Offset Coaters

Add Precision Coating to an Existing Press
Epic’s CoatTech™ Anilox Coating System

No need to buy a new press – add an additional anilox unit to a press or upgrade your tower coater to anilox.

One pass productivity is necessary in today’s market. The Epic CoatTech offers precision and versatility to your offset press. CoatTech applies a consistent coating thickness and supports a broad range of substrates and finishes. By installing Epic’s CoatTech system, users will experience superior performance, improved efficiencies and ultimately significant cost savings.


Three ways to add a CoatTech Anilox Coating System to an Existing Press – Converting a Print Unit to a Coating Unit

1) Permanently convert an existing print station to a CoatTech coating station

2) Convert a 2-color press into an off-line coater unit

3) Install a retractable CoatTech system

This flexible approach allows any print station to coat or print depending on the job’s parameters. An additional option is placing the retractable coater on rails and moving the unit to various predetermined print stations.

Sheet Fed Coater

  • Custom engineered to fit most presses
  • Uniform coating thickness and precise edges
  • Supports UV, aqueous, metallics, specialty coatings, primers, tints, blister seal, gloss, dull, satin and more
  • Precise spot coating
  • Eliminates orange peel, ribbing and streaking
  • Chamber-in-chamber system prevents coating from leaking into press
  • Fast and efficient clean up
  • Reduces operating costs – less waste, ease-of-use, lower coating usage and requires fewer anilox rollers
  • Enclosed fountain with doctor blades – quick release system for fast clean-up and easy change out
  • Anilox roller removes easily to accommodate coating changes
  • Either vertical or horizontal retraction mechanism, position for printing or coating mode
  • Laser engraved, lightweight carbon fiber anilox roller provided as applicator to blanket – cell size to customer’s specifications
  • Operator’s control station with necessary selector switches and controls
  • Manual mode – operator controls anilox roller to blanket cylinder
  • Automatic mode – anilox roller will activate when the printing unit goes on pressure
  • Integrated coating pump console – all pump and wash up functions located in a single freestanding enclosure – suitable for UV or aqueous
  • All necessary brackets, side frames, etc. to geometrically locate and hold the coater in place on the press
  • Custom painted to match press



Tower Coater Conversion from Roller to Anilox Metering

      • Uniform coating thickness and precise edges
      • Supports UV, aqueous, metallics, specialty coatings, primers, tints, blister seal, gloss, dull, satin and more
      • Precise spot coating
      • Eliminates orange peel, ribbing and streaking
      • Fast and efficient clean up
      • Reduces operating costs by an average of 25% – less waste, ease-of-use, lower coating usage and requires fewer anilox rollers

 

      • Enclosed fountain with doctor blades – quick release system for fast clean-up and easy change out
      • Anilox roller removes easily to accommodate coating changes
      • Laser Engraved, lightweight carbon fiber anilox roller provided as applicator to blanket – cell size to customer’s specifications
      • Operator’s control station with necessary selector switches and controls
      • Manual mode – operator controls anilox roller to blanket cylinder
      • Automatic mode – anilox roller will activate when the printing unit goes on pressure
      • Integrated coating pump console – all pump and wash up functions located in a single freestanding enclosure – suitable for UV or aqueous

 



How it Works

      1. Coating flows into the chamber from the CoatTech Circulator
      2. Coating is metered to the anilox roller from the chamber
      3. Coating precisely metered from anilox roll to the blanket
      4. The servo drive powers the anilox roller and is speed tracked to the press via an encoder and PLC control system
      5. The anilox roller can be reduced in speed in relation to the blanket cylinder

 


Ancillary Items

        • All pump and wash-up functions in a single freestanding enclosure for ease of operation
        • Double diaphragm pumps for positive pressure and suction. Suitable for UV or aqueous coatings
        • Inlet for water or UV wash-up solution allows fast clean-up or coating changes

 

  • Two air knife assemblies for installation, stainless steel, adjustable for angle of air impingement
  • One – 3 H.P., high-pressure, high volume blower
  • All necessary brackets, duct and electrical controls required for operation
  • Air temperature adjustable by solid state SCR control

 


Photo Gallery & Videos for Epic CoatTech Installations

40″ Heidelberg with Horizontal Retractable Blanket Coater
25″ Heidelberg MO with Vertically Retractable Blanket Coater
40″ Heidelberg with Tower Coater Conversion
Roland 700 with Vertically Retractable Blanket Coater
77″ Harris with Stationary Blanket Coater
40″ Mitsubishi with Vertically Retractable Blanket Coater
40″ Planeta with Horizontal Retractable Blanket Coater
Miller TP-104 with Vertically Retractable Blanket Coater
Retractable Blanket Coater 40″ Mitsubishi