What is Robotic Inkjet?
Inkjet is the digital technology, which has revolutionized the printing industry. It is rapidly expanding into industrial environments enabling end-users to print variable images direct to product. Inkjet printing offers product manufacturing businesses the opportunity to add-value and adapt their product with full-colour product enhancement and mass customization.
Inkjet printing is a non-contact technology enabling users to print direct-to-shape, onto curved or textured substrates. Switching to inkjet printing offers fully flexible, print-on-demand capabilities and delivers the cost savings associated with reduced inventory and late point product differentiation.
Robotic inkjet is a groundbreaking technology enabling manufacturers to integrate direct-to-shape printing into production lines to achieve mechanized product handling, efficient load/unload and direct to product printing on complex 3D products using robotic systems up to six axes.
Selecting a Robotic Inkjet Solution
As with any robotic application, it is important to find an integrator proficient in both robotic handling and the applied technology. Cyan Tec uniquely combines robotic integration capability with inkjet expertise, enabling customers to be confident of a right-first-time solution suitable for their application and price expectations.
Robotic inkjet buyers first seek the advice of an experienced robotic integrator and it is a distinct advantage to find an integrator who combines inkjet capability with knowledge of inline integration, cycle times, load/unload, automation and robotic handling.
Configuring Robotic Inkjet Solutions
Robotic inkjet solutions require a combination of expert print configurations and robotic integration capability. Cyan Tec has an enviable reputation as one of the leading integrators of robotics in the UK, demonstrated by its advantageous relationships with Fanuc, ABB, Mitsubishi and Staubli. It has a proven track record in robotic integration and can demonstrate its capabilities with 6 Axis, 4 and 5 Axis Scara, Delta and intelligent vision robots.
Cyan Tec’s inkjet experts guide customers through the complex selection of printhead, ink/coating, automation and pre/post treatments ensuring robust production ready robotic inkjet solutions.
Adding-Value with Inkjet Printing
Inkjet printing is transforming production environments and reducing process costs by offering direct-to-product, inline printing. The prospects for product or component manufactures to add value through full-colour product enhancement and mass customization are endless. The benefits of fully flexible printing offer exciting marketing, product augmentation and personalization opportunities.
Expert integrators like Cyan Tec enable end-users to explore whether inkjet is suitable for their application and budget because like any technology inkjet offers greater advantages to some applications than others.
What to Consider When Selecting a Robotic Inkjet Supplier
Robotic inkjet solutions require advanced 3D design capabilities, state-of-the-art robotic engineering and specialist software development. It is important therefore to select an integrator with proven capabilities in robotics and inkjet integration. Cyan Tec is one of only a handful of suppliers with this specialized robotics and inkjet capability. It has a proven track record of supplying systems to global blue-chip customers, with demanding print requirements. Cyan Tec’s multi-disciplined engineers offer expert advice on inkjet integration and the optimal selection of printer elements. Customers rely on Cyan Tec’s advanced engineering design, pre-build customer design sign-off, rigorous pre-delivery system testing, dedicated multi-discipline installation engineers and onsite post-sales support and training.