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Automated multi-purpose printability tester dedicated to the Heliotest with a single printing shaft and doctoring system.

IGT Amsterdam H
Delivered with an integrated camera and Heliotest analysis system, plus the complete test set for performing the Heliotest.

The Amsterdam H has been especially developed for the Heliotest and QC purposes. In addition to the Heliotest, the IGT Amsterdam H can also perform a limited number of other test methods. These includes all of the tests of a Global Standard Tester 3-H, including combinations of constant and increasing speed in one test method.


Single printing shaft constant speed accelerating speed
combinations of both speed profiles in one test method interval on multi-revolution prints camera for image recording
optional analysis of pick ISO 3783 Heliotest mottling
print penetration IGT roughness and hydro-expansivity doctoring station for gravure printing
user programmable recording of test data and settings export of data on USB stick
Weight 110 kg
Dimensions 80 × 60 × 100 cm
Analysis options Heliotest, Hydro-expansivity, IGT Roughness, Pick ISO 3783, Print penetration
Conformance with standards ASTM 7680, 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
Shaft positioning Automatic, Programmable
Lifting system Automatic
Print length and width (mm) 10-550 length (sector dependent) depends on printing form and test method, 5-50 mm wide
Printing discs Aluminium, Discs for specific test, Gravure, Heliotest, Rubber, Rubber Blanket
Sector positioning Automatic, Programmable
Sector type and options 180° sector with clamps, 360° sector without clamps with different coverages
Doctoring system Standard at print shaft 1
Dispensing system If necessary this will be delivered in accessories set
Pre-programmed tests Density Colour and transparency, Gravure, Heliotest, Hydroexpansivity, IGT Roughness, Pick, Print penetration, Toner adhesion, custom made tests on request
Interfaces & Software updates USB Portal
Data export options Recording and export of images, settings and analysis results via USB
Additional items 408.000.200 IGT Ink Pipette 0.01 ml resolution, 408.000.400 IGT Ink Pipette 0.001 ml resolution, 441.000 Pick Start Viewer PSV, 466.000.000 High Speed Inking Unit 4
Accessories Different printing discs for several applications, Gravure set, Heliotest set, Hydro-expansivity set, Intaglio inking set, Loose and weakly bound particles set (Fluff), Picktest set, Westvaco Pick test set
Inks or liquids Density test ink, Penetration liquid, Roughness liquid, Set-off ink, Intaglio ink, Pick test ink, Pick test oil
Maintenance – Yearly., Information can be obtained from your supplier or the local agent., The annual maintenance and calibration of the tester can be carried out by IGT Testing Systems or companies authorized by IGT Testing Systems.
Compatible instruments Amsterdam 1, Amsterdam 2, Amsterdam 5, Amsterdam 6
Power Supply 115 V 50/60 Hz or 230 V 50/60 Hz
Space requirements 0.7 m²
Test method Colour/densitiy/ink transfer (W46), Fluff (W33), Gravure 180° (W67), Gravure 360° (W73), Halftone Printing (W45), Heliotest (W41), Hydro-expensivity (W89), IGT Roughness (W28), Intaglio W85), Linting (W44), Pick: IGT ISO 3783 (W31), Pick: Offset (Delammination) (W65/W75), Pick: PassesToFail Index & Curve (W86/W87/W88), Pick: Westvaco (W38), Print Gloss (W49), Print penetration (W24), Print Smoothness (W77), Rubber blanket ink absorption (W61), Rubber blanket roughness (W62), Strike through (W43), Toner adhesion (constant speed) (W55), Toner adhesion (increasing speed) (W56)

Amsterdam H Basic
A basic version of the Amsterdam H is available, as above but without the the camera and analysis software.

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IGT Amsterdam H Printability Tester