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Flexo Wash unveils a flat plate washing unit

December 7, 2009

The system can clean up to 300 narrow web plates in an hour using environmentally friendly liquids.

Flexo Wash, Louisville, KY, USA, has introduced a plate washing unit for the narrow, mid and wide web markets. The fully automatic plate washers are available in six sizes. According to the company, the machines wash the print plates gently, leaving them clean, dry and ready for immediate reuse in minutes.

The Flexo Wash Plate Washer can wash up to 300 narrow web plates in one hour, and up to 100 wide web plates in an hour. The system cleans all types of ink with environmentally friendly cleaning liquids, and is controlled by a touch screen. Manual washing is not required.

“The plates are placed on the conveyor belt and are automatically led into the machine,” says Mike Potter, president of Flexo Wash. “Soft, moving brushes gently clean the plates in a few minutes. Two types of rinsing systems are available: an open rinse system with fresh water, which is led to the drain, or a closed-circuit rinse system where liquid is recirculated from a separate built-in tank that requires no drainage.”

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