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Small change – large effect A CASE STUDY on how print result and service life of the entire system are influenced by the quality of the clamping shaft interface. SWT Services can provide detailed information about the condition of your clamping tool (carrier and carbon adapter) at your flexo printing machine - a target-actual comparison which represents a detailed information of the strengths and weaknesses of your clamping system. Prevent a wasted investment Approximately six years ago, SWT Services developed – in co-operation with the leading printing equipment manufacturers – a program which enables maintenance and over-hauling directly at the machine. The expertise of SWT service technicians are in demand all over the world to ensure that regular maintenance delivers a failure-free production operation. Our customers are leading suppliers in the food, tobacco, non-food and pharmaceutical areas in Europe, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and in the USA. At SCT we often see the case that clamping shafts are completely replaced due to a process interruption, without resolving the real problem at the heart of the stoppage. And furthermore, companies are paying sometimes 5-digit, even 6-digit amounts for new components, although the actual clamping shafts and carbon fibre adapters, could be used well into the following years. According to clamping technology specialists, many in the flexo printing community do not know that there is a huge range of effective and markedly economic possibilities, to check the entire system of the clamping shafts and carbon fibre adapters, to extensively improve the overall condition of the system. Varied influences SWT Services recommends the following factors for perfect functioning: The quality of clamping shaft and quality of adapter should be assessed as a complete system. It can occur from time to time, that new clamping shafts are installed but possible defective adapters are not inspected and re-installed. In such cases, process stability may, within a very short time, present variations or even worse, damage the new clamping shafts. Maintaining the system Maintenance normally occurs in three steps: First, the complete clamping shaft is cleaned and analysed by high- precision measuring tools and calculation programs. Including absolute measurement of the clamping diameters, as well as the roundness or clamping force of the clamping shaft. By matching the values of the adapter and clamping shaft, via specialty calculation programs, the entire system can be assessed as to whether the function of the clamping shaft is sufficient for a reliable and exact clamping of the adapter, and if the process is safe. This is completed in light of the onsite operating alternatives. In the third step, the interface is optimised specifically. SWT has more than 50 years’ service experience in the area of clamping technology. And SWT can schedule the overhauling and maintenance services during plant shutdown to avoid an expensive production downtime. To experience the breadth of the arsenal of procedures SWT has to extend the operating life of the entire system, starting with the fine-tuning of the clamping force and treatment of the clamping surfaces for an optimised fit tolerance, just contact us! www.swt-services.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org When there is an issue with variation in quality in the flexo print, the clamping shaft is quite often suspected of being the cause. An increased set-up time for job changes and fibre adapter can often add frustration. But what is often overlooked is that the clamping shaft and carbon fibre adapter are together, a highly complex system. Anyone who wants to avoid downtime and added cost, has to control the complete interface. So it can be that enormous effects occur from small specified actions. Labels Plus 51 Around 90 per cent of all errors can be repaired immediately on site. The entire system of clamping shaft and adapter are measured with precision by calculation tools directly at the machine.
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