Parkside Flexibles, an innovation specialist in the flexible packaging sector, has invested in Troika AniCAM, the leading 3D digital scanning microscope, along with AMS software to measure its flexographic plates and anilox rolls.
Mark Benson, Print and Lamination Specialist at Parkside, stated: “Parkside has a continuous programme of investment underway. We are committed to employing the latest technologies within the business to assure our customers of best in class print performance.”
The AniCAM and AMS software have been installed in a dedicated prepress area on the shop floor.
Benson added: “What we wanted to ensure was ease of use and clear integration into our prepress process. This allows an anilox to be delivered to the prepress area quickly, be cleaned and checked using the AniCAM, and returned for use on press within 8 minutes.”
The company has also invested in a Sandon SoftClean Duo Ultrasonic Anilox cleaner. Operating alongside the Troika solution, the new cleaning programme has conservatively released 50 hours of additional production capacity per month and saved in excess of 1M linear metres of material per annum in reduced set up times.
“We know that Troika Systems is the leader in the development of 2D and 3D scanning microscopes for the printing industry. This investment enables our team to measure and control a key component in our prepress process quickly and swiftly and is now one less variable for us to think about, as we push the boundaries forward in flexo.”
Jon Jordan, Sales Director at Troika Systems, said: Our mantra at Troika is that if you can’t measure it, you can’t control it! By implementing the AniCAM, the team at Parkside can now verify the condition of their anilox rolls to ensure they are meeting the required ink densities and achieve the premium print performance they are seeking. We know that the AniCAM saves companies considerable press setup time and reduces ink waste by up to 50%, which inevitability increases profitability. So, we’re delighted to hear that after its successful use at the Parkside, Normanton site, their Selangor, Malaysia facility is also installing the solution to support its Asian print business.”
To find out more about the Troika AniCAM, please visit www.troikasystems.co.uk
For more information on Parkside Flexibles, please visit www.parksideflex.com