Meyer Burger decided to launch the JETx-Engine after receiving numerous enquiries for such a module from both multinational companies and start-ups. These customers had a vision of serving their specific customer group with innovative functional inkjet technology, had developed a printing process and were defining an equipment solution. Because they were lacking the experience of building reliable industrial inkjet tools, they called for the support of Meyer Burger.
“Our JETx-Engine contains all the core functions of an inkjet printer: the printheads and ink supply, but also the printhead maintenance and the software to control the printing process,” said Joost Valeton, product manager for PiXDRO inkjet printers. “A lot of our inkjet process expertise has gone into the design of our software. It is set up in a very versatile and modular way, so that the printing module can be adapted to about any functional inkjet process and integrated on the wide variety of motion platforms that our customers use for their tools.
“With this versatility we are able to serve, for example, semiconductor, optical or 3D printing applications and the use in roll-to-roll systems,” added Valeton. “The versatility and the fact that we offer process reliability through our proven hardware and software functionality are the main arguments for our customers to integrate the JETx-Engine into their solution. For this product, we also apply a dedicated business model and a specific co-development strategy to create a real win-win for Meyer Burger and our OEM customers.”