Anilox QC and Anilox Management Systems (AMS)
Why Anilox Quality Control?
Knowing the condition of the anilox rolls for a printer/converter has been proven to save considerable press setup time and reduce waste which inevitably increases profitability. Many printers do not realise how much valuable time and cost has been wasted and how quickly they could now make considerable savings for their company by implementing anilox quality control. Historically, to achieve the required densities, the printers are obliged to adjust the ink, when in reality the difference in volume of the anilox’s largely influences the imbalanced densities. Until the advent of this easy to use quality control tool, the actual volume of rolls in the anilox inventory was in reality unknown to printers – making it impossible to know if the roll volumes are matched and optimised for press setup. Now with the AniCAM HD users have the tool to provide them with this key information and to improve their operational profitability and improve their print quality.
Anilox Management Systems (AMS)
Whenever a roll is measured, the AniCAM readings can be transferred into AMS, an optional database application which builds a roll and volume/wear history based on this information. The AMS application should ideally be used to analyse the wear of all Anilox rolls in the printers inventory.