As a unique Print Tower for digital printing, the M-Tower™ includes mountings for inkjet heads, dryers, speed encoder, cue mark sensor and guarantees optimised reliability and operability. The paper is typically pulled by the host system, e.g. offset / flexo printing presses or finishing lines and can run up to approx. 1000 ft/m (300m/min). The M-Tower comes with 20” (520mm) as the standard web width. Other widths can be manufactured upon specific customer request. Printing on both sides of the paper usually incorporates 2 Towers / Twin-Tower configuration with a turnbar, integrated in a walk-over between the towers, as depicted below.
The design of the system is implemented in a modular way, so that infeed / outfeed, dryers and webguide can be installed only if the application requires.
The integrated dryer uses the latest Matti infrared technology and can be either IR at around 2.1 microns wavelength or NIR with typically a lower wavelength.
Precisely manufactured Inkjet head mounts guarantee perfect stitching and alignment of each head and are available for all common sizes of printheads and Matti printbars. Depending on the number of heads installed, there are various means to access them for easy cleaning and inspection.