This video shows both the Smart 130 1 color pad printer and the Smart 250 1 to 4 color pad printing machinery in action. These low cost pad printing machines are precision built by microPrint in Switzerland. The two color Smart 250 machine utilizes a pneumatic pad shift device and the four color version uses a linear motor controlled pad shift device. These pad shift devices are extremely accurate and reliable.
This video shows the microPrint 5 STAR servo-driven indexed rotary pad-printing machine in action and the 5 STAR is perfect for today's progressive injection molding houses or custom decorators, as it can quickly be set-up to run as a single color pad printer or a 5 color tight registration pad-printing job. This highly versatile pad printing machine is used for printing both large and small parts and can be outfitted with a variety of automation devices including X/Y part movement controls using servo motors and ball screws for precision alignment.
An LCN-151 pad printer has been fully integrated into an automated rotary table system complete with bowl feeding system and these plastic beer caps are printed 6 at a time. This automation also includes automatic loading, corona pre-treatment, 6 up pad printing and automatic eject system into a bulk storage container. The nesting fixtures are cam activated (opened and closed) for secure part holding during the printing operation and are opened for easy unloading.
This video demonstrates the two smallest pad printers in the microPrint MS series and it shows both open inkwell and closed cup configurations. The MS-250 is shown decorating a Toyota interior bezel with special (programmed and sensor controlled) ability to detect two different part styles and either print 1 or 2 graphics as the two different but similar parts dictate.
The LCN-132 is outfitted with 3 x 56mm ink cups and this pad transfer printing system is automated with a 2 position rotary table and these micro sized electronic parts are printed in three locations around the circumference. Parts are automatically ejected into a bulk container and the inks dry rapidly.
This microPrint built pad printing system is shown printing 360° onto round medical parts with high opaque white pad print ink. The parts are manually loaded (light curtain activated) and then they are corona treated with a SICATECH LF-1 unit. The MS-250 pad printer has been set-up with a servo driven rotary pad attachment and the parts are also rotated with servo motor for perfect repeatability.
This video shows the MS-250 pad printing machine applying numbers around a BRAUN coffee pot control knobs outer circumference. microPrint developed this special printing attachment and it can be mounted on many different microPrint machine models. The rotary pad attachment is servo-driven and can be infinitely adjusted.
This short video clip shows the microPrint MS-320 equipped with linear motor controlled pad shift device in action. This pad print press is equipped with a single cliché with the 4 color artworks being pre-registered in the pre-press department using Adobe Photoshop to align the 4 separate colors.
This movie shows the ML-350 (formerly known as MS-350L) linear motor driven pad printer decorating multi-colors on polycarbonate syringe barrels with a servo driven linear part shuttle with servo driven part rotation device. The machine is also equipped with pneumatically actuated pad lifters to allow for part clearance during the printing operation. Both X/Y positions for ink pick up and printing are fully programmable from the touch-screen.
This special pad printing machine has been designed to print variable data using a PC to program and control the two linear motors. What is typed into the laptops data fields (up to 3 lines of text) such as; names, part numbers is then automatically printed onto the parts in a programmable location. This machine has been sold for several industrial applications including dental teeth color swatch panels, personalization of pens and printing onto various aerospace/ electronic components for printing variable part numbers and special logos and characters.