How to Clean Flexographic Converting Machine and Its Plate
The greatest issue with the maintenance of your flexographic machine in Scurry, Texas is aggressive cleansing — both in the sense of the chemicals used and the cleaning instrument used. Since flexographic converting is a tedious process with the plates undergoing forces of stress, it is a must to know aftercare.
Factors affecting the cleaning of plate:
- Cleansing agent (chemical)
Oftentimes in plate cleansing, harsh chemicals are used instead of those approved for the plate. Do consult with your plate supplier what solution is advised.
- Cleansing agent (equipment)
Rigorous cleaning mechanism and a coarse brush is the worst combination that can lead to your plate being damaged. Stop using a brush or coarse rag, instead, avail a natural hair brush or one with horsetail.
Cleaning the machinery
Dry ice blasting is one of the most recommended ways to clean your machinery as it uses solid form carbon dioxide (or dry ice) by accelerating it with a high-pressure stream and is directed on the surface for cleaning. It is good for maintenance since it is also known to remove rust from metal. Furthermore, it is not abrasive like chemical agents since it does not scratch or stain the surface.
Despite the meticulous aftercare, why choose flexographic converting? Flexographic converting machines boast with their wide range of the variety of inks that they’re compatible with. The machinery directly prints on the different substrates and with our flexographic equipment in Scurry, Texas, we pride in having experience of serving the paper, foil, and film industry.
The Mark Olivarez Flexographic Converting Equipment is a house of skilled professionals and workers which offers services of flexographic converting and also assists with the installation, upgrades, repairs, and cleaning (via dry ice blasting) of your existing converting machinery in Texas.
To learn more about Flexographic machinery and other related information, do not hesitate to contact Mark Olivarez Flexographic Converting Equipment at any time.