Due to the special properties of paper, vacuum and compressed air are essential features in paper manufacturing and processing.
There are a variety of applications in the post-press arena. For example, side-channel blowers for folding and cutting machines; pressure-vacuum pumps and individual vacuum pumps and compressors for collating and book-binding machines; and radial blowers for removing waste paper.
Envelop Sealing Machines
Mail Sorting Systems
Paper Stack Lifts
Loaders and Unloaders for Cutting Machines
Pallet Air Lifts
Vacuum is required for a variety of applications in the pre-press area, including preparing images and film for scanning or exposure and for copying printing plates. There are also many applications where over-pressure is needed as well, such as for guiding plates or film in automatic systems.
In classic sheet fed offset presses, vacuum and overpressure is always needed for paper handling – at the feeder to separate the sheets, to feed the single sheets to the different colour-aggregates or to guide the sheets through the machine. All these applications need different amounts of air at different pressures.
Sheet Fed Offset Machines
Rotary Offset Machines
Screen Printing Machines
Flexo Printing Machines
Tin Printing Machines
Customer-specific adaptation of air demand in the printing and paper industry is best achieved by using the modular Elmo Rietschle Air-Center. They assure a higher operating safety through extremely low noise levels and lower temperature. The air consumption can be adapted to individual print jobs, which means a considerable reduction in set-up costs and energy consumption.
Elmo Rietschle is part of Gardner Denver, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered products. Gardner Denver is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA and has facilities in more than 30 countries.
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