Printing & Paper



Due to the special properties of paper, vacuum and compressed air are essential features in paper manufacturing and processing.



Vacuum is required for a variety of applications in the pre-press area, including preparing images and film for scanning or exposure and for copying printing plates. There are also many applications where over-pressure is needed as well, such as for guiding plates or film in automatic systems. 



Printing Plate Processing

Film Fixing

Plate Copy Equipment

Relevant Products: Side Channel



Printing applications

In classic sheet fed offset presses, vacuum and overpressure is always needed for paper handling – at the feeder to separate the sheets, to feed the single sheets to the different colour-aggregates or to guide the sheets through the machine. All these applications need different amounts of air at different pressures.



Sheet Fed Offset Machines

Rotary Offset Machines

Screen Printing Machines

Flexo Printing Machines

Tin Printing Machines


Press components

Drying Aggregates

Powder Aggregates

Ionization Aggregates

Relevant Products: Claw, Side Channel




There are a variety of applications in the post-press arena. For example, side-channel blowers for folding and cutting machines; pressure-vacuum pumps and individual vacuum pumps and compressors for collating and book-binding machines; and radial blowers for removing waste paper.


Post-Press machines

Book Binders

Cutting Machines

Envelop Sealing Machines

Folding Machines

Mail Sorting Systems


Post-Press components

Paper Stack Lifts

Loaders and Unloaders for Cutting Machines

Pallet Air Lifts


Gripper Systems

Paper Joggers

Relevant Products: Claw, Side Channel, Rotary Vane, Radial



Customer-specific adaptation of air demand in the printing and paper industry is best achieved by using the modular Elmo Rietschle Air-Center. They assure a higher operating safety through extremely low noise levels and lower temperature. The air consumption can be adapted to individual print jobs, which means a considerable reduction in set-up costs and energy consumption.

Relevant Products: Claw, Side Channel, Rotary Vane, Rotary Lobe, Radial

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