Cup Slide: Efficient Pad Print Decoration of Long and Large Images

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What types of products require application of long images?

The ability to print long images is ideal for a wide range of applications including medical tubing and catheters.

Why is a cup slide helpful for products requiring decoration with a long image?

The Orion 130 with optional cup slide can print images 3.5x longer than those rendered by traditional pad print machines. Images as long as 460mm can be applied to products or components (compared to 130 mm with a traditional pad print machine).

What is the Orion 130?

The Orion 130 is a single or multi-color pneumatic pad printer used to apply branding, instructions, indication and other decoration on a range of products and components. The Orion 130 is one of the most flexible pad platforms on the market today. In addition to the larger cup size it offers,  additional flexibility is provided by the availability of an optional cup slide.

What types of long images can the Orion 130 with cup slide produce?

The Orion 130 with optional cup slide can print intermittent images or images that are continuous down the part.

How does it work?

The cup slide runs across the cliché foil for full ink setting prior to print. The pad then transfers the entire image onto the part. The Orion 130 offers the option for part turning as well, which allows for printing on both sides of your product.

 

What Orion 130 features deliver strong visual impact?

The Orion 130 can print up to 5 colors. Multicolor pad print decoration allows for full photographic quality images when used with CMYK+W colors for strong visual impact.

Furthermore, the ability to mix and match cup sizes creates opportunities for stand out visual results. It is possible to print multiple images or in multiple colors as well as to print on multiple dies of a single part.

Additionally, the Orion 130 provides increased pad compression. This compatibility with high durometer pads reduces pin holes caused by textured surfaces for superior print.

How does the Orion 130 pad printing machine provide industry-leading efficiency?

The Orion 130 stands out when compared to other pad printing machines thanks to its unmatched efficiency.

Fast Precision Placement
X/Y pad couplers allow users to quickly achieve precision positioning alignment. No need to waste time or expense on misprints.

Super Fast Pad and Ink Changeovers
Thanks to Trans Tech´s unique Express Pads- pad changes up to are up 80% faster and ink changes are up to 86% faster with Orion compared to alternative pad printer equipment.

Intuitive User Interface
The user-friendly, intuitive digital interface enhances the system´s efficiency

Multiple Images, Single Printing Plate
The ability to fit multiple images or a single long image on a single extended printing plate enables both quicker print alignment and faster changeovers.

Simplified Integration
Finally, the Orion 130 also provides highly efficient integration of supporting elements. Items like servo or pneumatic shuttles, IR or UV curing ovens, pre and post treatment systems can all be seamless integrated with a single controller for true turnkey performance.

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