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Memjet selects Xitron as exclusive digital front end developer for newprint engine systems

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Xitron has been selected as Memjet’s sole developer for the digital front end (DFE) of two soon to be announced digital print engines.


According to Memjet, the first print engine assemblies will support full colour, high quality output at speeds approaching 500 feet per minute. In monochrome mode, the print engine will reach speeds close to 1000 feet per minute. Xitron’s scalable DFE technology supports these speeds and beyond, with or without variable data.


‘Aside from the performance needed to drive these print engines at speed, which is impressive, what really stands out about the DFE is the level of integration,’ said Eric Nelsen, Xitron’s vice president of product development. ‘Navigator doesn’t just provide print data; it fully controls all press functionality.’


Everything from feeders, vacuums,dryers, dehumidifiers, and web tensions are addressed in the DFE dashboard and maintained through configurable Modbus control.


‘This new approach delivers flexibility to machine builders and simplicity for the end users of these systems,’ said Scott Desoto, Memjet’s vice president of sales. ‘In today’s world where labour is tight, this highly integrated approach is critical to asset utilisation and company profits.’


‘By incorporating Modbus connectivity, we have eliminated the external synchronisation issues presented by separate hardware and software subsystems, which can be a major hurdle in getting a press to market,’ said Karen Crews, president of Xitron. ‘This means Memjet’s OEMs will get to the commercialisation stage much faster, and with an intuitive, single interface product.’


The first shipments of Memjet’s newly integrated print engine technologies are happening now, through the end of the year, and Memjet expects to accelerate deployments to their customers starting in Q1 of 2023.


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