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BGD 615 Intelligent Inkometer

Each type of ink has a different tack viscosity, so it is important to measure the tack of the ink. After all, this determines how an ink behaves on the press. How much force is required to distribute the ink over the roller evenly and is the ink suitable for specific types of paper? Too much tack could loosen fibers on the surface of the paper. It is also important for the correct color sequence on the printing press. With a four-color press, the tack value of the inks on consecutive towers of the press will have to be slightly less in order to prevent the last ink layer from pulling the previous ink layer from the paper.
  • The tack is reported in 0.1 gram-meters and represents the torque required to “work” the ink film at a known rate with predetermined film thickness and temperature
  • With a big digital display shows the temperature, tack, roller speed, and test time. Statistical reports can be viewed directly from the display.
  • Highest accuracy and efficiency