Flexo Automatic Plate Mounting

In the flexography industry printing is achieved through the process of flexo plate mounting. This means that the print is processed into a plate, or ‘cliche’ which is then mounted onto a sleeve or cylinder. This sleeve with the plate is then loaded into a printing press. It is of great importance that this process is executed fast and accurately. One way of achieving this is with automating the process of mounting. A manual mounting machine leaves some room for errors that result in press down time. A (semi)automatic mounting machine is faster, more accurate and delivers the highest quality, because the machine uses lasers and cameras in order to determine the target with precision up to 5 microns. AV Flexologic also offers Flexo Automatic Plate Mounting by providing machines that do the mounting process automatically.

Flexo Automatic Plate Mounting

The difference between a Semi-Automatic Mounting Machine (SAMM) and a Fully Automatic Mounting Machine (FAMM) is the level of skill required from an operator and the capacity difference. With an automatic mounting machine the process of flexo automatic plate mounting is much faster than with a manual mounting machine.  One fully automatic mounting machine is able to handle the capacity with the same speed of three manual mounting machines. Together with the benefit of speed comes the benefit of accuracy. An automatic mounting machines does not require the operator to place the plate, it takes over once the plate is delivered to the machine. With the use of a vacuum table, high definition cameras, lasers and targets the machine is able to exactly pinpoint the position of the plate to be mounted on the sleeve.

AV Flexologic offers manual, semi automatic and fully automatic mounting machines for the narrow web, wide web/flexible and corrugated industries. Innovation has been the key motivator for all of AV Flexologic’s machines, and this shows in the (semi)automatic mounting machines available.

 

Flexo Automatic Plate Mounting
Flexo Automatic Plate Mounting

 

 

 

 

 

 

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