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Integration support announced for Xaar Nitrox printhead

The recent launch of the Xaar Nitrox printhead has been followed with software and electronics support to help speed up its integration into print systems.

Meteor Inkjet and Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) are supporting Xaar Nitrox with driver electronics, software and tools to ensure that OEMs and integrators can maximise the impact of the printhead and minimise their time to market when launching new printers. 

With firing frequencies of up to 48kHz, and print speeds exceeding 100 metres per minute, the Xaar Nitrox is designed to deliver for an ever-widening range of uses and Xaar has worked closely with its partners to make sure that ‘plug in and print’ support is available for OEMs.

With the Xaar Nitrox, high laydown technology delivers very high volumes of ink in a single pass and combined with Xaar’s TF technology allows fluids with higher particle loading and sizes. This enables the Xaar Nitrox to print an increased colour gamut and special effects for applications in the ceramic, glass, and packaging sectors as well as jetting higher molecular weight materials for 3D printing. 

Meteor’s MD Clive Ayling said: “Since 2008, Meteor has worked with Xaar to offer customers scalable and reliable printhead driving solutions.  Supporting all versions of the Nitrox printhead, our powerful, production-ready electronics and comprehensive suite of software ensures OEMs can be up-and-running quickly, while taking full advantage of the Nitrox high-laydown, high-speed technology in a wide variety of applications.”

Nick Geddes, MD at GIS, added: “Our latest driver electronics will fully enable the cutting-edge capabilities of this new printhead, and this, alongside the ability of our ink supply system to support the potential high flow rates, will enable OEMs to gain maximum productivity.”

The Xaar Nitrox is available in three variants - Core, Pro and Elite.

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