CINETECH UK PRESENTS BSF HYDRA FILM CLEANER
Cinetech UK have over 40 years of experience operating, upgrading and repairing all types of film cleaning equipment, across every manufacturer and solvent type.
Following the recent bankruptcy of RTI, the dominant film cleaner manufacturer, there have been considerable issues obtaining spare parts and service support for existing RTI film cleaners in the marketplace.
Following numerous client requests, and a pre-order for 3 units, the team of Cinetech engineers embarked on the design and manufacture of a film cleaner that has revolutionary and never seen before features.
Our cleaner utilises a film cleaning solvent that is, in our opinion, the most suitable choice for cleaning performance and cost efficiency, now and into the future.
No special installation team required. Our machine has been designed with intuitive and straightforward interface, it is a pure plug-and-play machine with factory support for commissioning via video call if required.
Utilising Isopar® G solvent, which has a cleaning performance rated as ‘excellent’ as opposed to HFE that is rated as ‘adequate’, isopropyl alcohol that is flammable, absorbs water and can dry film excessively, and perchloroethylene that is a known ODP, greenhouse gas and carcinogen.
Please see below table from Kodak for more details.
Cinetech BSF Hydra Motion Picture Film Cleaner Tutorial
We have had a very positive experience with the Cinetech cleaner. The staff loves it.
We purchased a very early production unit in full knowledge there were a few issues rough around the edges. Working with Cinetech on finalizing these details has been very rewarding. The solution for cleaning 8mm works extremely well, and the hardware they provided is beautiful. Yet another example of the care they take to produce a quality product with consideration of the user experience, both practically and aesthetically.
We are enjoying the low volatility of the cleaning agent. Although the room where it lives has a strong exhaust for the workers, the agent does not evaporate excessively. The room doesn't stink like it would with perc or alcohol. Furthermore, the agent is nowhere near as expensive as those agents or HFE, so the TCO is much lower. We are just beginning to collect data on the cost per foot, except to say my wallet doesn't hurt.
The ongoing support has been very engaged. There's a real sense that user feedback is desired, as they work to improve the product. Even the smallest, "over time we're finding" is welcomed with, 'tell me more, we should be able to prevent that from happening'.
- George Blood, George Blood LP, USA
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