Absolute have just completed the latest install of their market leading InkSave and 2G Chamber at Manchester Paper Box (MPB), UK. The upgrade was completed on an EMBA 245 and replaced a corroded OEM aluminium Chamber, loading system and inking/auto wash system. MPB wanted to improve the ink recovery, washup performance and minimise operator interventions. Absolute’s InkSave now controls blade pressure, pump speeds and has 3 wash settings for the customer to use, all controlled by a single touch screen PLC.
Tests verified by MPB after install proved that the upgrade gave a complete wash-out in a 5-minute cycle and recovered 86% of ink during testing. Absolute’s programme and water needles provided a 48% reduction in water usage.
Scott Whitley, Production Manager of MPB stated “MPB are committed to investing in innovative technology that improves our efficiency, and InkSave also reduces ink and water waste which is important to both us and the wider corrugated industry”
Whilst Absolute Chambers and InkSave are industry standard, each one is made bespoke to suit customer needs. For example, this InkSave unit incorporates an ingenious linear slide, allowing the unit to be slid out on rails and providing easy access to the machine for maintenance. A simple but well thought out addition.
Antony Whiteside of Absolute confirmed “InkSave systems are selling very well and seem to have caught our industry’s attention recently. By March 2020 we had already sold more InkSave units than we budgeted for the whole of 2020. We are now supplying systems incorporating full pH, temperature and viscosity control to allow full management of the whole ink circuit.”