Conventional automatic cleaning only used solvent to clean the ink paths. With the newly installed auto-shower function the MK-U is able to clean the ink path, nozzle, electrode plates, and gutter all at once. This reduces disassembly for maintenance, and enables stable printing by proactively sustaining the print head components.
Only the ink paths are cleaned with solvent. Separate manual cleaning is required for any other dirty parts.
In addition to the cleaning of the ink paths, the key parts of the head are also subject to high-pressure cleaning. This negates the need for manual cleaning.
The optimum ink particle status for printing is always fluctuating due to the ambient temperature and ink thickness (viscosity). The MK-U Series senses the ink particles 10 times per second, which enables it to always maintain the optimum ink particle status. This maintains perfectly printed text at all times, regardless of the environment.
The device is equipped with a specialized tank (the conditioning tank) and a viscosity sensor for use in collecting the solvent after cleaning. This prevents ink dilution, stabilizing viscosity and therefore maintaining print quality.
After automatic cleaning, the solvent is routed directly to the conditioning tank. This alleviates over-dilution of the ink stored in the main tank.
The ink dilution in the main tank is measured using the viscosity sensor. Based on this reading solvent is supplied to the main tank from the conditioning tank. Nothing is wasted because priority is given to the conditioning tank.
Cleaning can be performed without any concerns regarding ink dilution.
Ensures dark and distinct printed text.
Wasteful draining due to ink dilution is prevented. This creates efficient expenditure of consumables.