Getting Manufacturing Ready for the Future with Up-To-Date CIJ Printers

  • By Domino Printech
  • March 17, 2021
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Industry 4.0, the industrial internet of things (IoT) and smart manufacturing are currently the buzz words in the manufacturing world. Whilst these terms can be used independently, they share one very important common feature – they are all part of the digital transformation of manufacturing. 

Talking about digital transformation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated, that smart units can be defined as “fully integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real time to meet changing demands and conditions in the manufacturing unit, in the supply network and in customer needs”.

Smart manufacturing systems complement planning and supply chain management At Domino, we understand that coding is an integral part of the manufacturing process, as such we are regularly upgrade out technology to help manufacturers stay ahead in a competitive world. When developing our latest range of CIJ printers for smart environments, we spoke to  our customers and listened to their needs and expectations.

“High uptime, intuitive user interface, excellent print quality, quick and easy maintenance, low cost of ownership, simple printer operation without technical knowledge, and suitability to work in smart factory environments” are key needs articulated by leading manufacturers."

Thousands of customers globally have benefitted from upgrading to Ax-Series printers since the global launch in 2017.

Let’s look at some of the significant benefits of Domino’s Ax-Series CIJ printers:

The i-Pulse print head enables improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and longer print runs. Superior code quality is achived by the highly reliable i-Pulse print head, which is frequency matched to create perfect ink drops every time, and can print nine-drop-characters . Efficient ink usage allows for up to  24% more prints per litre of ink in high print quality helping manufacturers to meet sustainability goals. The i-Pulse design eliminates the need for periodic fine tuning of the print head, and nd the clean start-up and shut-down features further improve OEE. For added flexibility labels with up to 10 lines can be produced.

The i-Techx platform focuses on ease of use and being ready for the future. Smart factory connectivity, Quickstep 3 user interface, easy smartphone usability, and Industry 4.0 readiness are the big benefits of this design. A wide selection of different font sizes, logo creation, the ability to print, 1D, 2D, QR and DOT codes, and large message storage capacity are other benefits for manufacturers. Cloud connectivity through DCI (Domino Cloud interface) enables remote monitoring and diagnostics. Coding automation for centralised message control helps manufacturers to cut down on errors significantly. 

The Domino design philosophy focuses on a robust printer and easy maintenance

IP66 sealed electronics mean that the printer can perform in harsh environments. Maintenance is a simple operator task taking 10 minutes per year and consumable changes can be done in  20 seconds, and during production, ensuring maximum uptime. Optimized fluid management systems help to reduce waste. The printers can be stacked for optimized space utilization and use of accessories.

Industry 4.0, the industrial internet of things (IoT) and smart manufacturing are currently the buzz words in the manufacturing world. Whilst these terms can be used independently, they share one very important common feature – they are all part of the digital transformation of manufacturing. 

Talking about digital transformation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated, that smart units can be defined as “fully integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real time to meet changing demands and conditions in the manufacturing unit, in the supply network and in customer needs”.

Smart manufacturing systems complement planning and supply chain management At Domino, we understand that coding is an integral part of the manufacturing process, as such we are regularly upgrade out technology to help manufacturers stay ahead in a competitive world. When developing our latest range of CIJ printers for smart environments, we spoke to  our customers and listened to their needs and expectations.

Thousands of customers globally have benefitted from upgrading to Ax-Series printers since the global launch in 2017.

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Manufacturers adopting advancements like Industry 4.0, IIoT and smart manufacturing processes can benefit enormously from the Ax-Series. Adopters of the technology will be at an advantage to those using more dated technology, and will be  significantly more productive and sustainable. Increased productivity will free up the time of personnel, allowing them to  focus on the future and work to introduce further improvements to manufacturing lines.

The Ax-Series CIJ provides ample reasons to replace old generation CIJ printers to improve coding and marking operations. The printers can be networked and integrated into ERP systems, and benefit from less maintenance, reduced errors, advanced control, and easy operation resulting in improved OEE. These are benefit you do not want to miss.

Domino provides easy replacement finance options through exchange programs like Relax-lite. Contact us to discuss how we can make upgrading your  ageing CIJ a great experience.

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