What is micro-piezo inkjet technology?
Micro piezoelectric inkjet technology is a patented technology developed by Seiko Epson. It places many tiny piezoelectric ceramics near the nozzle of the print head. The piezoelectric ceramics have the characteristics of expansion or contraction deformation under the action of the voltage changes at both ends. When the image information voltage is applied to the piezoelectric ceramics, the piezoelectric ceramics stretch and vibrate. Will change with the change of image information voltage, and make the ink in the nozzle under the stable state of normal temperature and pressure, effectively control the size and adjustment of the ink droplet, and eject the ink evenly and accurately, so as to obtain high precision and resolution. High-speed image color printing output, while reducing ink consumption.
Advantages compared with traditional technology
Compared with traditional thermal inkjet technology, piezoelectric inkjet technology has regular ink dot shapes, no sputtering, controllable ink dot size, controllable ejection speed, accurate positioning, can eject more liquids with different chemical compositions, and corrosion With the advantages of reduced opportunities and extended nozzle life, powdery pigment inks can also be used to prevent discoloration and fading caused by ultraviolet radiation.
For a long time, the micro-piezo inkjet technology has brought us moving printing pictures, but Epson developers are thinking: “If such an excellent inkjet technology is only applied to printers, is it a pity?” Therefore, continuous R&D and innovation have opened up the infinite possibilities of micro piezoelectric technology.
One of the applications of micro-piezo inkjet technology is Epson’s Micro-Voltage Sprinkler technology. This technology utilizes the precise control and high-resolution capabilities of micro-piezo inkjet technology to create a new type of sprinkler system.
The Epson Micro-Voltage Sprinkler technology uses micro-piezo inkjet printheads to precisely control the flow of water or other fluids in a sprinkler system. By applying a voltage to the piezoelectric ceramics near the nozzles, the system can control the size and direction of the droplets ejected from the nozzles. This allows for more accurate and efficient water distribution in irrigation systems.
The advantages of using Micro-Voltage Sprinkler technology include improved water efficiency, reduced water waste, and better control over the coverage area. The precise control over droplet size and direction enables targeted watering, minimizing overspray and ensuring that water is delivered exactly where it is needed. This can result in significant water savings and more sustainable irrigation practices.
Overall, Epson’s Micro-Voltage Sprinkler technology is an innovative application of micro-piezo inkjet technology that brings the benefits of precision and control to the field of irrigation and water management.