Xaar’s Ink System Test kit
The new Xaar Ink System Test (X-IST) kit is a useful tool for the correct setup of ink supply systems in the field by allowing you to measure and observe the pressure and temperature of the ink in the printhead and ink supply system. It can also help to diagnose problems with ink supply systems in application.
These fluid properties are used to derive the meniscus pressure, differential pressure (or flow rate) and jetting viscosity, which are the most important parameters for proper operation of Xaar printheads, helping you to get setup and diagnose problems quicker.
The X-IST kit works in conjunction with the standard Hydra software to provide real-time readings and graphical time-history of these parameters. Further information on these parameters can be found in the user manuals for the Xaar Hydra Ink Supply System and Xaar printheads.