In the work of the ceramic anilox roller, if it is not cleaned regularly, even the best ceramic anilox roller will encounter the problem of poor use effect, and the correct cleaning method can improve the use effect of the ceramic anilox roller. We will share with you four cleaning methods as reference.
1. Manual cleaning method
Apply the cleaning agent to the surface of the anilox roller, and the chrome-plated metal anilox roller should be cleaned with a copper wire brush; while the ceramic anilox roller must be cleaned with a steel wire brush.
This type of cleaning method is more convenient and will not cause pollution, but if the cleaning is not thorough, it will affect the ink transfer effect. It is generally suitable for anilox rolls with low screen lines or not very dirty anilox rolls.
2. Strong corrosion chemical cleaning method
Spread the corrosive cleaning agent (usually alkaline solution) evenly on the surface of the anilox roller, if necessary, wrap a layer of plastic products on the surface of the anilox roller to prevent the volatilization of the liquid, ablate the anilox roller for 1~48 hours, wait for After the cured ink is fully softened, clean the anilox roller with water or alcohol liquid (do not use acidic solutions such as acetic acid) combined with manual cleaning.
This type of cleaning method has a good cleaning effect, but it has a certain corrosive effect on the anilox roller and will cause environmental pollution.
3. Jet cleaning method
Spray the baking soda softening cleaning medium onto the surface of the anilox roller to crush the cured ink to achieve the purpose of cleaning. Baking soda is soluble, non-toxic, and its crystals are easy to break when it collides with other substances, and will not damage the surface of the anilox roller and the wall of the ink hole. Therefore, this cleaning method has a good cleaning effect and is widely used. use value.
4.Ultrasonic cleaning method
Dip the anilox roller in an ultrasonic cleaning pool filled with chemical cleaning solution. During cleaning, the anilox roller rotates slowly, and the frequency conversion device in the liquid pool that can send high-frequency sound waves starts to work, causing the solution to vibrate to generate bubbles and cause an inward explosion. , The continuous inward explosive force drives the ink out of the mesh, and flows away with the cleaning solution. The cleaning time is generally 15 to 45 minutes.
The above are the four cleaning methods of the ceramic anilox roller, I hope it can help everyone, so that the cleaning will be better.