DENMARK • At the upcoming FEFCO Exhibition and Technical Seminar organised by the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers, Tresu Group will showcase its ancillary solutions for automated ink logistics in wide-web flexo printing. The event will take place at Messe Vienna from 11 to 13 October 2017 with Tresu available at stand 104/105.
Chris Wolters, areas sales manager, Tresu Group, will also present a paper on the value of automated ink logistics at the FEFCO Technical Seminar.
Together, Tresu’s programme of ink supply systems and chamber doctor blades, with corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic surfaces, provide an enclosed solution for regulating ink flow from bucket to printing substrate.
The F10iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity from the bucket, through the chamber and to the press, maintaining constant, pre-set ink density values for complete production runs. When ink changes are required, the F10 iCon system carries out chamber cleaning automatically, and returns almost all unused contents to the bucket for reuse on subsequent jobs.
The Tresu chamber programme includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic variants and covers all flexo printing situations, in widths from 185 mm (7.3”) up to 6000 mm (236”). Assisted by the company’s patented seals and constant pressure maintained by the supply system, TRESU chamber doctor blades prevent leakage and air contamination.
The enclosed chamber, created by the seal and precise blade positioning, ensures pressure and flow rate are maintained at desired levels without manual intervention. Depending on surface and material type used, printing speeds can exceed 600 m/min (1970 fpm).
Besides ancillary solutions, Tresu also offers coating systems for integration with sheet-fed digital folding carton printing systems, and high-performance hybrid flexo printing and converting lines for paperboard packaging and gamecard applications.