LITHO-KIT™ For Fountain Solution Control

Litho-Kits are available for the Ultrameter II 6P (ULK),
512M5 ( CLK) and M6/PH DS/pDS Meters (PLK).

 

ON-THE-SPOT TESTING

The increasing use of alcohol-free and alcohol-reduced fountain solutions places greater importance on monitoring conductivity, pH and temperature. The easy to-use Litho-Kit along with your Myron L® instrument allows the ability to take these important tests. Litho-Kits are self-contained, quality control tools for fountain solutions when purchased with the Ultrameter II™ 6P or M6/pH Meter.

 

Features & Benefits of
using the LITHO-KIT with
your MYRON L Instrument

  • Increases Print Quality

  • Saves Time & Money

  • Saves Solutions

  • Saves Water

  • Choice of instruments

  • Includes 20 mm/8 in.
    long-stem thermometer

  • Includes plastic syringe
    to draw samples from remote pans

Recommendations for checking fountain solution conductivity and pH are listed below.

 

RECOMMENDED
TESTING METHOD

 

TYPE OF FOUNTAIN SOLUTION

Mixing On Press

Cond.

pH

Cond.

pH

Acid

x

x

x

x

Buffered Acid

x

 

x

x

Neutral x   x x

Alkaline

x

 

x

x

 

CONDUCTIVITY and pH

Many of today's fountain solutions are pH buffered, so only small changes in pH are seen, even with large changes in solution strength. Testing solution conductivity is an accurate way to measure concentration. By using field-proven Myron L® instruments, the most precise etch/water mix can be quickly identified. On-the-spot measurements will allow further fine tuning during press runs.

 

Although conductivity measurement is critical, controlling pH is also imperative. The pH of fountain solutions can affect sensitivity, plate-life, ink-drying, etc. Use of the Myron L® instrument to maintain

 

 

optimum pH and conductivity will result in consistent, high-quality printing.

 

TEMPERATURE

Because alcohol-free solutions are less viscous, it is highly recommended to regularly check the temperature during press runs. The Litho-Kit includes an 20 mm/8 in. long-stem thermometer to check the temperature of the solution in the fountain pan … the most accurate place to test.

 

AS SIMPLE TO USE AS 1-2-3

Step 1:
     Draw sample from pan
     with syringe.
Step 2:
     Fill cell cup with syringe
     contents.
Step 3:
     Push buttons to read
     conductivity and pH.

OTHER ACCESSORIES

 

Conductivity Standard Solution — Every MyronL instrument is factory calibrated with Type 442-3000 Standard Solution (3900 μS). Use Standard Solution for periodic recalibration.

 

pH Buffer Solutions — Available in 4, 7, and 10 pH values. They assure the accuracy of every test. pH 7 Buffer is especially important and should be used every two weeks. pH Buffers are color coded for instant identification.

 

All Myron L® Standard Solutions and pH Buffers are NIST traceable.

 

 

Replacement pH Sensors —

 

M6/PH: Model RPY is a unique KCI gel-filled pH combination electrode. Non-refillable, it features a gold-plated connector and a porous liquid junction.

 

6P: Model RPR is a unique KCI gel-filled pH combination electrode. Non-refillable, it features gold-plated connectors, porous liquid junction and a platinum ORP electrode.

 

Complete instructions for easy installation included.

 

Additional Information
LITHO-KIT™ Data Sheet
(includes specs, options & order info)

click here: PDF

Price List

click here: PDF

 

Limited Warranty

Most Myron L® instruments have a Two (2) Year Limited Warranty with the exception of pH sensors, which have a Six (6) Month Limited Warranty. If the instrument fails to function normally, return it to the factory prepaid. If, in the opinion of the factory, failure was due to materials or workmanship, repair or replacement will be made without charge. A reasonable service charge will be made for diagnosis or repairs due to normal wear, abuse or tampering. Warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the Myron L® instrument only. Myron L® Company assumes no other responsibility or liability.

 

     

                      Site last updated on: 30-Apr-2008 

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