Screen Printing Accessories

Screen Printing Options and Fixtures

We manufacture a variety of specialized tooling fixtures and accessories to adapt and expand the capabilities of your printer. We have designed tooling for many situations, so what might be a custom job somewhere else, at Systematic Automation is a standard option.

Automatic Ink Dispenser
A fully automatic, programmable controller to dispense ink and adhesive.

Adjustable Tilting Squeegee
For the ultimate control of your printing process.

Tacky Roller Cleaner
Modular cleaning system that can be added to inline printers.

Screen Tension Meter
A rugged precision screen tension measuring instrument.

Anti-Static unit
Modular anti-static system for screen printing presses.

Optical Registration System
Precision multicolor printing registration for cylindrical products.

Underscreen Wiper
For wiping the bottom of the screen after doing a print to prevent excess paint from dripping onto the substrate. The option is for when the viscosity of the ink is low and going through the
screen. The wiper can actuate after each print stroke.

Multi-color Printing Attachment
For printing up to four colors in one print cycle.

Plasma-Jet Pretreatment
For pretreating your products with plasma to improve adhesion.

Stackers
Stackers for small, medium and large size products.

Standard Screen Printing Options

Three precision dial indicators
Mounted on X,Y and angular micro adjustable table, which calibrates movement in the X, Y and angular position.

Adjustable Squeegee Pressure
Controls the pressure that the squeegee puts on the screen. Ideal for use with stencils.

5 Digit Stroke Counter
Keep track of the amount of cycles your printer goes through. You can reset the counter at any time.

Off Contact Precision Dial Indicator
Calibrate the distance in height between the screen and the tooling plate. Ideal for offset printing.

Mechanical Pointer
Can be used for registration on products that do not offer a means to register, such as a handle, notch, or detent on the bottom of the substrate. The pointer has X and Y adjustability and is meant to line up with any indentation on the drink ware for registration between colors.

Capability to Operate Printer in Either Print/Flood Cycle or Flood/Print Cycle
The standard F1 machine cycle sequence is “print/flood”. The machine waits after each print with the screen flooded. This is desirable for solvent or water based inks so the ink does not dry into the screen mesh. The standard F1 machine has a switch (“hold flood” switch) to hold the flood cycle, but the switch must be actuated before the end of the stroke and the F1 will not automatically cycle in the “hold flood” mode. The Flood Print control option converts the F1 printer to flood immediately prior to the print stroke (as the screen descends) instead of the standard “print flood” mode where the machine always floods the screen after printing. The Model 810 printer has a control panel which includes a “print flood” and “flood print” selector switch.

Press Frame Riser Blocks
Raises the height of your print carriage for large (in height) products.

Dual Print Head
For precise squeegee equalization for squeegees 16″ (406 mm) or longer. Includes front carriage interlock and rodless cylinder. Please specify your desired squeegee length with order.

Adjustable Angle Squeegee
Use this option when the standard 15″ fixed squeegee holder does not suit your particular application. In most cases 15 degrees (from vertical) is the ideal average. Even when a greater angle is needed (for more ink deposit) by bearing down harder with the squeegee pressure and travel, squeegees will deflect and in effect change the angle by virtue of deflecting. The softer the squeegee material the more readily it will deflect. SA also sells individual squeegee holders with fixed angles that are vertical or any customer specified angle. The adjustable squeegee angle option allows you to adjust the angle precisely. Refer to drawing “adjustable squeegee” in customer file. Steep angles are often used when heavy ink deposits are needed. Printing plastisol inks on fabric often need steep angles (30 degrees from vertical approx).

 

Contact us today to learn more about our screen printing options and fixtures.