// Anilox rolls
Ceramic coated laser engraved anilox rolls
UltraMelt laser engraved
Apex distinguishes itself by the independent cause to lead the field in anilox laser engraving technology. Unique is the Ultra MeltTM laser technology. Apex uses this post-treatment technique to provide all her laser engraved anilox rolls with a melted layer making the surface smooth and shining like a mirror!
Homogenous ceramic layer (porosity less 1%)
Apex manufactures a homogenous and compact ceramic layer of unequalled quality thanks to the specially in-house developed plasma technology, with a porosity less than 1% without using any sealer nor using a post treatment. The hardness of the ceramic layer is 1400-1500 HV.
Ultracell and Ultracell Plus, newest screen developments
Decreased chances of score-lines, longer life-time and improved cleaning characteristics are the most eye catching advantages of Apex’ anilox rolls. Co² is the standard engraving quality and alternatives are the Apex UltraCell and UltraCell Plus engraving qualities. Apex manufactures all new types of screen developments and specifications.
Mechanically engraved anilox rolls
Special tools enable Apex to engrave directly into steel or even stainless steel
Apex has special tools to engrave directly into steel or stainless steel, instead of engraving into softer materials such as copper, which leads to an extension of the lifetime. An even screening over the whole engraved surface of the roll is very important in order to have a constant screen, volume, depth, wall and angle. After the engraving the roll gets a special chrome coating.
Different cell specifications and patterns available
High precision procedures are used to manufacture mechanically engraved rolls. All screens are made to specifica¬tions, guaranteeing an exact ink release over the whole printing width of the roll. New technologies make it possible for Apex to engrave anilox rolls in screen counts from 6 l/cm up to 140 l/cm in 30°, 45° and 60° angles. The patterns manufactured are: Quadrangular, Pyramid, Hexagonal, Tri-Helical, Channellox or specials on request.
AST metal fusion process for original diameter build up with steel
In case the diameter is not within the machine manu¬facturer’s tolerances, Apex will build up the diameter of the roll with the AST metalfu¬sion treatment in Steel or Stainless Steel, which extends the lifetime of the roll.
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