Mass printing has come a long way. Gone are the days of black-and-white images. To compete in today’s digital-forward landscape, variable printing systems need to be able  to produce vivid imagery that evokes imagination while inspiring action. To deliver consistent quality and volume, it is imperative that these systems continue to operate at peak efficiency. While these printing systems may be high-tech, it doesn’t mean that they are immune to mechanical failure. This is where liquid level sensors come into play.  Here are 3 ways liquid level sensors can prevent mishaps.

1. They Can Keep an Eye on Depleting Ink Levels

There is perhaps nothing as detrimental to a printing order than not having an adequate amount of ink to fill it. Liquid level sensors can help by monitoring ink levels. If a certain amount of ink drops below a predefined threshold, the sensors can trigger an alarm that stops production altogether.

2. They Can Prevent Overheating

Custom Temperature sensors, like the F20, can stay on top of rising temperatures for you. Regardless of what type of printing machine you’re working with, overheating is always a possibility. The more volume it produces without rest, the more likely operating temperatures are to rise. While they may be built with unique fanning mechanisms, the fans themselves are not fail-safe. Integrating temperature sensors will add an extra layer of security that’s too reliable to pass up.

3. They Can Ensure Quality & Printing Precision

Even if your printing system has enough ink, and is running at optimal temperatures, it’s still important for the ink to be aligned precisely on the paper. Liquid level sensors can help to ensure that precision is maintained. Nobody wants text or graphics to be off-centered. This would lessen the quality of the end product, and weaken the recipient’s view of your company’s commitment to quality control.

Ready to Optimize Your System? Contact SMD Fluid Controls

If you’re serious about setting your variable printing system up for success, then SMD fluid controls has everything you need, and more! We build custom float switches and sensors to meet any application. Whatever your needs are, we have the knowledge, experience, and tools to design solutions that meet them. If you have an idea, but are unsure if it’s possible, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll help turn your ideas into realities.  

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