Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, has developed a unique ink jet printing system designed specifically for rubber marking and the tire industry.
The new ink jet system features an ink jet controller, one or two 8000+ Series drop on demand print heads, and a unique Agitating and Circulating Ink System (ACIS) in combination with a curable white pigmented ink. The unique 4-liter large capacity ACIS uses both an internal pump and an air driven agitation propeller to provide constant circulation of the pigmented ink, achieving reliable uptime, as well as reduced maintenance. The ink is a fast dry, HAPS free, curable, white pigmented formula, which conforms to tread production without transfer in the mold. This leaves no shadow of the previous mark and has no adverse effect on the finished tire.