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Tack Tester 450

Tack Tester 450

Instrument to determine the tack of a paste ink or varnish.

A very accurate and repeatable tack tester using state of the art electronic sensors. Speed up to 450 m/min. Also useable for misting of ink.

Standard delivery time: 6 - 8 weeks
Article number: 810.000.000 Categories: ,


Instrument to determine the tack of a paste ink or varnish.

A very accurate and repeatable tack tester using state of the art electronic sensors. Speed up to 450 m/min.

•High reproducibility
•Easy to clean
•Simple to operate
•Consistent results

The IGT Tack Tester 450 to measure the tack of printing inks and other pastes. High accuracy, low maintenance and simple operation ensure consistent results.

The IGT Tack Tester 450 measures accurately the tack of offset inks. This tester utilizes a special, advanced measuring system to measure the tack, therefore it is possible to measure the tack more accurate than possible up to now.

The tack is used by ink suppliers to specify the quality and the application of the ink to the graphical arts industry. The Tack Tester 450 is used in R&D for the development of new inks, for trouble shooting and for quality assurance. Because of the very high accuracy and reproducibility this tester is very well suited for companies operating in an international environment where tack values have to be exchanged world wide.

The design allows the user to work with a minimal ink distribution time. The tester is fully computer controlled and all settings and instructions as well as the measurement data can be read from the display.
The standard temperature range is between 15 and 45 °C, this is specially important at high speeds where the heating caused by the speed influences the viscosity and the tack value.


High accuracy and repeatability quick calibration, low maintenance and simple operation. Specially designed for use in harsh environment of the ink production.

•Micro processor controlled
•Easy to operate
•Special measuring cell with very high accuracy to record tack values
•Stainless Steel housing
•Digital display that shows tack, speed and temperature
•Variable speed 50 – 450 m/min
•Adjustable measuring time
•Easy cleaning
•Temperature range 15 – 45 °C
•Temperature control prevents influences of speed and environment
•Enclosed inking system for safety and to prevent air drafts
•Low initial costs
•Fast and easy calibration
•Connection for data transfer to PC, printer or recorder
•Rigid construction, can be used in a production environment
•Rubber rollers for conventional or UV-curing inks
•CE compliant
•Size: 60 cm x 50 cm x 30 cm
•Electrical specs: 115/230 V / 50 – 60 Hz


Technical details

Weight:65 kg
Dimensions(L x W x H):60 cm x 50 cm x 30 cm
Main application:Quality control
Conformance with standards/W-leaflet:ASTM-D4361, ISO12634
Water bath and temperature:Optional, 15 – 45 °C
Speed range and modes:50 – 450 m/min in nine steps of 50 m/min
Forces:0 – 1000 Tack, 0 – 60 Inko
Substrate requirements:
Interval time and number:
Printing shafts type and options:
Shaft positioning:
Lifting system:Manuel
Print length and width:
Printing discs:
Sector positioning:
Sector type and options:
Doctoring system:
Dispensing system:IGT Ink Pipette
Pre-programmed tests:Optional
Tack Monitor
Analysis options:Tack Monitor
Interfaces:2x USB
Software updates:USB
Data export options:via USB
Additional items:800.102 Measuring roller for UV inks
800.103 Distribution roller for UV inks
Accessories:Option tack and / or ink misting recorder
Inks or liquids:Most solvent based inks, some water based inks, some adhesives.
Inking speeds:50 – 450 m/min, step 50 m/min, 100 – 1200 rpm step 100 rpm
Inking programs:
Top rollers:Rubber for conventional or UV inks
Maintenance:Yearly. The annual maintenance and calibration of the tester can be carried out by IGT Testing Systems or companies authorized by IGT Testing Systems. Information can be obtained from your supplier or the local agent.
Compatible instruments:845.000.200 TackOscope-3 SC
845.000.400 TackOscope-3 LC
830.000.200 TackOscope-1 improved
840.000.200 TackOscope-2
Measurement range:0 – 1000 Tack units, 0 – 60 Inko
Light source/ power/angle:
Shelf life:
Use life:
Description of property:
Cleaning:Starwash and Ethanol, or ink-system dependent, lintfree towels
Power Supply Requirements:115/230 V / 50 – 60 Hz
Guarantee:Standard one year
Space requirements:0.7 m²
Standard delivery time:6 – 8 weeks



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