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Excel 1100 - Non-Immersion Film Cleaning Systems

Lipsner Smith

Excel 1100 Non-Immersion Film Cleaning Systems

Enhanced Non-Immersion Professional Motion Picture Film Cleaning Machine.Offers more film cleaning power in a nonimmersion system than ever before! This new film cleaning system from Lipsner-Smith is the result of advancements in wet cleaning technology which have been recently developed by our engineering laboratory.

In the EXCEL 1100, surface dirt and contamination such as splicing debris are first removed by a series of four molded polymer particulate transfer rollers. The film is then thoroughly cleaned by means of four softnap rotary buffers wetted with ozone-safe isopropanol. Cleaning liquid flow is adjustable, so that even films that are heavily soiled can be quickly and effectively returned to optimum condition.

Following the wet station, the film is carefully polished, transported through a time-proven heated air impingement tower for thorough drying, and then passed over two additional polymer rollers prior to takeup winding.

The EXCEL 1100 is operator friendly, with straight line threading. Cleaning mechanisms automatically engage at startup. Controls are located at eye level. All functions are under microprocessor control. The compact machine occupies less than 6 square feet of floor space and operates at 115 volts (220 volts optional).

The EXCEL 1100 is designed for use in film laboratories, film-to-tape transfer facilities and other applications where the more sophisticated solvent-based film cleaning method is not required.

The EXCEL 1100 advanced technology may be factory retrofitted to previous EXCEL models.

“The Excel 1100 is an important part of our facility. To deliver professional filmservices of high quality we needed a good filmcleaner that was easy to handle, with low running costs. We chose the Excel 1100. Cleaning film with the Excel 1100 is pure joy. The machine is easy to operate and maintain. Switching between formats is very easy and quick. We have even modified our machine to clean Reg8 and S8 films. All in all – a great machine that we’re very happy with!”

Andreas Wideroe

Owner/CEO, Filmtek AS, Kristiansand, Norway

EastAnglian“The Excel 1100 Non-Immersion film cleaner from RTI has enabled the East Anglian Film Archive to improve its standards all round. The machine was quickly installed and its controls and operation were easy to master by all the relevant staff. We have found that maintenance and running costs are minimal. It was by far the most cost effective option for the Archive, giving us the desired improvements in image cleanliness for our in-house digitisation programme, and fitting smoothly into our workflow with no disruptions. Thanks RTI!”

James Layton

Workflow Co-ordinator, EAFA, United Kingdom