For over 45 years, Hitachi has developed and produced high-performance inkjet printers based on the well-proven Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) principle for industrial marking. Hitachi Industrial IJ printers are high-speed printers adopting a non-contact printing method, ideal for a wide range of applications. They are capable of applying best-before dates, logos, barcodes, lot numbers and data matrix codes, which makes the new UX2 Series the perfect solution for both complex and standard applications.
Hitachi products are renowned for being extremely reliable in harsh environments. All functionally critical parts are manufactured in-house. The use of Hitachi’s own components reinforces the high quality levels, reliability and excellent value for money.
The new, economical ink recovery technique achieves industry-leading levels of solvent consumption and the very low maintenance costs minimize the total cost of ownership.
Global Sales & Service Network
Are you looking for a global company that can work with you at a local level? Hitachi offers a global sales and service network when marking, coding and traceability challenges demand a coordinated answer. For each of your locations, and across your entire organization, we will champion your goals by providing international consistency, a global perspective, broad expertise and coordinated services provided by dedicated contacts. Our global team applies its worldwide technical expertise to your unique challenges in a consistent way. Tangible deliverables and proven solutions are the results of our business analysis and project implementation. In addition, we offer cross-border project management and coordination between suppliers, OEMs and end-users.
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Overview of UX2
With conventional print heads, ink mists*¹ are deposited onto components that control the inkjet. Over time, the build-up of ink can result in downtime leading to lost production.
*¹ Ink mist build-up may vary depending on operating conditions.
Prints 3 Times Longer with Ink Guard
UX2 printers can print for 3 times longer than previous generations*² due to a unique print head design. The ink guard feature attracts the ink mist to a collection area away from the sensitive printing components. The result is fewer print quality issues and less frequent print head cleaning. Keeping your production running while maintaining a clean production environment.
*² Results refer to the same test environment and test conditions compared
with UX Standard.
Clear, Precise Codes at the Most Demanding Speeds
Using improved dot control algorithms, our newly designed UX2 printer is capable of producing clearly legible codes at the most demanding production speeds.
Available with Two Head Sizes to Optimize Print Quality
Our standard head produces crisp code quality from 1 to 6 lines of print. A field configurable “short” print head option focuses on the most demanding print speed applications that require 1 or 2 lines of print.
Added Convenience and Safety
The sealed Safe-Clean Station thoroughly cleans and dries in one simple operation. Eliminate the need for open solvents when cleaning the print head. As the solvent volatilized during drying is sucked out by the air pump and discharged through the exhaust duct, the operator is not exposed to the solvent gas. All used make-up cleaning solvent is captured in a sealed reservoir – for safe disposal.
Self-diagnosis by new Smart Start function
Most of the downtime associated with inkjet printers is a result of a dirty nozzle. The self-diagnosis start-up with Safe clean station can be used to automatically clean the nozzle by reversing the flow of solvent when necessary, which helps ensure that IJP restarts smoothly.
Always ready to print
Even after long periods of inactivity, the cleaning station eliminates build-up of dried ink by periodically running an automatic nozzle-rinse according to a pre-programmed schedule. This means that the printer is always ready to print and will not need any manual cleaning at start of production.
Video on Board, for Preventative Maintenance and Recovery
An interactive video on the printer screen guides users to carry out routine tasks, preventative maintenance activities and even recover the printer from a fault condition. It’s so intuitive, even untrained users can easily follow the on board video guidance.
As a result, daily interaction with the UX2 is instinctive with no surprises. When needed, users will be guided by the video to clean the print head and add fluids.
Intuitive Display & Simplified Printer Setup
Flexibility to Meet Your Needs
The printer screen is designed with flexibility in mind. With a configurable home screen, you can choose what information is critical to display to operators.
- Choose the information critical to your production needs.
An intuitive screen with icon based indicators allowing users to quickly identify machine status, and ink levels.
Quick Line Changeovers
Move Printers with Ease
Our quick-change I/O connectors enable printers to quickly move from line to line. Eliminate time-consuming mistakes by preconfiguring the I/O routing in advance.
Digital Network Support
Integration with modern industrial protocols
Modern Communication Protocols
By employing modern open protocols such as OPC-UA, Hitachi’s printers are ready for the upcoming Industry 4.0/IoT revolution. This open-style data connectivity enables our printers to be compatible with virtually any networked platform, regardless of OS. In addition, the latest UX printers come equipped with Ethernet/IP, OPC-UA, Modbus and Serial RS-232.
Improve Operations, Quality and Transformation with IoT Analytics
Hitachi is one of the few companies in the world with decades of experien industrial arena, we’re developing data-driven smart manufacturing and maintenance solutions that are rapidly displacing traditional processes.
Invest in a Sustainable Coding Future
Hitachi’s vision is to be a climate change innovator. Our mission is to resolve environmental issues and achieve a higher quality of life through a more sustainable society.
We are committed to creating resource efficient eco-friendly coding and marking solutions.