The alphaJET pico is a specialist high-resolution printer for micro-print applications. Like the other printers in the alphaJET range,it is IP65 rated and has a large colour touchscreen menu system. It is used worldwide in applications as diverse as printing on optical fibre, cosmetics packaging, electronic components and wire harnesses.
With the alphaJET pico small character continuous inkjet, you can print up to 5 lines of alphanumeric text. You can also print data matrix codes, dot codes and linear barcodes. Text functions include automatic time and date, consecutive numbering and text lists.
- 5 lines
- 0.7-10 mm print height
- 695 m/min (2.5mm character width)
- Black and white ink options
- Heated print head ensures stable droplet formation
- IP65 rated stainless steel housing for durability
- 10" colour touchscreen for easy use
- RE-SOLVE ultra solvent recovery for reduced emissions
- Integrates with Schleuniger cut and strip machines
- Metre marking capability
- Abrasion resistant ink
|Max. number of pixels (vertical)||32|
|Max. printable lines (5x5 Matrix)||5|
|Font height (mm)||0.7-10|
|Max. line speed||1300 m/min|
|Max. speed 2.5 mm character width||695 m/min|
|Counter (with autostop) and time functions||Standard|
|DataMatrix, QR-Codes, Barcodes, DotCodes||Standard|
|Symbols and logos (BMP format)||Standard|
|Remote textswitch, text lists||Standard|
|Optional customised software||Yes|
|Protection class||IP 65|
|Ambient temperature||5 - 45 °C|
|Housing (H x W x L; mm) with terminal||700 x 320 x 320|
|Housing (H x W x L; mm) without terminal||510 x 320 x 320|
|Control terminal (H x W x L; mm)||232 x 300 x 66|
|Umbilical||4 m / 6 m optional|
|Print head (H x W x L; mm)||145 x 40 x 40|
|Housing with terminal||31 kg|
|Housing without terminal||26 kg|
|Control terminal||2.5 kg|
|Print head incl. umbilical||2 kg|
|USB (file management)||Standard|
|Digital I/O port||8/4|
|Volt-free programmable alarm relay||Standard|
|4-colour signal beacon||Optional|
|Mains voltage (AC)||86 - 264 V ± 10 %|
|Power consumption (max.)||0.5 A/230 V; 1 A/110 V|
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use the alphaJET pico to print human and machine-readable data, including batch details, production data and product identification.
The alphaJET pico is often used for printing on optic fibre, fine wire and cable. Because of the smaller nozzle, the inks available are more limited than for other alphaJET printers, but do include options for printing on polyurethane, styrene-based substrates, PVC, metal and glass.
The alphaJET pico ink range includes black and white inks. The black inks include: standard, high-contrast, MEK-free, condensation resistant, heat curing, oil-penetrating and freon black. There is also a pigmented white.
alphaJET pico inks and solvents are supplied in 1 litre bottles. These are simple to install in the printer. They sit upright inside the door and connect very easily from the top of the bottle.
Continuous inkjet printing relies on product movement to trigger the print. It is normal for the print head to be mounted over (or next to) a section of conveyor or integrated into packaging or production machinery. If your production line runs at a variable speed (not fixed) you may also need a separate encoder to make sure your print length is not affected. Where the alphaJET pico is used in wire and cable applications, it is commonly integrated with Schleuniger or Komax cut, strip and terminate equipment.
alphaJET continuous inkjet brochure
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