Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands – 15th May 2024 – The international unveiling of the new plate mounting system SAMM 3.0 will take place during Drupa 2024. AV Flexologic is proud to showcase the third generation of automatic flexo plate mounters to Drupa attendees visiting AV Flexologic, Tech Sleeves & Toyobo MC Corporation booth in Hall 10 Stand C10. Every day of the printing fair at Dusseldorf will be an occasion to discover the latest features and benefits of SAMM 3.0.

Revealing the next generation automatic mounting

The SAMM 3.0 brings ground-breaking advancements to the flexographic industry, continuing to revolutionize mounting departments with its next-generation automatic mounters.

Making its debut in 2024, the innovative plate mounting system SAMM 3.0 introduces a completely new mechanical, visual and user interaction design. The next generation SAMM is the solution to common trends in the flexo printing industry such as higher quality demands, shorter and more frequent job runs.

First and foremost, this mounter requires minimal operator intervention, always mounting plates in the most accurate way while offering the highest safety features. As the world’s most reliable mounter series, the SAMM guarantees unmatched accuracy, repeatability, and speed.

AV Flexologic has globally installed over 1,500 SAMM automatic plate mounters, a testament to their trust in the series. Further enhancing efficiency, AV Flexologic has integrated new features into the SAMM, ensuring it remains a top choice for flexo printers worldwide.

SAMM 3.0 automatic flexo plate mounter

SAMM 3.0 key features

New design

The SAMM 3.0 comes with a slick design with high safety standards and an array of features that further simplify its usage. The new design includes:

  • An automatic shaft locking system
  • Status LED lights (operating, idle, error)
  • Re-designed front and back table to mount even curled plates with the maximum accuracy
  • Safety mechanisms ensure optimal user safety during machine operation

Updated Software with integrated Features

The new SAMM 3.0 software comes with unique features:

  • Easymount – Intuitive job creation system
  • PDF Import – Job creation using the graphic of the plate
  • Job queue system

Patented Backlight System

The third generation of SAMM introduces backlight technology to enhance image recognition of different marks. The Backlight System detects mounting marks across a wide range of plates, facilitating faster and more accurate mounting processes.

Automatic vacuum table

The improved vacuum table enables SAMM 3.0 to fully automatically mount individual printing plates without operator interaction, keeping the performance of the mounting job with an accuracy of 5 microns and a mounting speed of under 30 seconds per plate.

New Ultra-HD Camera Technology

The New Ultra-HD monochrome camera’s move automatically to the mounting position. Achieving a measurement resolution of 0.5 microns is now achievable, thanks to advanced lenses, camera holders, and AV Flexologic’s latest image recognition software algorithms.

Patented Image Recognition

The Image Recognition System verifies mounting mark alignment, categorizing plates as ‘OK’ or ‘NOT OK’ based on preset tolerances, halting the machine if necessary to prevent incorrect plates from reaching the press, ensuring error-free printing operations.

Why invest in the SAMM 3.0?

The new SAMM 3.0 is the ideal solution for short and frequent job runs.

  • Mounting speed of less than 30 seconds per plate
  • Mounting accuracy of 5 microns
  • Automatic mounting for the highest consistency
  • Easy recognition of different mounting marks for a fast mounting
  • Increase prepress department efficiency and growth
  • Higher print quality guaranteed by latest software features
  • Faster changeovers
  • ROI in less than a year

Visit Drupa and be the first to experience SAMM 3.0

The SAMM 3.0 will be showcased internationally for the first time at Drupa 2024 in Dusseldorf. AV Flexologic is preparing a dedicated spot to the SAMM 3.0 at the stand C10, in Hall 10 and will make sure everyone can experience the benefits of the new plate mounter.

The SAMM 3.0 will be prominently featured at Drupa 2024, alongside an extensive range of efficient plate mounting machines, durable printing sleeves, and sustainable plates, showcasing AV Flexologic, Tech Sleeves, and Toyobo’s commitment to innovation and quality.

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