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Downtime Eliminator: How Do I Adjust the Brush Planes on My Plate Washer Between Cleanings?

on Sep 9, 2019 in How-To Tips

Problem: How do I adjust the brush planes on my plate washer? Answer: This might need to be done between cleanings. Here’s the steps to doing this adjustment yourself and a video as well. Plate washing is a quick and gentle cleaning process that leaves plates totally clean and ready for immediate use without causing any wear or tear. Plates are cleaned with a unique combination of specially-made soft, moving brushes and cleaning liquid that ensures an efficient but gentle washing of the...

Downtime Eliminator: Anilox Cleaning Solutions — Why Do We Mix 50/50?

on Jul 10, 2019 in How-To Tips

Problem: My rolls are not getting as clean as they should be and I think it is the cleaner. What is going on?Answer: Flexo Wash cleaning solutions need to be mixed 50/50 with water. Here’s why: How to Mix Anilox Cleaning Solutions Contrary to logic, using the cleaning solution at 100% will NOT increase the cleaning effectiveness of the unit. So, to make a long story short, if you are using the cleaning solution at 100%, the cleaning result will not be better and you stand a chance of losing...

Downtime Eliminator: My Diaphragm Pump Is Not Working

on Apr 11, 2019 in How-To Tips

Problem: My diaphragm pump isn’t working.Answer: We have had a lot of operating software upgrades over the years so there are different control systems out in the field. As a result, this topic can get pretty in depth. I’m going to keep this as simple and to the point as possible. I’m going to steer away from 100% pneumatic units as those are an entirely different animal. Parts washer operations, while different, use a lot of the same principals as anilox roll cleaning...

Downtime Eliminator: My Plate Washer is Eating My Plates!

on Feb 14, 2019 in How-To Tips

Welcome back to my column where I will share best practices for Flexo Wash technology and common flexo challenges. I want to answer your real world questions, so be sure to send them to me at: service@flexowashus.com and we will feature them in an upcoming column. As your partner, I look forward to handling all your issues as soon as possible and offer lessons learned. Problem: My Plate Washer is eating my plates!? Answer: Check your rollers and your brushes. Read more to solve your specific...

Downtime Eliminator: How to Care for Your Plate Washer

on Nov 16, 2018 in How-To Tips

Welcome to my column where I will share best practices for Flexo Wash technology and common flexo challenges. I want to answer your real world questions, so be sure to send them to me at: service@flexowashus.com and we will feature them in an upcoming column. As your partner, I look forward to handling all your issues as soon as possible and offer lessons learned. Question: How do I care for my plate washer? Answer: Good question, and this is especially timely during the holidays. During your...

Downtime Eliminator: Caring for Sleeve Adaptors and Gaskets on Anilox Cleaners

on Oct 23, 2018 in How-To Tips

Welcome to my column where I will share best practices for Flexo Wash technology and common flexo challenges. I want to answer your real world questions, so be sure to send them to me at: service@flexowashus.com and we will feature them in an upcoming column. As your partner, I look forward to handling all your issues as soon as possible and offer lessons learned. Question: How do I care for my sleeve adaptor and gaskets on my anilox unit? Answer: There’s not a lot of maintenance...

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