With the new inking and wash-up system TURBOCLEAN, Windmöller & Hölscher has already set a new standard in the market. According to the specialist for machines for the manufacturing of flexible packaging, more than 1,000 systems have now been integrated in central cylinder machines. In 2016, W&H supplemented the system with a new variant: TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E with low-maintenance electric pumps. Around 50 TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E units have been sold since the Drupa 2016, which is further proof of the high interest in the market for this futureorientated inking and cleaning technology. "TURBOCLEAN optimizes the inking unit and allows the ink to be changed more quickly. This allows printers to achieve a higher productivity, especially with increasingly shorter jobs. TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E adds a sustainable variant to the system, with the additional advantage of low-maintenance electric pumps," Ulrich Harte, Head of Marketing Printing and Finishing, explains the success of the system.
W&H introduced the first ink supply and cleaning systems with diaphragm pumps to the market some 20 years ago in the form of TURBOCLEAN. TURBOCLEAN led to significantly improved results for inking, as well as to quicker ink changes and a distinctive improvement in working conditions on flexographic printing presses. "Since then, we have continuously refined the systems for an optimum ink supply, the best cleaning results, minimum ink loss and reduced energy consumption. Today, TURBOCLEAN has established itself as the machine standard on all W&H central cylinder machines", clarifies Ulrich Harte. The systems are adapted to the requirements of the printing companies. Different cleaning programs ensure optimum results, and various inking systems can be used.
W&H presented the TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E with electric pumps as an additional variant for the first time at the Drupa 2016. TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E works pulsation-free, and the pumps are permanently maintenance-low. The energy consumption of the TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E is only approx. 20 percent that of a comparable system with diaphragm pumps. "In addition to the high profitability, the system's sustainability is a major advantage. An additional benefit is the significantly reduced noise level," sums up Ulrich Harte.