Kolding, Denmark - TRESU will be focusing on its ancillary systems for helping corrugated printers improve print quality and productivity while cutting waste at TAPPI CorrExpo 2017, (16-18 October, Rhode Island Exhibition Center, Providence, Rhode Island).
At its booth (502), TRESU will present its ink supply systems and chamber doctor blades that provide a fully enclosed solution for regulating ink flow from bucket to substrate. Details about TRESU’s chilling systems for sustainable, efficient heat extraction, from flexo, offset and digital presses, will also be available.
The F10iCon ink supply system for automated flow regulation
TRESU’s 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. With the F10 iCon, simultaneous ink changes on printing stations take minutes, delivering significant time and materials savings per job.
Chamber doctor blade systems: uniform print quality and easy use
The TRESU chamber programme includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic variants and covers all flexo printing situations, in widths from 185mm (7.3in) up to 6000mm (236in). TRESU chamber doctor blades prevent leakage and air contamination, thereby ensuring clean, blister-free print results with fast drying characteristics, better reflection and higher gloss values. When doctor blades need replacing, TRESU’s patented clamping systems enable changeovers in less than two minutes.
The enclosed chamber, created by the seal and precise blade positioning, ensures pressure and flow rate are maintained at desired levels without manual intervention. The enclosed chamber also prevents solvents from escaping and protects the ink from degradation due to exposure to the atmosphere.
MaxiPrint Concept: optimised efficiency with integrated ink supply and cleaning
The TRESU MaxiPrint Concept combines a compact ink supply system with an integrated cleaning system, providing the benchmark for low ink loss and setup times in wide web and corrugated flexo printing.
The MaxiPrint Concept chamber’s cleaning nozzles with robustly designed water-shot mechanisms provide an ink change and cleaning cycle of 3-5 minutes. It comes with a peristaltic or diaphragm ink supply system and can be adapted to any press.
Chilling systems for efficient heat extraction
TRESU will also highlight its chilling systems for sustainable, efficient heat extraction from flexo, offset and digital printing presses. TRESU’s new intelligent iSeries offers an innovative control platform that interfaces directly with the TRESU Internal Diagnostic Monitoring System (IDMS). IDMS is a state-of-the-art, proactive system that monitors the chiller, alerting the TRESU service department about any performance issues, facilitating remote diagnostics, and enabling swift remedial action.
“Corrugated converters are looking for ways of reducing costs, while improving productivity and print quality. TRESU’s ancillary systems can make a major contribution in cutting ink waste by improving ink life, and precisely controlling its application,” said Scott Hibbs, president and CEO, TRESU Americas. “Cutting preparation times and reducing clean-up and maintenance times, as is possible with our ink supply and chamber doctor blade systems, can have a major impact on efficiency and competitiveness.”
TRESU’s global support network of subsidiary companies and agents provides the resources and expertise to provide long-term support. The company also offers training, and management of retrofitting projects to raise the performance of existing presses with tailored ink logistics solutions.