We developed the FS18 filling machine for the ink filling of various sponge-type cartridges. It is a universal filling machine with lateral motion reloading technology, enabling the operator to reload new cartridges while executing the running filling cycles. The filling machine uses 18 filling channels, and it is suitable for simultaneously filling six three-color cartridges.
The assignment of the individual syringe units to the respective needle set is possible digitally. The assigned ink color of a syringe unit remains the same even when the channel assignment changes. The HMI panel visualizes the chosen adjustment information on the main screen, which helps the operator connect the proper tubes when changing a filling head.
The idle time caused by the reloading of the subsequent empty cartridges is not longer than 1-2 seconds, based on the lateral motion reloading technology. The table of the workstations moves via linear guides on the support plate.
The sponge-type inkjet cartridge filling machine can work with our ink degassing solutions like standalone inline degasser or bulk degasser.
For the cleaning of dirty cartridges or used ones, it is the Spindoctor, an available machine. It is a cleaning machine for sponge-type cartridges.