Xeikon has added Meech’s CyClean non-contact web cleaning systems to several of its installed digital presses to combat dust build-up in the last two years.
CyClean is a compact, non-contact, double-sided blow and vacuum-based system which flows contaminants into an inline filter unit. It can clean webs up to 3m in width, is capable of removing 0.5 micron contaminants and has a small footprint that enables it to be fitted into confined spaces. The small size enables it to be installed on the Print Machine Supply unwinder of the Xeikon 3050 and Xeikon 3500 roll-fed digital presses. As the web is unwound from the roll, it is passed through the web cleaner before it enters the digital press.
Integrated static control on the entry and exit of the cleaning head guarantees a thorough, long-lasting cleaning process. The in-built AC ionising bars neutralise all static charges on the web and ensure easy breakdown of the bonds holding contaminants to it. The risk of re-attracting contaminants to the cleaned web surfaces is also significantly reduced.
Xeikon sells the CyClean as an optional extra. Filip Weymans, Director of Segment Marketing for Labels and Packaging at Xeikon, comments: “It optimises the overall production process and we strongly recommend the CyClean’s inclusion in all of our sales, as it adds significant value.”