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Flooring | In PractIce | Making the right impression Problem solved with proper dosing In a printing works near Munich ugly veils of dust had begun to form on the bright floor of the print shop floor. Fine-tuning the mix of cleaning chemicals and machine technology was the key to meeting the challenge. In sheet-fed offset printing more and more quantities of Peschke Druck has around 120 employees working in three shifts, anti set-off spray powder are used to match increasingly higher and on weekends, too, if the order situation demands it. Around machine speeds. Since the breakneck speed of the actual printing 7,500 offset, screen and digital printing orders are fulfilled every process gives the ink virtually no time to dry, a gap however small year. This translates into 68,500 printing plates and 80 million must be created between the individual sheets as they are stacked printed sheets or so on an annual basis at this state-of-the-art up at the end of the print run. That’s what the powder is for. operation. Due to turbulence generated by spraying it onto the printed sheets, small particles escape into the ambient atmosphere, swirl around, Different causes of the problem and eventually settle down on the floor. If no action is taken, the “The combination of issues gradually led to the entire floor of powder just accumulates. Compounding the problem is the fact the building being buried under a thin coat of dust. In addition, that handling the printing output in itself, i.e. folding and cutting, the cleaning agent concentration in the cleaning solution was generates dust, too. too high and the contact pressure of the machine was too light”, The forklifts contributed to the floor’s unsightly appearance as says Christoph Konz, Sales Consultant for facility and industrial well, bringing in dirt and leaving skid marks. The grayish pall cleaning at Hako’s Munich branch, describing the situation. on the surface was also clear evidence of cleaning chemical The task at hand, if one considers the causes, was not especially overdosing. surprising: Put plainly and simply, what had to be done was to rid At Peschke in Parsdorf they print in three shifts. A clean impression is Mujo Rakic from Greitner Service at work. Clearly visible at left, the dust key. Photos: rationell reinigen that builds up during normal operations – the root of the problem. GLOBAL CLEANING | ISSUE 2016 37


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