The chamber offers significantly faster emptying performance compared with alternative chambers, because the ink or coating fluid is evacuated through both the chamber’s inlet and outlet. The fast drainage of the chamber, further assisted by rounded internal surfaces, facilitates thorough cleaning – the subsequent washing process can begin before any residue can dry on the anilox roll or inside the chamber. The ink change and cleaning cycle is typically completed within approximately five minutes.
The MaxiPrint Concept features Tresu’s patented seal system that prevents leakage and interaction of the chamber contents with the atmosphere. The enclosed environment, resulting from the seal and precise blade positioning, ensures pressure and flow rate are maintained at desired levels without manual intervention. This stops air contaminating the chamber and results in foam-free transfer of ink or coating directly to the anilox cells, also at fast speeds. The Tresu P-Line pneumatic clamping system also ensures fast, safe blade exchange within two minutes.
MaxiPrint chambers are available with a carbon fibre (CFC) or ceramic surface (CFX), offering protection against ink, coating media and detergents up to pH12. Weighing between 2.4 to 4.1 kg per linear metre, carbon fibre surfaces are lighter than the more economical ceramic alternatives, thus offering safest handling. Tresu has also extended its carbon fibre chamber doctor blade programme by introducing six-metre wide chambers, thus providing lightweight, corrosion-resistant solutions for all flexographic packaging printing applications. The chambers are retrofittable and are compatible with closed-loop systems such as the Tresu F10 iCon Ink Control System.
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