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D.W. RENZMANN sets new standards in the cleaning of flexographic plates

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

The new FlexPlateCleaner will be presented at drupa 2016

Monzingen, Germany – D.W. RENZMANN, manufacturer of washing machines and distillation units for the graphic arts industry, will present its new FlexPlateCleaner for fast and efficient cleaning of flexographic printing plates at drupa 2016 (hall 16, stand D39). The powerful system gently cleans and dries flexo plates, allowing them to be reused immediately.

In times of shorter print runs and frequent print job changes, finding efficient ways of cleaning ink-carrying press parts is becoming ever more important. The new FlexPlateCleaner cleans and dries flexo plates using a fast, reliable and highly automated process. The plates are transported automatically into the cleaner, where the cleaning process is initiated by photoelectric cells. The FlexPlateCleaner comes with a patented transport system that allows the speed of the plates to be regulated individually via a manual potentiometer. After cleaning and drying at a temperature of 70 °C max., the flexo plates are immediately ready for reuse or storage.

Thorough yet gentle cleaning

In the standard version of the FlexPlateCleaner, a transverse brush and a rotating brush work together to thoroughly clean the plates. The speedyFlexPlateCleaner is equipped with an additional brush unit. The FlexPlateCleaner automatically adjusts the contact pressure of the washing rollers to the thickness of the plate. Advanced foam rollers ensure that the high- quality flexo plates are cleaned very gently, preventing typical damage caused by manual cleaning.

Easy and intuitive operation

Another benefit of the FlexPlateCleaner is its easy and user-friendly operation. When the contents of the solvent and water tanks reach the minimum level, the operator is informed via an audio signal and a change in the LED color of the ON/OFF button. The cleaning progress is also indicated by the color of the ON/OFF button.

The robust and low-maintenance FlexPlateCleaner comes in two sizes: The model 46 can process plates of up to 440 mm width and at least 150 mm length, while the model 60 is suitable for plates of up to 580 mm width and at least 150 mm length. The maximum plate thickness is 3.5 mm.

More solutions for a "clean" printing process

Visitors stopping by stand D39 in hall 16 will also get the chance to see other time- and cost- saving cleaning systems. They can learn about the capabilities of the ROTOmaX-e distillation unit and how it contributes to protecting our environment or take a first-hand look at the washing machine 3400-e, which cleans press parts, ink pans, doctor blades and buckets. In addition to providing information and answering questions, the staff will see to the refreshment of their guests: RENZMANN has prepared a selection of delicious wines for visitors to enjoy in a modern "enoteca"-style setting. 


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