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Kyocera Document Solutions’ production print device receives 70th Industrial Technology Award


Fairfield, NJ – Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is an honored recipient of the 70th Industrial Technology Award, sponsored by the Osaka Industrial Research Association.

The Industrial Technology Awards are bestowed to organizations that are members of the Osaka Industrial Research Association who promote science and technology and foster the development of young engineers and researchers. For those who have obtained this honorary membership, research and development, including future potential initiatives, are key contributions to industrialization in the advancement of society.

The award of the category “Print head maintenance technology using a cleaning solution supply system Development”, was awarded to Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., and is a new business unit launched in March 2020 to the Japanese domestic market. The print head of the TASKalfa Pro 15000c printer is a frontrunner of this automated technology of which Kyocera will continue developing in the long term. 

The technology developed works to maintain the output quality of the inkjet printer by keeping the print head dry on the surface, while also removing ink and dirt to keep the printer clean. For this reason, the technology incorporates a unique cleaning solution that dissolves the dried ink, is applied to the head, which is fed from a special nozzle at the end of the head to the blade, thereby wiping the head surface clean. As a result, Kyocera has achieved a remarkable product benefit: the TASKalfa Pro 15000c can print up to 60 million pages* without maintenance.

‘‘One of the ways in which the efficiency and the performance quality of a production device is measured is by taking a close look at how much time is invested in its maintenance,’’ says Óscar Sánchez, President and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions America. ‘‘Device downtime is not only expensive in terms of maintenance costs, but also in terms of valuable time lost. With the TASKalfa Pro 15000c, we put the best technology in the hands of the user to help them to get the most out of their device and to meet their print needs.”

Based on long-life technology that Kyocera has cultivated over many years within office printers and MFPs, the organization has commercialized an eco-friendly inkjet printer that requires less replacement parts. This is another step Kyocera has taken to advance society while minimizing environmental impact in the development of valuable products that offer exceptional reliability at a lower cost.

* The number of sheets in A4 format.

About Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc.

Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a customer first culture, the objective of the company is to help organizations put knowledge to work to drive change.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, solar power generating systems and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2019, Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated sales revenue totaled $14.6 billion. Kyocera appears on the “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19” list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #655 on Forbes magazine’s 2019 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

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