The new Videojet 1860 continuous inkjet printer

Predictability and productivity drive lower costs across the lifetime of the Continuous Inkjet Technology

Using predictive capabilities, including an industry-first ink build-up sensor, the new Videojet 1860 continuous inkjet printer (CIJ) provides up to eight hours advance notice of the most common potential fault conditions that can impact on line uptime.

For more than 40 years, Videojet has been a global leader in CIJ printing, enabling manufacturers to deliver their goals on increased productivity.

The Videojet 1860 utilises more than 50 real time sensors to continuously monitor 150+ key indicators of printer performance.

Features

The nozzle system features a predictive gutter build-up sensor, and provides advance notice of the most common potential fault conditions.

The 1860’s fluid system features a make-up reserve tank, which can keep the printer in action for up to a full shift, even if a supplies refill alert goes unactioned.

The 45o slanted printhead design delivers increased versatility through better line integration, with more mounting options providing closer proximity to the product on the line.

The printhead can get as close as 2mm to the product, even in gable top or other angled packaging applications.

The airflow system directs clean, cool air to critical components in the printer, extending the stable operating temperature range to 0–500C in the most challenging environments.

Operation

The 1860 has been engineered to fit on virtually any production line and integrate with existing factory systems, using industry standard protocols such as Ethernet/IP, Profinet and high speed network connection.

In addition, the 1860 is available with an IP66 rating, eliminating the need to remove the printer from the line during wash-down.

A building materials manufacturer used VideojetConnect Remote Service to improve maintenance and cleaning procedures. The result was a typical reduction in unplanned downtime of more than 80%.

Interface

Anthony Blencowe, Global Business Unit Director at Videojet, said:

“The customisable tablet-like interface with a simple menu structure and clear, easy to understand screen makes navigation familiar to users across skill levels.

“The 1860 also has built-in wizards and embedded video instructions, designed to help minimise operator errors.”

Videojet also applied a minimal touch philosophy to routine maintenance tasks, allowing them to be performed in line with production schedules.

The new SmartCell service module simplifies routine maintenance with three colour-coded components that can be changed in minutes.

VideojetConnect

The company has also launched the VideojetConnect Remote Service, providing operators access to the world’s largest service network of technical experts.

This connects the Videojet technician directly to the line for immediate advice and remote problem solving.

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