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Videojet Launches New Videojet 1880 Continuous Inkjet Printer for Industry 4.0 pioneers
The new Videojet 1880 Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) printer – enabling your predictive journey.
CHICAGO – February, 2021 — Videojet Technologies, a global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, is pleased to launch our new Videojet 1880 CIJ printer. Building on over 40 years of experience in the continuous inkjet coding market, the Videojet 1880 is designed to predict and prevent manufacturing downtime using advanced AI-enabled technology to deliver unparalleled performance.
Engineered for productivity pioneers on their journey towards Industry 4.0, the Videojet 1880 features the advanced MAXIMiZE™ diagnostics platform that monitors printer health and performance patterns and identifies whether a fault is likely to occur before it stops the line. Advance alerts prevent expensive downtime so you can plan your maintenance and changeovers to suit your own production schedule.
If an issue does occur, VideojetConnect™ Remote Service helps operators react and recover faster with real-time notifications and instant visibility to printer data. Rapid Recover™, included standard as part of VideojetConnect™ Remote Service, uses advanced automated troubleshooting to quickly diagnose a fault and recommend action to either repair or swap with a spare so that production is resumed within 20 minutes or less. Simple onboard ‘How-To’ videos provide operator instruction for basic tasks while Videojet CIJ experts are available on-demand for immediate remote assistance. Customer-granted remote access can allow a Videojet technician to remotely adjust configuration settings, so you don’t have to wait for a service visit.
“For many of our customers an hour of production loss is an hour too many. With the Videojet 1880 Continuous Inkjet printer we not only want to provide best in class reliability and uptime but also deliver a suite of built-in and cloud-enabled diagnostics, remote service and recovery tools. We expect these to give our customers and Videojet the ability to see, understand and take action from anywhere at any time,” said Mithun Ramachandran, CIJ Business Unit Director at Videojet.
Operator errors are often a leading cause of downtime, scrap, or rework. The Videojet 1880 helps to ensure the correct, high-quality code is applied every time by preventing human errors with a suite of code management, line integration capabilities, and unique features. The innovative 1880 printhead incorporates a unique sensor that enables the printer to detect ink build up in the printhead and subsequently notifies the operator to potential code quality issues. Then, with the push of a button, anyone can activate the new auto-rinse feature to remove ink build-up within 90 seconds. The 1880 makes printhead cleaning easier, faster, and more consistent so that code clipping caused by ink build up is virtually eliminated. With the 1880, we are expanding our portfolio of SIMPLICiTY™ CIJ printers featuring our tablet inspired touchscreen interface with built-in error-proofing rules so customers can minimise user training and refreshers for most printer operations.
Keeping your printer running shouldn’t be a constant concern. Designed to minimise operator interruptions, the 1880 boasts longer fluid changeover intervals, fewer printhead cleanings, and minimal preventative maintenance so your operators can stay focused on production. Best-in-class make-up consumption reduces running costs while a larger 1L cartridge size option can increase cartridge changeover interval up to 2x. Operate for extended intervals between printhead cleanings with intelligent start-stop sequence and an advanced CleanFlow™ printhead design. Only 5 minutes of user-performed annual preventative maintenance is required to keep your printer running in peak condition for years.
The 1880 handles tough production environments and difficult applications with ease. The printhead face is angled so it can be placed closer to the product while 350-degree rotating capability allows for more mounting options in tight or confined spaces. An optional IP66 rating and superior 316 stainless steel provide protection in washdown environments. And with over 30 long shelf-life inks to choose from, including green inks to meet your CSR initiatives and regulatory restrictions, Videojet can match the ideal ink for your application.
For more information about the Videojet 1880 CIJ printer, visit www.videojet.co.uk/1880
About Videojet Technologies:
Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. Our goal is to partner with our customers in the consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations. With our customer application experts and technology leadership in Continuous Inkjet (CIJ), Thermal Inkjet (TIJ), Laser Marking, Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO), case coding and labelling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 400,000 printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application, service and training support is provided by direct operations with over 4,000 team members in 26 countries worldwide. In addition, Videojet’s distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.