Videojet: Continuous inkjet printer

Videojet launches the 1580 CIJ printer designed to minimize operator errors and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

1580 CIJ printer
1580 CIJ printer

It is enabled with Videojet OPTIMiZE software that analyzes printer performance, operator behavior, and environmental parameters to help interactively guide operators on how to correct suboptimal printer usage that could lead to unplanned downtime and adversely impact line productivity or increase total cost of ownership. Operators are assisted in their printer interactions with embedded “how to” videos.

"Manufacturers can avoid unplanned downtime and improve their total cost of ownership through hints and tips based on current inkjet printer operations," said Anthony Blencowe, Global Business Unit Director at Videojet. "The Videojet OPTIMiZE tool offers manufacturers suggestions on how to improve operator interaction with the printer and environmental conditions surrounding the printer, as well as provide guidance on printer maintenance."

In many production environments, line downtime is often caused by operator errors, rather than machine malfunctions. The Videojet SIMPLICiTY™ user interface is designed to greatly reduce operator printer interactions, helping to eliminate potential user errors through an easy-to-operate, tablet-inspired 10-inch touchscreen display. This advanced Code Assurance capability offers intelligent message creation functionality and customizable interfaces with built-in wizards that allow operators to only see the options they need, reducing the opportunity for operator-induced errors.

The Videojet 1580 relies on a combination of technologies that further increase uptime. A built-in make-up reserve tank enables the printer to run for a minimum eight hours after the cartridge is empty, providing operators with ample notice to replace it during normal line changeovers or shutdowns. A field-proven perforated nozzle with Videojet CleanFlow™ technology requires less frequent cleaning and delivers longer runs and consistent print performance. Operators can also quickly perform routine maintenance with easy-to-change Videojet SmartCell™ color-coded printer components that are engineered for predictable replacement intervals to align with normal line shutdowns and no additional production downtime.

With optional VideojetConnect™ Remote Service, the Videojet 1580 offers on-board remote service capabilities at the touch of a button. Operators can gain instant access to the world’s largest network of CIJ experts, connecting the Videojet technician directly to the production line for immediate assistance. This virtual access can help manufacturers to recover quicker, and deliver increased uptime, while minimizing the need for in-house maintenance.

Engineered to continuously analyze its own health, the Videojet 1580 CIJ printer gives customers the peace of mind of fewer unplanned line downtime events, as well as the ability to monitor its own vital signs to enhance everyday printer performance and reduce ongoing costs.

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