M1630 Jet

M1630 Jet

Marking Systems

  • M1630 Jet – wire marking

    M1630 Jet – wire marking

  • M1630 Jet – color touch panel

    M1630 Jet – color touch panel

  • M1630 Jet with optional trolley and tower lights

    M1630 Jet with optional trolley and tower lights

  • M1630 Jet – wire marking

    M1630 Jet – wire marking

Wire marking – Powerful, operator-friendly, cost-effective

User- and maintenance-friendly

  • Clean, faultless refills thanks to cartridges with RFID identification
  • Minimal maintenance without service technicians
  • Touch panel operation
  • Self-regulating drop generator

Powerful interaction with the machine

  • For the best performance with Komax machines
  • Fast setup and changeover 
  • Printing speed up to 21% faster than predecessor
  • Special functions: stable character width, font centered on wire, reverse dimensioning

Cost-effective, sustainable investment

  • Low operating and maintenance costs reduce the costs per wire
  • Compatible with current and future machine generations
  • Long-term, future-proof investment
  • Optimized ink system for reliable operation 
  • Central point of contact for printer and machine support

Wire marking presents special challenges. To master those challenges with perfection, Komax offers a state-of-the-art, compact inkjet marker with the M1630 Jet. It is completely integrated in the machine control system and unlocks a variety of advantages with special functions, low operating costs, high availability and user-friendly operation. Komax creates the ideal conditions for meeting expanding requirements in the field of wire marking, such as ensuring the traceability of wire harnesses in autonomous vehicles. The M1630 Jet is the market leader’s answer to the rising demand for marked wires.

Strengths of the continuous inkjet method 

The continuous inkjet method is particularly ideal

  • When manufacturing costs are crucial
  • With high unit volumes and critical machine performance
  • With frequently changing print contents 
  • With wires that are not suitable for laser marking

Extremely user- and maintenance-friendly

Inks and make-up can be refilled during ongoing operation. The RFID reader checks the modules and warns of errors. For local operation, 7.0- and 10.4-inch color touch panels are available. Multiple network-integrated printers can be operated simultaneously from a single panel – for instance two printers on one trolley. The printers can also be conveniently operated via internet browser from a console. 

The printer is close to maintenance-free. Swapping out the i-Tech module* for regular maintenance requires no outside assistance and takes just a few minutes. This significantly reduces downtime and eliminates external costs. 

* i-Tech is a brand of Domino Ltd. and stands for intelligent technology.

Powerful interaction with the machine

Komax printers are tightly integrated with the machine control system. This enables fast setup and changeover as well as minimal data maintenance costs. All printing data is entered on the machine and stored in the machine database. It can also be transmitted via a network. The printer is automatically configured when the system starts.

Integration enables exceptional system performance: printing speed, for example, is up to 21 % faster than with the predecessor model. Special functions make the M1630 Jet the printer of choice for wire marking: dynamic time-of-flight compensation ensures consistent character width even during accelerated travel. Wire-centered fonts reduce setup times. Dimensioning from the wire end (reverse dimensioning) simplifies data entry.

 

Cost-effectiveness, investment security and high availability

Optimizing operating and maintenance costs was a key priority in the development of the M1630 Jet. Because the operator can carry out the maintenance themselves, operating costs are roughly 50 % lower than for the predecessor model. Make-up consumption was substantially reduced and the make-up recuperation option lowers costs even further. These advancements reduce per-wire costs significantly.

Komax M1630 Jet is compatible with current and upcoming Komax machine generations. Mounting and changeover sets are available for all machines. This guarantees the long-term utility of the investment.

The design, manufacturing and maintenance concept are optimized for maximum availability. The number of parts and seals in the ink system has been significantly reduced with a central hydraulic block. Komax offers service and expertise for the entire system from a single source.

Ready for the future

The M1630 Jet is ready for use on machines of the Komax HMI Generation. Networked with a manufacturing execution system (MES), they provide even more efficient production.

The functions of the M1630 Jet have been expanded and optimized through the introduction of Komax HMI, which offers more special characters, fonts and bar code types depending on the resolution of the character matrix. The capabilities of the printers are continuously upgraded.

M1630 Jet can also, independently of a machine, be used to mark housings, connectors, circuit boards and other parts, thereby providing significant additional benefits.

Available in three versions

  1. M1630 Jet BC as the standard version for dye-based and lightly pigmented inks
  2. M1630 Jet P for highly pigmented inks, e.g. white, gray and blue
  3. M1630 Jet S for small fonts on wires up to 0.13 mm²

 

 
  M1630 Jet BC 
(Black Color)
M1630 Jet P
(Pigmented)
M1630 Jet S
(Small character)

Ink type 1)

Dye-based ink and lightly pigmented ink  

Highly pigmented ink  Small fonts, pigmented ink, currently only black  
Ink cartridge content 825 ml 555 ml 825 ml
Make-up cartridge content 1200 ml 1200 ml 1200 ml
Min./max. character height 0.9 – 4.6 mm 0.9 – 4.6 mm 0.8 – 4.4 mm
Min. wire diameter 1.1 mm 1.1 mm 1.0 mm

Max. marking speed 2)

Fast print 7.4 / 12 m/s
Standard print 7.9 / 11.2 m/s
Fast print 7.4 / 12 m/s
Standard print 7.9 / 11.2 m/s
Fast print 7.8 / 12 m/s
Standard print 11 / 12 m/s 
Character matrix 3) 3 of 8×5 “fast print”, 5×5, 5×5 (tower), 7×5, 7×5 (tower), 11×7
Positioning accuracy Typical ±1 … 2 mm + 0.1 … 0.2 % of wire length
Interfaces RS232, Ethernet (TCP/IP)
Compatible with Komax machines with TopWin 1, TopWin 2, TopWin 3 and Komax HMI
Connections 1 × 110 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 40 W idle, 80 W in operation. No compressed air connection required.

Ambient conditions operation 4

+5 to 45 °C, rel. humidity 0 – 90 %, non-condensing

Housing material, protection class

Stainless steel, IP55 (splash-proof), electronics IP 66

Dimensions (W×H×D), 
Set-up

Marker with 7 ˝ touch panel 430 × 589 × 381 mm (16.9 × 23.2 × 15.0 in)
Marker without touch panel 430 × 411 × 381 mm (16.9 × 23.2 × 15.0 in)
Space-saving construction of 2 printers on one trolley possible. See graphic below.
Operating panel Color touch panel, 7 ˝ or 10.4 ˝ version, usable for multiple markers
Conduit length 3 m
Weight (net) 22 kg (48.5 lbs)
  1. The appropriate inks for the marker configuration are presented in an ink list
  2. Lower value with width/height ratio of characters W/H = 0.7, higher value with stretched characters, max. speed with Alpha 550
  3. Depending on TopWin version
  4. Please observe the temperature range of the inks, if necessary use cooling units.
     

Options and accessories 

Operating panel 7“ or 10.4“
Signalisation Four color tower light and buzzer
Make-up recovery Saves make-up
Trolley  Trolley for up to 2 markers, optional cabinet or cooling unit in combination with one marker.
Mounting sets for Komax machines Marking head mount, wires, etc.
Displacement table  for marking piece goods