ACE di Barbui Davide & Figli S.r.l.

Via per Villa Cortese 86, 20025 Legnano (MI)
Telephone +39 0331 404343
Fax +39 0331 400352


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drupa 2016 hall map (Hall 16): stand D23

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drupa 2016 fairground map: Hall 16


Daniele Barbui

Department head/group leader
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Via per la Villa Cortese 86
20025 Legnano/MI, Italy

+39-03 31 40 43 43


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.075  Dust removing equipment for printing presses

Dust removing equipment for printing presses

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.120  Blanket washing equipment, roller washing equipment

Blanket washing equipment, roller washing equipment

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.135  Static eliminators

Static eliminators

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.140  Web cleaning systems
  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.145  Charging systems, discharging systems, Ionizers

Charging systems, discharging systems, Ionizers

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.150  Electrostatic auxiliary systems

Electrostatic auxiliary systems

Our products

Product category: Dust removing equipment for printing presses

AK Series sheet cleaners

The ACE no-contact sheet cleaner type AK 1000 was specifically conceived and designed to remove unwanted particles of dust and paper from sheets and plates of plastic films, paper and corrugated board and tissue.
The sheet cleaner AK 1000 cleans one side of the sheet without touching it. The cleaning head HC 60 generates turbulent air currents (blown and sucked), which allows a simultaneous lifting and collecting of the unwanted particles. A special ACE antistatic bar with a powerful de-ionising effect is installed on the cleaning head. The blown-air generated by the cleaning head HC60 is created by the cabin ACE SPB 90 (optionally BA 30) made up of a fan unit and a filter.
The impurities collected by the cleaning head come back to the cabin SPB 90, or can be sent to the dust collector ACE DCU 30, provided with collecting bags and special filtering bags, through flexible tubes.

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Product category: Blanket washing equipment, roller washing equipment


Thanks to the increasing success of the installations of ACE dedusting systems series AK3000 and AK4000 on flexo presses for corrugated cardboard (systems that have the unique combination of multiple air knives and sucking , other than pre-dedusting unit), ACE has decided to widen its own offer for machineries bound to the production and conversion of corrugated cardboard. The corrugated industry is a field in which ACE is more and more protagonist as global supplier of a wide range of products that for number and typology has no comparison.

Therefore, ACE has started production of large format cliché washing machines, thanks to know-how of many years and previous experiences from several installations at Italian most known factories producing cardboard boxes.The ACE washing machine type LCV 30-S has been designed to clean large format photopolymers vertically. The surface for positioning the cliché is divided into two sections to allow the cleaning of small dimension photopolymers as well. The washing machine has polycarbonate doors to access and position the cliché easily.

All machine’s parts in contact with water and cleaning agent are made of stainless steel.
External tank with high pressure pump guarantees perfect supply of the cleaning agent from the spraying nozzles.
Brush with special suitable bristles for cleaning the cliché without any damage.
The movement of the brush is driven by carriage on special corrosion-resistant bearings.
Motorized valve to separate liquids (water and cleaning agent).
Machine is fully equipped with safety devices.
Optionals: cliché drying system.

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Product category: Web cleaning systems

AR Series Contact cleaners

ACE “contact” cleaners have been specifically designed to neutralise electrostatic loads and remove contaminating particles of dust and cut product, present in the sheets and plates of plastic films, glass…

The presence of these contaminating particles results in non-conforming products, above all if intended for the food, medical and pharmaceutical industry.
The use of AR 800/1S - AR 800/2S cleaners guarantees elimination of these inconveniences permitting finished products without impurities.
The ACE AR 800/1S - AR 800/2S web cleaners have unique characteristics of function and efficiency, making them the benchmark systems for the future of the sector.
Original monitoring systems, means that our innovative contact cleaners avoid well-known problems revealed to date by traditional cleaning systems with adhesive rollers.
ACE web cleaners (with or without contact) are complementary (and not alternatives) to each other as they are habitually used for different kinds of installation.
The same can also be assembled into a single unit, for a cleaning technology that includes both versions.

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Product category: Web cleaning systems

DM Series non-contact cleaners

The ACE non-contact system series DM is used for narrow and wide webs. Thanks to the special designed profile of the air knife, in combination with suction , even the smallest dust particles can be eliminated.
The main advantages in using ACE non-contact cleaners are: removal of the smallest particles down to less than 1 micron, increase of printing quality, reduction of downtimes for cleaning up printing cylinders, anilox rollers and cliché, lifetime increase of embossing cylinders. The ACE non-contact cleaners can also be equipped with automatic filter cleaning system for applications, like in the tissue paper industry, where a huge quantity of dust is to be dealt with .
All ACE cleaners are equipped with antistatic devices to discharge the material and facilitate dust detachment from web’s or sheet’s surface.


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Product category: Electrostatic auxiliary systems

ESA System for Rotogravure Printing

When Ink cannot completely being transferred to the substrate by rotogravure printing, we face the  “Missing Dots” problem.

Two are the models of ESA Printing Assist designed by ACE: Top Loading and Direct Charge.

ACE ESA systems are today the most advanced and complete solution to solve the missing dot problems, for 100% ink transfer from the engraved cells to the substrate, thus providing the highest printing quality of the product.

ESA Systems by ACE are provided with the new 24 Volt IONDUAL bars. This outfit grants to ACE ESA Systems a unique and unmatchable safety level. No more high voltage cables breakage or dangerous shock within the printing unit due to loss of isolation of the high voltage connectors.

The ACE ASC 44 Remote Control Unit is capable of presetting the system respect to the substrate to be printed and to monitor the real condition of the pressure roller's sleeve (Sleeve Control Technology – SCT System) that means the ACE system will guarantee the highest efficiency ever.


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About us

Company details

ACE is a market leader in the design and construction of electrostatic systems, web and sheet cleaners, dust extractors, vertical washing machines for the corrugated industry.
For many years ACE has been synonymous with electrostatic systems designed for a multitude of industrial sectors, capable of solving serious problems in different phases of production and increasing line productivity. Thanks to a growing synergy with the major producers of printing and converting machines, over the course of time, ACE has developed, together with the companies, electrostatic systems and a series of products for cleaning materials (web cleaners). This range of products is constantly evolving from the technical point of view and now includes a series of highly sophisticated systems for the tissue paper and the cardboard industry.
At present, ACE is the only company offering a complete range of products, including solutions for cleaning and electrostatic charging/discharging of materials in various manufacturing sectors. The company has also recently started to design machines that wash large format cliché. ACE is a dynamic company that pays considerable attention to its customers’ needs and boasts an international network of sales agents and technical professionals providing assistance worldwide. Environmental protection and respect are important issues for ACE, a leader in the design and development of systems and units that are increasingly eco-compatible.
Electrostatic systems:
• Antistatic devices for the elimination of electrostatic charge from plastic film, paper and non-woven fabric. They are generally installed on all types of printing, converting, extrusion and packaging machinery.
• Clear Tube antistatic systems for trim suction systems.
• BB Iondual long range antistatic systems for the rapid elimination of electrostatic charge based on new DC-Pulse 24V technology.
• ESA Rotostatic Systems providing Electrostatic Assistance to rotogravure printing operations, aimed at the total transfer of ink from the printing cylinder’s cells. These systems guarantee the perfect printing of half-tones on both paper and plastic films and they completely eliminate the “missing dots” problem. They are available either in the Top Loading version (with static charge bar positioned above the pressure roller) or in the Direct Charging version (static charge inside the pressure roller). New: ESA 24Vdc technology for safer and higher efficiency results.
• WG50/WG70 Systems for the winding of film, thin paper and non-woven fabric on new cores without the use of glue or adhesive tape.
Web cleaning systems:
• Web Cleaning Systems , contact (AR series) or contactless (DM series) systems for printing, converting, packaging, labels, tissue paper, paperboard, non-woven fabric and special applications. Widths from 150 to 8,000 mm.
• Dust extractors for tissue paper (napkins, printing and converting machines).
• Web and Sheet cleaning units for corrugated cardboard (corrugators and flexo presses).
Vertical washing machines:
• Vertical machines for washing large format cliché in the corrugated cardboard industry.

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Company data

Sales volume

1-9 Mio US $

Export content

max. 75%

Number of employees




Area of business
  • prepress / print
  • postpress/ converting/ packaging
  • equipment/ services/ infrastructure