Roller cleaner Innovative anilox roller technology from Zecher

Do you notice a gradual decrease in the volume of your anilox rollers? With roller cleaners and suitable roller cleaning machines, we at Zecher will professionally recondition your anilox roller.

Walzenreiniger: Laserreinigung

Laser cleaning

Evolux 1700

Laser cleaning machines

Rasterwalzen-Reiniger

Roller cleaner

Rasterwalzen-Reiniger

Instructions for cleaning and care

Anilox roller cleaning for long-lasting, excellent print results?

Your rollers regularly come into contact with inks, lacquers, cleaning agents, water and all kinds of chemical substances that influence the printing results. The variety of chemical processes is unmanageable. Depending on the region, it is even possible to detect limescale deposits from the rinse water on anilox rollers. This has a long-term effect on the quality of the print results.

With us, your anilox rollers will be looked after in a special way. With our professional deep cleaning for rollers you can counteract decreasing performance and thereby ensure long-lasting excellent printing results. With regular maintenance, you can also extend the service life of your anilox rollers and therefore save money on a new anilox roller. Let our experts advise you on the correct care and preparation of your anilox roller.

Worldwide sales partners

Dates – Trade fairs

  • ICE Europe
    15.03.2022 bis 17.03.2022
    Halle A6, Stand 556
    Deutschland
  • Labelexpo Europe
    26.04.2022 bis 29.04.2022
    Halle 5, Stand E33
    Belgien

Laser cleaning: Environmentally friendly and thorough

While your anilox rollers are in use, the cavities can become clogged with ink residue, which reduces the volume of the cavities. We therefore recommend that you have your anilox rollers cleaned by laser cleaning at least twice a year in order to counteract this process. After laser cleaning, the pick-up volume of your anilox rollers can be used again optimally and you benefit from uniform coloring in the printing process, just as you did at the beginning.

Advantages of our laser cleaning

Conventional cleaning methods often do not completely remove residues. In contrast, microscopic images show that the cavities of a roller cleaned by laser cleaning resemble a new anilox roller. Roller cleaning, in combination with the right roller cleaners, removes all ink or lacquer residues without damaging the micro-structured surface.

Choose the environmentally friendly process:

No consumables, therefore lower acquisition and disposal costs
No hazardous waste, therefore environmentally friendly
No harmful chemicals necessary

Our laser cleaning machines

Based on decades of industry experience, ULMEX developed a new concept for laser cleaning of anilox rollers. The Evolux laser cleaning machines fit perfectly into production processes, reducing the factors of time and cost in anilox roller reconditioning. It also improves print quality and enables longer reproducibility. Discover the Evolux laser cleaning machines from ULMEX now!

Evolux – Innovative laser cleaning of anilox rollers

The Evolux laser cleaning machines are available in web widths of up to 1000, 1700, 2100, 2500 and 3000 mm and enable process-optimized cleaning of sleeves and solid rolls with a respective individual weight of 50 – 1000 kg.

Evolux 2100
Evolux 1700

Why Evolux?

Individual cleaning programs

At the heart of Evolux technology is the pulse laser source. Unlike other types of lasers, which can only be regulated in terms of power, a pulsed laser is extremely flexible and also allows the user to calibrate the frequency and characteristics of the pulse.

Free of chemical cleaning agents and solvents

Evolux laser cleaning machines do not require chemical cleaning agents and solvents. This is particularly interesting in the food packaging sector.

Fully automatic cleaning process

No inspection by an operator is required and cleaning is always performed with maximum effectiveness.

Removes even the most difficult residues

With the Evolux laser cleaning machine, you not only clean your anilox roller of ink residues, but residues of varnishes, adhesives, silicones and resins can also be removed without leaving any residues. No matter whether solvent-, water- or UV-based.

Uniform results

The autofocused laser beam cleans each individual cell of the engraving with the same intensity and energy. This technology enables consistent results along the entire length of the anilox roller.

Evolux Smart – Portable Laser Cleaning

The small Evolux Smart laser cleaning machine is the portable version of its big sister. It is used in the areas of medium and wide web, cardboard and pulp printing as well as in coating and convinces with its simple operation, small size and integrated suction device.

Evolux Smart
Ulmex Plus
Industry 4.0
Ulmex Plus
3D Micro
Ulmex Plus
DAM
Ulmex Plus
Low Maintenance
Ulmex Plus
EcoFriendly

Contact our sales team for your individual solution for laser cleaning of your anilox rollers and sleeves!

Further technical data and information on the application of the individual machines can be found at: www.ulmex.com/en/evolux-laser-machine/

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Together towards success

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Personal contact person

Resource-saving use of materials

Profitability

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Individual solutions

Quality principle

Customer satisfaction

Your anilox roller manufacturer
Together towards success

Roller cleaner: Clean anilox rollers

The available range of cleaning agents for anilox rollers is diverse and as a user it is becoming increasingly difficult to choose the right roller cleaner for your requirements. We make the choice easy for you with a clearly defined portfolio of cleaning agents. Our “Zecher Anilox Cleaner” is available in four versions and enables you to clean your anilox rollers gently and efficiently.

Roller cleaner – Aqua/UV Ink

Our Anilox Cleaner – Aqua/UV Ink was specially developed for water and UV-based inks and lacquers on anilox rollers and printing accessories. You can use this more dilute roller cleaner for inline washing systems as well as the manual cleaning of your anilox rollers. With the periodic use of the Anilox Cleaner – Aqua/UV Ink, you benefit from a highly economical cleaning process that guarantees an optimum cavity volume of your rollers. Find out more about the application, features and precautionary measures of our Anilox Cleaner – Aqua/UV Ink with just one click.

+ Anilox roller cleaner – Aqua/UV Ink

Features

Alkaline cleaning fluid

Corrosion resistant

Non-flammable

Biodegradable

Application

For water-based inks: We recommend a dilution of 1 unit of the product to 10 units of water, depending on the amount of ink and lacquer residues.

With inline washing system: Let the solutions circulate in the system for about 30 minutes. Then rinse the system thoroughly with water.

For manual application: Apply the solution with a sponge, cloth or brush. Wait for about 30 minutes and then rinse with water.

For UV inks: Use the cleaning product manually or in a washer without dilution

Precautions

Always refer to the appropriate material safety data sheet before use.

We recommend that you wear chemically resistant gloves and protective goggles.

Avoid prolonged contact of the cleaning agent with iron-free materials.

Always rinse thoroughly with water.

Roller cleaner – Gel

Our powerful Anilox Cleaner – Gel is biodegradable and can be used for manual cleaning or in combination with the ultrasonic bath. This gel was specially designed for the periodic cleaning of cylinders and rollers for printing machines. The versatile Anilox Cleaner – Gel removes all residues of inks and varnishes on your anilox roller and enables you to continue to print in excellent quality. Find out more about the application, features and precautionary measures of our Anilox Cleaner – Gel with just one click.

+ Anilox roller cleaner – Gel

Physical and chemical properties

14.9 pH

1.033 relative density at 20°C

Completely soluble in water

Application

Apply the gel undiluted with a cleaning sponge or a soft brush.

Let the gel work for a few minutes to soak the ink and varnish residues.

You can use a stiff brush as a support to speed up the cleaning process.

Make sure the frost does not dry out the gel after you have applied it.

After cleaning, rinse off all treated surfaces and parts with water.

Precautions

Always refer to the appropriate material safety data sheet before use.

Please note that the gel must not be used for machines or accessory rollers that contain aluminum or other iron-free materials

It is advisable to test the surfaces to be cleaned in advance at a non-critical point with a small amount of cleaner to determine whether an undesired reaction occurs.

Roller cleaner – In-Line

Our water-based Anilox Cleaner – In-Line can be used with an in-line washing system in combination with a heating tank or for manual cleaning of your anilox rollers. This is a concentrated cleaning agent specially developed for daily or periodic cleaning of surfaces that have been used with water or solvent-based inks. Your anilox rollers are carefully cleaned with our Anilox Cleaner – In Line, so that you can continue to benefit from high print quality and efficient ink consumption. Find out more about the application, features and precautionary measures of our Anilox Cleaner – In-Line with just one click.

+ Anilox roller cleaner – In-Line

Features

Alkaline and corrosive

Non-flammable

Biodegradable

Application

You can dilute the cleaner 1:1 with water.

Fill the heating tank with the cleaning solution.

Warm it up to 55° and pour the heated solution into the system.

Let the system circulate for at least 2 hours.

After the cleaning process, flush the system thoroughly with water.

Precautions

Always refer to the appropriate material safety data sheet before use.

We recommend that you wear chemically resistant gloves, protective goggles and protective clothing when using the cleaner.

Avoid prolonged contact of the cleaning agent with soft metals.

Always rinse thoroughly with water.

Roller cleaner – Washing Machine

Our water-based Anilox Cleaner – Washing Machine was developed exclusively for use in washing systems for accessory parts. You can use this alkaline cleaning agent for the periodic cleaning of water and solvent-based inks on your anilox rollers. The formulation is precisely tailored to the cleaning requirements of gravure cylinders and anilox rollers, so that you can benefit from a perfect cleaning effect. Find out more about the application, features and precautionary measures of our Anilox Cleaner – In-Line with just one click.

+ Anilox roller cleaner – Washing Machine

Physical and chemical properties

14 pH

1.13 relative density 20°C

Completely soluble in water

Application

You can dilute the cleaning agent 1:1 with water.

Use a temperature of 45-60°C

Precautions

Always refer to the appropriate material safety data sheet before use.

Please note that the gel must not be used for machines or accessory rollers that contain aluminum or other iron-free materials.

Always wear chemically resistant gloves, protective goggles and protective clothing when using the cleaner.

Instructions for cleaning and care

For extensive information on the handling and cleaning of our anilox rollers, we have put together a collection of the most valuable recommendations so that you can get the most out of your anilox rollers. You will receive this information booklet with every Zecher roller delivery. If you have misplaced the information leaflet, you can always find it to read in our downloads or here below as a PDF.