Attiro ZH

Saving money and the planet while cleaning out your violet chemistry-free plates? Use Attiro ZH, a clean-out unit that uses a unique cascade concept and zero heat.

Attiro ZH

Overview

Meet Attiro ZH, the high-speed clean-out unit for your violet chemistry-free plates. Its groundbreaking cascade technology makes your operations both more productive and sustainable, as the concentrated gum is reused in three cascading sections. In this way, the non-imaged areas are effectively removed and there is no risk of oxidizing. The result: minimal gum consumption and little waste for a maximal clean-out effect. Full maintenance, with our dedicated circulation cleaner ATTIRO CareClean, is only required after 8,000 m².

The Attiro ZH clean-out unit forms a very attractive solution combined with the Avatar V-ZH preheat-free chemistry-free printing plate, and the Advantage N platesetters.

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Key Benefits

  • No preheat unit results in reduced CAPEX, up to 80% energy savings, more floor space, and no buckling of plates because of heating/cooling
  • Minimal gum consumption for maximal clean-out effect; less transport of gum bottles
  • Extensive bath life,  with full maintenance only required after 8,000 m²
  • Fully flat plate transport through the clean-out unit leaves plates unbent by rollers
  • Easy visual check and no mix-ups on press thanks to high-contrast image on the gummed plate
  • High speed (up to 400 plates per hour) makes it the perfect match for high production, heavy-duty environments

Unique cascade concept

CLEANING MODULE

Gum 1: 95 % of all non-imaged areas are removed from the plate.

Gum cascades into the first tank from the second tank and is sprayed on the plate to remove the non-imaged areas. The imaged areas are bound to the substrate and therefore not washed away by the gum. As most of the clean-out happens in this first gum section, it contains most of the cleaned out emulsion. The exhausted gum is drained off.

Gum 2: The remaining non-imaged areas are removed from the plate.

The gum mix from the third tank cascades into the second tank, removes the remaining non-imaged areas, and then cascades into the first tank.

Gum3: A layer of fresh gum is applied to prevent the plate from oxidizing the grained and anodized aluminum.

The final clean-out step is carried out with diluted gum fresh from the bottle, thus ensuring a perfectly clean plate. The fresh gum and water from the tank in the third section then cascade into the tank of the second section. 

Dryer section: The plate is dried to enable immediate handling, independent of format.

Hot air is blown through a pair of air tubes, which dries the plate on both sides. As a result, further handling of the plate is immediately possible.

LED curing

A low energy LED bar takes care of final curing of the plate in the drying section.

Technical Specs

Performance

Plate type        

Avatar V-ZH preheat-free chemistry-free photopolymer offset plates

Plate width, min.-max.

200-710 mm (7.9-28”)

Plate length, min.

275 mm (10.9”)

Plate thickness, min.-max.

0.15-0.30 mm (0.006-0.012”)

Plate speed

40-300 cm/min

Plate volume

Up to 400 plates/hour

Brush speed

Gum 1: 200 rpm (fixed)
Gum 2: 150 rpm (fixed)

Water

 

Total hardness < 6° dH or Osmosis water

Connection: 3/4 gas

Max. pressure: 3 bar

Drain tube: inner diameter 25 mm

Mechanical specifications

Temperatures

 

Dryer min.-max.: 49-70°C (120-158°F)

Tank volumes

 

Gum 1: 7.5 lit. (1.98 US gal.)

Gum 2: 5.5 lit. (1.45 US gal.)

Gum 3: 4.5 lit (1.19 US gal.)

Noise emission (max.)

< 70 dB

Physical specifications

Weight cleaning module

incl. crate

285 kg (628 lb)

385 kg (848 lb)

Dimensions cleaning module (w x d x h)

incl. crate

1423 x 1270 x 980-1230 mm (56.0 x 50.0 x 38.6 to 48.4”)

1550 x 1350 x 1220 mm (61.0 x 53.2 x 31.5”)

Electrical specifications

Power supply

EUR Single phase: 1W + N + PE    230V / 13 Amps, 50/60Hz.

USA: Single phase: 2W + PE   208 - 230V / 13 Amps, 50/60Hz.

Voltage tolerances

+/- 10%

Power EUR/US

2900 Watt hour

Heat dissipation

9900 BTU

Energy consumption (under standard working conditions for 1 h)

Ready (Standby): 0.04 kWh

Processing: 0.6 kWh

Logic off (device switched off via touch panel only, main switch remains on): 0.01 kWh

Availability

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