Custom Automation Solutions at EPS: What Does That Mean?
At EPS, we design and build custom inkjet part-marking solutions that integrate with your production line. Since every application is different, no two machines are alike. The upstream parts conveyor might be unique, or the print head array may have extended gamut colors like orange, green, and violet. Perhaps the substrate material requires pretreatment for adhesion. After the part is printed and cured, there may be some offloading requirements or secondary operation such as assembly or packaging.
In order to solve your part-marking challenge, we have to maintain a deep bench of talent—software engineers, electrical engineers, CAD/CAM specialists, ink specialists, and integration specialists all of whom work in concert to provide the solution that is right for you.
Building a bespoke industrial inkjet machine is a little like baking a cake from scratch. Once the project parameters have been agreed upon and the design has been finalized, CAD drawings are sent to our welding facility where the basic frame you see above is welded and powdercoated. Next, the control panels and electrical boxes are installed. Part-loading and -unloading assemblies are added next, followed by the print engine. Finally, the computer is installed.
Once the machine is assembled, extensive testing begins to ensure that the part-marking inkjet printer meets the project brief in terms of image quality, throughput, and unit cost. Usually, our customer will visit our facility to witness the machine in operation in what is known as an FAT, or Factory Acceptance Test. Only after our customer has signed off on the FAT does their machine leave our facility.
The end result is a machine that integrates perfectly with your production line in terms of throughput speed and upstream and downstream part-handling requirements. Whether you are marking automotive parts, medical parts, caps and closures, or promotional items, Engineered Printing Solutions has designed a direct-to-object product-decorating solution for your industry.
We know what it takes to successfully integrate a product-marking solution into existing production lines. Let us design a bespoke system for your company. Contact one of our Sales Engineers today!
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