of hardness (Shore-A) – identification colour please see pad
The hardness of the pad is stated
as Shore-A based on DIN 53505. Pads usually offered have a
hardness between 0 and 18 Shore-A.
1 to 2 Shore-A is considered a soft pad,
6 Shore-A is considered medium hardness and
12 Shore-A is considered a hard pad.
18 Shore-A and more is considered a special pad usually reserved for rotation
pad printing (pad rollers), (here 55 shore-A are used)
The medium hard pad with 6 Shore-A will be recommended as
standard due to experimental research (included with all TAMPOPRINT
standard pad printing machines).
Pads are also classified with
the hardness identification Shore-00.
50 Shore-00 = 6 Shore-A.
The advantage of the Shore-00 dimensioning lies in the very
soft range below 0 Shore-A because also here it is still possible
to specify a degree of hardness.
|1 Shore-A pads
||3 Shore-A pads
||6 Shore-A pads
- for sensitive, very fragile surfaces, printing parts
A 1 Shore-A pad tends to vibrate more easily due to its softness,
which can usually be resolved by reducing the printing speed.
- for strongly convex surfaces
and are often used to reduce the needed printing power that causes
distortion (at max. image size of each pad printing machine).
- for universal application ranges
and come standard with our standard pad printing machines –
e.g. pad item No. 084410 for the Sealed Ink Cup 60 E.
and 18 Shore-A pads are selected:
||Versions of the pad
- for structured surfaces
- for flat printing parts shapes
- for pad forms with a low volume
- for use of flat pad shapes
- for extremely high printing speeds
tend to vibrate less
due to their hardness
high printing power is necessary, ideal: use
mechanically driven pad printing machines.
plates Version HP
plates Version AP
or aluminium as perdata base. The hardness (Shore-A) of
the TAMPOPRINT AG pads is reflected by the colour-coding
of the base plate.
1 Shore-A= blue
3 Shore-A= red
6 Shore-A= green
12 Shore-A= white
18 Shore-A-= black
HP = Wooden base plate
with M6 drive-in nut.
This allows the user to bolt the pad directly
and safely to the pad coupler.
Aluminium base plate with threaded blind hole (M4, M5 or M6).
This allows the user to bolt the pad directly and safely to
the pad coupler.