With the existing MDC Anilox Cleaner, we have succeeded in establishing a solvent-based deep cleaner for all chrome and ceramic anilox rolls in gravure and flexographic printing applications. The deep cleaning is important so that the full pick-up volume of all chrome and ceramic anilox rolls can be achieved.
In order to meet market requirements and customer needs, we have now developed a new cleaner called MDC Aqua Pure Cleaner. As the name suggests, the MDC Aqua Pure Cleaner is water-based and offers the customer a gentle and effective deep cleaning of all chrome and ceramic anilox rolls. A major advantage is that the new cleaner is non-hazardous: it can therefore be easily shipped around the world by truck, air, and sea freight. Furthermore, the new cleaner is safe on aluminum and removes all common ink and varnish contaminants.
The MDC Aqua Pure Cleaner optimally complements the existing range and enables us to enter new target markets. The MDC Aqua Pure Cleaner was launched in June 2020 and has already achieved initial sales success.
End seals are a complementary product for doctor blades. The end seals are required for the flexographic printing process in order to seal the chamber doctor blade system cleanly and to prevent the paint from escaping. Together with the doctor blades, the end seals form a necessary part of the chamber doctor blade system. Both act by contact with the anilox roller as wear parts and affect the system of ink transfer and each other. In this context, a new concept for end seals was developed. Here, the MDC End seals are divided in three different quality and price levels according to the material properties and are offered to the customers according to their running time and MDC doctor blade quality used. The three quality levels have the following designations: MDC Regular, MDC Advanced and MDC Expert.
The distribution partners are informed about all available dimensions and materials by the developed MDC End Seals booklet. The MDC End Seals Booklet is intended to serve as a tool to facilitate communication between Daetwyler SwissTec and its distributors, as well as between distributors and end users. With this concept, Daetwyler SwissTec creates a standard that helps customers out of the jungle of end seals and offers a fitting solution for MDC end seals for the already used MDC doctor blades.
The heart of the machine consists of a high-precision diamond tool, used for milling the gravure cylinders. It is in the diamond shop (also known as «Diamanti») where we develop and produce these tools. Working on the diamond tools takes years of experience and a lot of know-how.
The diamond tools are created with grinding and lapping machines that were developed in-house. Each supplied Polishmaster comes with 12 precision-milling cartridges and 10 pre-milling tools. The customer can cover an area of approx. 200 – 300 m2 with one tool.
Shipping of resharpening tools occurs via a worldwide distributor network. When tools arrive at the diamond shop, they are immediately checked for any damage. If the diamond tool cannot be resharpened, we replace it. Various work steps are required to offer the customer a high-precision tool. Tools are adjusted to 0.2 micron. If the customer demands an analysis, we can provide one based on an identical machine. Prior to shipping, each tool is checked via a microscope for damage or flaws.
These high-precision tools are shipped in a custom-made box. The Diamond shop handles the order process from start to finish. The entire team has been working passionately in the world of diamonds for many years. We value flexibility, quality, and on-time delivery.
The diamond tools are manufactured in Switzerland and distributed worldwide Daetwyler Graphics AG.
SAFETY COMES FIRST
Employee safety is a top priority in every company. Injuries must be avoided, and occupational safety, alongside the work environment, must be continuously improved. Daetwyler SwissTec‘s piece goods offer a variety of options for giving operators and technicians extra protection when mounting or using MDC doctor blades. The following solutions are available thanks to additional investments in our component manufacturing process:
• Piece goods with a straight cut and a corner radius of 4 mm (radius R4)
• Piece goods with a straight cut and a corner radius of 2 mm (radius R2)
• Piece goods with a straight cut (without radius)
With the „radius R4“ and „radius R2“ options, sharp edges at the ends of the pieces are eliminated, resulting in increased occupational safety when installing MDC doctor blades. The pre-made component, which is specific to the respective printing press, can be wound into rolls. The operator can remove the component from the roll as usual, or it is also possible to obtain the component packaged in cartons. When it comes to the production of piece goods, Daetwyler SwissTec’s flexibility will result in the perfect solution for any customer requirement. When working with MDC doctor blades, please continue to follow our general safety guidelines. For questions, please contact our local sales department or technical support. Feasibility is given for pieces from a length of 0.300m, widths of 25.0 - 80.0 mm and thicknesses of 0.150 and 0.200 mm. Price and availability upon request.
This trade show is specifically tailored to the Chinese market but attracts many visitors from all of Asia every time. Due to the current situation, less foreign visitors are expected to attend. Nonetheless, this expo is very important for the exhibitors as well as visitors.
All large, mid-size, and small national and international exhibitors will be on display as usual. Naturally, Daetwyler SwissTec, represented by Daetwyler Shanghai, will be there with many partners. The team will consist mostly of domestic personnel for obvious reasons. Despite the extra efforts and added safety precautions, the entire Chinese printing industry is happy to have the All-In-Print Expo this year, bringing with it some of the "new normal".
IDENTIFIERS FOR CORRECT USE OF MDC DOCTOR BLADES
The correct handling of MDC doctor blades is imperative for any type of printing success. To ensure correct mounting of MDC doctor blade, specified products will be marked. This marking will enable easy visualization of the MDC lamella / contact side of our coated doctor blades. Our goal is to support the operators in mounting the doctor blade correctly into the holder under any circumstance. This new identification method is illustrated below with an MDC DURALIFE. Using the contact side identifier, we ensure that the MDC doctor blade can be correctly installed into the print station.
Arrow and «DL»
|MDC DURALIFE||Lamelle||Arrow and «DL»|
Arrow and «SL»