In ink printers, heating sources are usually applied with a heating module that covers the maximum
media width supported by the printer. As the portfolio evolves, the print velocity demand
(throughput) is increasing drastically and consequently the size of the heating module to maintain
the exposure time of the printed media underneath it. The heating size has driven the inclusion of
a lifting mechanism needed to move away the heating module and maintain the ergonomics of the
user interaction with the printer. Because of this the toughest service intervention is the heating
module replacement and it needed to be adapted in order to guarantee the safety of the service
engineers and operators.
The present invention shows how to transform the packaging of the replacing heating module to a
tool that holds and secures the heating system during all the stages of the replacement even when
the system is not linked to the mechanism.
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INC, HP, "CONVERT SERVICE PART PACKAGING INTO A SERVICE TOOL TO DO A SAFELY INTERVENTION OF REPLACING A HEATING MODULE OF A LARGE FORMAT PRINTER", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 05, 2018)