Probably you want to start your business with the automatic screen printing machine. You can choose your press among different configurations automatic press. But electric power is the main fact which can give significant advantages in three major areas of your screen printing press. In your company, you have to print different colors and sizes design. At the same time, you need to consider the power that will run your press.
In the three major ways, the power works through the automatic screen printing press. If you can use them properly, you can get a big advantage from them.
- The rotation of the carousel or indexing is the first way that helps the t-shirt to move one head to another.
- Lifting the carousel vertically that helps the pallets to take upper and lower.
- Processing power through the print head of an automatic press is the third way.
Electricity and air (pneumatics) are the two of the most common powering systems on automatic screen printing equipment. Here you will get the elaboration about the effect of air and electricity on the above three ways.
Rotation of the Carousel or Indexing to Keep Your Screen Printing Machine Spinning Properly:
To move or transfer of your t-shirts from head to head, you have to depend on the servo or the pneumatic, electric motors. You can get a different benefit from the electric motors. On the other hand, you can hardly decelerate or accelerate the indexing of pneumatic, electric motors. Only the hydraulic shock absorber can make slow down the pneumatic indexer, but this slowdown can create vibration. Thus your registration can be affected and can be damaged your printing quality.
You can rely on the servo indexer. It gives you much control over the movement of the carousel of your screen printing press. Electric motors don’t create the vibrating problem, and it’s easy to control. A servo indexer is not only smoother, but also it doesn’t provide extra air pressure due to leaks or degradation. Thus you don’t need to replace the airlines never. So, buy an electric screen printing machine that is included the servo indexer. It increases your printing quality and decreases the maintenance cost.
Lifting the Carousel vertically
The carousel lifting is such place where the electric power difference happens. For pneumatic lift, a printer will not be able to control the quickness of vertical motion between the pallets. The pneumatic lift gives the same result as the pneumatic indexer. It creates a vibration of the screen. Finally, gives you the low-quality print. On the other hand, servo motor lift helps to remove the rough movement and variable pressure. At the same time, servo lift makes your screen printing equipment easier to handle tight registration.
For the off-contact distance, the electric power is an essential fact for the lifting of the carousel. The off-contract setting may differ for various printing layers. For the thick screen like sweatshirts, you have to keep more off-contact distance than normal t-shirts. The proper adjustment of the off-contract distance can give you good print.
Those who use the pneumatic press need to set up the off-contact by crawling under the printing press. But you will get an amazing result if you buy an electric screen printing machine having digital off-contact. You might get the benefit of screen touch to adjust off-contact easily and much greater range in the digital press. You can use as much as the degree you need and as exact as a thousand of an inch.
Power through the Print Head of an Automatic Screen Printing Machine
Power in print head is provided with three different motions either by the air or electricity. They are the vertical movement of the squeegee, the horizontal movement of the print carriage stroke and the action of the clamps, flood bar, and screen.
The chopper mechanism or levers drive the vertical motion of the squeegee and flood bar. In the pneumatic press, air drives the chopper and creates uneven pressure. Thus your printing quality becomes low and it also can damage your screen. As electric choppers aren’t difficult to adjust, it revolves your all tension and gives you safety and reliability.
It is more beneficial to use electric print carriages for the movement of horizontal stroke print carriage to get more consistency in printing than the pneumatic press. The electric print carriage gives you faster and smoother printing than the pneumatic because it will not produce unexpected air pressure in the cylinder.
The 3rd way for the print head that may need power is the clamps holding the squeegee, screen and flood bar. In the screen printing press, many printers use air but the air lines can wear out because of the extra movement of the squeegee and flood bar. On the other hand, the heat damages from flash curing when you use the tubing and it is vulnerable. You better use the mechanical clamps instead of the pneumatic as a good alternative. Neither the air source nor the tubing susceptible to wear and tear is required for the mechanical clamps. It is less costly, gives steady pressure and it saves your time from repairing.
While you are looking for an automatic screen printing machine for your business, try to get a press having the all-electric power system that can give you efficiency, reliability and most accuracy.
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