Prototype of a feeder system for UV-printers
Benes designed in cooperation with Flanders Make and Sirris a new feeder system for a UV-printer. The existing printer configuration was limited to printing light materials such as paper, textile or foils. By adjusting the drive of the feeder system and developing an improved control algorithm, Benes managed to print on heavier materials (such as panels up to 40 kg) and that with an increased accuracy.
The deployment of rapid prototyping techniques allowed to realise a prototype of the feeder system in a fast, cheap and effective manner. This prototype meets the specific requirements and can be easily upgraded into an industrial product. Benes is currently performing extensive validation tests of the feeder system in view of commercialising this product.