Barcelona, Spain-based In2flexo, a company that develops comprehensive solutions for the flexography sector, is launching MULTICLICK – an automatic printing plate cleaner aimed at the corrugated market. It enables multiple printing plates to be cleaned without the need for operator intervention, producing an optimal result with reduced consumption of detergent and water.
“With Multiclick, In2flexo continues its heritage of innovation in the world of flexography,” said Niels Gerrits, CEO, In2flexo. “Multiclick was developed as a recognition of the demand for increased automation to both reduce cycle time and increase profitability for flexo operations, as well as in consideration of environmental goals that drive the corrugated board market”
The company says that Multiclick saves time, as it allows for the loading, unloading and automatic cleaning of up to 30 printing plates without operator intervention, meaning that you save, on average, 2 mins per plate. As a result of this savings, and the reduced consumption of detergent and water, the return on investment is about two years.
In2flexo also says Multiclick offers cleaning/drying with minimal consumption of water and detergent (recirculation) making it an efficient and sustainable solution. The parameters for the dilution and re-use of detergent can be modified in order to adapt them to each customer’s situation, whether it is for quick-drying inks, two-component inks, etc.
“Another important factor is that, thanks to Multiclick, the risk of damaging a printing plate is minimised. In addition, by keeping the printing plates clean and dry when they are in continuous use, press stoppage due to a plate that is in poor condition can be avoided,” adds Gerrits. “The quality of the cleaning stands out with Multiclick, as the printing plates come out completely clean and dry, ready to be stored and prepared for the next batch of plates.”
The system features a touch screen enabling fast, easy selection of the printing plates that are to be cleaned, as well as the speed, and the consumption level for detergent and water. Multiclick is manufactured in stainless steel, with high quality electrical components and comes with a 24-month warranty. In addition, it is possible to finance the equipment over two to five years, along with the purchase of detergent, in an all-inclusive contract (machine, technical assistance, detergent, etc.).