Flexo




Doctor Blade Systems



Absolute 2G Chamber

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The most successful chamber system available – 65% stiffer and 300% lighter than aluminum based systems

Incorporated into the world’s most productive flexo printers, the Absolute 2G chamber is the original woven carbon fiber dual-blade system for all flexo applications. We also offer the widest range of chamber conversions (from 4”/100mm to 220”/5,600mm), and, with our fastest systems running at 3,000fpm/1,000mpm, you can be sure our installation archive can produce a perfect match for your requirements.

A chamber profile to suit your specific anilox

No other company produces such a full spectrum of chamber profiles to suit your individual anilox diameter and face. So whatever your specifications, you can trust us to provide you with the best solution. And we are unique in tailoring our design to the optimum doctoring angle, creating the perfect wipe and color reproduction for your needs.

Safety

Because Absolute chambers are significantly lighter than traditional aluminum, they can safely be lifted by a single operator. A 96”/2,400mm-wide Absolute chamber weighs 35lbs/16kg, while a 64”/1,657mm Absolute chamber weighs 19lbs/9kg – 65% less than their aluminum equivalent.

Rapid blade change

Your print unit downtime can be greatly reduced with Absolute’s tool-free blade clamp which allows a single operator to change blades on a 108”/2750mm chamber in 4 minutes.

Unique vibration dampening construction

Flexo often suffers with vibration issues, partly due to plate layout or to weakness in the actual unit design. Our 2G Chamber is specifically designed and built with carbon fiber, which absorbs vibration, allowing your unit to run faster without bounce or chatter and producing superb print quality at higher speeds.

Non-twist or warp

Due to fluctuating and extreme temperatures, plastic-molded products such as nylon and UHMW age over time, resulting in bowing, twisting and warping of the structure. Aluminum extrusions also experience warp, as it is impossible to alleviate stress after the final machining process. This stress eventually causes the material to twist, making it impossible to produce an even wipe across the anilox. Consequently, product rejection is massively increased with inevitable delays. By comparison, woven carbon fiber is unaffected by variations or extremes in temperature; consistent doctoring is maintained regardless of the harsh environment in which the unit operates.

No corrosion guaranteed and credible

15 year guarenteeWe guarantee our 2G Chamber against corrosion for 15 years, and we make this offer with every confidence: we have never had a unit returned!

Superior strength-to-weight ratio

There’s no risk of deflection with our product. The 2G Chamber is manufactured from high-strength woven carbon fiber, which is 300% stiffer than aluminum.

Converting from rubber roller to blade?

What a great way to improve the performance of your flexo unit! We have 15 years’ experience in conversion systems for customers just like you. We break it down into seven simple steps:

  1. Sending an Absolute Design Specialist to check the dimensions of your machine against our comprehensive archive
  2. Manufacturing, assembling and testing the units in our own facility before
  3. Dispatching them to your facility
  4. Arranging for your local Absolute Installation Specialist to be on site at your convenience
  5. Upgrade your tickover drive from the rubber roller to the anilox roller
  6. Installing the new carbon fiber unit
  7. Start benefiting from the cost savings and improved print quality of your 2G Chamber

“In all our flexo print trials we have never seen a chamber 100” wide meter so precisely at 300m/min. Great job! There is no doubt Absolute will be supplying our chambers moving forward.”

Jeff Dumbach

Jeff Dumbach
Corrugated Synergies International