TackOscope 3LC: Instrument to measure the tackiness of a paste ink or varnish and/or to measure the emulsification behavior of a paste ink using different founts.
~~The IGT TackOscope measures the tack of printing inks and other pastes. Ink manufacturers, printers and suppliers of raw materials have to meet high quality standards, to ensure the quality of ink in a production and R & D environment. It is important to use an instrument that measures the tack of an ink in a quick and efficient way. High accuracy, low maintenance and simple operation ensure consistent results.
The IGT TackOscope measures the tack of ink and produces reproducible tack values. The Tack Tester uses a dedicated measuring system to measure the tack values of inks. Because of this system, measurements have become far more reliable and consistent than ever before.
Tack values are used by ink manufacturers to ensure the quality of the inks that are supplied to the graphic arts industry. For research the TackOscope is used to develop new inks. Suppliers of raw materials can ensure the quality of their products before these are supplied to their customers.
Because of the high repeatability and reproducibility of the tack values measured by the IGT TackOscope, it is an excellent instrument for use by many companies that operate on an international level. Tack values can be reliably exchanged between facilities to ensure a homogeneous quality throughout the world.
Compared to the TackOscope II the biggest changes are the build in computer and thermostatic waterbath. Besides this the TackOscope III has an automated roller lifting system on the measuring and distribution roller.
With these new features the repeatability and reproducibility have been improved and a fully automated operation is made possible. Furthermore there is the option to have the TackOscope III delivered with a build in LithOscope feature, the TackOscope III model LC. The LithOscope option of the TackOscope III LC allows for the automated (video) inspection and evaluation of the plate cleaning capacity of an emulsified. For this an accurately known volume of fount solution is brought into the ink as a mist of very small drops.