MEASUREMENT UNIT – VISCOSIMETER
Considering the variables of viscosity and temperature, our Ink Control Solution keeps the ratio between the pigment + resin and the solvent / water constant. This value is what we call Ink Concentration.
The viscosity is constantly measured by measuring the time of fall of a body inside a tube through which the ink flows. In addition, the unit of measurement incorporates a probe to know the temperature at all times.
The viscosity and temperature data are sent to the computer where they are interpreted to calculate the concentration of inks in%.
This system measures up to 120% more accuracy than an ultrasonic viscometer.
The Temperature Control module
ts mission is to maintain a stable temperature in the ink, minimizing the evaporation of the solvent by cooling the ink, within the appropriate limits with an accuracy margin of +/- 1º C.
Optionally, the ink heating system can be incorporated.
With a stable ink temperature we get better results, besides an important saving of solvent to avoid evaporation and achieve a stable concentration.
+ Technical Information
Allows different formulas of up to 4 dilution solvents for each printing station. It is a module assembled in the I-ICS system, which prepares the solvent mixture used to control the concentration of the ink. It is possible to mix additional diluents in each printing group depending on the type of work to be carried out. Includes additional solvent valves.
Quantifies the solvent consumed in each printing station by discriminating whether it is used for washing or viscosity control and provides reports of the amount of solvent used in a certain period of time or in a specific job.
Software for the presentation of readings.
pH control improves drying control and keeps water based ink stable
It is a module, assembled to the I-ICS system, which far exceeds the market standards in its area of activity. It is intended for water-based inks, automatically measures and corrects the pH levels of the ink used with an accuracy of +/- 0.2 keeping all the qualities of the ink stable.
This module is composed of sensors, one for each unit of measurement, controlled by a Software and with pH correction addition valve.
Magnetic ink filters
Magnetic ink filters of different mesh with magnet to eliminate metallic particles and that act as an expansion vessel in pneumatic pump circuits.
During printing, all kinds of solid waste fall into the ink. By preventing these particles from passing to the support, we avoid printing errors as well as preventing them from scratching, clogging or depositing on the anilox, chambers and tubes.
Available with different configurations and thread steps.
Agitators to remove foam and mix the solvent or water with the ink
It is a module assembled in the I-ICS system, which manages to improve the mixture between the ink and the solvent, reducing the foam generated in the ink container, minimizing the amount of printing effects. It is installed on a stainless steel support and is operated with automatic start and stop, from the desk of the system.
Also available as an independent pumping and stirring system with filter.