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KS 442 C-FM

The cable marker KS 442 C-FM is a high-performance marker specifically designed for high-speed gravure printing on hot plastic insulated wires and plastic jacketed cables in user selectable colors. Due to the extremely high precision of the machine’s drive system, the KS 442 C-FM ensures a non-slip operation and a reduction of the strain on the soft cable insulation to a minimum.


  • Marking of text and numbers 
  • Tandem printing head
  • Quick change of legend
  • Print wheel drive up to and above 1200 m/min
  • Exchangeable ink supply system



Standard Configuration

Tandem marking unit with synchronized drive.

Integrated pneumatic printing station selector.

Integrated control electronics with addi­tional input for automatic switching via external contact closure.

1 set of dedicated ink wipers and guide rollers matching the specified printing discs.

Replaceable ink supply module with ink tank, pump, cooler, filters, and ink flow fine adjustment valve.

Frame with support column and height adjustment crank mechanism.

Complete accessories kit. Without printing discs.

Features 

Rugged, virtually maintenance-free AC drive.

Electronically synchronized printing disc drive.

Incremental tachometer and reference sensor mounted on the printing disc shaft provide exceptionally accurate synchronization.

Automatically synchronized stroboscope of extremely high light efficiency allows proper inspection even at slow marking speeds.

Quick switching between two different codes with no loss of marks.

Replaceable ink supply module for quick color change within about 2 minutes. Optional second ink supply module allows quick color change.

Flat or concave printing discs matching the cable diameter. Intelligent ink pump system IP for automatic and speed dependent adjustment of the ink flow.



Specifications 

Max. printing speed:

1200 m/min

Cable diameter:

1 mm to 24 mm (up to 80 mm with option G)

Printing discs:

86 mm in diameter, flat or concave rim



Recommendable optional device 

WNB - Misting unit for the application of fine water dust for pre-cooling of the hot wire immediately after the extruder.

Applies a fine water layer to the wire surface that evaporates before the wire enters the printer. Reduces the wire surface temperature and avoids the hot plastic material sticking on the print wheel. Replaces pre-cooling trough, air wipes and vacuum device. No need of relatively extensive and at higher speeds insufficiently working air blowers.