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Automated multi-purpose printability tester with six printing shafts

The Amsterdam 6 printability tester has an integrated, camera based, analysis system.

The extensive range of standard test methods can be extended with user defined methods. The Amsterdam 6, is therefore capable of performing all of the tests of the now obsolete Global Standard Tester P and all the tests of the now obsolete Global Standard Tester 2.

The Amsterdam 6 is able to deliver combinations of constant and increasing speed in one test method. It is also set up to carry out on-line analysis of pick ISO 3783, mottling, Heliotest, print penetration, IGT roughness and hydro-expansivity.

Six printing shafts Constant speed Accelerating speed
Camera for image recording Optional analysis of pick ISO 3783 Heliotest
Mottling Print penetration IGT roughness and hydro-expansivity
Doctoring shaft for gravure printing User programmable Recording of test data and settings
Export of data on USB stick
Test method Colour/densitiy/ink transfer (W46), Flexo print (W76), Fluff (W33), Gravure 180° (W67), Gravure 360° (W73), Gravure Set-off 4 times, Halftone Printing (W45), Heliotest (W41), Hydro-expensivity (W89), IGT Roughness (W28), Ink Trapping (wet on wet) 2C / 4C (W46), Intaglio W85), Linting (W44), Linting, pre-wetted, Mottle: Back Trap Curve (W57), Mottle: Back Trap Index (W57), Mottle: Ink Trap Curve (W58), Mottle: Ink Trap Index (W58), Mottle: Print Curve (W58), Mottle: Print Index (W58), Mottle: Water interference Curve (W59), Mottle: Water interference Index (W59), Pick: IGT ISO 3783 (W31), Pick: Offset (Delammination) (W65/W75), Pick: PassesToFail Index & Curve (W86/W87/W88), Pick: Westvaco (W38), Pick: Wet pick / Wet repellence (W32/W66), Print Gloss (W49), Print penetration (W24), Print Smoothness (W77), Print varnish, Rubber blanket ink absorption (W61), Rubber blanket ink transfer (W74), Rubber blanket roughness (W62), Set-off (W48/W78), Strike through (W43), Toner adhesion (constant speed) (W55), Toner adhesion (increasing speed) (W56)
Analysis options Heliotest, Hydro-expansivity, IGT Roughness, Mottling, Pick ISO 3783, Print penetration,
Camera Yes
Nr. of doctoring systems 2
Conformance with standards ISO 2834, ISO 2836, ISO 2846, ISO 3783-2006, NEN 1836, NEN 1839
Speed range and modes Accelerating end speed: 0.1-4.0 m/s in steps of 0.1 m/s, Constant speed: 0.1-4.0 m/s in steps of 0.1 m/s
Forces 100-1000 N in steps of 1 N
Substrate requirements Flexible substrates
Interval time and number 1-600s in steps of 1s
Nr. of printing shafts 6
Print length and width (mm) 10-550 length (sector dependent) depends on printing form and test method
Sector type and options 180° sector with clamps, 360° sector without clamps with different coverages
Doctoring system Standard at print shaft 1 & 6
Dispensing system If necessary this will be delivered in accessories set
Pre-programmed tests No
Interfaces & Software updates USB Portal
Data export options Recording and export of images, settings and analysis results via USB
Additional items High Speed Inking Unit 4
Inks or liquids Density test ink, Mottle test ink, Penetration liquid, Roughness liquid, Set-off ink, Pick test ink, Pick test oil
Maintenance Yearly. The annual maintenance and calibration of the tester can be carried out by IGT Testing Systems or companies authorized by IGT Testing Systems.
Power Supply 115 V 50/60 Hz or 230 V 50/60 Hz
Guarantee Standard one year
Dimensions 60 × 63 × 73 cm
Weight 150 kg
Space requirements 0.7 m²

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IGT Amsterdam 6 Printability Tester
IGT Amsterdam 6 Printability Tester