Apex is to use the Troika AniCAM with anilox QC anilox measurement product at all of its production sites worldwide after ordering 10 systems, the largest ever single order for the product.
The combined expertise of Apex International’s production processes of anilox roll manufacturing technologies and Troika’s anilox measurement systems, of which over 950 units have been installed globally, will complement the requirements of many significant print groups and private converters who already manage their anilox inventories with their own AniCAM and anilox QC systems.
Toon van Steensel, plant manager of Apex Europe said: ‘The need to get the latest technology with the Troika AniCAM microscope will allow us to get a fully calibrated system of our present microscopes and our daily measurement on our calibrated rolls. A full integration between readings of different types of microscopes is an essential part or our QA/QC system in order to provide our customers with the best validated information on our products. Furthermore the reliability and consistency of measurements from the Troika AniCAM /Anilox QC is an essential part of the print community’s needs, but most importantly for Apex to improve our QA/QC procedures for all our plants around the world in order to assure the consistent engraving quality that our customers expect from us.’
‘The same can be said for any manufacturer of anilox rolls and gravure cylinders, the AniCAM with anilox QC will help them produce consistent engraving quality. For our print customers, they will be able to reduce their make ready waste and press set-up time by knowing the condition of their anilox rolls and gravure cylinders,’ Steensel added.
Troika Sysems managing director Phil Hall said: ‘Many print groups globally are looking to standardize their production between plants with a significant number now using the Troika AniCAM with anilox QC and anilox management system (AMS) for their inventory management. Using the same measurement systems will ensure compatibility and enhance confidence in what the printer measures and what anilox manufacturer’s state is the volume engraved.’
Last year, Troika celebrated 21 years in business.