Technotrans says the prototype will combine reverse osmosis and filtration in a single unit adding that the use of standardised pre-cleaned water in dampening is automatic with a combined system. Peter Benton, managing director of Technotrans in the UK, says. “The prototype would be suitable for B2 and B3 presses and each press would need a dedicated cabinet. For multi-press use separate units would still be recommended.”
The company also showed a range of its commercially available products on the its stand including the beta.c.eco, a combination unit which handles dampening solution circulation and temperature control in a single cabinet housed alongside a press. Technotrans says its alpha.d dampening solution circulation system includes options for alcohol stabilisation, automatic dampening solution dosing and the measurement of conductivity and pH levels. Another unit, the alpha.r (reverse osmosis) is designed to ensure a consistent water pH and conductivity in the dampening process.
Another solution, basic.fc, is a fine filtration system that it says enables printers to eliminate ink particles paper coating, powder, paper dust and other unwanted debris from the dampening solution. The system contex.lb is a brush-based cleaning system for single and double-width newspapers and semi-commercial printing applications, which the company says will accurately measure the amount of washing agent used and automatically extract washing sludge.
Its alpha.v is a coating circulator supplying coating units with dispersion and UV coatings. Technotrans says that, with this system, it does not matter whether the coating unit is equipped with a chamber doctor blade or open-pan type.
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