Mist-free and aerosol-free printing of lubricants
LBI oil free and REA present solutions for printing lubricants
Oil-free lubricants can now be easily printed with two new systems: the REA JET HR-Lube system and the REA JET DOD printhead system. The solutions were developed jointly by LBI oil free and REA. Both printer systems ensure that only as much lubricant as necessary is applied during metal forming for spot, line or surface lubrication.
The REA JET HR-Lube system is used for coil lubrication. It is equipped with a special print head that applies the oil-free lubricants developed for printing applications extremely precisely and sparingly. The application width is up to 12.7 mm per print head. With a corresponding cascading of up to 8 print heads, a total application width of over 100 mm is possible.
Can be integrated into machines and systems
Thanks to the latest interface technology, the printers can be easily integrated into machines and systems. The simple and intuitive operation saves time-consuming training. This is ensured by the cross-technology REA JET TITAN platform controller in a stainless steel housing with protection class IP65.
The REA JET DOD Lube system scores points for coil and blank lubrication. The innovative printer is also easy and intuitive to operate and creates a print area of two to 2300 mm. Here the developers relied on the cross-technology REA JET TITAN platform controller too. If required, the solution can be supplemented with a robot or an industrial-grade distance compensation device, which is ideal for different product positions during the printing process.
Precise printing of lubricants
The minimal use of lubricants in both systems is ensured by the digital and precise dispensing. The fine nozzles apply the lubricants mist- and aerosol-free, highly precisely and individually. There is no need to fear dripping thanks to the ideal combination of lubricant and technology, which keeps the working environment clean. This means that the lubricant is only applied where it is needed. In this way, unit costs can be precisely calculated in advance and subsequently controlled.
Customers appreciate the high production and operational reliability and low operating costs of both systems. With a printing speed of up to 600 m/min, production can pick up speed. Both systems can be used in the environment of forming/deep-drawing presses and automatic punching/bending machines. It can also be integrated into assembly lines for electrical components or the food industry.
Typical areas of application
- Automatic punching / bending machines
- High-speed presses
- Depp drawing / general forming
- Assembling lines
- Electrical components
- Food industry
- Digital and precise lubrication
- Low lubricant consumption
- Precise unit cost control
- Mist- and aerosol-free, highly precise and individual application
- No dripping
- Lubricant image printing
- High production and operational reliability
- Low operating costs
- Print speeds up to 600 m/min
- State-of-the-art interface technology for integration into machines and systems
- Easy and intuitive operation