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3 Ways To Get the Most Out Of Your Printer

October 24, 2020 nurulal 0

If you own an industrial printer, chances are you invested quite a bit and want to make sure you get the most out of it. While a lot of internal issues need to be fixed by the manufacturer or another professional, there are a few key actions you can take to keep your printer running smoothly.

1. Replace Broken Parts

There are some parts of an industrial printer that must be replaced if they’re broken. Part of preventative care is replacing broken parts regularly, rather than waiting for them to break. Key components like the end seals, belts, and nozzles should be replaced or adjusted every few months or so. It may seem like overkill at first, but keeping track of important parts will save money over time.

2. Clean Regularly

Build up of dirt and debris can easily send your industrial printer on a downward spiral towards malfunction. Use a wet sponge or other gentle materials to wipe down the inside of the printer, particularly any touch screens, or vacuum out the printer bed with a small handheld vacuum. Don’t use any soaps on the interior, as they can cause damage to the material, and dry the areas after they’ve been thoroughly wiped down. This can be done every day, after each use of the printer if possible.

3. Update Software

Your industrial printer almost certainly runs on software that has to be updated regularly in order to operate correctly. You may end up with botched print jobs and error messages due to incompatibility if you’re behind on software updates. Make sure you’re checking in with the manufacturer regularly as issues that crop up from software incompatibility can be irreversible if left uncorrected for too long.

These three actions will help you to prevent issues before they occur and will keep your printer functioning for as long as you need it to.…

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Hold the Ice

October 24, 2020 nurulal 0

You’re flipping through the channels one rainy, do-nothing day and come across a show which catches your eye. They’re making different kinds of candy on-screen. It’s colorful, with a lot of movement and a fairly straightforward process. You’re fascinated. However, it’s not really the candy that catches grabs your attention: it’s the blending machines they use to make the candy.

Paddles

Whatever kind of candy they were making on that show, one of the primary ways to get your ingredients mixed is to blend them together. If you’re doing that at home, you use a big spoon, a blender or a mixer. The industrial equivalent of a big spoon is the paddle blender. Massive angled paddles mix together your ingredients as they move those ingredients around a tub. If the components are solid, they’ll tend to pile up in the middle of the container unless your paddles are angled correctly. Liquids move more smoothly through the whole tub.

Fluids

At home, making smoothies or margaritas requires a good blender. On the job, when you need to take solid ingredients and make them liquid, you use an industrial fluidizer. With multiple blades that move in different directions, a fluidizer takes your solids and reduces them to liquids to ensure they’re completely mixed together.

Mix It Up

A mixer is an important piece of equipment at home if you’re making your favorite cakes or cookies. It’s crucial in commercial candy making, too. Many confection creators use a piece of equipment called a ribbon blender to mix their culinary concoctions. A ribbon blender is a continuous strip of metal that rotates through the ingredients that have been loaded in a tub. They work efficiently at moving the material around so everything is blended thoroughly and quickly. They’re also the most common type of industrial blending machine around due to their ease of use and cost-efficient operation.

Understanding the mechanics behind candy making may not affect your taste buds, but it’s interesting nonetheless.…