Future-oriented co-operations of companies in the industrial print industry
You can view all the entries in this category below. The online voting has ended; the winners were announced on 14 November 2017 at the official Awards Ceremony at InPrint 2017.
Tonejet Ltd, United Kingdom
Tonejet, the only manufacturer of advanced electro-static drop-on-demand digital print engines, has partnered with Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, to create the Tonejet Cyclone Digital 2-piece Can Decorator for direct to shape metal can printing. Tonejet will showcase the Tonejet Cyclone Digital 2-piece Can Decorator, complete with the Rockwell Automation iTRAK® system, at InPrint 2017.
This production machine unites Tonejet’s unique digital print engine with the innovative iTRAK intelligent transport system. Combining linear and rotary motion, iTRAK®delivers a flexible, fully integrated solution that helps machine designers achieve a new paradigm in packaging and handling efficiency and throughput. The Cyclone utilises this system to accurately transport the cans during the print process and ensure a high-quality finish.
Tonejet is a member of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ program as an OEM Program Participant, Partner Level. Members of the Rockwell Automation OEM Program demonstrate a commitment to offer high-quality, innovative machines and equipment that help manufacturers improve business agility, optimize automation and motion infrastructure, as well as effective interoperability with the safety system, other automation assets within the line and the enterprise solution at the plant.
J-PRINT SP1300 TD for "haptics" effect
The new single-pass J-PRINT SP1300 TD printer by Cefla & Jet-Set is suitable for printing 3D “haptics”, tactile feedback effects. With a resolution of 400 dpi and a speed up to 50 m/ min, this latest generation printer uses the special MyTexture ink by Kuei, to produce a positive and negative tactile feedback effect, for maximum realism and applying a reliable, costefficient process.
IST METZ, Germany
The HANDcure is a high-performance UV LED handset for spot and area curing. It is typically used in the field of bonding, curing and detection. Specifically, this involves the detection and inspection of particle contamination and material properties. Among other things, UV adhesives can be cross-linked for immediate fixation, UV-curing grouting compounds, UV-curing resins for the production of composite fibres and UV-curing primers and fillers.
UV curing adhesives and resins used in complexe assembly and manufacturing solutions where it depends on a controlled curing and immediate handling strength. Based on the battery-powered electric tools of Nürtingen’s specialist Metabo, IST has developed HANDcure. The resulting HANDcure can be understood as a combination of the extraordinary core competencies of both companies. The device has a spectral range from 365 nm to 415 nm and weighs in the basic version just 1,0 kg. With HANDcure a tireless working in various manufacturing processes is ensured.
The HANDcure offers the user many advantages: high performance combined with a very compact design and at the same time lightweight construction combined with good handling. The simple handling, the powerful battery and the wireless operation characterise the LED-UV handheld device as product innovations or rather market novelty.
ProJet TX431 ProJet TX421 ink sets
ProJet TX431 and TX421 are 6 ( K CMY RB) color digital ink sets. These ink sets qualify as clean technology for three main reasons:
1) Digital (over conventional) printing allows on-demand production which significantly reduces waste in equipment and printed material inventory
2) Most importantly: The Pro-Jet TX431 and TX421 ink sets have a "built in" special latex binder which can be fixed by dry heat (160C-180C for 3-2 minutes) eliminating altogether the need for steam treatment and extensive water wash during the post process fixation process. The benefits to the environment are considerable, as there is zero waste water generated and much less energy needed during the fixation
3) This technology due to its environmentally friendly process can also bring textile printing back to regions such as US, parts of Asia and Europe that are currently not set up to deal with waste water handling due to local environmental regulations. As the printing moves closer to the end user it also eliminates the need of transportation of goods around the globe creating a smaller carbon foot print.
The pillow depicted in the photo provided bellow was printed using ProJet TX431 ink
Thanks very much for your consideration!