PiXDRO LP50

Advanced research inkjet printer

The PiXDRO LP50 is the most advanced R&D inkjet printing platform for functional printing applications.

It is designed for research and development of inkjet processes and applications as well as evaluation and development of inkjet materials. The LP50 platform is an open, accurate, flexible and easy to use printing system that will allow you to work at the frontiers of state-of-the-art inkjet printing technology. The LP50 has a modular design and can be configured for a wide range of applications such as printed electronics, photovoltaics, OLEDs, bio-medical, etc.

Main advantages

  • Compatible with solvent based (incl. nanoparticle), aqueous , hotmelt and UV-curable inks
  • Open architecture allows integration of new modules and control through user designed scripts
  • High accuracy enables functional samples/products
  • Excelent control over drop formation, drop placement and print strategy
  • Easy, fast and accurate change over between print heads and inks
  • Automatic print head maintenance functions (capping, purging, spitting, wiping)
  • Integrated vision systems for droplet inspection, accurate alignment, post-print inspection
  • Settings transferable to PiXDRO production equipment
  • Advanced user training available to support your further application development

Various commercially available industrial heads

Fujifilm Dimatix:S-class, S-class Hotmelt, Dual S-class, SE/SX3, Q-class, Dimatix cartridges, Samba G3L* with or without UV curing
Konica Minolta:KM512 & KM1024i with or without integrated UV curing
XAAR:XAAR1003
Delivered including RIS (Recirculating Ink Supply system)
OCE:OCE CrystalPoint

Wide range of options and add-ons

  • Advanced drop analysis (ADA) for easy characterization of ink and print head jetting performance
  • µPlasma surface modification add-on, enabling surface activation, deposition and etching (www.innophysics.nl).
  • Integrated UV curing
  • Glovebox integration
  • Jetting station, enabling fast swap between active print heads and extending print head lifetime
  • Workbench / cabinet for convenient storage and a solid support for the LP50

Technical data of the LP50 at a glance

Equipment

Substrate
– Table 327 x 227 mm (DIN A4 size)
– Conditioning Up to 90°C
– Clamping Vacuum clamping
– Thickness Max. 25 mm
System
– Accuracy < 20 µm (3σ), < 5 µm (3σ) repeatability
– Footprint 768 x 621 x 410 mm without PC and monitor
– Weight Approx. 90 kg
– Power input Single phase, 110-240 VAC, < 1 KVA, 50/60 Hz
5 axis motion x, y z, rotation of print head and substrate table (all servo controlled)
Exhaust utilities 10 m3/hr at 120 Pa backpressure
Head exchange time < 2 minutes
Vision systems Dropview, Printview, Advanced Drop Analysis (optional)
Maintenance Spitting, Capping, Purging and Wiping

Software

Advanced drop analysis Calculation of drop volume, speed and angle
PrintGen Influence nozzle usage and printing sequence
Open source scripting Free programmable recipes
Range of image formats Over 120 file formats possible

Inkjet specifications

Material Calculation of drop volume, speed and angle
Viscosity range 2 – 20 cP
Nozzle range 1 – 1,000 nozzles
Drop volume range 1 – 100 pL
Feature sizes Down to 20 µm
Printing speed Max. 500 mm/s
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