Roller Cleaning

Are you noticing a gradual decrease in the volume of your anilox rollers? Your rollers regularly come into contact with inks, paints, cleaning agents, water and all manner of chemical substances. The diversity of the chemical processes involved is immense. Depending on the region of use, anilox rollers may even be subject to limescale deposits from the water used to rinse them.

Our cleaning options pamper your anilox rollers like no other treatment – our professional deep anilox cleaning counter decreasing performance, thereby helping to maintain outstanding print results in the long term. Regular care lets you extend the service life of your anilox rollers and save the money that you would otherwise have to spend prematurely on new ones.

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Laser Cleaning

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The cells on the anilox roller can become clogged with ink residues during use, which reduces the volume of the anilox cells concerned. We therefore recommend that you subject your anilox rollers to laser cleaning at least twice a year, in order to prevent this occurring. After laser cleaning you can take full advantage once more of the pick-up volume of your anilox rollers, and thus reap the same benefits as you would at the beginning of uniform colouring in the printing process.

Microscopic imaging of our method shows how anilox laser cleaning – in contrast to conventional procedures, which often fail to remove all residues – leaves the bottom of each cell as clean and shining as those of a brand-new anilox roller. Our cleaning method removes all traces of ink and lacquer, without damaging the micro-structured surface.

You too can now opt for this environmentally sustainable procedure.

  • There are no consumables, so acquisition and waste disposal costs are low.
  • There is no hazardous waste, which makes the process environment-friendly.
  • No harmful chemicals are used in the process.

For further information, please go to Innovations
or go on the homepage of LaserClean.

Based on years of experience Laserclean developed a new generation of laser cleaning equipment. These machines are excellent for use in the cardboard industry where rollers are large and heavy.

ALCS 1000 S(F) – Offline laser cleaning solution for Narrow Web

The ALCS 1000 S(F) is the world’s first in easy, fast and safe laser cleaning of rollers and sleeves for label printing (Narrow Web). Partly using the high-end technology of the ALCS 2500 S(F) machine, this innovative Narrow Web laser cleaning machine can be offered affordably. It is suitable for label rollers and sleeves of up to 100 centimeters and 25 kg, with diameter between 50 mm and 200 mm, and removing of barings and chain wheels is not needed.

ALCS 1700 / 2100 S(F) – Offline laser cleaning system for sleeves

The ALCS 1700 / 2100 S(F) is an economic static laser cleaning machine for sleeves and smaller rollers. This innovative machine is suitable for rollers of up to 2.10 meters and 50 kg, and offers a cleaning speed of around 2,5 meter per hour. It’s user friendliness is exceptional; in fact this machine works like a dish washer for Anilox rollers, but without the need for water, tablet or salt. The ALCS 1700 S(F) version is suitable for sleeves up to 1.70 meters.

ALCS 2500 S(F) – Offline laser cleaning solution for heavy rollers

The ALCS 2500 S(F) is the ”Rolls Royce” of static laser cleaning machines. This innovative machine is suitable for rollers of up to 4 meters and 800 kg, and even with the largest rollers offers a cleaning speed of 2.5 meters per hour. It’s user friendliness is exceptional; in fact this machine works like a dish washer for Anilox rollers, but without the need for water, tablet or salt. Currently this machine is the fastest and most efficient in offline laser cleaning.

ALCS 2500 – Inline laser cleaning solution

The ALCS 2500 machine only weighs 70 kg and is easy to handle and operate. Just a few years ago a ”mobile” laser unit weighted over 400 kg. There is currently no other supplier of mobile laser machines for efficient in-line cleaning. The mobile laser cleaning machine ALCS 2500 is the result of many years of experience in laser cleaning at the customer’s site combined with innovative technological solutions. In their service trucks LaserClean operates ALCS 2500 machines for build-in Anilox rollers.

More technical specifications and information on the application of the individual machines can be found here.

Ultrasonic Cleaning

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The ultrasonic anilox cleaning thoroughly removes ink and laquer residues by using a combination of ultrasonic waves and cleaning detergents. With this anilox cleaning method you will benefit from the following advantages:

  • Highly efficient removal of impurities
  • A longer service life for the anilox rollers concerned
  • Reduced downtimes thanks to faster cleaning

Contact us, we will be pleased to advise you regarding the ideal cleaning option for your needs and inspect your anilox rollers on request.

Instructions for Cleaning and Care

In order to provide you with comprehensive information on the handling and cleaning of anilox rollers, and help you get the best out of them, we have put together a summary of the most valuable advice. This advice booklet is enclosed with every anilox roller supplied by Zecher.

Instructions for the cleaning and care of anilox rollers

Instructions for the cleaning and care of anilox sleeves

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