PRI’s PlateVac™ system is an automated, self-contained photopolymer washout solvent recycling system which can be installed directly inside the plate room. PlateVac™ integrates directly with your plate processor and is capable of recovering up to 97% of flexo plate washout solvent.
Offsite haul away recovery services are costly, and increase liability during transportation and handling. The PRI PlateVac™ costs up to 86% less than haul-away solvent recovery services. Standard solvent recovery systems require a room designed for hazardous materials, preventing them from being hard-piped to the plate processor, and require manual handling of waste drums. The PlateVac™ system solves all of these problems:
PRI solvent recovery systems carry the lowest life-cycle cost in the industry; over 75% of units sold in the last 15 years are still in service.
With proper care and maintenance, a PRI solvent recycling system can last for decades. That’s why we’re not afraid to back it up with a 10-year limited warranty on the distillation vessel. With PRI, you can trust that your solvent distillation system will be running for years to come.
Standard solvent recovery systems and off-site solvent recovery services do not provide the maximum recovery of your waste solvent. Every PlateVac™ is equipped with our proprietary SSR system that supplants valuable washout solvent with a less expensive surrogate solution to provide the highest rates of recovery available (up to 97%) while providing a flowable liquid still bottoms and a clean distillation vessel.
Our SSR liquid is injected back into the PlateVac™ vessel during the distillation process to take the place of valuable solvent. By utilizing SSR, we can recover up to 97% of the process solvent.
PlateVac is constructed for simple, automatic operation. The electronic PLC controls the distillation process, providing safe transfer of dirty solvent from the plate processor, and replenishing the plate maker reservoir with fresh clean solvent.
Operators can easily check the efficiency and parameters of their system by sampling some of the clean solvent, and use the hose connection to refill the clean solvent tank if desired.