Paul Leibinger GmbH & Co.KG enables manufacturing companies to enter the Industry 4.0 era with high-level cost-effectiveness. The company equips the CIJ printers from the JET series with a large number of interfaces. The fourth industrial revolution poses a challenge for companies to interlink industrial production with information and communication technology. Leibinger is convinced that even small and medium-sized companies should be able to economically enter the Industry 4.0 era. The JET3up model, for example, a product sensor input (PNP/NPN 24V), an incremental encoder input (TTL 5V, HTL 24V, RS422 5V), eight digital outputs, ten digital inputs as well as twelve additional inputs with defined special functions, serial interfaces (RS232 to 115,200 baud) and a USB and Ethernet connection. “The printers represent a strong link in smart factory automation chains thanks to this extensive variety of interfaces and their high level of reliability.”
The so-called continuous inkjet (CIJ) technology is at the heart of the Leibinger printers. Up to 128,000 drops shoot per second through a tiny nozzle in the print head. While printing, a high-voltage field deflects charged drops. The flying drops of ink land as a pixel or image point on the product surface and dry within one second. With the JET3up model, it is possible to apply information to products without contact, such as batch numbers, 2D codes or graphics – at conveyor speeds of up to 600 m/min. The JET Rapid even allows speeds of up to 1,000 m/min, the equivalent of 60 km/h. With this in mind, the CIJ printer from Tuttlingen is as fast as a lion on the hunt.