I.Mer A.C.C. Automatic
AREA READER – Cip3 Preset
From Platesetter to Press..
Auto Processing of Pre-press .PPF files makes light work of Press Cip3 Auto-setting
Area Reader Technology Enables…
- Set press configuration
- Set plate Size
- Preset IPC or ink key system parameters
- Set Rotation / Mirror
- Auto process for multiple press sizes
- Output to different press specific folders
- Hot Folder Auto Processing
- Process folder as single job
- Open and Inspect PPF Files
- Color preview / coverage calculation
- Auto Process PPF, PDF or TIFF files
- Auto delete old files
Is your Can Decorator a major source of frustration?
Concord, Rutherford? No matter which model, 2 Piece Can Decorators suffer from a multitude of issues that generate, “Hold For Inspection” (Waste by any other name) from either color, or registration errors.
Many can printers take great pride in their ability to change labels fast, No matter how fast you can do it now. I.Mer, from Amerikal, can make you faster with automation specifically designed for 2-piece can decorators.
Save thousands of cans each label by correcting issues as they happen not throwing them away later from H.F.I.
I.Mer didn’t stop there..
Even More Time, and Waste Saving Innovations
Automatically filling the fountains with an ACC addresses two other common issues.. Ink Waste & Starvation.
PMS colors are expensive so only dispense the amount you need and never run dry with alarm notifications.
Filtered Part Cleaning Tank
Why pay for solvent you hardly use & then pay again to have it removed as a hazardous waste?
Amerikal’s solvent management system filters the solvent significantly reducing or even eliminating disposal requirements.
Eliminate Isopropanol Alcohol from your pressroom with MDAT or MDAT Litho.
MDAT solvent was specifically formulated as a cleaner for the Metal Deco Industry. As such, its cleaning properties are vastly superior to that of Alcohol, significantly reducing the amounts required to clean fountains, rollers or even cylinders.
Amerikal and I.Mer can help you improve performance & quality while reducing waste
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I.Mer – A.F.C. Automatic Fountain Cleaner
But why stop there? The ingenious engineers at I.Mer have taken it several steps further by..
- Adding a Fountain Roller Cleaner
- Adding Magnetic Fountain Cheeks
- Adding a Motorized Liner
As you can see in the video above, development didn’t stop there..
By incorporating an Ink Roller Wash System into the Automatic Fountain Cleaning System it is now possible to clean the entire unit or press in minutes
Wash up in under “1 Minute”?
Update your Remote Inking System with a Divided Ductor & Auto Fountain Cleaner
Genesis® MDAT – The Isopropanol Alcohol Replacement .
Due to its rapid evaporation, alcohol has been the cleaning solution of choice for 2 piece can and Metal Deco printers across the board. However, as you probably already know it’s a very poor cleaner. Operators use copious quantities of alcohol, to soak & dilute the ink, flushing it away through sheer volume.
Now printers have a choice!
MDAT has been developed to not only evaporate fast, but is also a far superior cleaner. Using only a fraction of the amount previously used, MDAT will thoroughly clean your fountains and rollers significantly reducing the amount of solvent and rags required.
Genesis® MDAT Compliance
ZERO VOC ZERO SARA title 313 chemicals ZERO Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP’s) Meets SCAQMD Rule 1171 Requirements and California Prop 65
Adopt the Genesis® range of pressroom chemicals TODAY!
MDAT - Super Fast Evaporating Cleaner
When we were researching Ink Control Systems capable of delivering the exact pre-calculated volume of ink to the plate, we found only one…
I.Mer Remote Ink Control System
The I.P.C – Divided Ductor Roller
De-Skill Ink Presets with a Remote Ink Control System from I.Mer
The main benefit of a divided ductor over conventional Remote Ink “Key” Control Systems, is the ability to transfer the exact amount of ink required in any zone without compromising other areas of the plate.
With a Divided Ductor it is possible to print solids & spot color side by side. No more spiral ductors for light coverage, or wrenches for heavy.
The operation of the Divided Ductor removes the variables associated with existing remote ink control systems.
Ink “key” system variables such as, operator sweep control, key wear, key calibration, sticking keys & hydraulic lift are all eliminated.
How It Works
As the sweep is a fixed percentage of press speed, any hydraulic lift of the fountain roller, or film thickness variation, is repeatable & can easily be accommodated using offset parameters.
Now that a consistent ink film thickness has been established, extremely precise ink feed can be accomplished by automatically varying the dwell time of the divided ductor roller segments against the fountain roller.
If you look closely at the fountain roller you can see the ink profile reflected in the ink film.
What You Are Watching..
- To the left you can see the ink fountain has a small sausage of ink maintained by the ACC system.
- The fountain is lined with a thin film and enclosed with magnetic end cheeks. (See Auto Fountain Cleaner)
- The fountain roller is carrying a uniform ink film thickness across the entire width.
- The un-energized Divided Ductor segments maintain contact with the ink train.
- When energised the segments contact the fountain roller.
- The time, individual ductor segments contact the fountain roller, is dependent upon the image profile, predetermined by the Area Reader.
- Contact will be longer for areas of heavy coverage.
- In areas of no coverage the segments do not move.
- While in very light coverage the segments energize intermittently.
Additional Video – Heidelberg with I.Mer Remote Ink Control
Pneumatically energized with spring return there are only 4 moving parts/section. The Divided Ductor system is a perfect example of less equals more.