KM512

Konica Minolta KM512 printhead

KM512 Series printheads are:
  • Simple, low-cost 360dpi units with good accuracy.
  • Available in 4, 14 and 42pl drop sizes and in X (fat) and Y (thin) chassis.
  • Versions are available for solvent oil, UV and water-based inks.
 
    These heads are easily operated in different orientations and can be used with recirculating ink systems.

    Printheads can be used in binary or greyscale (2bit) modes.

KM512 Series specifications

Technology
3 cycle, on-demand piezo

Number of nozzlesTotal number of printable nozzles
512 (256 x 2 rows)

Channel resolutionThe number of ink channels/printable nozzles per linear inch
70.5um pitch (360 dpi: 141 um pitch x 2 rows)

Dimensions
Height 71.8 mm x Width 40 mm (20 mm excluding wings) x Length 67 mm
Printing widthMaximum possible print width in a single pass
36.03 mm

Drop velocityThe mean ink drop velocity as measured under Konica Minolta manufacturing test conditions
6.0 +/- 0.5 m/sec

Weight
Less than 95 gm
There are 2 models in the 512 series, each suitable for different ink types:
512 series model Available ink type Heater for UV ink Recommended temp.
512N
Oil / Solvent
No Ambient
512H
UV (High Viscosity)
Yes Under 55 degrees C
512 series model 512N 512N
Available ink type
Oil /
Solvent
UV (High
Viscosity)
Heater for UV ink No Yes
Recommended temp. Ambient Under 55 degrees C
Both models are available in a choice of three sizes:
Printhead size Grey scale Drop size Max frequency Drive voltage
Large
4 levels
40 pl +/- 3
7.6 kHz
16 +/- 3V
Medium
4 levels
14 pl +/- 2
13.2 kHz
16 +/- 3V
Small
4 levels
4 pl
20 kHz
20 +/- 3V
Printhead size Grey scale Drop size
Large
4 levels
40 pl +/- 3
Medium
4 levels
14 pl +/- 2
Small
4 levels
4 pl
Printhead size Max frequency Drive voltage
Large
7.6 kHz
16 +/- 3V
Medium
13.2 kHz
16 +/- 3V
Small
20 kHz
20 +/- 3V
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