Komori Lithrone Damping

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  1. goldenpress_bahadurgarh

    goldenpress_bahadurgarh Member

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    Hi All,

    Can anyone enlighten me about the dampening type(s) (non-Conventional) to be expected in a 1987-88 Komori L440 (no plate cocking)?

    Specifically, their pros/cons and method to identify them.
     
  2. Meny

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    If it is not conventional it is....

    Komotimatics.
    this system is proofed and used for years , and if you use it right and keep your press at top roller & chem condition , it is fantastice , very stable and accurate.

    but if you keep your press in a mess,,, then mess is what you get in return - no shortcuts.
     
  3. goldenpress_bahadurgarh

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    So, there are two types of dampening systems
    possible in the 1987-88 L440.
    First is the conventional one, having molleton
    /textile rollers, can run on water and fount without alcohol.
    The second is komorimatic, will use alcohol and fount to run, and can't be run without alcohol.

    Am I correct?
     
  4. aqazi81

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    Yes you are right, but some older machines had Dahlgren dampening system too.
     
  5. goldenpress_bahadurgarh

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    But I won't get a Dahlgren in the 1987 Lithrone, can I?
     
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    No you won't.
     

  7. goldenpress_bahadurgarh

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    Thanks Meny and Aqazi81 :).
     
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