The marking of kiln furniture is of great importance, especially for traceability and quality control. This also applies to the manufactured ceramic components. Our inkjet processes are particularly suitable for applying individual or batch numbers, manufacturing data and product numbers.
Ceramic kiln furniture is usually used as a product carrier in high-temperature processes. They are characterised by high material efficiency, which is why marking is required to a limited extent. They are used to monitor service life and as quality assurance measures in the production of individual products and material batches.
We enable the printing of very small codes with the Continuous Inkjet process (CIJ). The high-temperature inks adapted to this process can have different contrasts depending on the material. In addition to the DataMatrix code, plain characters or company logos can also be applied to the components. With the associated industrial scanners for recording the coding and the integrated data connection, we supply a complete solution for marking, tracing and production optimisation in the field of ceramic kiln furniture.
- Quality control by tracing material batches, individual components and associated process parameters
- Error prevention and scrap reduction through lifetime control
- Increased efficiency through inventory management and better planning of production processes
- Fast and reliable identification of defective parts
The labelling solution can be integrated into both existing and new lines. For this purpose, we offer individual integration concepts for each production line and intelligent concepts for reducing manual handling steps during operation. In addition, the position, shape and type of coding can also be individually adapted.
The high-temperature precursor ink used was specially developed for functional ceramics and can be provided to the customer in different variants. By using different contrasting materials, both light, dark and colour changes or UV contrasts can be created with the ink in the production process. The marking remains permanently on the components and is machine-readable.
CIJ printers (Continuous Inkjet) are compact inkjet printers that print on different materials with a continuous inkjet. They are used in various industries such as electronics. They are particularly suitable for small fonts or codes and can be operated with different inks, such as precursor, pigment or organic inks.
The labelling solution has local data recording and storage. Standard interfaces allow for easy integration into your IT environment. In addition, we realise individual customer requirements.
In general, the CIJ printing process requires very little maintenance. It has automated cleaning cycles that we adapt to customer needs. In addition, we enable an emergency service and regular safety inspections to ensure trouble-free operation.