ITMA 2015: High interest in Fong’s THEN SUPRATEC LTM

An exceptional interest was noticed on the MIlan exhibiton in the THEN SUPRATEC LTM machine on display in Hall 10 at Stand E101.

This flexible machine uses water technology as a dyeing medium, explained R&D manager Johannes Schmitz. The new German-based technology is said to offer maximum quality and efficiency plus lower maintenance and labour costs.

The THEN SUPRATEC can handle fabrics ranging from heavyweight to sensitive. It is a hydraulic long tube dyeing machine with a variable liquor ratio from short in the semi dry mode to long in the wet mode.

It works without a winch and can dye knitted and woven fabrics in natural, man-made or blends.

The variable angle of the kier as well as the machine’s high flexibility in terms of liquor ratio means potentially substantial savings in additives, water and energy, according to the company.

Knots and tangles are prevented by the plaiting system, another innovation in long tube dyeing machines. This is especially important when dealing with delicate fabrics. Its speed is 80 to 600m/minute, depending on fabric type, admitting rope lengths up to impressive 1000 m each.

The machine’s body length is 600 cm with a capacity of 150kg. The liquor ratio is 1:5.5 to 1:15, depending on the kier’s variable angle.

Low tension is due to low lifting height between the nozzle and plaited fabric. There are up to three jets per tube up to 1000m each and up to four tubes with coupling.

A job for experts – the proper lubrication of wind turbines

The professional lubrication of wind turbines with exact fitting specialty lubricants is an essential precondition for a trouble-free operation, even under extreme weather conditions. Under the motto “closer to you”, tribology expert Klüber Lubrication will be presenting the latest solutions for highly stressed components of modern wind turbines at the WindEnergy 2016.

“As the importance of wind power increases, so will the challenges to be met by wind power plants, also in terms of efficiency", said Thomas Jørgensen, Sales Development Manager, Business Unit Wind Energy of Klüber Lubrication. “Downtime, short maintenance intervals, complex supplier management as well as high storage costs for lubricants are just some of the challenges influencing operators' success. With high-quality, tailor-made products and a comprehensive portfolio of services for the wind industry, Klüber Lubrication helps to overcome these challenges."

A focus of Klüber Lubrication will be on Klüberplex BEM 34-131 N, a new speciality grease for rolling bearings which are permanently exposed to demanding operation conditions. Due to its excellent corrosion protection, its high chemical resistance to very low or very high temperatures, and its excellent wear protection even when subjected to vibration or oscillating movements, the new special grease increases the service lives of the bearings and the reliability of the wind turbine.

Permanent automatic lubrication systems in wind turbines are equipped with grease reservoirs of different sizes, which need to be refilled on a regular basis. The new air free bellow cartridge of Klüber Lubrication meets the increasing demand for efficient refilling solutions for such permanent automatic lubrication systems. It prevents the transferring of air into the automatic lubrication system during a refill of the reservoirs, thus avoiding malfunctions. The new cartridge solution fits into the existing service relubrication pump units, enabling a cost-efficient relubrication without air.

For the efficient cleaning of gearboxes in wind turbines, Klüber Lubrication has developed the new Klüber Summit Varnasolv HV. Due to its high viscosity matching the gear oil, the new synthetic cleaning concentrate allows the cleaning of enclosed gears during operation. The used oil is subsequently drained to flush out any unwanted residues, and fresh, clean oil can be applied – for example the synthetic gear oil Klübersynth GEM 4-320 N which has proven highly effective in numerous wind power plants worldwide. With its high scuffing and micropitting strength, its high degree of wear protection, as well as its resistance to ageing and oxidation, Klübersynth GEM 4-320 N is particularly suited to the specific requirements of the wind power sector.

At the WindEnergy 2016, the experts from Klüber Lubrication will be available to deal with any questions regarding tribological solutions for wind power plants in hall B5, booth 236.

 

About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a test bay hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has approximately 2000 employees in more than 30 countries

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialties. To be close to its customers, the company is represented globally in the market with its five brands, Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the global leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products, and solutions for surface and galvanic technologies. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the Business Group runs its own companies in some 40 countries. In 2015, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities employed about 3,300 people and generated sales of about € 960 million.

 

Klüber Lubrication to present its portfolio of lubrication solutions for the railway industry

Life cycle costs play an essential role in the railway industry. In particular, the operating costs of the installations and components have to be continuously monitored by the operators. For many railway applications Klüber Lubrication offers lubricants made to match the requirements in terms of oil change and relubrication intervals and extend the service life of components, thus reducing operating costs. At the InnoTrans 2016, Klüber Lubrication will be presenting its latest developments under the motto "Closer to you".

At the trade show Klüber Lubrication will put a focus on presenting the gear oil Klübersynth LEG 4 75 W 90 which was especially developed for gearboxes in railway applications, and shows its strengths particularly at low temperatures. The fully synthetic gear oil enables trains to set off even at extreme temperatures as low as minus 50 °C without its full performance capacity being affected at an oil sump temperature of 100 °C.

"With this gear oil we succeeded in maintaining the full performance capacity over a very wide temperature range. Klübersynth LEG 4 75 W 90 can therefore also be used in very cold climates all year round," explains Thomas Kamprath, Market Manager Rail Industry at Klüber Lubrication. "For many years Klüber Lubrication has been supplying customised lubricants matching the requirements of OEMs and operators.

The fully synthetic grease BARRIERTA L 25 DL is a good example, which has proven successful for many years in door rubber profiles. This lubricant ensures low friction between seals and the train body - an essential prerequisite for preventing blockage of doors to ensure smooth and reliable opening and closing of doors. BARRIERTA L 25DL offers a reliable UV protection of door seals over a wide temperature range.

At the InnoTrans 2016 in hall 21A, stand 409, the experts from Klüber Lubrication will be pleased to answer all questions visitors may have regarding the subject of tribology in railway operation.

 

About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. In order to be as close as possible to customers, the company has a global market presence comprising five brands: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products as well as surface treatment and electroplating solutions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities operates in about 40 countries via its own companies. In 2015, the Business Group employed a workforce of around 3,300 and generated a turnover of approx. Euro 960 million.

 

High-performance speciality lubricants for all onboard applications


Klüber Lubrication presents new EALs for the marine industry

"Closer to you" is the motto, under which Klüber Lubrication will be presenting its latest EALs (Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants) for ships and offshore installations at the SMM 2016. All the EALs offer high-performance capacity and reliability under extreme conditions. They comply with the requirements defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2013 Vessel General Permit and by current environmental standards.

"Klüber Lubrication offers a complete range of EALs for all relevant applications on board a ship", explains Dirk Fabry, Business Development Manager for Marine at Klüber Lubrication. The development of our eco-friendly speciality lubricants made for the extreme conditions prevailing at sea benefits substantially from the vast level of experience of the tribology experts at Klüber Lubrication. As a result, they create powerful products contributing to less impact on the environment as well as longer maintenance intervals and component lifetimes."

aThe focus this year is on the readily biodegradable high-performance gear oils Klüberbio EG 2, which offer a high load-carrying capacity, shear stability and compatibility with seals, thus ensuring reliable operation of gears, thrusters and bearings. Klüberbio EG 2 oils are approved by well-known manufacturers of propeller shaft seals and thrusters. In addition, they comply with the EU Ecolabel requirements.

The new, environmentally sound high-performance lubricants Klüberbio LG 39-700 N and Klüberbio LG 39-701 N, which contain a base oil made from 100 % renewable raw materials, reliably protect open drives from wear, even at very low temperatures These EALs also meet requirements for OSPAR conformance, including Norway Yellow 1.

Excellent performance, also under extreme operating conditions, is what the ecocompatible multi-purpose grease Klüberbio BM 32-142 provides to rolling and plain bearings. Special additives reduce wear, protect against corrosion and enable smooth operation of highly loaded bearings even at extremely low temperatures.

At the SMM 2016 in hall A3, stand 309, the experts from Klüber Lubrication will be pleased to answer all questions visitors may have regarding the subject of tribology at the high seas.

 

About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. In order to be as close as possible to customers, the company has a global market presence comprising five brands: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products as well as surface treatment and electroplating solutions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities operates in about 40 countries via its own companies. In 2015, the Business Group employed a workforce of around 3,300 and generated a turnover of approx. Euro 960 million.

 

 

Stork Prints introduces the Random Mesh 125 screen

Boxmeer, The Netherlands, February 2012: Stork Prints has introduced a new screen, called RandomScreen. The number of holes in this screen is comparable to a 125 mesh screen. Its hole size is 79 micron, like in a PentaScreen 125. The hole shape however, is more streamlined and the screen’s paste flow and delivery is slightly higher in comparison to a Penta 125 screen. The result is evident: a significantly improved printability.

The main benefit of the new RandomScreen is to surpress so called moiré effects. Moiré is an effect that occurs, when two regular structures interfere and thus a new, third pattern is created. This can happen when a screen’s regular mesh structure and a line raster’s grid structure meet. To avoid these moiré effects, the holes in a RandomScreen are not arranged on straight lines as is the case for conventional screens. The position of each hole is just slightly out of line and therefore there is no risk of raster's grid interference. Moiré occurs typically at certain grey values, where the size of raster dots is getting lower and the raster’s grid structure becomes more evident. In some areas of the screen the engraved dots are matching the screen holes and in others they are not. The moiré effect is typically visible as a diagonal striping pattern.

Another source of moiré can be the construction pattern of the textile. Some textiles like knitted goods, georgette or javanaise show a tendency for this effect. Also in this case the RandomScreen improves the printing results.

Looking in detail to the repetitive structures in a moiré area, one can find a pattern, sometimes described as a Rosette-pattern, where circles of raster dots are arranged around a center dot. This effect disturbs geometrical raster designs, e.g. when imaging a weaving or a bark structure. Using the new RandomSreen will avoid this.

The streamlined hole-shape of the new RM 125 screen leads to an improved and higher paste flow. This results in more contrast in raster areas, which leads to a more relief-like look in geometrical raster patterns.

The new RandomScreen is an interesting supplement to the range of Stork Prints mesh screens. It has the capability of solving engraving problems for geometrical raster designs and moiré effects in halftones.

New, versatile lubricant for valves, fittings and installations carrying oxygen

Klüber Lubrication has launched Klübertemp YV 93-92, a white lubricant with good wetting capacity for valves, fittings and installations carrying oxygen. The new product shows a high stability to oxygen pressure surge...

Klübertemp YV 93-92 offers high operational reliability of installations and components using gaseous or liquid oxygen. To ensure continuous adherence to the high quality standard, Klübertemp YV 93-92 is manufactured in small series subject to strict hygiene requirements; moreover, each batch is inspected by the BAM (German Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin).

This versatile lubricant can be used, e.g. for the industrial handling of oxygen, air, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons and inert gases. Klübertemp YV 93-92 lubricates valves, fittings and installations carrying gaseous or liquid oxygen under medium partial pressure. Due to its good compatibility with most materials used in this branch of industry, Klübertemp YV 93-92 is suitable for the maintenance and care of breathing apparatus, e.g. in diving equipment. The product can be used over a wide operating temperature range, in particular for low temperatures.

 

SPGPrints gives ‘sneak preview’ of new single-pass printing solution




SPGPrints has opened its doors to key customers for ‘sneak’ preview of its new single-pass digital textile printer, scheduled for launch at ITMA 2015 in Milan, next November. Over a two-week period visitors from around the world were able to view the prototype of the new ‘Pike®’ printer at the company’s headquarters in Boxmeer, the Netherlands.

The Pike® is based on a full-width array of Fujifilm Samba print heads, specially modified in a joint project for optimum performance in textile printing. The heads are incorporated in a highly accurate but user-friendly print-bar technology, called ‘Archer®’.

One essential advantage of the technology is that the Archer® Technology can jet accurately across a distance much greater than can other heads widely used in current digital-textile applications. The head plates in the Archer® array will typically be 4mm away from the surface of the substrate, compared with the typical 1.5mm of other print heads – so greatly reducing the risk of ‘head strike’, which can damage these expensive components.

SPGPrints has also developed Pike® Reactive inks, with a formula that eliminates the mist problem, which might have arisen with this greater firing distance.

The first Pike® printer is a 6-colour machine in which each colour is represented by an Archer® print bar containing 43 print heads, giving a printing width of 1850mm. The print bar has a native resolution of 1200 x 1200dpi, variable drop sizes from 2-10pl and a jetting frequency of 32 kHz,
which together deliver typical productivity of 40 linear metres a minutes, with a maximum of around 75 m/min. The modular construction will allow models with up to 9 colours.

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Wider versions of the Pike, up to 3200mm, are also planned.

The Archer® print bar has been designed to retract fully for easy maintenance. Heads can be purged in narrow segments and a faulty head can be replaced by users in less than an hour, with no need for manual alignment – simply software-based registration. The heads are manufactured by a MEMS process, which means they are less liable to degradation and can be refurbished.

With the cost of head replacement identified as a major concern for investors in fixed-array machines, SPGPrints proposes a unique arrangement in conjunction with Pike® inks, in which the customer will initially receive a number of spare heads and any faulty heads returned will be replaced free of charge.

Jos Notermans, SPGPrints’ commercial manager for digital textiles, said: “We researched what users want in the next generation of digital textile printing technology and discovered that the essentials include solid blotches, fine geometrics and – above all – a robust industrial solution. That’s what the
Pike delivers, at high speed and with low, predictable costs.

“We are able to achieve the quality of Epson DX-based machines with the productivity of the faster machines based on Kyocera heads.”

The Pike’s fabric-infeed system is by Erhardt + Leimer and the transport blanket has been specially designed in conjunction with Habasit. The in-line dryer has the extra capacity to handle disperse inks, which – along with acid inks – are in development and scheduled for launch in 2016.