The next generation of screen-printing presses arrives with the new MHM iQ-Oval from Hirsch International. The press incorporates a host of innovations designed to bring speed, performance, flexibility and safety in textile screen printing to another level. One of these innovations is the new iDS Intelligent Drive System, which features a small drive motor on each pallet arm, allowing independent operation of each arm; smooth motion in both directions; and single, double or triple indexing.
Besides making the iQ one of the fastest oval automatics, this unique system boosts reliability and operator safety by making non-issues of problems such as stretched belts or loose chains to cause pallet arms to fight against each other. When an obstacle is sensed, the independent drive motors stop immediately.
Individual blocks on each arm ensure optimal registration. In addition to a user-friendly M-Touch Pro tablet/pad main command unit control and full Wi-Fi capability for instant and real-time technical support, every station has a digital control keypad for primary printing functions.
The iQ-Oval’s modular design allows for a wide variety of configurations to meet changing job needs easily and economically by increasing the number of stations and colors from a minimum of 12 stations/eight colors up to 60 stations/eight colors. The iQ also is designed to conserve space by permitting loading and unloading from the ends/corners.