22 June 2017

Apex exhibits smart anilox solutions

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Apex International (stand 11B20) will be showcasing its latest smart anilox innovations at Labelexpo Europe.

UV LED lamps provide stable UV output at low energy consumption, generating low heat emissions, allowing for instant curing even on heat-sensitive and thin substrates. At the same time, UV inks are known to cause problems such as ink spitting, due to their higher viscosity. Apex will be showing its latest solution that is designed to prevent this problem from occurring.

Apex uses a constant beam laser to create its patented GTT Open Slalom Ink Channel anilox geometry that lets the ink flow uniformly and calmly onto the plate. This not only prevents pin-holing, mottling, haloing or dot gain to occur in print, but also makes GTT the only guaranteed anilox solution against ink spitting.

Apex has also developed ‘Smart Aniloxes’. The company’s rolls will be able to automatically share status information with intelligent systems. This allows operators to have better control over cleaning cycles and more control over when to perform maintenance. Smart Aniloxes enable further improvement of process control, up time and productivity.

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