Weducon HE 70 noncontact web cleaning installation for Kroonpress Tartu
Kroonpress, established in 1990 in Tartu, Estonia, and part of Eesti Meedia Group, is one of the most advanced and sustainable press plants in the Baltic States.
Its competence lies within the field of newspaper, magazine and sheet printing.
Modern equipment and competent employees ensure that Kroonpress’ products meet the highest standards.
Paper dust affects print quality and production
One of the reasons to look for a web cleaning solution was the need to prevent production problems caused by paper dust pollution.
Paper dust builds up on blankets during printing, thereby harming print quality. It also results in inks emulsifying. As a consequence, every week the damping system had to be cleaned thoroughly, which meant a burden to employees and production.
Besides affecting production, paper dust pollutes the working environment, where it can cause all kinds of health issues.
Web cleaning solution in the right spot
To keep quality at a constant high level and lessen the frequency of wash stops, paper dust needs to be removed before it reached the printing unit.
So Weducon’s HE 70 web cleaner was installed in the KBA Compacta 618 heatset press, in the infeed, just before the first printing unit. (Learn in which paper manufacturing stages web cleaning can be applied.)
Immediately after implementation of the HE 70 web cleaner, the results were:
• Less wash stops
• Increased production
• Less cleaning of the dampening system
Weducon web cleaning technology eliminates contaminations with minimal energy use (read more on sustainability and web cleaning). Because Kroonpress aims to reduce the load on the environment by using resources economically, this is an important benefit.
Details web cleaning installation:
Web type: paper
Application: commercial printing
Speed m/min: 600 m/min
Web width mm: 1.450 mm
Web Cleaning System: HE 70
Filter/fan unit: AFS-290