Tip of UV printer maintenance in Winter

When it gets cold in winter every year, the number of failures of UV printers will also increase, mainly in four areas: print head nozzle blockage and disconnection, consumables solidification and condensation, electrostatic interference, and voltage instability. In view of these situations, how to prevent them in advance.

Roll to roll UV printer

Roll to roll UV printer

1. The print head blockage and disconnection.

After the temperature drops in winter, the print head will block and disconnect. Don’t worry too much. This is mostly because the viscosity of the UV ink increases and the fluency of the ink decreases after the temperature drops. Individual print heads do not emit ink smoothly.

Solution: In addition to the automatic stirring and heating of conventional large ink cartridges and secondary ink cartridges, heating plates can be installed on both sides of the ink outlet of the nozzle. If it is not convenient to install, you can choose a small sun and keep 30cm Distance, illuminate the head car, if possible, you can turn on the heating or air conditioning to keep the working environment temperature of the UV printer above 25 degrees.

2. Consumables are solidified and condensed.

Users of UV printers found that the ink in the UV ink bottle has become viscous, and some of it has condensed. When this happens, it means that the ink has been scrapped and cannot work, mostly because the ink bottle is placed directly on the ground.

Solution: The storage of consumables in winter must be placed on the shelf, not on the ground, and not in the open air.

UV printer

UV printer

3. Static electricity interferes

The direct effect is that the ejected ink droplets deviate from the direction due to static electricity, causing the phenomenon of “flying ink” or “ink splashing”, and the print quality will be seriously reduced. In severe cases, it will cause the circuit to burn down.

Solution: In addition to installing the necessary ground wire, the cleaning of the working environment of the UV printer requires 2 days/time for maintenance to reduce dust. If the air is dry, just turn on the humidifier. If possible, an electrostatic rod can be installed on the machine to eliminate the electrostatic interference of the material itself.

4. The voltage is unstable.

In winter, due to the heating demand, a large number of electrical appliances will be turned on, and the current and voltage will be overloaded. These instabilities will affect the normal operation of the UV printer in the light of it, and will directly burn the internal circuit.

Solution: In addition to choosing a UV inkjet printer from a regular manufacturer (the circuit system has preventive and emergency solutions), a voltage stabilizer must be installed, a backup power supply and a separate line for the equipment must be installed. It cannot be mixed with other electrical appliances.

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