- Date 14 Dec 2020
Xaar 128 printheads at the heart of MapleJet’s new Hx Cartro IoT printer.
Designed for developing markets, the Hx Cartro uses two stitched Xaar 128 printheads and is simple to use, flexible and connected with its cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
IoT enabled printers drive operational efficiencies for companies and reduce the need for maintenance, as the printer itself can self-diagnose, allowing effective troubleshooting before any potential breakdown occurs. Each printer generates data at the point of print and can send this to the cloud, providing live reports for manufacturers, helping them control their inventory and production in real-time, and without intervention. This is increasingly important to many factories now as they have adapted to deliver Covid secure environments.
Operators can control several Hx Cartro printers by simply using their tablet or smartphone via the intuitive web-based user interface that works through any browser. Without the need for other devices such as access points or servers, IT system security is maintained, and printers can be scaled as part of a large network to deliver additional flexibility in production.
The Xaar 128 printhead’s track record made it the printhead of choice for the Hx Cartro, maintaining its position as the leading 17mm piezoelectric drop-on-demand printhead for the Coding & Marking print sector. Light and powerful, with a compact footprint and weight of only 16 grams, the agile printhead is ideal for everything from 2D data matrix coding and brand graphics to expiry dates and batch codes across both primary and secondary packaging.