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Sleeve to protect anilox rollers

New from Trelleborg, the Axcyl Axcylox protection sleeve was developed to provide protection to the fragile anilox roller surface, increasing the anilox lifespan, reducing costly repairs due to damage, and guaranteeing a clean environment during storage.

Damien Leterrier, Axcyl sales & development manager at Trelleborg, comments: “The anilox is the heart of the flexo printing process. However, due to its ceramic composition, it is fragile by nature; any shocks during product handling can be very costly for the printers. Our innovative new Axcylox protection sleeve has been designed to easily slide onto the anilox on press, once the printer has completed a job. Then, under air pressure, both the anilox and the sleeve can be removed safely and stored until required for future use.

“The sleeve’s rough outer surface and special machining provide excellent manual handling, preventing possible damage during the handling phases,” he adds.

The Axcylox also simplifies identification by providing a unique label which indicates the colour, volume and screen ruling of the anilox. When required for future use, both the anilox and the Axcylox can simply slide back onto the press, avoiding possible damage to the ceramic surface. When the anilox is in position, the sleeve can then be removed before printing begins.

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