UV ink supply systems
UV inks have up to now confronted all pump manufacturers with problems that are almost impossible to resolve. However, with intensive research and development work, SKF has succeeded in finding a way to handle even the highly-sensitive UV ink in ink supply systems. A special control of the pumping strokes, seals to match the ink including lubrication and a changed surface in the pump tube now permit the pumping of highly viscous UV ink.
This process is immensely beneficial above all for the personnel working with UV ink, as it is especially important to avoid direct contact with the skin.
The options for UV ink supply are almost identical to the conventional systems. They range from the pumping station with adjoining tap station, ink stirring in the fountain up to automatic ink fountain filling within the press.
The ink supply system allows several presses to be supplied with ink from one pumping station.