Process Viscometer manages printing ink.

Press Release Summary:

Model AST-100 process viscometer saves money by providing improved control of printing inks, less scrap, better quality control, and decreased press downtime caused by taking inaccurate cup readings. It can be installed in-line on new or existing presses with single or multi-print stations. Instrument has no moving parts, can be cleaned in place, and has stainless steel construction.

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Brookfield Introduces New AST-100 In-Line Process Viscometer for Superior Ink Management

Advanced Sensor Technology makes Viscosity Measurement & Control Easier Than Ever

Middleboro, MA - Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc., a leading manufacturer of process viscometers worldwide, has announced the introduction of its model AST-100 process viscometer, with advanced sensor technology, for the printing and graphics market.

The AST-100, with its proprietary, patented sensing technology, is designed for use with printing inks on presses with single or multi-print stations. Constructed with no moving parts, the AST-100 is simple, rugged, and reliable. Its clean-in-place design and in-line measurement dramatically minimizes operator involvement.

"The AST-100 viscometer's direct in-line measurement, choice of reliable signal outputs, and rugged 316 stainless steel construction make it a high-performing and very cost-effective model specifically designed for the printing and graphics market," explained Moses Mendez, Regional Sales Manager, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc. "It was developed to reduce costs in this era of higher ink prices and increased production costs."

The new AST-100 viscometer provides the following key benefits:

- Easy in-line installation on new or existing presses

- Durable, low maintenance unit is effectively cleaned in place with other process piping

- Saves money through improved ink control (a few cup seconds can double your ink costs)

- Decreased press downtime in taking inaccurate cup readings

- Less scrap product

- Hands free operation

- Optimized product quality through automatic control

Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc. is a world-recognized leader in viscosity measurement and control and has a 40 year history of serving the printing and graphics markets. Brookfield, an IS09001 certified firm, guarantees all process viscometers for one year against defects in materials and workmanship.

For information about the AST-100 Viscometer or other Brookfield products and services, contact Moses Mendez at 800-628-8139, ext. 106 or 508-946-6200, or visit the website at http://www.

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