The Disposable Liquid Volume Tester for Anilox Rolls, Full Coating Gravure Rolls and Tri-Helical Rolls

Capatch is a one-time-use tool that works by contact with the roll as a kind of sticker. A calibrated amount of indicator fluid contained within a capsule on the sticker is forced across the roll under the Capatch sticker when the user runs across the surface with a blade, known as the doctor blade. The blob of indicator fluid breaks through the front of the capsule and is pushed into the open cells of the roll by the doctor blade. The liquid blob first fills the cells nearest the capsule, decreasing in volume as it is pushed forward, until the entire volume of the blob has vanished into the roll cells. The length of the liquid track determines the current volume of the open cells of the roll. Since the volume of the indicator fluid is constant in all Capatch strips, the length of the track is inversely proportional to the ink, adhesive or coating volume of the roll cells.

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Instruction video

Watch our instruction video to see how Capatch should be used correctly.

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Step-By-Step Instruction

After watching the Instruction Video follow here few simple steps and read the content at each step.

Step 3

Take the doctor blade and put the index finger on the arrow of the doctor blade. Keep the angle of your doctor blade roughly 45 degrees to the roll at all times while doctoring. Start below the marked arrow on the Capatch, squeeze the indicator fluid from the capsule along the scale printed on the Capatch, moving in a slow tempo but with a firm press from the index finger (not the thumb) on the doctor blade. A slow tempo is needed to allow the indicator fluid to penetrate the cells bit by bit. Repeat this many times until there is no more visible movement of indicator fluid. Then use the left or right side, meaning moving the doctor blade arrow to the left or to the right of the arrow on the capsule, to squeeze the rest of the indicator fluid out of the capsule; this is typically at least 10 percent of the fluid, although it may not be easily visible in the capsule. Be aware that a layer of indicator fluid accumulates between the roll and the Capatch foil which is not in the cells, therefore repeat sharp doctoring on the rolls to make sure that ALL the indicator fluid has been pushed from the capsule and between the foil and the roll into the cells of the roll. Remember that the Capatch is calibrated on 100% of the indicator fluid leaving the capsule. Be aware that there is only a very little drop of indicator fluid in the capsule and if you leave 10 percent of the little drop of indicator fluid behind in the capsule AND you leave 10 percent behind between the foil and the roll, the reading will result in a 20 percent error with the volume 20 percent too large.