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The term ink system describes the parts of an inkjet printer that are needed to supply the printheads with ink.
In the simplest case, an ink system can consist of a container that is filled with ink to such an extent that its liquid level is slightly below the level of the nozzle plate of the printhead used. This purely theoretical consideration is hardly usable in practice.
A much more complex design is required for stable operation suitable for everyday use. In most cases, a piezo inkjet printhead requires an ink supply that is pressurized with a slight vacuum in the single-digit millibar range.
Without this vacuum, the ink from an ink tank located higher than the nozzle plate would simply run uncontrolled through the printhead.
From many years of experience, we know that the development of an ink system adapted to a target application presents most users with major challenges.
In addition to functional requirements, various properties, such as material compatibility, weight, size and also manageability in the event of any necessary cleaning or repair, play an important role.
In order to enable the development of inkjet applications that can be planned in terms of time and cost, we have begun to develop and produce a whole series of components for the manufacture of ink systems that are coordinated with one another.
In the conception of our modular system, we have taken great care to ensure that the individual components are small, light and inexpensive to manufacture.
The resulting portfolio allows the uncomplicated construction of ink systems for all applications known to us.
From the simple reservoir for dropwatching or dosing applications up to a fully automatically controlled circulation system with filling, emptying and independent cleaning, almost everything imaginable can be realized.
It is highly recommended to use exactly the same arrangement of components that will be used in the target machine for the often necessary preliminary tests in the development phase of a machine project.
In the following you will find photos of the individual components and illustrations of possible variants of use from a CAD system.
In addition to the system components shown here, we also supply subassemblies for the assembly of vacuum regulators as well as electronics and software for the operation of so-called cleaning and capping stations.
The tank can be equipped with a level sensor as shown in the picture. A heating module can also be installed. The square base of the tank is 32 x 32 mm.
In the meantime, we have developed and manufactured various components that are suitable for the construction of tank systems. We take great care that weight, costs and size remain within a range that is also acceptable for the production of small series.