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Ultrasonic Anilox Roller Cleaning Machine 

Ultrasonic anilox roll cleaning machines are fully automated for anilox roll and sleeves maintenance. Individually designed to deep clean anilox rolls, sleeves or gravure cylinders of all sizes, they reduce set-up times, minimize press downtime, increase the lifetime of the rolls and optimize printing quality.

Ultrasonic anilox roll and sleeve cleaners are a perfect solution for daily washing and maintenance of the rolls. Short and gentle cleaning process leaves the rolls perfectly clean and ready for use in 30 minutes without causing any wear and tear to the roll. Ceramic anilox rolls cannot be properly cleaned with conventional mechanical methods. The ceramic cell cavities are far smaller than even the finest brush bristles. Although blast systems can clean coarse anilox rolls, only ultrasonic cleaners can thoroughly and safely clean the fine count anilox rolls being used today.Ultrasonic Anilox Roller cleaning machines have been designed to work with all types of ink. The water consumption is very low and the appropriate cleaning chemical works in conjunction with the machine to remove ink and other contaminants from the anilox roller.

Ultrasonic Cleaning machine is one of the latest and advanced technology to safely remove the contaminants from rollers without causing any damage and are economical as well. The cleaning process releases the energy of millions of bubbles that implode by quickly eliminating all types of waste and consuming few energy resources.

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1.Can Ultrasonic cleaning damage my anilox rollers?

If the ultrasonic system is not specifically designed and proven for cleaning anilox rollers the damage may occur. The Transonic system is specifically designed and proven over the last 10 years for the safe effective cleaning of laser engraved ceramic rollers.

2.Do you have to use strong chemicals or solvents in the cleaning system?

TRANSONIC provides a complete process that will guarantee the performance of your cleaning system. A full range of detergents are available from SKIM to suit all requirements, all of which are biodegradable and only require mixing at 10-15 % by volume with water regardless of your ink and coating type. Although the general purpose detergents are alkaline, because they are mixed in low concentrations the diluted product is relatively low hazard.

3.How often do you have to change the cleaning solutions?

This depends on usage and the amount of contamination removed. On average most printers change the solutions as required.

4.How many rollers can we clean at a time and do we need to remove bearings and gears?

As all transonic equipment is purpose built, you can have a single roller unit to a multi roller unit. All transonic systems are based on rotating the anilox such that only a segment of the engraved face is in the liquid at any one time and the journal ends are outside the liquid hence in most cases the bearings and gears need not be removed. All type of rollers can be designed to suit your individual system.

5.Why chose ultrasonic over any other type of cleaning system?

Ultrasonic cleaning of engraved rollers and parts has been proven over the last 10 years as the most successful and cost effective method for cleaning with major benefits such as lower capital costs than other systems, flexibility in cleaning multi rollers and parts in the same system, low running costs, no mess. They are environment friendly and have no major Health & Safety concerns.

6.What else can we clean using ultrasonic?

Ultrasonic cleaning is an extremely efficient way of cleaning most items. In the print industry as well as engraved roller cleaning, many units have been provided for ancillary component cleaning and washing, i.e. for trays, doctor blade chambers, ink tanks, pumps and splash guard. Other applications include flat and rotary screen cleaning and stripping, polymer plate cleaning and rubber roll cleaning.

7. What do we do with the dirty water generated?

TRANSONIC units are offered with a pump and filter system as an option. Not only will they keep the cleaning liquid cleaner and prolong the time before changes but also remove the majority of solids prior to disposal. The cleaning chemicals are biodegradable and where necessary neutralisers can be provided and hence on consultation with your local water authority, most printers are allowed to discharge the waste into the foul water drains.

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