The new and unique PrecisionPlus™ architecture of the Xaar 501 builds on Xaar’s incredibly successful Hybrid Side Shooter™ architecture. This new architecture optimises the actuator performance giving more uniform drop formation across the print swathe and therefore exceptional print quality for stunning graphics.
PrecisionPlus architecture flips the PZT’s (Piezo actuators) supporting substrate on its side so the PZT is on the edge of a rigid block of substrate. This architecture means that there is more stiffness in the z axis (better support for the PZT).
The Xaar 501 GS8 U is suitable for UV-based printers with a vacuum (gravity) fed mode ink system. The last chance ink filter fitted on the inlet port avoids particules, debris or air bubbles get into the printhead.
The Xaar 501 GS8 U has a WFG (wide format graphic) nozzle guard which is closer to the actuator providing protection from substrate damage. This nozzle guard wraps around the front of the actuator.
The Xaar 501 GS8 U can be used as a replacement to Xaar 500/40 printheads (discontinued). An ICM (Interface connection module) enables X500/40 based printers to communicate with Xaar 501 printheads. The ICM requires a waveform loaded onto it by Xaar. In many cases, the ink system of the Xaar 500/40 based printer will also need some modification as Xaar 500 printheads has 4 ink feeds whereas Xaar 501 printheads have 1 ink feed). Our engineer team can help implementing these changes to migrate existing printers from 500/40 to 501 printheads.
Xaar 501 GS8 OR Printhead - XP50100038
Xaar 501 GS8 O Printhead - XP50100009
Xaar 501 GS8 U Printhead - XP50100001
Xaar 501 GS8 UR Printhead - XP50100034
Xaar 502 GS15 O Printhead - XP50200002
Xaar 502 GS15 OR Printhead - XP50200003
Active nozzles : 500
Print swathe width : 70,5mm
Number of rows : 1
Nozzle density : 180 Npi
Nozzle Guard : WFG
Ink types : UV
Drop volume : 8 – 40pl
Number of grey level* : 6
Filter : Yes (Last chance filter)
Heater : Yes
TF Technology® mode : None
Typical firing frequency @ Max DPD*: 8khz
Dimensions (WxDxH) : 104 x 17 x 113mm
Jetting orientation : Downshooter and Skycraper
Inlet / Outlet connections : Hose barb 4mm
* Dependant on ink used and system integration
We offer a manufacturer 12 months warranty on all Xaar printheads.