Labelexpo Europe

Laserclean – Anilox roller cleaning with laser for narrow web

Small anilox (Source: Laserclean)

BELIGUM • At Labelexpo Europe 2017 Dutch company Laserclean introduced a new laser cleaning machine specifically designed for cleaning of narrow web anilox rollers.

The Laserclean Narrow Web laser cleaning machine ALCS 1000 S is a compact system, easy to use, maintenance free, environmental friendly, and most importantly, cleans rollers excellently. Chain wheels and bearings do not need removal and after cleaning the roller can be used immediately. The cleaning cycle is so speedy (average roller ready in less than 5 minutes) that one can choose to use laser cleaning only, hereby saving on chemical cleaning substances.

Demand for high quality printing increases continuously, and to achieve high quality printing a deep clean roller is essential. However, nowadays traditional cleaning methods are no longer sufficient because of increased line-count and decreased cell volumes in rollers, causing significant quality issues for many printers. According to the company Laser cleaning is “the” alternative for traditional cleaning methods.

After introduction at Labelexpo customers can now also order their narrow web cleaning machine to keep their rollers in optimal condition. According to Laserclean no consumables such as granulates, chemicals, or water are needed. Additionally, a high printing quality can be achieved because laser cleaning restores both the surface tension of the roller and maximizes cell volumes, which in turn lowers ink usage.

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Rosina Obermayer

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