Fountain solution recycling system for commercial printers

  • US 7,087,159 B2
  • Filed: 07/07/2005
  • Issued: 08/08/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/19/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. In a printing press having a fountain solution circulation system comprising a fountain solution recirculation pump for withdrawing fountain solution from a fountain solution tank and circulating the fountain solution through the printing press and back to the fountain solution tank thereby facilitating a continuous flow of fountain solution through the printing press, the improvement comprising:

  • side stream loop means independent from the fountain solution circulation system for withdrawing fountain solution from the fountain solution tank and for subsequently returning the withdrawn fountain solution to the tank;

    said side stream loop means comprising means for removing particulate matter from the fountain solution flowing therethrough, said side stream loop means comprising at least one filter housing and a filter mounted therein.

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