed to take full advantage of VideojetConnect, a remote service offering that can provide operators access to the world’s largest service network of coding and marking technical experts at the touch of a finger, and connect the Videojet technician directly to the line for immediate advice and remote problem solving. This allows for real-time corrective action to help deliver increased uptime, and minimizes reliance on in-house maintenance teams.

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