More efficient production starts with a constant color strength.
In order to keep the volume of the anilox roll at the required level, daily cleaning is very important for the graphic printing industry. Every printing company needs its own solutions for this.
Grafilox offers a complete range of chemical cleaning products that are tailored to your machine(s). These meet all legal requirements in the area of safety for people and the environment.
If daily cleaning is performed consistently, deep cleaning is needed less often. By daily cleaning your anilox rolls you save costs, such as:
- Reduction of unplanned machine downtime.
- Longer service life of printing forms, anilox- and dosing rolls.
With the current standard of printing inks and the use of increasingly fine anilox rolls, daily cleaning is of the greatest importance.
To achieve a standardized transfer of ink volume, we recommend cleaning the rolls after every color change. This can be done in two ways, manually or with an automatic dosing system.
With manual cleaning the employee puts a bucket of detergent on the pump after each color change and circulates it for at least 3 minutes. He then carries out the normal washing program to rinse out the cleaning agent. Grafilox has various cleaning products in its range for this.
Automatic Dosing System
If your printing machine has a semi-automatic or fully automatic washing system, it can be equipped with an Automatic Dosing System.
By means of a 24 volt signal, the dosing system automatically takes over the cleaning as soon as the system is started.
Grafilox Dosing System
The Grafilox Dosing System works as follows:
The printer receives the complete dosing system including water meter, valves and control units from Grafilox on loan. There are no costs attached to this. The printer carries out the installation of the dosing system himself, with the necessary support by Grafilox.
The use of the dosing system is also free of charge. The condition is that the printer only uses Grafilox cleaning agents, as long as he has the dosing system on loan. This period is agreed mutually and lasts at least 6 months. If the contract is not renewed, the dosing system will be taken back by Grafilox.
There is no 100% cleaning system. Therefore, it is necessary to perform regular (for example: weekly) periodic cleaning on the contaminated anilox rolls.
For periodic cleaning, Grafilox offers the product ANILOX COLD. This is mixed 1 to 1 with water and placed directly on the pump when printing. This cleaning agent is then circulated for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour as normal printing ink.