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In single-pass operation, the intended amount of ink is applied in one stroke.
For this purpose, the substrate is moved past one or more rows of nozzles.
The data intended for output by a print head is transferred in full to the up to 1GB main memory of the associated print module before the print movement begins.
The main memory of a module can be divided into any number of blocks whose contents are output alternately.
Once the configuration has been transferred and the printing process has started, a print module operates completely autonomously and no longer necessarily needs to communicate with the controlling PC.
This creates a high level of process reliability.
During the print output, a print module can continuously transmit important operating parameters to the PC, such as printhead temperature, firing rate, number of previous outputs.
The loaded print data can be applied as an endless repeat without white gap between the outputs.
The print image can be applied by any number of clusters arranged one after the other in the print direction.
The clusters can be configured to operate in multipassing mode, to provide redundancy, to increase the applied density, or to be activated alternately to reduce the effective firing frequency for a unit.
Any number of clusters can work together without the total amount of clusters having an impact on operational reliability!
The print modules have a very flexible configurable module for processing externally supplied trigger signals.
Please have a look at the example topologies prepared for single-pass operation.