DECORATING: High-Speed Inkjet Printer for Cables

Leibinger to debut Jet3upRapid that allows cables to be marked immediately after extrusion at high speed.

The latest high-speed continuous inkjet printer from Paul Leibinger (U.S. office in East Troy, Wis.) will debut at K 2016.  Jet3up Rapid reportedly allows cables to be marked immediately after extrusion at up to 1000 m/min (60 km/h). The inkjet coder is said to achieve never-before-seen speeds when marking and coding other plastic products as well.

            According to the company, this unit makes it possible to achieve up to 40% higher printing and production speeds, due to its much higher drop frequency, among other features. It also sports printheads that are specially designed for high speeds. Three different variants are available that vary by the intended industry and application. This printer is also fitted with an automatic nozzle seal, Sealtronic, which prevents ink from drying even during long shut-down periods. During pauses in production, the gutter and the nozzle are said to form an airtight circuit: no ink can leak out of the circuit and no air can get in. Even after long shut-down periods, the high-speed coder is ready to print within one minute—without cleaning cycles.