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Industrial Inkjet Printer streamlines maintenance and operation.

Press Release Summary:

Industrial Inkjet Printer streamlines maintenance and operation.

Nov 10, 2014 - Along with usability-optimized interface and intuitive, onboard maintenance functions, MK-U6000 Series provides one-touch, tool-free nozzle replacement; automatic connection with Keyence visions systems for OCR verification; and illustrated instructions for consumable parts replacement. Auto-shower function, promoting printing stability by proactively sustaining print head components, simultaneously cleans ink path, nozzle, electrode plates, and gutter.

Keyence Corp. of America - Itasca, IL

Original Press Release

KEYENCE's MK-U6000 Industrial Inkjet Printer

Press release date: Nov 06, 2014

Product overview
• Auto-Shower Self Cleaning Function
• Automatic Ink Particle Optimization
• One-Touch nozzle replacement
• Intuitive Programming and Maintenance
• Field Replaceable Parts

Itasca, IL — The next step in inkjet printing technology is the MK-U6000 Series from KEYENCE Corporation. With an unparalleled, easy to use interface, intuitive onboard maintenance functions, auto-shower self-cleaning, easy nozzle replacement and automatic connection with Keyence visions systems for OCR verification, this system is in a market of its own.

Auto-Shower Function
Conventional automatic cleaning only used solvent to clean the ink paths. With the newly installed auto-shower function the MK-U is able to clean the ink path, nozzle, electrode plates, and gutter all at once. This reduces disassembly for maintenance and enables stable printing by proactively sustaining the print head components. In addition, the nozzle can be replaced without using any tools. This reduces downtime in the event that a nozzle replacement is required.

Intuitive Programming and Maintenance
Consumable parts, such as filters and pumps, require periodic replacements and can all be replaced without using a user’s manual or tools. The user needs only to follow the illustrated instructions that are outlined in the software, so replacements can be performed easily and accurately, even by users who have never performed these operations before.

MK-U and Keyence Vision Systems
The MK-U and Keyence vision systems can easily be linked just by connecting them with a single LAN cable. Both the MK-U and vision system can be operated from the MK-U touch panel. The MK-U is equipped with many useful functions, such as a function that synchronizes the print settings and inspection settings. The OCR dictionary has been prepared in advance with the MK-U’s specialized fonts, so no further settings are required after installation. In addition, no external devices are required, so anyone can easily perform inspections of printed text.

For MK-U6000 Series Industrial Inkjet Printer Specifications and Application Examples please visit:

For further product information, contact
James Jewell
Technical Marketing Manager
Keyence Corporation of America
1100 N Arlington Heights Rd, Suite 210
Itasca, IL 60143
Tel: 888-539-3623 Ext: 70706

KEYENCE has steadily grown since 1974 to become an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of automation equipment worldwide. Our products consist of automation sensors, static eliminators, barcode readers, measuring instruments, vision systems, laser markers, and digital microscopes.