Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has introduced flexible drive electronics and software for the Konica Minolta KM1024aSHE and KM1024aLHG-RC industrial inkjet printheads via its Ethernet platform.
With a compact design, the KM1024aSHE (6pl/40kHz, 20pl/22kHz) is compatible with solvent, oil, and UV inks. The KM1024aLHG-RC (27pl binary up to 240pl 8dpd) has recirculation at the nozzle plate ideal for high-laydown applications such as ceramics, textile, opaque white, varnish printing and materials deposition coatings. The KM1024aLHG-RC is also compatible with solvent, oil, UV, and aqueous inks.
The Konica Minolta KM1024aSHE and LHG-RC printheads are supported through the GIS HMB-DG2 Ethernet Head Management Board and a new GIS Analogue Headboard (AHB) the AHB-KM-1024a, to drive each KM104aSHE or LHG-RC printhead to its full potential.
The GIS HMB-DG2 / AHB-KM-1024a configuration has a flexible design and can drive up to two KM1024aSHE or LHG-RC printheads. It comes with an option to add up to two stackable daughter boards to support up to six printhead connections and multiple HMBs scaled to support larger systems.
The HMB-DG2 includes print data management, waveform control and printhead diagnostics, all accessed over Ethernet. The GIS datapath hardware is complemented by Atlas software offering optional RIP, VDP and Image Quality (IQ) Tools to achieve industrial applications' high-quality, demanding printing requirements.