Harper introducing motor-driven Phanton QD proofer at LabelExpo
Friday, September 10, 2010
Charlotte, NC – A motorized version of the patent pending Phantom QD proofing system developed by HarperScientific, division of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation will make its debut at Harper Booth 401 during LabelExpo.
The new Phantom QD Motorized unit is the latest addition to Harper's breakthrough family of quick drawndown proofers – the first in the industry with complete portability and utility-free operation.
Tony Donato, Harper Product Development Engineer, said the motorized Phantom QD unit features a variable speed from 100 to 400 inches per minute and 110-volt power capability. Harper is offering the motorized option on its 800mm table length Phantom QD.
All Harper QD systems maintain a constant loading pressure between the proofer and the substrate, according to Donato. By adding a motor to drive the proofer over the table length, Harper now has successfully eliminated another process variable.
"This advanced option represents Harper's intention to make the Phantom QD proofing system the most versatile tool in the ink room," Donato said. All models provide a linearly guided table, a magnetic-loaded doctor blade, quick-change anilox roller and superior repeatability.
Phantom models are available in a traditional format for water- based and solvent inks where rollers are engraved at a 60-degree hex angle and in a viscous format that is an ideal for thick and metallic inks where rollers are engraved at a 30-degree hex angle.