Measuring the condition of sleeves and cylinders
The TIR system is designed to measure the 3D landscape of printing sleeves. With this information, it is possible to: :
- have a good insight into the condition of sleeves;
- build up a record with exact sleeve conditions of each sleeve in stock;
- predict the necessary pressure for each sleeve needed in the press to get a good print quality;
- create a good inventory of sleeves which are fit for use;
- create a record of ready to use sleeves and have a possibility to measure each sleeve;
- reduce the need to adjust the pressure of a sleeve during set up of the press.
All data that comes from the measurement head is stored together with the position. When the whole sleeve is measured we have the 3D landscape.