Specifically designed for use during the flexo printing process, the Axcyl Axcylox protection sleeve is the latest printing innovation from industry leader Trelleborg. The Axcylox is developed to provide protection to the fragile anilox roller surface, increasing the anilox lifespan, reducing costly repairs due to damages and guaranteeing a clean environment during storage.
Damien Leterrier, Axcyl Sales & Development Manager at Trelleborg, commented: “We know that the anilox – the roller used to transfer ink to the printing plate, before transferring it to the final substrate – is the heart of the flexo printing process. However, due to its ceramic composition, it is fragile by nature; any shocks during product handling can be very costly for printers. Our latest innovation is designed to help printers maximize the anilox lifespan, using the best assets of our proven Axcyl technology.
“Our innovative new Axcylox protection sleeve has been designed to easily slide onto the anilox on press once the printer has completed a job. Then, under air pressure, both the anilox and the Axcylox sleeve can be removed safely and stored until required for future use. The sleeve’s rough outer surface and special machining provide excellent manual handling, preventing possible damage during the handling phases.”
The Axcylox protection sleeve also provides a unique label that indicates the color, volume and screen ruling of the anilox, providing a simplified identification process. When required for future use, both the anilox and the Axcylox can simply slide back onto the printing press, avoiding possible damage to the anilox’s ceramic surface. Afterward, with the anilox in position to print, the Axcylox can be removed before printing begins.
Said Leterrier: “Available across all global markets, the new Axcylox is the ideal anilox protection sleeve, and will undoubtedly eliminate unnecessary costs for our customers.”