Laser Fast. Laser Precise. LaserClean.
As part of our ongoing commitment to be your experts in ink transfer technologies, Daetwyler offers the latest development in ink removal from anilox rollers – lasers. Thanks to a special agreement with LaserClean, we now offer four different laser-enabled cleaning machines for use in professional printing environments.
LaserClean technology allows anilox rolls and sleeves to be cleaned off-line, without removing chain wheels or bearings. Ideal for the cardboard, flexo, label, and offset printing industries, LaserClean allows you to bring laser precision to your cleaning operation, and with the convenience and time savings of a superior clean, all in-house.
Why use lasers?
- Best cleaning results
- Consistent highest printing quality
- Increases anilox life
- Restores cell volume and surface tension
- Better ink lay down
- Removes all types of dirt and residues
- Perfect for high screen count anilox
- Environmentally friendly – eliminate your waste stream
- Reduces downtime
- Reduces labor time cost for cleaning
How it Works
This laser based anilox roller cleaning systems has a simple, but effective way of removing the ink. LaserClean equipment points a laser directly at the surface of the anilox rollers. As the roller spins as it would normally, the laser traverses side to side in parallel to the roller.
The laser’s light consists of microscopic photon particles that are able to reach all the way into the deepest cells of the roller’s surface. Pollutants such as ink, residue, and coatings absorb the laser’s energy and are then vaporized. Because the ceramic surface of the roller does not absorb the laser’s energy, it is not impacted in any way by the laser.
There are no granules, chemicals, or even water. Pollutants and contaminants can be lightly dusted or blown away with air. The roller is then ready to be used in new applications right away.
Daetwyler offers a number of different LaserClean machines to fit the exact needs of your press operation.