In recent years, digital printing on ceramics has become a very beneficial practice for decoration and industry.
This technology has increased the design possibilities and has accelerated the production times of these pieces, improving their finishes and uniformity.
The company KERAjet, specialised in the commercialisation of digital machinery for various types of use, confirms this reality. They indicate that the latest advances allow them to reduce costs, waste less material and increase production. In addition, the equipment is now more operator-friendly and offers new features.
New proposals for a more demanding market
KERAjet already has in its catalogue very advanced digital machinery, among which 3 tools focused on the ceramic industry stand out. The first one is the S7 UNICA, considered one of the most versatile single pass digital industrial printers. This is due to its 8 modules and up to 16 colours, which allow a large number of configurations for different designs.
The KERAjet M7 promises versatility, modularity and millimetre precision in digital designs. It stands out for its modular engineering format that allows quick access to all its components. This model allows the initial configuration of its modules to apply glazes, effects, colours and covers in great detail.
Among the multipass printers, one of the most configurable is the KERAjet P8. The company explains that it offers an end-to-end printing experience by addressing the process from start to finish. It can be adapted to work with structural inks for a relief effect and all types of glazes. It also handles finishing with coatings, covers or protections.
Artificial intelligence is gaining ground in the production of ceramics.
One of KERAjet’s most praised products is its machine vision control system. It is called Visio and uses a technology called GIA (Management by Artificial Intelligence). It is a breakthrough developed by the company itself to take care of the automatic adjustment and control of the products. Basically, it is a highly sophisticated quality control system.
According to the firm’s spokespersons, this system works by checking the input and output of the product from the digital machinery, as well as the entire printing process. It has a high sensitivity to detect design errors that may affect the quality of the final product. For this purpose, the system is organised in two phases. Firstly, the imput control (IC) takes place at the beginning of the printing process.
The second part is Visio QC (or quality control), which is installed at the press output. It is a checking module that is sensitive to surface defects on the parts as they come out of the press. It also warns of structural and decoration faults.
The company says it has configured a portfolio of digital machinery that enables the production of top quality parts in relatively small spaces. All with an appropriate investment to achieve a return on capital in a very short time.