Goss to partner with Elettra

Goss International has signed an arrangement with Elettra, best known as a manufacturer of automatic blanket washing systems.

Elettra has developed a range of VOC-free automatic blanket washer systems using cloth technology for more sustainable production across a range of print processes.

Goss will offer two of Elettra’s automatic blanket wash systems that can be retrofitted to existing Goss presses and offer improved productivity. The FastWash blanket washer can be installed inside the print units to maintain a uniform mechanical and chemical action across the web width for consistent cleaning. A full FastWash cleaning cycle takes up to 12 seconds while the press is either in production or at the end of the job though it takes up to 80 seconds if the press is running at a crawling speed.

The second alternative is the CombiWash, which applies cleaning solution across the entire web at the paper infeed stage. This is designed to give the lowest number of wasted copies through a high-quality wash performed while the press is running in less than nine seconds. Elettra claims that this will lead to average waste figures of less than 300 copies for a double-circumference heatset press and less than 600 revolutions on the Goss Sunday 3000 and 2000 presses.

Goss will also become Elettra’s exclusive distributor for commercial web products in the Americas.

Graham Trevett, vice president of sales for Goss Americas, explained: “Through in-depth discussions with our customers, we work with them to establish the best solution for their needs, so that our press systems are always equipped with the leading technology in its class. The partnership with Elettra allows us to utilize their strengths to the benefit of our customers by offering enhanced quality, productivity and efficiency.”





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