DeepWave cleaning machine

Calcium is one of the biggest problems in cleaning anilox rolls in the corrugated board industry worldwide.
Existing cleaning methods cannot clean calcium in a way that completely restores cell volume, without damaging the cells of the anilox roll.

The Deepwave can do this without any problems!

How does the DeepWave cleaning machine work

The Deepwave cleans with an alkaline cleaner to dissolve the ink particles and with an acid to remove calcium and varnishes. The fluids are sprayed onto the anilox roll by a 3D spray head with a PTFE front seal for mechanical friction. Both liquids are heated for more efficient cleaning and sprayed out of the cells with high pressure. (100-210 bar)
In this way, rollers can be 100% cleaned without damaging them!

The DeepWave can be used both Inline and Offline for deep cleaning of anilox rolls.

. The matching cleaning agent for the DeepWave has been developed in our own lab.


Chemicals, mechanical power, time and temperature represent the four most important factors that determine the success of a cleaning. These four factors, also called the ‘Sinner’s circle’.
The 4 factors influence each other and can change size.

The results depend on these factors:

Chemicals: This refers to the concentration of the detergent used. All chemical elements such as active substances on the surface and pH values have an influence. The pH value says more about the concentration of the acidic, neutral or alkaline properties in a water solution. The pH value varies between 0.0 and 14.00, with 0.0 being the strongest acidic level and 14.0 being the strongest alkaline value.

Time: The time it takes for a chemical (the detergent) to work in the dirt.

Temperature: The temperature level affects the cleaning process (e.g. hot or cold water).

Mechanical force: in the form of a high-pressure water jet and PTFE seal




Cleaning anilox rolls with the DeepWave

Cleaning anilox rolls with different sizes (600 mm to 9000 mm).
Offline cleaning is also possible so that your production can continue.
The DeepWave can be used for all types of anilox and glue rollers
Cleaning agents are easy to adapt to your inks

Cleaning process of the DeepWave

The average cleaning time is about 30 minutes (including cleaning and high-pressure rinsing). The process is variable and depends on the degree of contamination of the anilox rolls. With a heavily soiled anilox roller, it may be necessary to repeat the steps.

Advantages of the DeepWave cleaning machine

Cleaning and rinsing in one automatic movement
Does not damage the anilox rolls
No mist formation when spraying with high pressure through the extraction
No need for pre-treatment
Minimal consumption of cleaning products
Quick adjustment in the printing machine or on the trolley for offline cleaning
Optimal result
Works under low pressure, so no problems with spraying or excess water (everything is sucked up)
Possibility for Inline and Offline cleaning

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