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Pump-up Production for Ink with Masterflex
In a bid to improve operator accessibility, safety and productivity, Edale incorporated Cole-Parmer’s Masterflex® Modular Pump System into their innovative servo driven flexographic printing system.
Bobruisk IPH Nepogodin, one of the oldest full-service printing houses in the Republic of Belarus, were introduced to this innovative system back in 2011 and consequently became the first company in Belarus to own a servo driven press!
To assist their customer in their desired machine specification, Edale reached out to Cole-Parmer for an engineered solution that would be suitable to pump ink and fit with the modular eight-colour 430-mm wide Edale Gamma system. The Gamma requires a relatively low – but adjustable - flow rate, as only a small amount of ink is required to be pumped into the ink tray before being picked up by the print rollers. An important consideration is that certain colour inks are more viscous than others, and that the pump should be able to cope with long print runs.
Previously Edale have used ink pump units with the motor and controls built in, but in this case the customer wanted to improve accessibility and operator safety, and requested to position the pump control unit next to the print station touch screen.
This robust modular pump system is suitable for a shop floor environment, offers variable flow rates, can cope with the changing viscosity and, most importantly, enabled Edale to separate the motor and controller. This satisfied Bobruisk Integrated Printing House’s request to put the controls at the front of their new printing system.
As Bobruisk IPH Nepogodin celebrates the ownership of the first servo driven press in Belarus, they are gaining some press of their own through media coverage of their enhanced operation. In turn, Edale Ltd is proud to serve their customer—and pleased that Cole-Parmer offered a satisfying fluid handling solution that brought it all together.
Edale Ltd are a UK based manufacturer of narrow web printing presses and converting machinery specialising in four dedicated market sectors; Flexographic Printing, Digital Printing, Commercial Security and Converting Solutions. The Edale systems are designed and manufactured at their purpose built Head Office in Hampshire, and in the past 10 years the company has grown and developed its technological capabilities to become an innovative, market leading 21st century company. For more details visit www.edale.com
Cole-Parmer has been a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies since 1955. Our product lines, including popular brand names such as Masterflex®, Oakton®, and more, are sold through company-owned customer channel outlets and a strong network of international dealers. Cole-Parmer responds with excellence to customer needs, and offers application expertise and technical support. For more information, contact Cole-Parmer, Unit 3 River Brent Business Park, Trumpers Way, Hanwell, London W7 2QA. Call +44-(0)20-8574-
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