Product Showcase: Anilox Rolls, Cleaning, & Doctor Blade Equipment
Eaglewood Technologies is the recipient of the FTA Technical Innovation Award and a finalist of the Label Industry Global Award for Innovation. The Sitexco+ Systems were introduced in 2021 and in 2022 the Sitexco L10, specifically designed for narrow web printers. Mobile cleaning is also offered, which brings the sophisticated technology to your door.
High Definition Anilox Roll Engravings by Interflex Laser Engravers. HD Anilox are manufactured using the latest in fiber optic engraving technology. Customers have reported that they print much cleaner using HD Anilox and experience less press downtime to clean plates. This results in higher levels of print quality and productivity.
CELL-CLEAN PLUS Deep Cleaning Anilox Roller Cleaner from PPC Technologies & Solutions is a high efficiency, high viscosity cleaner that clings to the surface of the roller without dripping off. It is effective on all inks and coatings; water, solvent, UV, for gravure and flexo, as well as acrylics and UV coatings for offset and sheetfed coating tower anilox rollers.
Enhanced Gold steel doctor blades from Allison Systems are proven to provide excellent wipe quality and blade life when used with any ink or coating. Enhanced Gold blades can also help reduce anilox scoring issues and UV ink spitting. Visit allisonblades.com for more information and contact us to determine the appropriate options for your application.
ARC International offers the highest quality anilox sleeves with carbon fiber or conventional fiberglass construction. All sleeves are engraved using ARC’s Fibertronics, the latest fiber optic laser technology. Both provide a guaranteed perfect fit, optional aluminum or stainless-steel end rings and RFID chip, and the carbon fiber option is 25% lighter than fiberglass with less bounce.
Introducing the Flexo Wash LaserX Series, the latest innovation in Laser Anilox Cleaning Technology from Flexo Wash LLC. This promises all the same high-quality cleaning, but twice as fast. Safe, effective, and environmentally friendly, this cleaner is proven to efficiently and thoroughly clean your anilox rolls in half the time.
TruColor's all digital systems include up to five times greater image resolution over other inspection systems — an increase of more than 400%. Higher image resolution results in superior image quality and color fidelity significantly improving inspection ability. Independent studies show that TruColor’s new digital technology yields improved resolution and crisp, clear images that aid in finding difficult print defects as well as other more common defects — all with greater ease, increased reliability, and improved inspection accuracy. Effectively this contributes to greater productivity and waste reduction.
Defects in a web will cause problems in subsequent processes. Defects must be removed prior to shipping to your customers. RYECO’s Defect Marker places a colored or invisible mark on the web at the machine direction location of the defect. Marked defects warn downstream operators to take preventative actions.
The Signature Folder Gluer SIG-CHECK print inspection system can find every print defect on the carton, including on the flaps, without slowing down production. The SIG-CHECK can pair with your current folder gluer as a roll-up unit, or as an in-line system on the Signature Folder Gluers.
Featuring high-definition cameras, advanced lighting, a high-resolution touchscreen operator interface, and advanced out-of-the-box 100% inspection software, VisionMax from Maxcess is a flexible inspection tool that can be used in both surface and print inspection applications, finding key defects like insects, gels, carbons, color problems, streaks, drags, roller marks and more, alerting operators before they become costly.
The AV Print Inspector from Antares Vision offers 100% inspection for the increasingly sophisticated, often print-on-demand applications common in modern product marking operations. AV Print Inspector offers whole-label inspection at speeds up to 80 meters/minute. The technology supports all
major vision system tools for seamless quality control across a wide array of layout features.
The EyeC ProofRunner Web provides a 100% in-line inspection, suitable for any type of narrow- to mid-web products — including transparent or metalized labels, inserts, outserts, patient information leaflets, flexible material, or film — right on the press or on a rewinder. As an addition, the EyeC Quality Link combines the most efficient advantages regarding total quality control at maximum productivity.
Guardian PQV 100% Print Inspection from Baldwin Technology provides complete print quality verification from prepress through production, reporting, and archiving. It delivers advanced, automated, in-line defect detection on any machine and material and in any production environment and performs to the
most rigorous inspection requirements, for converting, label, packaging, sheet, and web print applications.
Systems for Flexographic Printing
Grafikontrol North America specializes in systems for flexographic printing to improve print quality and reduce down-time and print waste. Grafikontrol continues to develop innovative solutions for 100% inspection of printing, coating and base substrates, closed-loop color control and waste tracking from printing to doctoring. With cutting-edge technology, Grafikontrol provides tools for efficiency such as in-line spectrophotometry for closed-loop color measurement, automatic register for flexo presses, and unique patented precision defect tracking systems.
Defender 100% Inspection from Baldwin Technology, designed for flexible packaging substrates, delivers defect-free, perfect print quality. It monitors the entire web 100% of the time to detect and manage defects such as spots, streaks, color shifts, haze, wrinkles, pinholes, and contamination. Operators are alerted to errors and can take corrective action in real-time.